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by bullojm1
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: RV 8/8A
Topic: New owner coming up on Annual !!
Replies: 5
Views: 9405

Re: New owner coming up on Annual !!

Tony, I used a clunky 18V DeWalt for my first couple of annuals....it was heavy and the battery needed to be charged daily. By the time I removed all of the screws for the seat pan, my arm was so tired I went home for the day! the B&D lightweight drill have a built in clutch which allows you to not ...
by bullojm1
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: RV 8/8A
Topic: New owner coming up on Annual !!
Replies: 5
Views: 9405

Re: New owner coming up on Annual !!

Hi Tony, Welcome to Rivetbangers! There aren't that many consumables I go through, so your list is relatively complete. I have electronic ignition, so every annual I swap out the auto-plugs due to their low cost. I also have the K&N filter oil/cleaner to recharge the air filter. The one thing I boug...
by bullojm1
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Black Otter 2018!
Replies: 28
Views: 27795

Re: Black Otter 2018!

Let's do the same as we've done in years past. Meet your driver at 4pm for a 430 departure. The otter does not take reservations. They do, however, take meat reservations. So if you like your prime rib a certain way, give them a call. Don Miller has 2 spots in his car. He's in Sleepy Hollow. Painles...
by bullojm1
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: APRS Aircraft Tracker
Topic: RivetBangers APRS Tracker
Replies: 6
Views: 19844

Re: RivetBangers APRS Tracker

Unfortunately I have been too busy to maintain the site. I made it as a hobby, and it doesn't provide me any revenue, so it's probably going the way of the other APRS sites.
by bullojm1
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Black Otter 2018!
Replies: 28
Views: 27795

Re: Black Otter 2018!

(1) Mike B (3) Don Miller, Stephen Helpingstine, Lou Dieu (2) Steve and Steve Wisniewski (2) CJ and Markham (2) Catmandu +1 (1) Painless (2) Brian and Shantel Chesteen (3) Bob Leffler, Steve Brown and Ken Wood (3) Bruce and Alex Hill, Ethan D (1) Sheriff Eric 20 people! KNOWN VEHICLES Painless with...
by bullojm1
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Black Otter 2018!
Replies: 28
Views: 27795

Re: Black Otter 2018!

OK, TUESDAY IT IS! Here's who I've got: (1) Mike B (3) Don Miller, Stephen Helpingstine, Lou Dieu (2) Steve and Steve Wisniewski (2) CJ and Markham (1) Bob Leffler (2) Catmandu +1 (1) Chad (1) Painless - Does the RB Feast trump your other plans? Who's got cars and how many spots are free?
by bullojm1
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Oshkosh 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 9149

Re: Oshkosh 2018

Lars - YES! The HBC Beer tasting is on again this year! :beer: :beer: :beer:
by bullojm1
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Black Otter 2018!
Replies: 28
Views: 27795

Black Otter 2018!

It's never too early to start planning the Black Otter feast for this years Oshkosh. We typically host this event on Wednesday evening. However, there seems to be more disinterest in Van's banquet this year more than ever, especially with them upping the price. I propose we have our dinner on Tuesda...
by bullojm1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Primers & Paint
Topic: Bonderite (alodine) or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 9488

Re: Bonderite (alodine) or not?

I agree 100% with Bruce. I alumiprepped and alodined most of my empennage, but gave up when it came to the wing kit. My secret to success was: Scuff with scotchbrite Clean with water mixed with dawn dish soap. Quick scrub with acetone soaked towel (helps absorb any water not already dried, and any o...
by bullojm1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Panel Upgrade
Replies: 30
Views: 21625

Re: Panel Upgrade

Ads-b is also.... Ads-b'ing as you can see some traffic down by Green Bay. This is sitting on the ground in front of my hangar. Did the updates on the Echo so I should be good to go. Only thing I'm not seeing are metars. I'm assuming I won't see them on the ground?? Test flight tomorrow hopefully. ...
by bullojm1
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Panel Upgrade
Replies: 30
Views: 21625

Re: Panel Upgrade

Painless,

Here are the settings I used:

115,200bps was the correct speed for my setup
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On the serial port combiner (SBC)setting, 38400 is the correct baud to talk to the uAvionix box.
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by bullojm1
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Panel Upgrade
Replies: 30
Views: 21625

Re: Panel Upgrade

I have the same magnetometer, and can confirm it does not get hot and doesn't need any cooling. I would be concerned using just a couple of zip ties and perhaps vibrations causing the magnetometer to slightly move. My official recommendation as an EAA Technical Counselor and all around genius is to ...
by bullojm1
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Hello I'm new
Replies: 17
Views: 14043

Re: Hello I'm new

I suppose it depends on what you mean by professional builds. As Bob stated, 51% of the work must be completed by a amateur builder. So say the kit Van's sells is roughly 25% completed by the factory, A professional can assist up to 24% of the work, which means the amateur can complete the remaining...
by bullojm1
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Panel Upgrade
Replies: 30
Views: 21625

Re: Panel Upgrade

Lookin' good, Painless! When do you think the "smoke test" will be???
by bullojm1
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Happy thanksgiving
Replies: 3
Views: 4716

Re: Happy thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Painless!!! Why aren't ya documenting your panel upgrade on here???
by bullojm1
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Home made AOA
Replies: 10
Views: 28763

Re: Home made AOA

JefferyWer wrote:Any updates on the AOA bullo?
Hi Jeffery,

Unfortunately not. The breadboard is still on my work desk, so it will eventually make it back to the top of the list.
by bullojm1
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Too quiet for the week before OSH
Replies: 16
Views: 12792

Re: Too quiet for the week before OSH

Wait. Mike works??? :mrgreen: It's been a tough week getting re-acclimated to work. I've spent nearly all week planning a business trip to Barcelona for a conference, then heading off to Munich for Oktoberfest. I seriously don't get paid enough for this form of torture! Jeez, and just before that, ...
by bullojm1
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Too quiet for the week before OSH
Replies: 16
Views: 12792

Re: Too quiet for the week before OSH

Jeez, and just before that, you have to chauffeur Brit and I around on your sailboat for a couple of days! Man...what a tough life you are living. :D Don't forget I am using my work connection to get some sweet seats to the Nationals game! The toughest part of my weekend will be making sure I don't...
by bullojm1
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Too quiet for the week before OSH
Replies: 16
Views: 12792

Re: Too quiet for the week before OSH

painless wrote: Wait. Mike works??? :mrgreen:
It's been a tough week getting re-acclimated to work. I've spent nearly all week planning a business trip to Barcelona for a conference, then heading off to Munich for Oktoberfest. I seriously don't get paid enough for this form of torture!
by bullojm1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Black Otter 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 22722

Re: Black Otter 2017

OK, here's the list I have so far for the Otter: Mike B CJ Painless [Has car - 5 spots?] Eric? Painless - can you confirm? We need the sheriff to keep us in order! [Has Car] Chad w/ Maybe Brittany [Has Car w/ 3 spots] ( White Land Rover?? ) Bruce Hill and Wife Steve and wife Evelyn [Has car w/ 2-3 s...