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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
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 Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
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: 2,941
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: 8,722
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: 8,722
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: 1,196
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: 2,621
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: 2,621
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: 517
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: 1,412
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: 178
Views: 50,256
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: 178
Views: 50,256
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: 3,794
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: 3,794
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: 1,073
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: 1,565
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: 1,465
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: 757
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: 650
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: 630
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: 3,794
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: 2,594
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: 3,065
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: 178
Views: 50,256
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: 462
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: 8,092
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: 8,140
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: 8,140
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: 4,530
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: 1,953
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: 4,530
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: 1,311
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: 10,872
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: 3,063
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: 3,359
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: 3,359
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: 1,936
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: 490
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: 2,176
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: 2,176
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: 2,208
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: 2,208
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: 10,957
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: 1,596
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: 2,176
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: 512
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: 1,174
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: 16,248
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?
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe this is a sign that you should be building...

Maybe this is a sign that you should be building a tailwheel instead of a nosewheel? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,208
Posted By Snowflake
Honestly, the easiest is Google Sheets. Tables...

Honestly, the easiest is Google Sheets. Tables on separate tabs, or in separate Google Sheets that are all linked and referenced using each document's Google ID.

Relational Databases are just a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,581
Posted By Snowflake
I hate the distraction of the key-fob flopping...

I hate the distraction of the key-fob flopping around in circles as I do aerobatics. And without a fob, i'd just lose the key anyway (or i'd drop it and it would fall down into some crevice that i'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,208
Posted By Snowflake
There are a number of commercially-available...

There are a number of commercially-available options, but a spreadsheet will be the most durable long-term. Set up your own columns for tracking items, organize it the way you want to, etc....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,807
Posted By Snowflake
That weigh the same as the Whelen bulb they were...

That weigh the same as the Whelen bulb they were designed to replace?

When I see this kind of modification I wonder why someone wouldn't just build a fibreglass airplane if they wanted their plane...
Forum: Canada 02-25-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,359
Posted By Snowflake
It's an excellent initiative, but will take ages...

It's an excellent initiative, but will take ages to roll out and at significant cost because it isn't happening at a scale necessary to blanket the country (or at least, a contiguous band across the...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,359
Posted By Snowflake
Nobody should be "rushing" to adopt any solution...

Nobody should be "rushing" to adopt any solution at this point. There's four years before it'll be mandatory, and that's a *long* time for products to develop and come down in cost.
Forum: Canada 02-22-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,359
Posted By Snowflake
Nope. No Wx, NOTAM, etc. It's a one-way system,...

Nope. No Wx, NOTAM, etc. It's a one-way system, to get you into NavCanada's radar, not for them to give you anything. NavCanada doesn't give anything away, they only charge for it.
Forum: Canada 02-19-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,359
Posted By Snowflake
Nothing says your strobe has to be on the rear...

Nothing says your strobe has to be on the rear edge of your rudder. Your rudder moving back and forth changes the distribution pattern so possibly doesn't strictly meet the lighting requirement...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,359
Posted By Snowflake
So... How do you cross the border without...

So... How do you cross the border without clearing customs at a Class C controlled field? At least, everywhere near me the airports of entry are all Class C.
Forum: Canada 02-17-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,359
Posted By Snowflake
A very long time, perhaps. Whatever regulations...

A very long time, perhaps. Whatever regulations come out of this, you can be sure that they will cover the lowest-common-denominator installations, which will be the installations that work the best...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,359
Posted By Snowflake
Near as I can tell, the tailBeaconX is still the...

Near as I can tell, the tailBeaconX is still the cheapest option. Single antenna that broadcasts both up and down.
Forum: Safety 02-11-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,596
Posted By Snowflake
Thanks, I needed a laugh this morning... :)

Thanks, I needed a laugh this morning... :)
Forum: Job Board 02-08-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,408
Posted By Snowflake
I knew a fire pilot here in Canada who worked...

I knew a fire pilot here in Canada who worked from June to September and took the rest of the year off... Said he was making a year's wages in 4 months.

Canadian dollars though, so probably pennies...
Forum: RV-4 01-31-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,929
Posted By Snowflake
Really! It would end up looking like... well......

Really! It would end up looking like... well... a P-39...
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Snowflake
This is not completely correct. When I imported...

This is not completely correct. When I imported my RV-6 it was de-registered in the US, registered in Canada, the marks swapped on the fuselage, and *then* it was flown home. Flight permit from the...
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