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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By Snowflake
"Oversquare is tough to do with a fixed-pitch...

"Oversquare is tough to do with a fixed-pitch prop"

Yep. Although I wonder if it's easier with props that flex under load and give a little bit of "constant speed" effect over a small range? Don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Snowflake
As another small-scale contributor, i'm also...

As another small-scale contributor, i'm also pleased to see this recognition for the team. A lot of smart people have worked hard to bring us an amazing product that should contribute to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By Snowflake
Or perhaps link directly to the Kitplanes article...

Or perhaps link directly to the Kitplanes article rather than force people to go through Facebook...
https://www.kitplanes.com/twinjag/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 47,747
Posted By Snowflake
And yet, not familiar enough with it to spell...

And yet, not familiar enough with it to spell Corvair correctly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,919
Posted By Snowflake
You're not alone... That was my first thought as...

You're not alone... That was my first thought as well!
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Snowflake
Flaps will increase drag at all positions, but as...

Flaps will increase drag at all positions, but as you point out they provide a lot more lift than drag for the first 5-15 degrees of deflection depending on the aircraft configuration. On many...
Forum: ADS-B 07-21-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Snowflake
The AHRS board also has a fan controller that...

The AHRS board also has a fan controller that modulates the speed with temperature, so there are other benefits to it. But yes, you can run the Stratux with a fan that just runs full time.


While...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By Snowflake
Wow, that really buckled everything in that outer...

Wow, that really buckled everything in that outer section beyond the fuel tank and ahead of the spar. But as far as I can see, that's all that's damaged... Would it be as simple as drilling out the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By Snowflake
How long have you been sitting on that short N...

How long have you been sitting on that short N number? :) Congratulations!
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-16-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Snowflake
Not in a 3" or 2" package, no. I have the 3"...

Not in a 3" or 2" package, no.

I have the 3" TC-4 for CHT/EGT and 2" FF-(forget the number) for fuel levels and flow in my -6. They've worked great for 10 years now, and still can't be beat for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,266
Posted By Snowflake
Um... Wrong. Wind play can easily bend/break...

Um... Wrong. Wind play can easily bend/break control stops. Rudders can and do slam into the inboard ends of the elevators.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-14-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,879
Posted By Snowflake
Servo in one wingtip to drive the ailerons Servo...

Servo in one wingtip to drive the ailerons
Servo in fuselage behind rear baggage wall to drive the elevator
Wiring from wingtip to panel
Wiring from aft fuselage to panel
Autopilot control in panel...
Forum: RV-3 07-12-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Snowflake
Which assumes the wing loading is the only factor...

Which assumes the wing loading is the only factor limiting the structure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 563,501
Posted By Snowflake
Hmm... That's clever. Now you've got me thinking...

Hmm... That's clever. Now you've got me thinking about whether my -6 would fit nose-first into my hangar... I'll have to measure next time i'm out there...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-12-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Snowflake
Have you asked the insurance company if they'll...

Have you asked the insurance company if they'll cover your son in a -6 or -7? The handling characteristics aren't significantly different.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-11-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,187
Posted By Snowflake
At the rate prices are increasing, it'll soon...

At the rate prices are increasing, it'll soon cost that much for the Lycomings we're using now.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By Snowflake
Since this thread was revived I thought i'd...

Since this thread was revived I thought i'd add:

I mentioned the difficulty I had learning FreeCAD on one of the Slack channels i'm on, and someone there gave me a pointer to some excellent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By Snowflake
Next they can stretch it out and get the 49th...

Next they can stretch it out and get the 49th (Alaska) and then put some long-range tanks in and go for the 50th! :)

Nice work!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-05-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Snowflake
There's a -4 for sale in Campbell River. Sorry I...

There's a -4 for sale in Campbell River. Sorry I don't have a link to the ad, but it's red and white, and has a glass panel upgrade.
Forum: RV-4 06-26-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By Snowflake
This is my plan. But good luck getting that...

This is my plan. But good luck getting that actuator cable from Aircraft Spruce. It's been out of stock for 9 months, they told me that delivery would be 10 weeks for one. 14 weeks after ordering,...
Forum: ADS-B 06-23-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,113
Posted By Snowflake
Correct. There is no privacy with ADS-B apart...

Correct. There is no privacy with ADS-B apart from Anonymous mode.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,310
Posted By Snowflake
Honestly... How much movement does your airplane...

Honestly... How much movement does your airplane see in the hangar? Any wind? Chocks really aren't necessary unless your hangar is built on a slope.

That said, I always chock mine in the hangar,...
Forum: Reviews 06-15-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By Snowflake
If you can spin it fast enough by hand to get oil...

If you can spin it fast enough by hand to get oil moving, and given you're not likely to spin it more than a couple of dozen blades or so to do it, then what's the difference between it being spun by...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By Snowflake
Not without a 3D printed fairing for it, at...

Not without a 3D printed fairing for it, at least. Where's Steve? :)
Forum: ADS-B 06-12-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Snowflake
Some encouraging results...

Some encouraging results examples...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQhj-LwuCaQ
Forum: ADS-B 06-12-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Snowflake
I'm on the Stratux Github repository as well. ...

I'm on the Stratux Github repository as well. There is work being done on this, and there has been success in getting the Stratux to emulate a GDL39 and display traffic on the Aera 660. The code is...
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Snowflake
You will also see Mode S transponders.

You will also see Mode S transponders.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By Snowflake
You never need to weigh a tailwheel when it's off...

You never need to weigh a tailwheel when it's off the ground.

Weigh the aircraft in 3-point attitude and total all three scales. That's your total weight.

Lift the tailwheel to flying attitude,...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-06-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,215
Posted By Snowflake
When you're at the firewall and lead is walking...

When you're at the firewall and lead is walking away from you, you ask lead to slow down (in a 150HP RV-6 flying with a Rocket, I do this a lot...). Ditto on the slow end, if he's slowed down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,455
Posted By Snowflake
Ditto. I stand in front of the filler hole and...

Ditto. I stand in front of the filler hole and when the person walks forward with the hose I reach my hand out to take it as they approach. Never had it refused.

I did the same at the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Snowflake
I seem to recall that when applying vinyl you use...

I seem to recall that when applying vinyl you use a heat gun to "set" it, the heat softens the vinyl and shrinks it so it pulls out minor bumps and conforms to rivet heads, screw heads, seams, etc. ...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,789
Posted By Snowflake
You'd be best off where the flaps are providing...

You'd be best off where the flaps are providing more lift than drag... the 10 degree takeoff setting would apply. Don't go for more than that until you're sure you're too high or too fast on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-03-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Snowflake
On my -6 I raise it high enough that I can turn...

On my -6 I raise it high enough that I can turn the overhead latch 90 degrees and rest the handle on the top of the canopy bow. That doesn't let me hang my arm over the side (sorry, if you wanted...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 35,056
Posted By Snowflake
Vern hasn't posted with an update yet so i'll...

Vern hasn't posted with an update yet so i'll jump in... The huVVer AVI instruments (2.25" and 3.125") are now live for sale on the Makerplane.org...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By Snowflake
Since the builder screwed you by not installing...

Since the builder screwed you by not installing the jettison handle (which as you can see has other uses), the best suggestion would be to work on the weather stripping with the canopy in-place. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Snowflake
If you value your hearing at all, I would not...

If you value your hearing at all, I would not recommend making it a habit of flying without a headset. There are definitely times when i'd like to have a speaker in the cockpit though... Being able...
Forum: GPS 06-01-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Snowflake
Having replaced an Aera 500 with an Aera 660, it...

Having replaced an Aera 500 with an Aera 660, it really wasn't hard to swap the cable. Snip the old wires one at a time and crimp the new wires in place. The colours were even a match from the old...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By Snowflake
If you've already got the VFR steam gauges, then...

If you've already got the VFR steam gauges, then build on. But if you haven't yet, look for a used Dynon D10A. That's all your VFR steam gauges in one box, and it'll be lighter than a 6-pack of...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,956
Posted By Snowflake
Funny... I always say "it's for an RV."

Funny... I always say "it's for an RV."
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,999
Posted By Snowflake
Keep in mind that "Roman Letters" doesn't mean...

Keep in mind that "Roman Letters" doesn't mean "Times Roman" font. Roman Letters are A, B, C, D, etc. as opposed to letters in Mandarin, Cantonese, Farsi, Cyrillic, etc.

Any unadorned capital font...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Snowflake
[Wanted] Gretz Elevator Trim Info

Gretz used to sell a kit to mount your electric elevator trim servo in the space where the VS and HS meet in the fuselage, and use a short cable out to the tab. That kit is no longer available, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By Snowflake
Definitely go the extra mile to remove as much of...

Definitely go the extra mile to remove as much of the soft stuff as you can. I didn't when I re-did my access cover seals, and now I have to pull the tanks again and do it because the soft stuff is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-14-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Snowflake
Those worked. Still nothing in the first post,...

Those worked. Still nothing in the first post, but my browser takes a long time to load this page like it's *trying* to do something.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Snowflake
Pictures don't show?

Pictures don't show?
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,780
Posted By Snowflake
The discussion was about shoving the throttle in...

The discussion was about shoving the throttle in quickly on a go-around vs. pushing it in slower and/or not pushing it in all the way.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-09-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By Snowflake
Well timed. I flew that day too. :) That's...

Well timed. I flew that day too. :)


That's what I thought was the case. I haven't tried going anywhere off the island during the restrictions and wondered if anyone would say anything if I tried.
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,780
Posted By Snowflake
I don't think anyone is suggesting that one...

I don't think anyone is suggesting that one should use less than full power in any emergency... Applying full power by shoving the throttle forward quickly, however, can cause some engines to stumble...
Forum: Safety 05-08-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,786
Posted By Snowflake
I'm not so sure about that. The visible riveting...

I'm not so sure about that. The visible riveting job looks fine, although hard to see in the small photos. These two questionable mods are clearly not part of the original build.

Aftermarket mods...
Forum: Safety 05-08-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,481
Posted By Snowflake
Keep in mind that the A in ABC includes you. ...

Keep in mind that the A in ABC includes you. Commonly referred to as "screaming Alpha."
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-08-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By Snowflake
Did any of the terminal controllers, or NavCanada...

Did any of the terminal controllers, or NavCanada when you filed the flight plan, say anything about flying between health regions during a ban on travel between health regions?
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,780
Posted By Snowflake
Normal on the -6 as well. I find it helps to go...

Normal on the -6 as well. I find it helps to go to 10 degrees flap first, and do a coarse trim adjustment to reduce the stick forces. Then zero the flap and do a final trim adjust. I'm working...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,013
Posted By Snowflake
FWIW, my non-stiffened tip-up was 18 years old...

FWIW, my non-stiffened tip-up was 18 years old when the (poorly) factory-welded brackets where the front rib section connects to the pivot arms failed on both sides. It seems pretty clear to me that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,662
Posted By Snowflake
Apparently, with lots of product testing. :)

Apparently, with lots of product testing. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,954
Posted By Snowflake
I suspect now that the main skins aft of the spar...

I suspect now that the main skins aft of the spar are all riveted in place, that the structure is quite rigid. You could probably do the entire repair without removing the wing from the plane,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,954
Posted By Snowflake
That was my first thought as well... Couldn't the...

That was my first thought as well... Couldn't the darn bird have hit another foot inboard? :P Although from a resulting fuel leak perspective, that may not have been preferable...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Snowflake
Stop enabling bad service from MD-RA. They...

Stop enabling bad service from MD-RA. They cannot request anything that isn't backed up by the CARs, and every time someone backs down and "just does it" to get their inspection passed, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,662
Posted By Snowflake
Direct link, to save the hype and the searching: ...

Direct link, to save the hype and the searching: https://antisplataero.com/products/asa-ez-oil-filter-drain

Basically it's a way to blow compressed air into your oil filter to rapid-drain the oil...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-28-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Snowflake
Have you contacted them post-sale to report that...

Have you contacted them post-sale to report that the cable didn't come in to your specification?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Snowflake
My 8" Galaxy S2 has been excellent. Its getting...

My 8" Galaxy S2 has been excellent. Its getting a little long in the tooth now, but still runs FltPlanGo perfectly. I'd like to upgrade it but haven't researched what the current 7-8" screen tablet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,215
Posted By Snowflake
The situation isn't any better in Canada. Our...

The situation isn't any better in Canada. Our regs refer to letters being in a "Roman Font" which an inspector told me means letters have to be in "Times Roman" like you'd see on your computer...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By Snowflake
A minimum of ADS-B out doesn't mean he needs...

A minimum of ADS-B out doesn't mean he needs ADS-B *in* at all.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,056
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe consider that the fact that it's out of...

Maybe consider that the fact that it's out of their control means they can't give you the straight answer you want.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By Snowflake
First thought is: Why? If the concern is cost,...

First thought is: Why?

If the concern is cost, and the plan is to upgrade later, why not install some steam gauges instead or as well? They're available used dirt cheap these days, and won't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,318
Posted By Snowflake
Only if the video was filmed on April 1st......

Only if the video was filmed on April 1st... :)

I'll hold out for a tapered-wing RV-6. That's probably why they've been holding back on RV-6 parts for the last few years, they want to have a lot of...
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