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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 648,106
Posted By Snowflake
Since you only need one for a nosewheel, how...

Since you only need one for a nosewheel, how about calling it "The Chock".
Forum: Canada 01-15-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Snowflake
Eric, isn't this a poor location for the filters...

Eric, isn't this a poor location for the filters in any case, given the requirement for accessibility for maintenance?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Snowflake
How do you tighten the nuts on the switches...

How do you tighten the nuts on the switches without tearing the vinyl?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-13-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By Snowflake
Does anyone know what happened to the Wing...

Does anyone know what happened to the Wing Derringer design? Surely someone owns it or has the drawings or something? It seemed to be a great design.
Forum: GPS 01-10-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 684
Posted By Snowflake
Based on that video and what TargetTrend...

Based on that video and what TargetTrend provides, i'm about 90% sure that the functionality is in the software on the 660, not in the GDL39 itself.
Forum: GPS 01-09-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 684
Posted By Snowflake
Is TargetTrend a function of the GDL39, or is it...

Is TargetTrend a function of the GDL39, or is it something the 660 provides based on the input from the GDL39? I suspect it's the latter, not the former.

FWIW, there's a group working on a serial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By Snowflake
Very true. Although, I suspect the long-term...

Very true. Although, I suspect the long-term effect of a brief exposure will be a lot less than the long-term effect of someone working with these chemicals on a daily basis. And you can probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Snowflake
Build the plane you want, but recognize that...

Build the plane you want, but recognize that deviations from standard frequently become liabilities at re-sale time. If you never plan to sell, this isn't a consideration.

That said:
- That section...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Snowflake
Did you keep the part number?

Did you keep the part number?
Forum: GPS 01-08-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 684
Posted By Snowflake
The Bluetooth pairing suggestion above sounds a...

The Bluetooth pairing suggestion above sounds a little odd compared to other Bluetooth devices i've used. Usually one needs to hold down the pairing button until the light does something to indicate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By Snowflake
All of the advice here has been great, so i'll...

All of the advice here has been great, so i'll only agree with it, and then add one thing I didn't see mentioned: When you go to insure an RV-8, the more tailwheel time you have under your belt the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-05-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Snowflake
The Smoke-System-Helper tanks, or ones that shape...

The Smoke-System-Helper tanks, or ones that shape and location, are what you want. As mentioned, you'll get an air void in a tank that extends forward under the seat, and you'll run a greater risk...
Forum: Safety 01-05-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,130
Posted By Snowflake
Okay, so with that in mind, you have the plane...

Okay, so with that in mind, you have the plane trimmed nose-down, roll inverted, and move to get out, and as you leave the plane, the nose-down trim swings the tail into the space you're now...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Snowflake
Is it possible to roll the edge of the skin...

Is it possible to roll the edge of the skin slightly, to have it form a bit of a ramp for whatever is catching to slide on instead? Might need to combine this with cutting it back a little?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-05-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Snowflake
As I recall it's about $100US for a single update...

As I recall it's about $100US for a single update of just the US database.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By Snowflake
Curious: With all the Dynon hardware (glass)...

Curious: With all the Dynon hardware (glass) going into the panel, why not match it with the Dynon COM equivalents?
Forum: Safety 01-04-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,130
Posted By Snowflake
Now i'm curious... Rans S-10? Something...

Now i'm curious... Rans S-10? Something mid-wing, surely?


A while ago the discussion about stick failure came up, because it's happened that a control stick has failed in flight. I suggested that...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,130
Posted By Snowflake
If you've been to many jump zones, you'll know...

If you've been to many jump zones, you'll know that nobody has ever left a perfectly functioning airplane... :P
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
Posted By Snowflake
That's interesting... TC told me they couldn't...

That's interesting... TC told me they couldn't issue a ferry permit for flight within the US, and I had to get one from the FAA.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-03-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,123
Posted By Snowflake
Because it's like sending money via Western...

Because it's like sending money via Western Union. Once sent, it's gone. Untraceable. Scammers LOVE Venmo for that reason.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-02-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,123
Posted By Snowflake
If they ask for Venmo it's almost certainly a...

If they ask for Venmo it's almost certainly a scam.
Forum: GPS 12-30-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Snowflake
Ah, that makes sense. In a high-wing, the...

Ah, that makes sense. In a high-wing, the limitations of the 500-series Aera's aren't as apparent... They become almost unreadable when the sun hits them, which makes them nearly useless in an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,959
Posted By Snowflake
The Android tablets only come up to about 32GB in...

The Android tablets only come up to about 32GB in internal storage, and honestly, if you *only* use it for FltPlanGo, it's just fine.

But if you tend to "feature creep" and add all of your other...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,959
Posted By Snowflake
FWIW, at one time *all* Android devices had GPS...

FWIW, at one time *all* Android devices had GPS built-in, not just the phones with A-GPS chips along with their cellular system. It is possible now to find Android tablets without GPS built-in, but...
Forum: GPS 12-29-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Snowflake
I'd ditch the 560 and replace it with the 660 in...

I'd ditch the 560 and replace it with the 660 in the panel. Then get a 7-8" tablet for your kneeboard and put FltPlanGo on it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
Posted By Snowflake
This is one way to do it. The other way to do it...

This is one way to do it. The other way to do it is to de-register it in the US, register it in Canada, and fly it home on the Canadian registration. That's what I did when I imported my -6 in...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Snowflake
With the supply chain these days, the plans might...

With the supply chain these days, the plans might be all you can get!
Forum: Canada 12-20-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Snowflake
Recommendation #3 for Marsh. Although I just got...

Recommendation #3 for Marsh.

Although I just got my renewal notice, and while filling out the online form was asked "Does this aircraft have a Special Certificate of Airworthiness?" to which the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,213
Posted By Snowflake
This is great when you have four wheels that are...

This is great when you have four wheels that are all locked pointing in one direction. Unfortunately our tailwheels (or nosewheels) are not, so you have two wheels that will happily roll when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By Snowflake
Is the rotary dial mounted entirely to the...

Is the rotary dial mounted entirely to the 3D-printed part, or does it sandwich to the aluminum panel at all?

3D printers are great, but caution must be taken when mounting something that's going to...
Forum: ADS-B 12-16-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,258
Posted By Snowflake
I took a look at the uAvionix setup application...

I took a look at the uAvionix setup application this evening when I was at the hangar. Indeed there is a setup page that has a "Default Code" field, that you can change, as shown in the attached...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,213
Posted By Snowflake
Stearman or Waco. LARGE biplanes. I'm intrigued...

Stearman or Waco. LARGE biplanes.

I'm intrigued by people who say to try adding rudder to correct. Every time i've been near a groundloop, my opposite foot is already on the firewall adding all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,991
Posted By Snowflake
Not "the same," no. But similar enough that it...

Not "the same," no. But similar enough that it shouldn't matter. And assuming it was built in Canada it will have had pre-cover inspections to find all the things builders can hide when they close...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,759
Posted By Snowflake
If you improperly install a Ty-Wrap, it will be...

If you improperly install a Ty-Wrap, it will be loose. No different than if you improperly install lacing cord. Lace up whatever you like, and I'll pull a Ty-Wrap around it and make your lacing...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-11-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,716
Posted By Snowflake
Yes, on a few of them.

Yes, on a few of them.
Forum: ADS-B 12-11-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,664
Posted By Snowflake
I can answer for the Stratux, which is the...

I can answer for the Stratux, which is the community-supported open-source variant of the Stratus. The Stratux can have both antenna inputs (1090 and 978) tee'd into one antenna cable, and wired...
Forum: Safety 12-11-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,826
Posted By Snowflake
How would someone without IFR training know what...

How would someone without IFR training know what the IFR arrival is doing then? A VFR-only pilot will be flying a standard circuit and whoa! here comes a King Air out of nowhere doing his own thing...
Forum: Safety 12-10-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,826
Posted By Snowflake
The same way VFR pilots know how IFR pilots...

The same way VFR pilots know how IFR pilots behave when doing an instrument approach at an uncontrolled field: We don't. It's a gong show.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Snowflake
The Doug Bell has the least probability of...

The Doug Bell has the least probability of getting caught on something if you taxi over it... the fork starts almost immediately below the pivot point and slopes back to the wheel. If you ever drop...
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,258
Posted By Snowflake
Dave, they have a Windows app that you can use to...

Dave, they have a Windows app that you can use to set things like the baud rate on the serial bus, for configuring for different EFIS requirements. I'm sure that same app has a field in it for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-08-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,027
Posted By Snowflake
And think how much worse it would be if you'd...

And think how much worse it would be if you'd used that hammer to get out, and then someone afterwards said "you know, if you used the seat belt and looped it around that hook, you might have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,739
Posted By Snowflake
That sounds like the best possible outcome to me....

That sounds like the best possible outcome to me. Congratulations on a satisfactory negotiation with the insurer! Now we just get to wait for the photos of the repaired bird ready to go back in the...
Forum: Safety 12-06-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,826
Posted By Snowflake
I think the OP's post really answers his own...

I think the OP's post really answers his own question.

"airplane #1 is on crosswind and either turning or near to turning downwind" - ie. it's clearly in the circuit, and by the description, staying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 648,106
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: 7,451
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: 37
Views: 5,408
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: 1,557
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: 57
Views: 10,716
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: 1,676
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: 838
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: 1,400
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: 1,260
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: 4,777
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: 1,260
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: 1,953
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: 1,784
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: 4,777
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: 625
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: 21
Views: 2,916
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: 57
Views: 10,716
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: 9,729
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: 9,729
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: 57
Views: 10,716
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: 603
Posted By Snowflake
Maybe he wants the Imperial one not the Metric...

Maybe he wants the Imperial one not the Metric one... ;)
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