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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 623,870
Posted By Snowflake
A local pilot near me is heading down that...

A local pilot near me is heading down that path... He's just made his first earcup prototypes and is working on the headband and other parts. He's going to use the Headsets Inc. inserts for ANR.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,269
Posted By Snowflake
This raises a related question... uAvionix'...

This raises a related question... uAvionix' TailBeaconX is a Mode S transponder that fits all in one unit. There is no external antenna connector on it. So how does an avionix shop validate that it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-25-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,509
Posted By Snowflake
Perhaps that could be mitigated with a DPDT start...

Perhaps that could be mitigated with a DPDT start switch, one side of which engages the starter and the other side of which switches the PMag between VAR mode and FIX mode?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By Snowflake
Congratulations, Eric! Good to see another...

Congratulations, Eric! Good to see another Canadian completion!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,307
Posted By Snowflake
I've seen a couple of ads here recently that look...

I've seen a couple of ads here recently that look pretty legit but are from "first posts". Take care, everyone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By Snowflake
Depending on the hangar, an RV may fit nose-first...

Depending on the hangar, an RV may fit nose-first into the back of the Tee. If you skew it slightly to the side once it's there, you'll get the tail out of the way and maybe something else coming in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Snowflake
On the plus side, you'll always get a day's...

On the plus side, you'll always get a day's warning that her birthday is tomorrow... :)
Forum: Rocket 11-18-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Snowflake
Fix that canopy and put some pants on it and it...

Fix that canopy and put some pants on it and it would look a lot better.
Forum: Canada 11-14-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Snowflake
They probably reference rules for Amateur-Built...

They probably reference rules for Amateur-Built Aircraft, as the Experimental category is something else entirely here in Canada.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-14-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By Snowflake
Is the STL reasonably close to the real thing...

Is the STL reasonably close to the real thing though? Surely close enough for planning a paint scheme?
Forum: Canada 11-14-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Snowflake
12" markings fit on the side of all RV fuselages....

12" markings fit on the side of all RV fuselages. This is the requirement in Canada. The only exception: If you don't want 12" markings on the side of the fuselage, you can put 6" markings on the...
Forum: Primers 11-14-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By Snowflake
Remember: Your MD-RA inspector can have any...

Remember: Your MD-RA inspector can have any opinion they want to on whether or not you need to prime. He can't force you, nor can he refuse to sign off your aircraft, when it's not required by the...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By Snowflake
Not true in Canada, which is what this sub-forum...

Not true in Canada, which is what this sub-forum is concerned with. In Canada, the regulations lag the technology, and even though your correction card will show 0/0/0/0 when complete, one must be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By Snowflake
This model would probably be the best starting...

This model would probably be the best starting point, as it's an STP file that could be imported to the EAA version of Solidworks and finished from there. Or if you would be willing to share the...
Forum: GPS 11-12-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Snowflake
I've seen this behaviour as well. Garmin cradle,...

I've seen this behaviour as well. Garmin cradle, and when it's running it always reports that it's got ship's power (when the master is on) so the power source is there.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,671
Posted By Snowflake
That paint is so bad it looks like it was sloshed...

That paint is so bad it looks like it was sloshed on the outside of the tank as well as the inside. And none of that sheet metal looks flat. Scary indeed.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,307
Posted By Snowflake
Steinair has offered this service in other...

Steinair has offered this service in other threads, and if I understand correctly, does not charge for the service. The buyers/sellers pay for the shipping costs, but Steinair confirms the payments...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,523
Posted By Snowflake
This is the reason that our group essentially...

This is the reason that our group essentially stopped doing overhead approaches at non-towered fields... Especially busy ones. We used to do them at pattern altitude, which created a potential...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,523
Posted By Snowflake
Oddly enough, there are places where the left...

Oddly enough, there are places where the left turns are done from the right lane... Albeit with advanced (or delayed) signals that hold through traffic to allow the left turns. Someone once...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,307
Posted By Snowflake
Never use something as sketchy as Venmo for...

Never use something as sketchy as Venmo for payments. Venmo's only purpose of existence is to obscure and hide fraudulent transactions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe he wants the Imperial one not the Metric...

Maybe he wants the Imperial one not the Metric one... ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,361
Posted By Snowflake
It took me until the end of that line before I...

It took me until the end of that line before I decided these two items were probably not related... :P
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Snowflake
If more are needed, PM Steve Melton on this site,...

If more are needed, PM Steve Melton on this site, he 3D prints panel mounts for GPS' and may have a 496 model.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By Snowflake
Yeah, but our tanks can't be pulled to a...

Yeah, but our tanks can't be pulled to a vacuum... :)
Forum: GPS 11-05-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Snowflake
But, like crimpers, the good ones are $$$.

But, like crimpers, the good ones are $$$.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,914
Posted By Snowflake
I bought four of these when they were on sale on...

I bought four of these when they were on sale on Amazon a couple of years ago. No noise from them, and 3A charging.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07F8VJ5RP?psc=1

(No longer available from that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Snowflake
Instead of carbon fibre, how about using a strip...

Instead of carbon fibre, how about using a strip of 3M Vinyl in carbon fibre pattern? It would look the same, and might help retain the piece from falling out.
Forum: Canada 11-02-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By Snowflake
Sadly this isn't adequate anymore. All shipments...

Sadly this isn't adequate anymore. All shipments must have proper tariff codes on them. All of the aircraft-parts-related codes are duty-free, but you still have to have the appropriate code for...
Forum: Canada 10-31-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By Snowflake
Note that a "flight test" is not the same as a...

Note that a "flight test" is not the same as a "test flight". A Flight Test tests the pilot. A Test Flight tests the aircraft.
Forum: Canada 10-29-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By Snowflake
Possibly referring to the regulation only...

Possibly referring to the regulation only requiring ELT's for flights greater than 25 miles from the airport? 25miles each side of the airport = 50 miles?
Forum: Canada 10-29-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Snowflake
When I think of all the shipments i've received...

When I think of all the shipments i've received where no tax was charged because the vendor marked it with the value equalling the replacement cost to them, not the purchase price I paid, I am...
Forum: Canada 10-27-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By Snowflake
And a woefully inadequate method it is. If ELT's...

And a woefully inadequate method it is. If ELT's are being moved from plane to plane on a yearly basis, the regulation should require re-coding and re-testing every time they're moved. If ELT's are...
Forum: Canada 10-26-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By Snowflake
Turn it on outside of the "5 minutes before the...

Turn it on outside of the "5 minutes before the hour" test period, and let it run for a minute or two. If you get a call about it, the code has to work because they used it to identify you.
...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Snowflake
These guys do custom switch engraving/labelling...

These guys do custom switch engraving/labelling for Carling Switches:
https://rockerswitchpros.com/switch-actuators/
Maybe contact them and see if they can do the same for the HR caps?

Then go here...
Forum: COMM 10-21-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,517
Posted By Snowflake
It looks like you've tried everything we've all...

It looks like you've tried everything we've all suggested, so here's something even further "out there" to try... How about reorganizing where the radio is with respect to everything else in the...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,917
Posted By Snowflake
Also consider that this is preferable to some...

Also consider that this is preferable to some part of the airplane bending...
Forum: ADS-B 10-20-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,810
Posted By Snowflake
No, there's no license needed for the Stratux. ...

No, there's no license needed for the Stratux. It sounds like you saw a message from some other software on your iPad, that happened to come up at the same time you were trying to interact with the...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,811
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe look at the dimensions from the center of...

Maybe look at the dimensions from the center of one stick to the center of the other stick?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,454
Posted By Snowflake
Non-HUD pilot, too... see my avatar. But...

Non-HUD pilot, too... see my avatar. But consider: This sticks out 4" closer than the padded edge of the glareshield.
Forum: ADS-B 10-19-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,810
Posted By Snowflake
He did say that re-seating the card didn't change...

He did say that re-seating the card didn't change anything, so "constant card fiddling" is hardly an issue here. 10? years later i've never had to jiggle a loose card in mine, nor have I corrupted...
Forum: ADS-B 10-19-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,810
Posted By Snowflake
No, I think you're using the term correctly, but...

No, I think you're using the term correctly, but not clearly. Where did you see a message that says "renew license"? On what screen, and what were you doing to interact with that screen at the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,454
Posted By Snowflake
Wow, that Epic Optix HUD is a large piece of...

Wow, that Epic Optix HUD is a large piece of hardware to be sitting in your field of view... And I wouldn't want it there in the event of a crash. The Hudly at least is compact enough that it fits...
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,810
Posted By Snowflake
Interrogating it how?

Interrogating it how?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Posted By Snowflake
You could put an Adel clamp on the edge of the...

You could put an Adel clamp on the edge of the hole, run your cable across the outside of it, and put a tie-wrap around the cable and through the Adel clamp. If you're going to do this, an Adel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By Snowflake
Have you checked that the float actually floats?

Have you checked that the float actually floats?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 623,870
Posted By Snowflake
Thinking out loud... What about putting the left...

Thinking out loud... What about putting the left side hooks on one bracket, with one pointing up and the other pointing down? To insert, you move the handle to separate the jaws, then when they're...
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Snowflake
Your words were: "best to refer to Nav Canada",...

Your words were: "best to refer to Nav Canada", suggesting NavCanada is the primary source.


Which isn't true either. There are a lot of ADS-B and Mode S transponders in Canada, I see them all the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Snowflake
Oh? Tell us more. Why isn't it a diversity...

Oh? Tell us more. Why isn't it a diversity transponder?
Forum: Canada 10-07-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,457
Posted By Snowflake
Les (user Kearney above) passed an inspection...

Les (user Kearney above) passed an inspection that way.
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By Snowflake
Note that motorcycle helmet standards are a lot...

Note that motorcycle helmet standards are a lot different than race car standards. I'd expect race cars to be closer to aircraft in terms of requirements.

In particular, a motorcycle helmet is...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Snowflake
Garmin GTX 335D - List Price $6495 USD uAvionix...

Garmin GTX 335D - List Price $6495 USD
uAvionix TailBeaconX - List Price $2499 USD plus $850 if you don't have a compatible EFIS.
Forum: Canada 10-06-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,457
Posted By Snowflake
This is a perfect example of the MD-RA applying...

This is a perfect example of the MD-RA applying their (incorrect) interpretation and not the regulation.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-30-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By Snowflake
Previous threads here on VAF suggest that...

Previous threads here on VAF suggest that replacing an HS is rather difficult as well... Something about the difficulty in drilling the mounting holes that hold the new HS to the airframe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By Snowflake
No brakes or derailleurs use a push-pull...

No brakes or derailleurs use a push-pull application. They are all pull-only, against a spring pulling the other way.
Forum: Interiors 09-27-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Snowflake
Probably because people who do this for a living...

Probably because people who do this for a living want to be paid for their work?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 623,870
Posted By Snowflake
In the upper position it may be easier to reach,...

In the upper position it may be easier to reach, but have you considered crash survivability? Lower in the baggage compartment would it be more likely to come free and hit the backs of the seats,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,384
Posted By Snowflake
Wow, excellent race! Perfect strategy, it kept...

Wow, excellent race! Perfect strategy, it kept #2 back a little bit and gave you what you needed to hold the lead!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,996
Posted By Snowflake
I'm so cheap I drain my oil cans too. But I went...

I'm so cheap I drain my oil cans too. But I went one better and talked a friend into making me a rack out of sheet metal... It holds any bottle that has the same rectangular dimensions as the Shell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,408
Posted By Snowflake
Not reading all the posts but will offer my...

Not reading all the posts but will offer my experience:

Carb heat can happen in a Lycoming. I've seen it a few times in my RV-6, with its O-320-E2D.

The stock "snorkel" carb heat tube is next to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By Snowflake
90" is wider than a 6' doorway, but diagonally...

90" is wider than a 6' doorway, but diagonally maybe it could fit. With a few people to lift and rotate the fuselage it might go through.

Gotta stop thinking in two dimensions on some of these...
Forum: ADS-B 09-12-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By Snowflake
That wouldn't have any bearing on getting ADS-B...

That wouldn't have any bearing on getting ADS-B in to his Avare...
Forum: International 09-10-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,421
Posted By Snowflake
Export restrictions would still kill that...

Export restrictions would still kill that business, as McMaster would probably not sell to it. When you buy there you check off a declaration that the parts won't be exported. If an individual does...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-09-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By Snowflake
@Jerry - Epic! Paint colour and scheme can be...

@Jerry - Epic!

Paint colour and scheme can be polarizing, see the Rocket lately painted in robin's-egg blue. I personally love the colour. If I were in the market for a Rocket, that paint job...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,457
Posted By Snowflake
While this is true, MD-RA has had issues with...

While this is true, MD-RA has had issues with their choice in how to interpret regulations. For example, their *policy* was to require 406MHz ELT's on all new builds before it was mandated by...
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