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Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Snoho3
Thanks

Great write up and pics. Makes me look forward to doing some exploring in my -9A. Thanks for taking the time to post.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-31-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By Snoho3
So -

If the Bison RV bag is no longer being made, are there any alternatives to it? I like the idea of the wedge shape. Or alternatively does anyone have an extra they'd be willing to part with?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Snoho3
Jim Scott closed the business as he was moving...

Jim Scott closed the business as he was moving back east. At least that's what I was told.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,459
Posted By Snoho3
Thanks Dan. Looking forward to the social. And as...

Thanks Dan. Looking forward to the social. And as a bonus, there's even an airshow next door!
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,622
Posted By Snoho3
Congrats Scott! Beautiful plane. Saw you taxiing...

Congrats Scott! Beautiful plane. Saw you taxiing in the other day - maybe that was your first landing...

Not sure you'll remember, but along the way you shared a few words of encouragement to me and...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By Snoho3
I guess the OP has gotten the idea... But thought...

I guess the OP has gotten the idea... But thought I'd add that I just installed the metal version two days ago and after two flights I am very glad I did. Works well and no more stepping around (or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Snoho3
In the same boat here in WA...

Dan,

Finished my RV-9A (mostly) and am currently flying. I've been putting off contacting the state (WA) to register as it will be a $$ painful event. But I was unaware of any guidance on deadlines...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By Snoho3
These look great. Please put me on the list for a...

These look great. Please put me on the list for a set as well, should you decide to produce them for sale. I'm not thrilled that I need a tool to pry open my gas caps whenever I want to fill up or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Snoho3
Dan, Went through this a few months ago in...

Dan,

Went through this a few months ago in Western WA. Had spoken to the DAR ahead of time and he knew to expect the formal request. Took maybe a day or two. The longest delay was getting both our...
Forum: The RV Grin 03-28-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Snoho3
I remember having that grin... Just sold my...

I remember having that grin... Just sold my Cherokee last week, after I finished my 4.5 year -9A project. Wonder if you made a convert out of your friend. Two wildly different airplanes, that's for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Snoho3
Thanks

Really appreciate the replies. I was able to get one PM'd/emailed to me (Thanks Mike!) and am all set. Good to know the trick about converting .pdf files too. After a career spent largely in front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Snoho3
Does anyone have a word formatted Sales Agreement?

Hi - did a search but found nothing. Also looked on EAA and AOPA and all I found were .pdf versions. I'd like to not have to re-type a complete sales agreement so am wondering if any kind soul out...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-19-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,006
Posted By Snoho3
+2

Exactly. Added an extra service loop and if the wings ever need to come off (I sure hope not!) I'll cut the bundle and add a connector then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,097
Posted By Snoho3
Thanks Steve

Good stuff, really interesting. And very nice to see a win for science yesterday.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By Snoho3
Engine break in vs Phase One fly off

Wondering how folks approach flying off their phase one hours using test cards vs. properly breaking in a new engine. The cards I plan to use have various slow flight/low power exercises, plus I have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-21-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Snoho3
Bingo

Thanks Tim, appreciated.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-21-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Snoho3
Close-out fabric for behind panel

Wondering what others are doing to protect delicate avionics for aircraft with tip up canopies. I am talking about the gap between the panel and the sub-panel. I have seen fabric shrouds (presumably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,745
Posted By Snoho3
Can't speak to the financial angle, except to let...

Can't speak to the financial angle, except to let you know that buying a certified 40 year old aircraft may look cheap... but it isn't necessarily. I've been flying a '69 PA-28 140 for about ten...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By Snoho3
Just went through this process...

...and I suspect that every DAR is different so YMMV. But I was advised to have a label maker on hand just in case there was a requirement that I missed. I used the EAA labels for my gas tanks, but...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,395
Posted By Snoho3
I used ribbed conduit

... in my QB wings. After using a step drill with multiple extensions. Yes, a pain! Iíve had to add a wire or two since, so am glad I did it. Donít forget to leave a pull string in the conduit or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-25-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By Snoho3
POH/Checklist Examples?

Greetings,

I'm wondering if anyone with a -9A or similar out there is willing to share their POH and Checklists. I'm finally at the end of the build process and am now assembling the various...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-09-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Snoho3
Ha! This was my biggest hassle in the whole...

Ha! This was my biggest hassle in the whole project. I feel your pain.

I got the bolts (both temporary and ultimately the close tolerance versions) to fit, but boy was it a struggle. The weldment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,740
Posted By Snoho3
Rocky, Congratulations! You may not remember...

Rocky,

Congratulations! You may not remember but one afternoon several years ago you were kind enough to show me your project as I was traveling past your hangar on I-84. Appreciated the visit and...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-15-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,926
Posted By Snoho3
Made my morning...

and provided just that much more incentive to finish up the -9A. Thanks.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-01-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,148
Posted By Snoho3
FAB Carb Heat Door

Hi - assembling the FAB carb heat door and have a simple question. (O-320, vertical induction.) Is there a 'stop' for the door when carb heat is applied? The way the plans show the build up, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,796
Posted By Snoho3
+1 on Hemostats

Harbor Freight sells a long-handled one very cheap ($5?). Has been very useful during my build.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,184
Posted By Snoho3
Congratulations! Inspiration for my project, so...

Congratulations! Inspiration for my project, so thanks for that!
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,531
Posted By Snoho3
Smile And we have a winner!

And we have a winner!
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,531
Posted By Snoho3
Tail Removal During Transport...

Understand the OP already has the empenage removed from his project as others have recommended. Thought I'd post here for others that come later that is not necessarily required, as suggested above....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,288
Posted By Snoho3
Carl's response got me thinking about my...

Carl's response got me thinking about my introduction to aviation. As a teenager (many decades ago) I joined the SSA and received a subscription to Soaring magazine. That likely would have been the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By Snoho3
Thanks Guys, Appreciate the responses. Was a...

Thanks Guys,

Appreciate the responses. Was a little worried that by dimpling my QB wings in the tank area that I'd risk introducing some leaks through the proseal. As it is I need to cut away some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By Snoho3
-9A Wing Root Fairing Question

Hi Folks -

A question regarding dimpling vs. countersinking for the wing root fairings. This is in regards to where the fairings are attached to the wing skins. I thought the plans said not to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,341
Posted By Snoho3
I'll add my condolences as well. So sorry to hear...

I'll add my condolences as well. So sorry to hear the news - my thoughts are with you.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-06-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By Snoho3
Any other projects underway at Arlington WA (AWO)?

Recently moved my -9A project to the Arlington airport (AWO) after being on the wait list for almost 3 years. I know there are lots of flying RV's there. Wondering if there are any other in-work...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,397
Posted By Snoho3
[QUOTE=oren_rokach;1391022]Hi Ron is it this...

[QUOTE=oren_rokach;1391022]Hi Ron

is it this one?

https://www.amazon.com/Panduit-LHMS-S10-C-Lightening-Cable-Natural/dp/B005T7SVUK




Just looked and the Amazon price is $34 on this - Qty 1. Ouch....
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,647
Posted By Snoho3
Thanks for the link. Looks like a good product -...

Thanks for the link. Looks like a good product - simple and presumably effective.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-25-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,647
Posted By Snoho3
Can you provide a link? Searched and don?t see...

Can you provide a link? Searched and don?t see it. Thanks.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-18-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By Snoho3
Wing Join Questions

Hi all -

Slowly getting ready for my -9A wing installation. A couple of early questions...

1. Leveling the aircraft - My -9A is on its gear already - I can level the aircraft with a wooden stand...
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,091
Posted By Snoho3
Will follow this one with interest... Just moved...

Will follow this one with interest... Just moved my project from my home to an airport about 45 minutes away. Still getting set up there, but so far what I've found is that it helps to have several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,329
Posted By Snoho3
Mike - Fantastic - thanks for sharing your...

Mike - Fantastic - thanks for sharing your results and pics. I'm building some temporary supports for my wings this weekend, then going recruiting for some help with the installation. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Northwest 11-15-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By Snoho3
Depending on your schedule/availability/interest...

Depending on your schedule/availability/interest - I might be able to use some help installing the wings on my -9A project at Arlington airport. I'm a few weeks out from making the first attempt.
Forum: Job Board 11-14-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,393
Posted By Snoho3
This one hits close to home. As a newly minted...

This one hits close to home. As a newly minted engineer I walked into my first job at Douglas Aircraft (yes, I'm that old) and was taken under the wing of a grizzled old engineer who walked me around...
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,393
Posted By Snoho3
If a bank was interested maybe he has a few...

If a bank was interested maybe he has a few finance courses on his resume? Depends entirely on what he wants to do but have him consider aircraft leasing. I am an aero engineer and moved from a large...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,789
Posted By Snoho3
Not sure who decides what the proper way is to...

Not sure who decides what the proper way is to service the nose gear, but I could show you a pic of the hole in my wing that was created when my A&P had my airplane up on jacks. Too much...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,795
Posted By Snoho3
I see that Bill R. Already posted pics - my...

I see that Bill R. Already posted pics - my installation is essentially the same. I will try and take a few close ups next time I am at the plane. Yes, no reason to keep the tab, and the adel clamp...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,795
Posted By Snoho3
I retained my quick release handle (although I...

I retained my quick release handle (although I have a hard time thinking of a scenario when I might need it). I didn't want to lose the panel space, so oriented it vertically downwards - an easy mod...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,573
Posted By Snoho3
Tom, Was unaware of your situation, but thanks...

Tom,

Was unaware of your situation, but thanks for sharing. And thanks for all you've done and continue to do for this community. My thoughts are with you and Suzanne - glad you are still able to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,659
Posted By Snoho3
Pics would be appreciated...

Hi Dan,

Would appreciate seeing some pics if it's not too much trouble. Others might too. I'm at a point where I could still switch to the new mount, but need to make the decision pretty soon....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,300
Posted By Snoho3
Was a great day indeed. I ended up driving over...

Was a great day indeed. I ended up driving over Stevens Pass, but was kicking myself that I didn?t fly. Re the 737 Max - haven?t overflown Moses Lake since the debacle started, but Boeing is still...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By Snoho3
Wing Dolly for Wing Installation

I am getting ready to move my -9A project to the airport(!) Wings have not been attached yet but I am anxious to do at least a trial fit when all the parts are in the new hangar. I assume I'll need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By Snoho3
Congratulations! A big inspiration to us other...

Congratulations! A big inspiration to us other -9A builders!

Enjoyed the video as well. Have fun and be safe during Phase I.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,484
Posted By Snoho3
Thanks for your reply - just seems odd to have a...

Thanks for your reply - just seems odd to have a single spacer washer in that location. When tightening down the four bolts at the bottom of the rear Vert Stab spar (spar to fuse mating) there is no...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,484
Posted By Snoho3
Hi folks - I'd like to jump in here with a...

Hi folks - I'd like to jump in here with a semi-related question. The thread heading fits, for those doing a search and who might have the same question later...

I'm in the process of mounting my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By Snoho3
I had no trouble with the download yesterday....

I had no trouble with the download yesterday. Everything showed up as expected. Running on an older Ipad mini.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By Snoho3
Hi Bill, Do you know when and how long you will...

Hi Bill,

Do you know when and how long you will need space? I just took over a hangar at Arlington (AWO). It will be a bit before I am ready to move my project there, so it could be available if it...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,952
Posted By Snoho3
(Still) building a -9A here. I sent my steps off...

(Still) building a -9A here. I sent my steps off to be strengthened before installation. This was several years ago. I thought I read where new steps coming out of Van's had the additional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By Snoho3
You probably already know this - but get an...

You probably already know this - but get an extraction tool, especially if you are just starting the wiring. Simple, cheap, and I don?t care how careful you are - essential.

Lars
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,184
Posted By Snoho3
I used Sika on my -9A tip up. Lots of research...

I used Sika on my -9A tip up. Lots of research and anxiety, but in the end it was a breeze. Couple of things to note - 1. I?m not flying yet, so... and 2. this stuff is messy. In my mind every bit as...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-07-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,281
Posted By Snoho3
Thanks Steve - will put this on the list for this...

Thanks Steve - will put this on the list for this spring, without the bikes. Maybe followed by lunch in Westport.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-06-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,281
Posted By Snoho3
Hi Steve, Never stopped in to Hoquiam. You...

Hi Steve,

Never stopped in to Hoquiam. You mention walking - are there good biking trails as well? Might have to put it on the list for my wife and our folding bikes if so.

Lars
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-04-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By Snoho3
Sounds like you?ve got it figured

But you?ll only use the dimpler once or twice more. Better to maximize your level workbench space I would suggest. Use the saw horses for the very rare times you need the dimpler. FWIW, I don?t even...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,533
Posted By Snoho3
Many options out there...

But I haven?t seen anyone on this (old) thread mention the potential of introducing EMI into radios with the use of cheaper units. Not a concern? If not why does Appareo sell a panel mounted USB...
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,450
Posted By Snoho3
Kind of OT, but for what it?s worth, I am glad to...

Kind of OT, but for what it?s worth, I am glad to have my work bench on lockable castors so that I can move it around. I have a very small shop, but even so it is useful to move the work surface...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By Snoho3
Not much help, but I just installed a parking...

Not much help, but I just installed a parking brake vernier cable and it came with a warning to not extend beyond 3 inches or an internal steel ball would become dislodged. I didn?t test it...
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