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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Snowflake
I haven't done it yet, but my plan was to move...

I haven't done it yet, but my plan was to move the existing support brackets towards the middle and place them on either side of the radio stack, and then make two new ones to go outboard of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,321
Posted By Snowflake
Link worked for me... But now I have to figure...

Link worked for me... But now I have to figure out how to install them on Ubuntu... :P
Forum: Tools 07-02-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Snowflake
Probably some grit stuck in the valve that the...

Probably some grit stuck in the valve that the trigger actuates, that's preventing it from fully shutting off when you release it. Is it disassemble-able? If so you may be able to get in and clean...
Forum: COMM 07-02-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Snowflake
So one vote "for" and another vote "against"? ...

So one vote "for" and another vote "against"? :)

I bought the 200 before the 200B was announced. I would have bought the B.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-28-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Snowflake
I haven't heard of this solution before, but it's...

I haven't heard of this solution before, but it's possible that he's had one too many hard landings on the tailwheel and the tailcone has started to deform the and lead to oil-canning of the aft...
Forum: ADS-B 06-28-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By Snowflake
A number of them are already in service in that...

A number of them are already in service in that location with no issues reported.
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-28-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Snowflake
I'll add one tip that came to me a few years back...

I'll add one tip that came to me a few years back and has proven useful. For day-to-day touchups (I do this after every flight to remove bugs from the leading edges), mix about 1 tsp of IIS polish...
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By Snowflake
Any damage I could incur while manoeuvering on...

Any damage I could incur while manoeuvering on the ground would mean that I was manoeuvering in a manner that would probably take out the rudder as well.

By far the largest risks are moving the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,730
Posted By Snowflake
Attended my first fly-in in two years! :P

Attended my first fly-in in two years! :P
Forum: ADS-B 06-18-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Snowflake
Mine is in the rudder on my -6. No issues with...

Mine is in the rudder on my -6. No issues with FOD yet. I expect the larger issue will eventually be someone walking past it and breaking off an arm, or me accidentally hitting it with the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,289
Posted By Snowflake
You really had my hopes up that it would be a...

You really had my hopes up that it would be a road bike... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By Snowflake
It should stick to the spinner as well as any...

It should stick to the spinner as well as any other paint...
Forum: Tools 05-30-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Snowflake
I've had a Prusa since the MK2 came out, it's...

I've had a Prusa since the MK2 came out, it's been upgraded as far as I think makes economic sense and is now a "MK2.5" I guess. The MK3 would be my choice if buying today.

I've used an Ultimaker...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,415
Posted By Snowflake
YMMV. One day I came out to the airport and saw...

YMMV. One day I came out to the airport and saw one of the planes that had a fake owl on the prop just like this... With an Eagle sitting on the fake owl's head.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,802
Posted By Snowflake
Did you re-balance the control surfaces after...

Did you re-balance the control surfaces after painting?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,487
Posted By Snowflake
Living where it's common to put motorcycles away...

Living where it's common to put motorcycles away for 5-6 months at a time over winter, the procedure was always to fill the tank to the top, drain the carbs, and park it. Come spring, turn the fuel...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-21-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Snowflake
Clarification: Everyone on board needs to hold a...

Clarification: Everyone on board needs to hold a CANPASS-AIR. The CANPASS you can get for land crossings is not valid for CANPASS-AIR entry.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-21-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Snowflake
The value in CANPASS AIR is that you can land at...

The value in CANPASS AIR is that you can land at a network of smaller airports that are probably closer to your destination/route but may not be staffed full time by border officers. If you're...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,777
Posted By Snowflake
The OP did say that he only had ~200 hours PIC,...

The OP did say that he only had ~200 hours PIC, which no doubt contributes.
Forum: ADS-B 05-10-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,369
Posted By Snowflake
Mike, how are you disconnecting the LED light?

Mike, how are you disconnecting the LED light?
Forum: ADS-B 05-01-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,369
Posted By Snowflake
Note that the fairing in question isn't the Van's...

Note that the fairing in question isn't the Van's tail fairing, it's the fairing for the tail on his Rans S-21...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By Snowflake
When I put this wiki page...

When I put this wiki page (http://www.matronics.com/wiki/index.php/Gluing_Your_Canopy) together in 2008, I recall there were about a dozen people who had done it, and some long before I put the page...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,811
Posted By Snowflake
What's strange is someone latching onto *one*...

What's strange is someone latching onto *one* report when so many others are available...

Kitplanes: Homebuilt Accidents - Comparing the Rates...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,811
Posted By Snowflake
I'd like to see your statistics that show that...

I'd like to see your statistics that show that E-AB is as safe as Certified.
Forum: Canada 04-21-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Snowflake
I had my RV-6 de-registered when it was still in...

I had my RV-6 de-registered when it was still in the US, and re-registered with the Canadian letters before I flew it back. It'll take longer now to get TC to do the registration, but should still...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By Snowflake
Thinking out loud... If one had a straight piece...

Thinking out loud... If one had a straight piece of shaft or pipe that fit the white bearings, one could 3D print some collars that would fit between that shaft and the hub of the wheel. No...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 52,305
Posted By Snowflake
That looks slick! What material did you use? ...

That looks slick! What material did you use? And are you mounting it on top of your glareshield? If so, the unit is upside-down... The arrows are normally on the bottom of the display. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 52,305
Posted By Snowflake
We thought about making a 3D printed bracket for...

We thought about making a 3D printed bracket for it, but the number of mounting possibilities people want to try would mean modifying the design for most installations. The simple folded sheet metal...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,311
Posted By Snowflake
They did, actually... Twice. ...

They did, actually... Twice. :)

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1601791&postcount=18
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1602445&postcount=22
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,311
Posted By Snowflake
Unfortunately doing so will allow the wind to...

Unfortunately doing so will allow the wind to thrash back and forth at the slop in your controls... Rudder cables, aileron and elevator pushtubes and linkages, etc., and you'd never see any damage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By Snowflake
I've used a Nexus 7 with FltPlanGo for almost 10...

I've used a Nexus 7 with FltPlanGo for almost 10 years. It's the best bang-for-the-buck setup.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,681
Posted By Snowflake
Now you just need an intern to put it all away...

Now you just need an intern to put it all away under the panel for you. You've done the hard work.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,107
Posted By Snowflake
Are they really anodized, or are they actually...

Are they really anodized, or are they actually Alodyned?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By Snowflake
For things like stickers from avionics shops, you...

For things like stickers from avionics shops, you could keep a (smaller) physical book to stick them in, and make a line in the electronic book referencing the entries in the physical one when...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Snowflake
It's probably easier to convert a nosewheel pilot...

It's probably easier to convert a nosewheel pilot to a tailwheel pilot.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-03-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By Snowflake
FWIW, there's been an RV Wiki for close to 20...

FWIW, there's been an RV Wiki for close to 20 years, ever since the Matronics mailing list days. It was started by a fellow RV builder and amassed a large amount of information from the local RV...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,311
Posted By Snowflake
Nothing mysterious about it... Your rudder has...

Nothing mysterious about it... Your rudder has contacted your elevator, more than once. If you look carefully you'll probably see impact marks on the edge of the elevator as well, but they'll be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,821
Posted By Snowflake
Given the remote location and little activity...

Given the remote location and little activity after dark, there's not much you can do to prevent break-ins or theft. At best, you can get pictures/video of the acts in progress. Some motion-sensing...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,247
Posted By Snowflake
...or $162,720 CDN at today's rate according to...

...or $162,720 CDN at today's rate according to Google.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 52,305
Posted By Snowflake
Note that a D10A connection will need an HS34 to...

Note that a D10A connection will need an HS34 to get a spare serial port.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Snowflake
It probably works just like it would in your...

It probably works just like it would in your car... If it's playing over your car's stereo, all your passengers hear it. To make it private, pick up the phone and switch it to handset instead of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-20-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,909
Posted By Snowflake
Just received this in my news feeds, a report...

Just received this in my news feeds, a report that zelle is not only becoming rife with fraud/scammers, the banks aren't interested in doing anything to protect people from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,651
Posted By Snowflake
Sorry, brain f*rt... Meant a runway/taxiway light.

Sorry, brain f*rt... Meant a runway/taxiway light.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,651
Posted By Snowflake
When I started flying my -6 I generally only used...

When I started flying my -6 I generally only used 10 degrees on takeoff if I was fully loaded... Full fuel, passenger, etc. Otherwise i'd just leave them up. Lately i've started using 10 degrees on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,838
Posted By Snowflake
Could be, could be. Or it could have been a...

Could be, could be. Or it could have been a witch. Ah, I mean a duck. They weigh the same I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,144
Posted By Snowflake
Nice! I haven't tried that yet but want to. ...

Nice! I haven't tried that yet but want to. [aside... If you swap those Gatorskins out for some Continental GP5000's, you'll cut your rolling friction quit a bit... :)]
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,838
Posted By Snowflake
You're half-right. He said it was outboard of...

You're half-right. He said it was outboard of the tank, so it doesn't unscrew. But it will still be a pain in the butt to replace. :(
Forum: Tools 03-16-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By Snowflake
I bought a Hakko a number of years ago and have...

I bought a Hakko a number of years ago and have been amazed how well it works, despite the cartoon colouring. :)

https://www.hakko.com/english/products/hakko_fx888d.html
Forum: Canada 03-15-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,190
Posted By Snowflake
Mine came with an AV-10, but some people did get...

Mine came with an AV-10, but some people did get AV-20's or AV-30's with them during the beta period (lucky devils! :)). I'm keeping the AV-10 until I get something EFIS-like that can control it...
Forum: ADS-B 03-15-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,404
Posted By Snowflake
Care to quote a regulation that specifies this? ...

Care to quote a regulation that specifies this? It sounds just as questionable as the statement that you can't remove an ADS-B system once installed...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,960
Posted By Snowflake
In the case of ADS-B it's the US that's the "odd...

In the case of ADS-B it's the US that's the "odd man out" here. The rest of the world has embraced space-based ADS-B, courtesy of the Aireon satellite network put up by NavCanada.

The rest of the...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,960
Posted By Snowflake
Any idea how much it will cost to set up a system...

Any idea how much it will cost to set up a system like that??
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It's on the website. https://cifib.ca/faq/#cost

In short: About $2000 to start, and $2K/year for the service and liability...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,041
Posted By Snowflake
Wrap it in Vinyl, and a year from now decide...

Wrap it in Vinyl, and a year from now decide whether you really need to spend that $8K or not at all.
Forum: Tools 03-11-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By Snowflake
Amazon says the Grey one has 3.5 in-lb of torque,...

Amazon says the Grey one has 3.5 in-lb of torque, and this one has 11 in-lb. That's quite a difference!

That said, I have a cheap Black-and-Decker electric screwdriver that i've used for years......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By Snowflake
Yes, that is exactly what I was asking, thanks. ...

Yes, that is exactly what I was asking, thanks. Sorry if that was worded poorly. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By Snowflake
Definitely! ;) I agree with all of this. But...

Definitely! ;)


I agree with all of this. But it makes me wonder, since Van's doesn't publish different aerobatic gross weights for different fuel loading, is it safe to say that the aerobatic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,520
Posted By Snowflake
The integrity of the data is controlled by...

The integrity of the data is controlled by whatever tests you create in the database that validate the data at time of entry. That's equally possible in a spreadsheet... Cells can offer you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,520
Posted By Snowflake
Well, mostly because 90% of us aren't software...

Well, mostly because 90% of us aren't software developers who want to hack around to create a database interface or learn to write sql queries.

If you're just going to create a spreadsheet at the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-05-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,731
Posted By Snowflake
I put a molex connector on mine, although it's...

I put a molex connector on mine, although it's mounted in the tail. I can remove it and have a harness for hooking it up on the bench along with the AV-10 head unit so an avionics shop can test it...
Forum: ADS-B 03-05-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By Snowflake
At my airport the tower controllers now ask...

At my airport the tower controllers now ask ADS-B/Mode ES users to turn the ALT encoding off (or go STBY) when off the runway. They didn't seem to care with older Mode C, but mode ES targets get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By Snowflake
This is exactly the issue with operating over the...

This is exactly the issue with operating over the prescribed gross.

A simple example: You are allowed 6G aerobatic, let's say that's with a 200 lb pilot (just for example, probably not the actual...
Forum: Safety 03-04-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Snowflake
I find it an odd way of phrasing it that "the...

I find it an odd way of phrasing it that "the categories don't apply". The categories are but shorthand for talking about designed limits of the airframe. You can ignore them on a certified...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-02-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Snowflake
A 45 degree fitting on the bottom of the...

A 45 degree fitting on the bottom of the gascolator, with the check valve attached to that, should re-orient access to the gascolator quite nicely. A 1-1/8" hole saw will make a perfect access hole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,523
Posted By Snowflake
Could you repost these photos as the original...

Could you repost these photos as the original post from 2017 has lost them due to Tinypic?
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