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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By snopercod
I recently installed an old wooden prop on my...

I recently installed an old wooden prop on my plane and the vibration was in the "really bad" range according to the seat of my pants and my video cameras which were shaky. So I had the prop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 59,873
Posted By snopercod
Yes! That's the stuff! I was quoting Aircraft...

Yes! That's the stuff! I was quoting Aircraft Spruce prices. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By snopercod
OK, put it on the 2000 or 20K range and it should...

OK, put it on the 2000 or 20K range and it should read something other than "1".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By snopercod
Is it this...

Is it this one?

https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/0929460c-b940-4a8a-b1cb-f1c42c98f44b_1.17ae0fddef1fcbb5c6685bf8f84e11c6.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By snopercod
Here's my Dad (on the left in the photo) in front...

Here's my Dad (on the left in the photo) in front of a Hellcat. Probably taken on the Bennington in 1945, but I'll never know for sure. I fly with his wings attached to my...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-06-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By snopercod
You bought up a pet peeve of mine. My last truck...

You bought up a pet peeve of mine. My last truck was a '93 Dodge Dakota with an 8' bed. I drove it for 20 years until the (manual) transmission gave up the ghost. I hauled tons of gravel and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By snopercod
I don't see how that could possibly hurt...

I don't see how that could possibly hurt anything. That's what I would do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By snopercod
Those things are great but, be aware that...

Those things are great but, be aware that different sumps require different heaters. Mine has a cutout so as to miss the sump drain. I glued it on with J-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By snopercod
I have a 120V oil pan heater on my plane and...

I have a 120V oil pan heater on my plane and would carry a 100' extension cord with me if I were flying somewhere cold. I've seen people use an electric hair dryer, too.
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-02-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By snopercod
What kind of DVM? Fluke or Harbor Freight?

What kind of DVM? Fluke or Harbor Freight?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,973
Posted By snopercod
You may have more than one problem here. If it...

You may have more than one problem here. If it were me, I'd track down that burning electrical smell first because that should be the easiest. Just offhand, the only things I can think of which would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,274
Posted By snopercod
That's just heartbreaking.

That's just heartbreaking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,274
Posted By snopercod
I think that's the key, and that's what ATC...

I think that's the key, and that's what ATC recommended when I spoke to them after another "situation". My airport is in a shallow valley with 6,000' mountains about 5 miles on either side. I have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-28-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By snopercod
I did a full-power static runup today with my...

I did a full-power static runup today with my fixed pitch prop and got 2,300 RPM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,274
Posted By snopercod
No offense taken, and I agree with you. Tower's...

No offense taken, and I agree with you. Tower's request was more annoying than hazardous because I have an AoA which I count on to alert me if I get too slow. His request required me to apply full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,274
Posted By snopercod
Like doing a 360 while on a 2 mile final? Tower...

Like doing a 360 while on a 2 mile final? Tower "made" me do that once and I went up and bitched about it afterwords. They explained that there was IFR traffic overtaking me and they would have had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,632
Posted By snopercod
Tangerine Dream

Here's the video set to Dream Phantom of the Common Man by Tangerine Dream. It was taken at Page, AZ, and is a little shaky because I was flying behind an old, beat up prop at the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-26-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By snopercod
Awesome photos. Thank you!

Awesome photos. Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,632
Posted By snopercod
Tangerine Dream

I just downloaded three cuts by Tangerine Dream from Amazon.

Minor Turbulence
Roaring of the Bliss
Dream Phantom of the Common Man

I created one (awesome, if I dare say so myself) video using #3,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,784
Posted By snopercod
Photos?

Solving mixture problems is a black art, but look at the good side: You've given your fuel system a good cleaning and that's one less thing to worry about. I'm not sure the problem is your airbox...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By snopercod
What Canadian JOY said. In this photo, you can...

What Canadian JOY said. In this photo, you can see the accelerator pump discharge nozzle aiming up inside the venturi. That's where the fuel squirts out when you pump the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,274
Posted By snopercod
Oh, I found another video where I had a 70 Kt...

Oh, I found another video where I had a 70 Kt overtake on a Centurion. I really wanted to find the guy after we landed and tell him I was only teasing... Centurions are Really Slow...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By snopercod
They work!

The touch-screen gloves arrived in the mail and they actually work on my iPad, just like Vlad wrote. I have large hands, too, but the smallish looking gloves are stretchy and actually fit. Thanks for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-23-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,693
Posted By snopercod
I'm down here in "warm" NC, and I definitely need...

I'm down here in "warm" NC, and I definitely need to reduce the air to the oil cooler in winter if I want the oil temp to run in the green. With full air flow, the oil temp stays below 160 the entire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,274
Posted By snopercod
I haven't had that happen yet, but there was this...

I haven't had that happen yet, but there was this time I was indicating 160 Kts just before entering downwind and tower asked me to slow down......
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-22-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,147
Posted By snopercod
Those rules apply to tricycle gear planes with...

Those rules apply to tricycle gear planes with castering nose wheels too. A crosswind from the left will try and push us off the left side of the runway on takeoff or landing. Using the brakes won't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By snopercod
...or you can upload it to Dropbox and post the...

...or you can upload it to Dropbox and post the link.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-22-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,147
Posted By snopercod
Excellent!

Excellent! That was every bit as good at the old ABC Wide World of Flying videos. Keep em' coming!

Aside: I recognized the Oceano/Nipomo coastline right away (being a Cal Poly grad).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,274
Posted By snopercod
My Lancair isn't as fast as an RV (wink), but I...

My Lancair isn't as fast as an RV (wink), but I did have a 20 Kt overtake on a Citation a few months ago. I couldn't help myself:...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By snopercod
The position of the throttle butterfly has a...

The position of the throttle butterfly has a major impact on front vs. back EGTs. At WOT my front cylinders run rich and my rear cylinders run lean until I get in the cruise configuration. In cruise,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By snopercod
Wait a minute now...isn't he talking about the...

Wait a minute now...isn't he talking about the prop bolts, not the bolts that hold the extension onto the crankshaft? Those are already 7/16", I think. I have a wooden prop with 3/8" holes which I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,632
Posted By snopercod
Excellent! I just downloaded that one from...

Excellent! I just downloaded that one from Amazon. You might also like Avenue Brazil by the Dallas Brass. I used that one to accompany my landing in...where else?...Dallas (Addison). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,632
Posted By snopercod
Eastbound and Down!

I just downloaded that one from Amazon and used it in one of my videos. Thanks!
Forum: COMM 11-17-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By snopercod
I have a "truckers" speaker and use it...

I have a "truckers" speaker and use it occasionally to listen to ATIS while I'm doing my preflight. My Icom A-210 has a separate Speaker output, so I figured I might as well use it. If my headset...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By snopercod
iPad

An iPad Air 2, in my case.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By snopercod
Thanks, Vlad. I guess I just won't wash them.

Thanks, Vlad. I guess I just won't wash them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By snopercod
Do "Touch Screen Gloves" actually work?

For those of us who fly with touch screens, it's winter now and sometimes my hands get cold. Do these Touch Screen Gloves...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By snopercod
shield ground?

Since the unit works with an external cable, the problem has to be with the cable in the ship. Is it possible that the outer insulation on the shielded cable has worn through somewhere and the shield...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,420
Posted By snopercod
My wife suggested "Pudknocker" (from the scene at...

My wife suggested "Pudknocker" (from the scene at Pancho's in The Right Stufff)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,632
Posted By snopercod
First Flight of N24EV

Awesome video. What a great feeling!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,632
Posted By snopercod
Bartholomew by The Silent Comedy

Bartholomew by The Silent Comedy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoP5NGLsWR0)
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By snopercod
Idle mixture needs adjusting? On the ground, I'd...

Idle mixture needs adjusting? On the ground, I'd try the idle mixture test if that's possible.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By snopercod
Clearly it failed because it says "Automotive" on...

Clearly it failed because it says "Automotive" on the label. :D Seriously, 15 years sounds about right. I guess you know that those pumps have a micron filter in the bottom that can be inspected by...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By snopercod
One thing I discovered during my Phase I testing...

One thing I discovered during my Phase I testing was that every single B-nut on the entire aircraft needed re-torquing. Vibration, I guess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,893
Posted By snopercod
+1000

+1000. You got that right. As I mentioned up thread, I posted the story of my recent scud-running experience on another aviation forum and was blasted with virtue signalling responses from former...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By snopercod
Did you try an ice cube?

Did you try an ice cube?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,547
Posted By snopercod
Being a Lancair builder, I'd like to add a...

Being a Lancair builder, I'd like to add a different perspective. When Lance started selling the model 235 kits in the late eighties, they were really inexpensive. My kit cost only $15,975 (not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,893
Posted By snopercod
A big amen to that. Over on another aviation...

A big amen to that. Over on another aviation forum, I posted the story about my scud running experience last week; All I got were condescending lectures about how dangerous that was and that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 59,873
Posted By snopercod
I'm guessing "price". The darn stuff is up to...

I'm guessing "price". The darn stuff is up to $168 per quart now, plus shipping. Disclaimer: I used Zolatone Apollo Gray on my interior and am very pleased with the appearance and durability.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,893
Posted By snopercod
I ended up doing a little scud running last week....

I ended up doing a little scud running last week. Without going into the embarrassing details, the Synthetic Vision on Foreflight was a real blessing. It kept me from running into any towers or other...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By snopercod
Scary stuff. Foreflight has Turbulence Potential...

Scary stuff. Foreflight has Turbulence Potential and Mountain Wave forecast charts, which I believe to be accurate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,893
Posted By snopercod
You did good, Paul, and you're here to tell about...

You did good, Paul, and you're here to tell about it. By coincidence, I encountered a similar situation last week. It's scary.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,365
Posted By snopercod
iPad failure modes

Here are a couple of iPad failure modes, both of which happened to me on a long cross country last week.

1. The "network settings" became corrupted. As a result, I had no cellular capability on the...
Forum: Southeast 11-05-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By snopercod
The fall foliage is at peak color right now up in...

The fall foliage is at peak color right now up in Asheville, NC. I took this three days ago:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/922/yYObxR.jpg
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-04-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,831
Posted By snopercod
If you end up at Page, Classic Aviation is an...

If you end up at Page, Classic Aviation is an awesome FBO. I was stuck there for four days last week with a mechanical problem. For only $7 a day tie down fee, they shuttled me around town and back...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By snopercod
brake cleaner

I don't know if it's right or wrong, but I use non-chlorinated brake cleaner to clean the oil residue off the engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By snopercod
I just used plain old "Breeze" clamps on my...

I just used plain old "Breeze" clamps on my exhaust, but if you want to be anal, the 410 alloy would probably be the best choice.


Martensitic SS is magnetic, whereas Austenitic alloys are not.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By snopercod
As JonJay said, make sure the cover flanges are...

As JonJay said, make sure the cover flanges are flat. Mine weren't so I put them on a work bench and beat on them with a brass drift and a hammer to flatten them. I also turned the covers over with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,740
Posted By snopercod
In the interest of science

In the interest of science, today I sacrificed a spare starter solenoid to see what was really inside it. This was one of the $10 ones that ACS sells Starter Relay...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By snopercod
https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/R...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/RV-12_05-10.pdf
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,740
Posted By snopercod
The fascinating thing to me (that I still haven't...

The fascinating thing to me (that I still haven't quite wrapped my head around) is that starter solenoids have dual windings (See aeroelectric link above). When the starter switch is first energized,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,740
Posted By snopercod
Thank you for pointing that out. In fact, Service...

Thank you for pointing that out. In fact, Service Bulletin SB 92-01 (http://acsproducts.co/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SB92-01.pdf) was issued on the Aircraft Spruce starter switches to add a diode to...
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