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Forum: California Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe show her the video of the -7A collapsing...

Maybe show her the video of the -7A collapsing its nosewheel and going on its back in the UK.

Really, the RV is one of the easier tailwheel airplanes to fly... It's much easier than the 140 to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Snowflake
Understood, thanks. Maybe a "future product"......

Understood, thanks. Maybe a "future product"... :)
Forum: Polishing your RV Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,516
Posted By Snowflake
I used to use the blue painter's tape to mask the...

I used to use the blue painter's tape to mask the edge of the vinyl, but i've stopped doing that and just buff right on to it (with the Cyclo polisher). A wipe with naptha afterwards cleans up any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 116,136
Posted By Snowflake
Kevin, your photo doesn't show up.

Kevin, your photo doesn't show up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Snowflake
Ranier, can the TC-6 (12-channel thermocouple) be...

Ranier, can the TC-6 (12-channel thermocouple) be configured for 4 CHT, 4 EGT, and 4 "other" inputs? It would be great to be able to use those extra four inputs for things like Oil Temp, Carb Temp,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Snowflake
I've seen this on my -6 occasionally, as have...

I've seen this on my -6 occasionally, as have others with other aircraft in my area. It seemed to happen about the same time for everyone, which made us all think it was correlated to a batch or two...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-16-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,808
Posted By Snowflake
The simple answer is that the engine isn't part...

The simple answer is that the engine isn't part of the aircraft structure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,815
Posted By Snowflake
Except, one of those is a pin, and the other is a...

Except, one of those is a pin, and the other is a socket...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-12-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By Snowflake
Just adding another vote in favour of the...

Just adding another vote in favour of the intercom... It's excellent. The spatial separation feature is nice as well, putting active in one ear and standby in the other when monitoring two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 116,136
Posted By Snowflake
If I recall, the -4 and -6 are identical, and the...

If I recall, the -4 and -6 are identical, and the -7 and -8 are identical. So maybe not as many models as you think.

How about a molded-in arrow (marked "front") or maybe just a groove or ridge, to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,364
Posted By Snowflake
On my -6, when I bought it my float senders would...

On my -6, when I bought it my float senders would only read from about 2/3 of the tank down to empty. It came with two automotive-style needle gauges and when I replaced them with a single MGL fuel...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By Snowflake
A double-pole single-pole switch wired inline...

A double-pole single-pole switch wired inline with your existing mag switches would let you ground both with a single toggle when needed. That would prevent starting, but not engaging the starter. ...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,053
Posted By Snowflake
That's why I mounted mine behind the vertical...

That's why I mounted mine behind the vertical support in the middle of the seatback crossbar on my -6. I know it's less accessible in flight, but with shoulder straps loosened I can get to it. The...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Snowflake
I guess the other option would be to upgrade to...

I guess the other option would be to upgrade to overhead pedals, parts for which *are* readily available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,714
Posted By Snowflake
Yes. My father's "new" Zulu 3 (well, sort of...

Yes.

My father's "new" Zulu 3 (well, sort of new, he's had it for a while now) has soft-touch paint. Marketing departments like soft-touch paint.
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,061
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe a wooden spacer? :D Seriously though, I...

Maybe a wooden spacer? :D

Seriously though, I agree with the others that something has been moving.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Snowflake
Understood! There's one based near me and I see...

Understood! There's one based near me and I see it flying from time to time. It sure sounds odd, but not in a bad way.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,782
Posted By Snowflake
A wire can easily check for hole depth, but it...

A wire can easily check for hole depth, but it can't easily confirm thread depth.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Snowflake
You can have it today, with the Pipestrel Virus...

You can have it today, with the Pipestrel Virus electric. 1h30m run time, so 1h flight time with 30 min reserve. 212km/h, they say, so 130mph? Not the greatest range, but they do claim it can...
Forum: Tools 05-24-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By Snowflake
That can be rectified rather quickly, and even...

That can be rectified rather quickly, and even planned for... When building the EAA workbenches, use a solid, but not nicely-finished, sheet of plywood for the top surface, cut flush to the 2x4...
Forum: Tools 05-23-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By Snowflake
I've always been partial to the EAA 1000...

I've always been partial to the EAA 1000 workbenches, which use just one size of lumber (2x4's) and plywood. I have four of them now...

http://eaa1000.av.org/technicl/worktabl/worktabl.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,176
Posted By Snowflake
I hope you remembered to take the tape off the...

I hope you remembered to take the tape off the flop tube! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,063
Posted By Snowflake
It's fairly common on Rockets with sliding...

It's fairly common on Rockets with sliding canopies to have a flat-wrapped fixed portion of the windscreeen. That would simplify making the forward portion out of a different material at least, as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By Snowflake
This is my general procedure as well. Well,...

This is my general procedure as well. Well, except for 50% of the time when i've forgotten to reset the trim to neutral, and then have to spend a few seconds holding forward stick and dialing it in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,979
Posted By Snowflake
I'll ask again just in case this was missed......

I'll ask again just in case this was missed... Does anyone know what the light-coloured buildup is on the face of the pistons? Is it lead?

https://image.ibb.co/gM8BGJ/IMG_0931.jpg
Forum: GPS 05-20-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,557
Posted By Snowflake
I second this suggestion.

I second this suggestion.
Forum: GPS 05-19-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Snowflake
I've been a FltPlanGo user since they launched...

I've been a FltPlanGo user since they launched the app. First on iOS, and now Android. I understand there are some stability issues on iOS right now, but on my Android Samsung Galaxy S2 8" tablet...
Forum: RV-3 05-14-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Snowflake
Certainly not the plane you're looking for, but...

Certainly not the plane you're looking for, but This showed up at a local airport this weekend... Marked as a "Meyers 3" and appears to have RV-3/4/6 empennage and wings, with a custom-designed...
Forum: Midwest 05-13-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By Snowflake
Pete, one of the pictures in the middle is...

Pete, one of the pictures in the middle is broken...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,715
Posted By Snowflake
:D Just an example, to get people to think in...

:D Just an example, to get people to think in greater detail about the practical effect of an increase. Not saying those numbers are exact. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,715
Posted By Snowflake
This rationalization is unfortunately flawed in...

This rationalization is unfortunately flawed in that it assumes a few things that are not necessarily true. First off, it assumes the load on the wing is the only consideration you have at high...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,979
Posted By Snowflake
I'm curious... What's the buildup on the piston? ...

I'm curious... What's the buildup on the piston? Lead?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By Snowflake
I'd recommend getting the Bluetooth, but ordering...

I'd recommend getting the Bluetooth, but ordering the headset with a LEMO jack and powering it from the airplane rather than using AA batteries.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,715
Posted By Snowflake
Given how quickly discussions of accidents are...

Given how quickly discussions of accidents are shut down, at least partly due to liability concerns, i'm amazed threads about increasing gross weight aren't shut down just as fast. The liability...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Snowflake
If you swap the jacks, you'll find that they are...

If you swap the jacks, you'll find that they are *both* loose, by the same amount. That's because the isolation washers are not installed. Isolation washers are necessary to ensure the jacks do not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,515
Posted By Snowflake
Short distance. Not more than 3-4 inches past...

Short distance. Not more than 3-4 inches past the half-silvered mirror. In my car, the distance is about where the windshield is. That puts the content about 6-8" further away from me than the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,515
Posted By Snowflake
This may be a better solution if you're going to...

This may be a better solution if you're going to mount it permanently in the cockpit anyway. I found the display connection dropped out three times on a half-hour drive because my phone found a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,515
Posted By Snowflake
My Hudly arrived last week but i've been too busy...

My Hudly arrived last week but i've been too busy lately to spend much time with it yet... I did get out for a drive with it to give a quick test. Two things came to mind after driving with it:

1....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 116,136
Posted By Snowflake
Michel, note that shipping across the CAN/US...

Michel, note that shipping across the CAN/US border has become more tedious as forms need to be filled out declaring contents and classifying them for customs purposes... The extra work has caused a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 116,136
Posted By Snowflake
True, but requires a much larger print bed,...

True, but requires a much larger print bed, longer print time, etc. Given this is something you rarely need to move or adjust, the tradeoff in extra fidgeting may be worth the lower weight, less...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By Snowflake
Go to halie.com, and follow the instructions to...

Go to halie.com, and follow the instructions to load the picture there. Then copy the link they give you and post it here.

[edit] Drat, looks like Halie.com is not responding today. I wonder if...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-28-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,884
Posted By Snowflake
200+200+(15+15)*6 = 580? My -6 is only 999lb,...

200+200+(15+15)*6 = 580? My -6 is only 999lb, that would put me at 1579. I didn't see his empty weight specified?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 116,136
Posted By Snowflake
Good idea for the battery holder. You could save...

Good idea for the battery holder. You could save a fair bit of plastic by just printing "corners" and letting them float. Once the battery is in place they wouldn't be moving.

Second thought: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,894
Posted By Snowflake
Last edited by scrollF4 : Today at 04:20 PM....

Last edited by scrollF4 : Today at 04:20 PM. Reason: As you wish. (Quick... name the movie!)

Wesley? Is that you?

Scroll: Yes, but I prefer Dread Pirate Roberts.
Forum: GPS 04-25-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,557
Posted By Snowflake
That is indeed pretty darn cool. Looking forward...

That is indeed pretty darn cool. Looking forward to trying it on my next flight.

I think the only other thing i'd like to see is an upgrade to allow it to connect to a Stratux to receive traffic...
Forum: Propellers 04-23-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By Snowflake
Not touching a stopped prop is good practise in...

Not touching a stopped prop is good practise in general, just because there's always a chance you forgot the mags and happen to move it and it happens to be in just the right spot to kick over. At...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,660
Posted By Snowflake
Dave, your Google photos link is broken... Any...

Dave, your Google photos link is broken... Any chance of an update to move the content to your Blog page instead?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Snowflake
The first time I used the Cyclo I diligently...

The first time I used the Cyclo I diligently placed masking tape along the edges of the vinyl graphics on my -6. But after accidentally polishing over an unmasked area, and finding after-the-fact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 116,136
Posted By Snowflake
Shouldn't the vents in the panel on the right...

Shouldn't the vents in the panel on the right side of this photo be bent out to make louvers?
How much air flow do you get through the slots when they're closed like that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,027
Posted By Snowflake
I would go out on a limb and say that *most*...

I would go out on a limb and say that *most* Android tablets have GPS in their non-cellular models. In general, it's only Apple that restricts GPS to those with the Cellular option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,027
Posted By Snowflake
Before you upgrade, try using an external GPS if...

Before you upgrade, try using an external GPS if you can find someone to loan you one. If it works well, look at getting one, or buying/building a Stratux... ADS-B, GPS, and Attitude from one box. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Snowflake
Keith, with the PDF Marc posted and a program...

Keith, with the PDF Marc posted and a program like Illustrator or Inkscape you can edit out everything but the graphics for the grip, then scale the whole thing down to a reasonable size and add your...
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,609
Posted By Snowflake
That's true with everything electronic in the...

That's true with everything electronic in the aircraft... I still think the biggest reason I haven't upgraded my panel yet is that every time I start to get motivated to make some changes, the "next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 116,136
Posted By Snowflake
Here's another suggestion, only possible because...

Here's another suggestion, only possible because these are 3-D printed...

My Prusa 3D printer had a number of 3D printed parts for holding the tracks in place that the bed runs on. The tracks...
Forum: ADS-B 04-07-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,609
Posted By Snowflake
That is good to know, but still I think it...

That is good to know, but still I think it supports my concern... I want other aircraft to know i'm coming as far in advance as possible. If I have a weaker signal cone pointing along my direction...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,512
Posted By Snowflake
You're assuming that a rivet when driven will...

You're assuming that a rivet when driven will expand to fill the filleted edges. You're also overlooking the fact that this graphic only shows one sheet, when in fact you'll have two sheets stacked,...
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,609
Posted By Snowflake
I like the ease of installation, but not the fact...

I like the ease of installation, but not the fact that the airplane will block most of the signal to the front... The area where you'd think you want your visibility to be the strongest?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 116,136
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe if you pointed the snap opening towards the...

Maybe if you pointed the snap opening towards the floor, instead of towards the firewall? That would give you more material to work with near the ends.

Also, why not extend the entire part the...
Forum: COMM 04-05-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Snowflake
Yes. Try putting a phillips screwdriver bit into...

Yes.

Try putting a phillips screwdriver bit into a 1/4" socket, and putting the socket on a long-handled socket wrench. That might give you enough reach to get back there at 90degrees to the screw?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,861
Posted By Snowflake
My RV-6 came with a Tempest 48103 filter on it,...

My RV-6 came with a Tempest 48103 filter on it, that i've been replacing with like filters ever since. 48103's come without a nipple installed, so i'm guessing the nipple was installed in my engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By Snowflake
My insurance policy specifically includes...

My insurance policy specifically includes coverage for non-aerobatic formation flight for ceremonial or recreational purposes... Remembrance Day flypasts, and practises for them, that kind of thing. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,873
Posted By Snowflake
Try using halie.com. It's designed for sharing...

Try using halie.com. It's designed for sharing photos through sites like this.
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