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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By Snowflake
The Nexus 9 was also a great tablet... I was just...

The Nexus 9 was also a great tablet... I was just about to buy one when they were discontinued!

Yes, over time, you'll find that it gets slower. Android OS will upgrade, Garmin Pilot (or FltPlanGo,...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-10-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Snowflake
+1 for taildragger. -1 for high wing! :)

+1 for taildragger.
-1 for high wing! :)
Forum: GPS 12-09-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 167,617
Posted By Snowflake
FWIW, I have weighed a number of nosegear model...

FWIW, I have weighed a number of nosegear model RV's, and have found the easiest way to level one is to lower the nosewheel, not to raise the mains. Run the front tire off the edge of the taxiway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By Snowflake
I've used an original iPad, first- and second-gen...

I've used an original iPad, first- and second-gen Nexus 7's, and now have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8". It's about the same size as the second gen Nexus 7, with a slightly larger viewable area. I...
Forum: Canada 12-07-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By Snowflake
Check with Marsh as well... They used to be...

Check with Marsh as well... They used to be COPA's insurer, I went to C-Plan for a year and then came back to Marsh after they were disassembled from COPA. They still offer the Gold/Silver plans,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-05-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Snowflake
FYI - Picture doesn't show up...

FYI - Picture doesn't show up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Snowflake
I too would wonder about compromising the...

I too would wonder about compromising the structure by not closing the two surfaces together. I understand leaving it more open to close the gap more, but if nothing else, i'd want to rivet a spacer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 53,045
Posted By Snowflake
Looks like (based on the tape lines) it swung to...

Looks like (based on the tape lines) it swung to one side (tail end to right) once you got up to speed... I think you'll definitely need to get the trailing portion of the antenna clamped in there to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Snowflake
It's to carry the 50lb nosewheel... :) I was...

It's to carry the 50lb nosewheel... :)

I was told the limitation is the FAR 23 maximum landing load on the landing gear at gross weight. The nosegear + mains can carry just a hair more than the...
Forum: Formation Flying 12-02-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Snowflake
Pete, in the first video, I have a question: ...

Pete, in the first video, I have a question: When you go into "Spear" formation, when the rear Vic forms line astern behind the lead Vic, it looks like #6 pulls in *in front of* #5. #5 calls "5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 53,045
Posted By Snowflake
Steve, why add a counterweight at all? It looks...

Steve, why add a counterweight at all? It looks like this is being made in two pieces, and screwed together... Just use the two pieces to clamp around the "vertical" piece, and at the base where the...
Forum: GPS 11-29-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 167,617
Posted By Snowflake
If we're looking at feature requests, maybe the...

If we're looking at feature requests, maybe the ability to read ADS-B traffic from a Stratux would be possible. The 660 already has the capability to receive and display ADS-B traffic, and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 53,045
Posted By Snowflake
That seems... Um... Optimistic, to say the...

That seems... Um... Optimistic, to say the least.

I look forward to more detailed data from two successive flights, one with fairings and one without, on the same day... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By Snowflake
This is common. I frequently get errors from...

This is common. I frequently get errors from IGES or STEP files downloaded from McMaster. Sometimes you can resolve the errors with the import diagnostics wizard, but it's usually not worth the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,209
Posted By Snowflake
To be clear - I have nothing against trying to...

To be clear - I have nothing against trying to keep scheduled flights on-time, and agree ATC should do everything possible to make that happen. However:
It shouldn't be done at the expense of GA. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,209
Posted By Snowflake
Then don't delay... :) You're flying a company...

Then don't delay... :) You're flying a company jet that has a revenue stream to cover its hourly rate... I don't. Any complaints, take them up with ATC for their poor planning.
Forum: COMM 11-24-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Snowflake
Intercom can be disabled in the settings, but I...

Intercom can be disabled in the settings, but I believe it is enabled by default. Voice-activated, yes. It's worked well in my -6 with Lightspeed, David Clark, and Headsets-Inc. upgraded headsets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,209
Posted By Snowflake
Kinda makes me wonder that too, when i'm sitting...

Kinda makes me wonder that too, when i'm sitting in an armchair and have time to think about it. But it's hard to break training that generally says thou shalt do what ATC tells you, when you're on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By Snowflake
Okay, thinking outside the box here... How about...

Okay, thinking outside the box here... How about just running the finer O2 lines that you typically find in GA O2 systems up the Jet mask hose, and fitting a cannula into the jet mask somehow, so it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,209
Posted By Snowflake
What burns my tailfeathers the most is when the...

What burns my tailfeathers the most is when the tower asks you to keep the speed up so they can fit you in ahead of something, and then when they clear you to land and you slow down at the last...
Forum: Canada 11-22-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
The exemption allows it on either the fuselage...

The exemption allows it on either the fuselage *or* inside on the panel. If it goes on the panel, there is no height requirement, other than it must be legible.

Note that the common way to get it...
Forum: Canada 11-22-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
I just did the wing loading calculation for the...

I just did the wing loading calculation for the base Chapter 549 requirements on the RV-10. These were my inputs:

Wing Span: 31'9" (Vans' website)
Flap Span: 95.515" (measured from Vans' 3-view...
Forum: Canada 11-22-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
Interesting. I found the exemption gave me more...

Interesting. I found the exemption gave me more panel space... What parts were easier outside the exemption?



Wing area, wing span, and fuselage width are all on the Vans website. Area = (span -...
Forum: Canada 11-20-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
Wing loading and placards are the two differences...

Wing loading and placards are the two differences I found other than the three stated purposes. Someone here on VAF suggested that the exemption allows you to build without a gascolator but I don't...
Forum: Canada 11-20-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
Just received a reply from TC on my...

Just received a reply from TC on my questions:

Question 1 For an Amateur-Built aircraft built and registered prior to 2006, does the Exemption apply? Or is the aircraft bound by the non-exempted...
Forum: COMM 11-19-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Snowflake
The installation manual for the GTR200 tells you...

The installation manual for the GTR200 tells you how to wire it for Mono headsets if you must.

That said, I would highly recommend upgrading to stereo wiring, I bet you'd find it's not as hard to...
Forum: COMM 11-18-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Snowflake
I found it easier to change out the tray and...

I found it easier to change out the tray and rewire with a Garmin GTR200, after $800 in costs that didn't get my 210 working again. No ribbon cables, and it nicely matches my GTX327.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By Snowflake
If the -6 page was still direct linked on the...

If the -6 page was still direct linked on the website, they would spend a lot of time answering the question "why can't I order the -6?"
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By Snowflake
I have a pair of Glider...

I have a pair of Glider (https://www.glidergloves.com/) gloves that worked wonderfully on my phone and tablet for just over a year. Now they don't work at all, and I don't know why... They haven't...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-15-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,219
Posted By Snowflake
The only catch is that if everyone lived by these...

The only catch is that if everyone lived by these rules, nothing would ever get bought or sold. As a seller, you can't take anyone's paypal or credit card as payment. As a buyer, you can't use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 53,045
Posted By Snowflake
Steve, that print job is just aching for a...

Steve, that print job is just aching for a multi-material printer and soluble supports... :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By Snowflake
Bill, the best place to start would be the free...

Bill, the best place to start would be the free version of Solidworks that the EAA offers to its members. There are tutorials within the Solidworks Help (within the program) and many, many YouTube...
Forum: Rocket 11-13-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Snowflake
How about a Gloster Gauntlet? :)

How about a Gloster Gauntlet? :)
Forum: Rocket 11-12-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Snowflake
My first guess is that Julie wants it out of the...

My first guess is that Julie wants it out of the front hallway PDQ... :)

Can't be a Spitfire or Hurricane control column as the head isn't articulated... Chipmunk, perhaps?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,976
Posted By Snowflake
Interesting idea. You would need a flexible...

Interesting idea. You would need a flexible material that is heat resistant, and you'd probably still need baffles to attach to the engine. But it might be an interesting option for an alternative...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,224
Posted By Snowflake
Ouch. If I held my -6 a foot off the runway...

Ouch. If I held my -6 a foot off the runway until it stalled for a 3-pointer, i'd bang the tailwheel first, and get a heck of a bounce off the mains.


Depends whether you want to fly a 3 degree...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,235
Posted By Snowflake
I remember when I first joined thinking that...

I remember when I first joined thinking that people with 1000+ posts were the gurus of the field, and that I should listen to them carefully. Now I have well over 1000+ posts and know that I really...
Forum: COMM 11-10-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Snowflake
I set mine about 65%. That works with my...

I set mine about 65%. That works with my Lightspeed Zulu, Headsets Inc. equipped Alpha helmet, and passive David Clark 10-13.4.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By Snowflake
The correct answer (not on the poll) is "as long...

The correct answer (not on the poll) is "as long as it's economically viable."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 53,045
Posted By Snowflake
Might only get 2 kt increase until you re-print...

Might only get 2 kt increase until you re-print them at higher print quality... Or put them in an Acetone vapour bath to smooth off the steps... :)
Forum: Canada 11-09-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
Randy, fuel filters will slowly restrict fuel...

Randy, fuel filters will slowly restrict fuel flow as they clog to the point of causing a complete blockage if left unchecked or unnoticed. Until the bowl fills up with sediment and/or water, a...
Forum: GPS 11-09-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 167,617
Posted By Snowflake
What's really great is that Steve (g3xpert) told...

What's really great is that Steve (g3xpert) told us about the 3.10 update on the 20th of October... Many of us have been running it for a couple of weeks already. :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,148
Posted By Snowflake
No, none at all... I was responding to an...

No, none at all... I was responding to an assertion that no modern car has electrical problems that might make you want to turn off the alternator field. This driver turned the key off and took it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,515
Posted By Snowflake
Here's a prototype for a tablet holding bracket. ...

Here's a prototype for a tablet holding bracket. In Solidworks:
http://halie.com/scale/75/o4f.png

And IRL. I still need to make the clip to hold the top, then both can mount to my instrument...
Forum: Canada 11-09-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
Keep in mind it's not an exhaustive list.

Keep in mind it's not an exhaustive list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,515
Posted By Snowflake
I agree, but I wasn't thinking of small one-part...

I agree, but I wasn't thinking of small one-part repairs. I was thinking in terms of non-builder owners who ding something serious, and need whole assemblies... A new wing, horizontal stab,...
Forum: Canada 11-09-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
As I said earlier, it's my understanding that if...

As I said earlier, it's my understanding that if you didn't specifically quote the exemption as the basis for your registration, the exemption does not apply to your aircraft. I've asked Transport...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-09-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,224
Posted By Snowflake
Bob, that's easier with a constant speed prop,...

Bob, that's easier with a constant speed prop, but you're right, flying from a large international airport (which I recently switched to) it's not always necessary to slow down that early. I find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,515
Posted By Snowflake
I see you have one already, but you're welcome to...

I see you have one already, but you're welcome to use any of the photos i've added to the posts here on the topic... I just added a photo of a fuel cap opener/emergency wrench/emergency hydration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,515
Posted By Snowflake
I was thinking the same thing... Which means...

I was thinking the same thing... Which means there's about to be a scarcity of partially-built -3, -4, and -6 kits, that people will be buying and stockpiling for the future, rather than finishing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,148
Posted By Snowflake
I know i'm replying to a two year old comment,...

I know i'm replying to a two year old comment, but as the thread was revived I thought this would be of note... As luck would have it, two nights ago this happened in front of my neighbour's house. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 53,045
Posted By Snowflake
Okay, here's a slight modification... 1/4" and...

Okay, here's a slight modification... 1/4" and 5/16" hex (might as well make those holes do something for you as well as lighten it) and an additional hook to help with emergency...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
Your sumps won't release any particulate...

Your sumps won't release any particulate contamination that is sitting in a low spot elsewhere in the tank when you sump the tank before flight. The gascolator will catch it during flight for you.
Forum: Canada 11-08-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
I await an answer from TC on this very question. ...

I await an answer from TC on this very question. It's my understanding that in order for the exemption to Chapter 549 to apply to your aircraft, you had to have opted for it at the time you...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
Basically, two more reasons to use the exemption....

Basically, two more reasons to use the exemption. Why anyone would fly without a gascolator escapes me.
Forum: Canada 11-08-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snowflake
Yes, this is correct... It took a few weeks but I...

Yes, this is correct... It took a few weeks but I did get a reply from Transport Canada confirming exactly what you wrote above. They agree it is poorly worded, but confirm the Exemption is still in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-08-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,224
Posted By Snowflake
These are about my numbers as well, with one...

These are about my numbers as well, with one exception... I put flaps out one notch at a time. First notch as I get below Vfe on Downwind. Second notch on Base. Final notch or two (I have four) on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,515
Posted By Snowflake
This can only be a good thing for current...

This can only be a good thing for current owners... North American isn't supporting the P-51 series anymore either, and look at the resale prices for them on B*rnst*rmers... You -3 and -4 owners will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 53,045
Posted By Snowflake
With an extra little hook on the inside of that...

With an extra little hook on the inside of that opening, it could serve dual purpose opening post-flight beverages... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Snowflake
True, but again if you run FltPlanGo you're...

True, but again if you run FltPlanGo you're offsetting as much as $250/year that you're not paying for ForeFlight. And you're not locked into Apple's walled garden.

The S2 9.7" is still available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Snowflake
Another vote for the Galaxy Tab S2 8" here, I...

Another vote for the Galaxy Tab S2 8" here, I love mine. Now, that being said:

I got a chance recently to play with my sister-in-law's new Galaxy Tab S3 10". If I were buying one today, I would...
Forum: Rocket 11-05-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,976
Posted By Snowflake
Many RV owners have fabricated their own leading...

Many RV owners have fabricated their own leading edge tanks that are identical to the stock ones but 50% to as much as 100% longer than the stock ones. Keeps the fuel on the same fore-aft CG point,...
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