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Forum: Trip Write-ups Today, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By snopercod
Cool. Did you see any wildlife or birds?

Cool. Did you see any wildlife or birds?
Forum: Trip Write-ups Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By snopercod
What the heck would you do to pass the time there?

What the heck would you do to pass the time there?
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,196
Posted By snopercod
I want one. Where is it mounted and how much does...

I want one. Where is it mounted and how much does it weigh?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By snopercod
Video

Alvord from 12,500' Westbound (2015 tail-cam video):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vbj2ukrmhhsllxn/Alvord.mp4?dl=0
Forum: Painting your RV 08-16-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
Really dumb question

OK, now I have a really dumb question. I'll be using that knifeless tape to trim my stripes where they wrap around the leading/trailing edges, but how do I do that with the transfer layer still on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By snopercod
Cool. I've flown over Alvord, but didn't know it...

Cool. I've flown over Alvord, but didn't know it was possible to land on it.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-14-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By snopercod
Prost!

Octoberfest 1970:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/265/transformed00274s11agae.jpg
Forum: Propellers 08-14-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By snopercod
The Catto 3-blade looks really sexy and the...

The Catto 3-blade looks really sexy and the vibration will be less with a 4-cylinder engine. The downside is that your glide ratio will be MUCH worse with the 3-blade.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-14-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
Wet method

This video seems like a good example of using the wet method to apply stripes. These guys used the body line to align the stripe and, since I don't have a body line, I'm wondering what the best way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By snopercod
Why?

Why are you wanting to change if you got 7 1/2 years out of the B&C? That's all anyone could ask for. I fly with the same battery and it cranks the heck out of my high-compression engine. I change...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-13-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
Thanks guys. I ordered some Rapid-Tac, a felt...

Thanks guys. I ordered some Rapid-Tac, a felt squeege, and some 3M #94 primer which I intend to use on the leading edges and other places where I really need a strong bond. When I think about it,...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-12-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
More questions

For molding the vinyl around curvy places like the wingtips, is a standard hair dryer OK or do I need one of those really hot heat guns?

I'm getting nervous...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-12-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for the PIREP. I think I'll buy a spray...

Thanks for the PIREP. I think I'll buy a spray bottle of the stuff and try it. It has 4-star reviews at Amazon. Some reviewers reported that it only had two minutes working time. That could be a...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-10-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
Oh thanks. I'll be pouring over that.

Oh thanks. I'll be pouring over that.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-10-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
Thanks! I could use a couple feet of it. Maybe...

Thanks! I could use a couple feet of it. Maybe you could show me how to use it. That video just confused me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By snopercod
They make Vinyl Decal Remover Wheels...

They make Vinyl Decal Remover Wheels (https://www.amazon.com/s?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=vinyl+decal+removal+tool&sprefix=vinyl+decal+removal%2Caps%2C598&crid=DZF5900WOM3L). I have no...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-10-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
I'm in the middle of my 4th condition inspection...

I'm in the middle of my 4th condition inspection at the moment, so I won't be applying those stripes for at least week or so. One thing I'm planning on doing is laying down a 4' strip of polyethylene...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By snopercod
I went through a similar troubleshooting process...

I went through a similar troubleshooting process with my carbureted O-290-D2. Like you, I had suspected vapor lock, so I instrumented my fuel line, gascolator, fuel pump, and carburetor. The only...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-09-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
I think I need one of those. Aerograpics sent me...

I think I need one of those. Aerograpics sent me a plastic squeege, but I think I need something softer. I see that Teflon sleeves are available for those.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-09-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
Thanks!

Thanks for responding. The stripes on your RV-7 are beautiful. If mine come out that well I'll be happy. So you used the "wet" method using "application fluid". I can see how that would definitely...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-09-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By snopercod
Question How to Apply Vinyl Stripes

So my vinyl stripes arrived today from Aerographics and now I have to figure out how to apply them. The stripes are 18' long, straight, and taper from 3/4" wide in the front to 2" wide at the tail....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,562
Posted By snopercod
:D Thanks.

:D Thanks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,562
Posted By snopercod
On a hot day, my carbureted Lycoming will die at...

On a hot day, my carbureted Lycoming will die at full rich when I push the throttle forward for takeoff. I did a lot of troubleshooting over several years which eliminated the possibility of vapor...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for posting these photos and your...

Thanks for posting these photos and your narrative. Beautiful country!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By snopercod
You're doing the right thing! Be very careful...

You're doing the right thing! Be very careful when choosing one of those compartmentalized trays. Yours looks like a good one but I put all my #8 machine screws in one with each dash number in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,732
Posted By snopercod
I've lived in North Georgia (NC) for twenty years...

I've lived in North Georgia (NC) for twenty years and don't recall it raining every frikkin' day in the summer.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-01-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By snopercod
I hear you, but the unit was (temporarily)...

I hear you, but the unit was (temporarily) dead-nuts-on for a couple years with the same installation. This is a long-term creep. I did NOT follow the instructions, because it was impossible to...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-01-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By snopercod
Fuel Flow Calibration Creep

I have a JPI EDM-700 with fuel flow and it seems like every few months when I check the calibration, I have to adjust the K-factor. The adjustments are all in the same direction - I'm using more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By snopercod
Or you can just solder those pins like I did.

Or you can just solder those pins like I did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By snopercod
What Figs said, except you don't even need a...

What Figs said, except you don't even need a laptop.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/83hxc9.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,198
Posted By snopercod
I hope Doug will forgive me for posting this on...

I hope Doug will forgive me for posting this on his RV forum, but I just got this quote from AeroGraphics. The stripes will be individual pieces and the stars in the blue field will be pre-cut. Wish...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-29-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By snopercod
Awwww! Great photo!

Awwww! Great photo!
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,417
Posted By snopercod
Once I forgot to remove them and accidentally...

Once I forgot to remove them and accidentally flew several hundred miles in my Lancair with them hanging down in the breeze. I didn't notice any difference in performance, but did add "Check tiedown...
Forum: COMM 07-29-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By snopercod
Sonalert

I think I'd also swap out that buzzer for a piezoelectric Mallory Sonalaert...
Forum: COMM 07-28-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By snopercod
I have a BSEE and I'm flummoxed over that one....

I have a BSEE and I'm flummoxed over that one. Then again, in school we learned that that the one component common to all electronic equipment was "magic". I think you're gonna' need an O-scope to...
Forum: COMM 07-28-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By snopercod
So you were hearing the noise without the buzzer...

So you were hearing the noise without the buzzer buzzing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,561
Posted By snopercod
I think the event has become a lot more...

I think the event has become a lot more commercialized in the last 30 years and the nature of the attendees has changed. Rather than just us mad-monk homebuilders, the event is now oriented more to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By snopercod
A couple of my intake hoses are real close to my...

A couple of my intake hoses are real close to my crossover exhaust system, so I replaced the rubber hoses with silicone rubber hoses that I bought on eBay. Also, there are better clamps than those...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-25-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,945
Posted By snopercod
If I ever catch your Son at the airport, I'll...

If I ever catch your Son at the airport, I'll check them out. I watched his video again but really couldn't see the landing lights on the runway. Since I already have a SR-Q spot on the right gear...
Forum: Safety 07-24-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By snopercod
I was listening to the Fisk audio for a while...

I was listening to the Fisk audio for a while today and those instructions worked most of the time. A couple of times, though, it appeared that aircraft had changed to tower frequency without being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for posting that. EngineBridge makes some...

Thanks for posting that. EngineBridge makes some pretty neat stuff. I also liked the Landing Gear Pressure Controller (http://www.enginebridge.com/product/landing-gear-pressure-controller/), which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,561
Posted By snopercod
The traffic maps and stories on this thread are...

The traffic maps and stories on this thread are exactly why I'm never flying my plane to Oshkosh. I worked too long and hard on it to risk it in that circus. And for what? It's not a show plane so it...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-23-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By snopercod
I built a fiberglass airplane and used lots of...

I built a fiberglass airplane and used lots of flox and micro in various places. The micro (epoxy and microballoons) was a lightweight, sandable, non-structural filler. Besides filling low places in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-22-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,945
Posted By snopercod
Spot of Flood?

So does the flood or spot work better on a night landing. I have a Rigid SR-Q spot (mounted vertically) on my right gear leg, and am thinking of adding another spot or a flood on the left gear leg....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By snopercod
I used to use DC-4 but now I buy the Tempest...

I used to use DC-4 but now I buy the Tempest Spin-EZ filters that you don't need to lube.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By snopercod
I started another thread on this when I had the...

I started another thread on this when I had the same problem: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156831&highlight=high+silicon

For me, the solution was to re-direct to outlet of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By snopercod
Yeah, what's with this weather in the SE, anyway?...

Yeah, what's with this weather in the SE, anyway? I've lived here for 19 years and don't recall thunderstorms every flippin' day. Like you, it's really hampering my flying. Maybe I should just do my...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By snopercod
I never knew about F Street Station. If I ever go...

I never knew about F Street Station. If I ever go back (doubtful), I'll check it out. I think I'll skip the bowling alley, though :eek: The Millennium is called the "Lakefront" now, but both the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-19-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By snopercod
Oh man, do I have a Knik story. Several years ago...

Oh man, do I have a Knik story. Several years ago my wife and son and I were staying in Anchorage. While dining on a crab omelette at Gwinnie's, an acquaintance offered to take my son 4-wheeling up...
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,315
Posted By snopercod
Thanks, Steve. I love my GDL-82. The installation...

Thanks, Steve. I love my GDL-82. The installation was straightforward, and so was the programming. Did I ever post how I programmed it? We don't need no steenkin'...
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,315
Posted By snopercod
That's what I have in my Lancair, and it passed...

That's what I have in my Lancair, and it passed all the FAA tests. But now you've got me wondering what my GTX 327 software version is. Does that flash by on the startup screen? How does one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By snopercod
I can't answer your other questions but I used...

I can't answer your other questions but I used Loctite 545 Pneumatic/Hydraulic Thread Sealant (https://www.amazon.com/Loctite-492145-Pneumatic-Hydraulic-36-milliliter/dp/B003XZB54O) on all my brake...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By snopercod
Thanks for the pics and video. Looked like great...

Thanks for the pics and video. Looked like great fun!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,830
Posted By snopercod
Tom-- I'm so sad you and Suzanne are having to go...

Tom-- I'm so sad you and Suzanne are having to go through this. Frankly, having lost a number of friends my age, this kind of thing scares me. I don't know how I would get along without my wife of 48...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By snopercod
I have no credentials but, personally, I wouldn't...

I have no credentials but, personally, I wouldn't use a nutplate for a bolt in tension. Those deformed threads just can't be as strong as normal ones. FWIW.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 62,546
Posted By snopercod
The pad that made those swirl marks was brand...

The pad that made those swirl marks was brand new, sorry. Anyway I got them out as I described. Today I zeroed in on a small patch with a couple of scratches. I used the #1 compound on a black foam...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By snopercod
So we've been neighbors all this time? I never...

So we've been neighbors all this time? I never knew. I loved the video!
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By snopercod
That works. Wow, your son must have a hangar...

That works. Wow, your son must have a hangar right behind mine (#21)! At the beginning of the video he taxied past the back side of my hanger. I'll look for him!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 62,546
Posted By snopercod
It looks great in the hangar, but what about in...

It looks great in the hangar, but what about in the sun? That's where my swirl marks really show up. Maybe I should just fly in the dark? :rolleyes: So did you use a DA with the #1 compound, or a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By snopercod
I'm at KAVL. Maybe I saw him, but won't know...

I'm at KAVL. Maybe I saw him, but won't know until I can see the pics (must log in).
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,211
Posted By snopercod
Beautiful job on the paint! I'm assuming it's...

Beautiful job on the paint! I'm assuming it's base coat/clear coat? Could you tell us more about how the painting went (if you have the time)?
Forum: Safety 07-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,762
Posted By snopercod
Once I discovered a capacitor or something in the...

Once I discovered a capacitor or something in the lower cowling of a rental C-172. That was the same FBO where I discovered a bird's nest between cylinders 2 and 4. Stuff like that is why I chose to...
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