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by bullojm1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Black Otter 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 22722

Re: Black Otter 2017

Where is the beer tasting? And what else is going on? Paul- Sunday HBC Beer tasting is at 5pm at the HBC new pavilion. Here's the location in case you aren't familiar with it: http://rvplane.com/pics/osh16/HBCBeerTasting.jpg RV-10 Dinner and Social. 5:30pm in Camp Scholler (in the area of 55th & Li...
by bullojm1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Too quiet for the week before OSH
Replies: 16
Views: 12791

Re: Too quiet for the week before OSH

Saturday is definitely looking precarious with the storms in Northern OH/IL, but I think eventually I should be able to make it to Osh. Worst case I will blast off first thing Sunday.
by bullojm1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Too quiet for the week before OSH
Replies: 16
Views: 12791

Re: Too quiet for the week before OSH

I am heading up to Osh on Saturday via Cleveland on a Friday night stopover. My plan is to depart Thursday AM. Current plans are as follows: 1) Sunday night beer share 2) Monday Beer Social 3) Wednesday Black Otter I am going to skip out on the Van's banquet. I only went to one of them a few years a...
by bullojm1
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Info needed for engine purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 5539

Re: Info needed for engine purchase

Dave, I stalked the forums religiously until I found my engine. I was able to find a great deal on a brand-new IO-360, but the only caveat was it was a vertical sump. It took a little work, but it all came together in the end. If you're going the new route, as Bruce inferred, the best new engine dea...
by bullojm1
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Black Otter 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 22722

Black Otter 2017

It's that time of year again to plan on indulging in the finest meats and seafoods WI has to offer at the Black Otter. Does Wednesday night work best for everyone? Let me get a headcount and I will arrange transportation. Pics from last year! What a blast!! http://rvplane.com/showthumb.php?picname=D...
by bullojm1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Interior/seat choices
Replies: 6
Views: 6918

Re: Interior/seat choices

Hi Joe, I went the cheap route and used Van's foam and got them locally covered in fabric. The Van's foam has a lot to be desired - it definitely isn't the most comfortable option, and my back always looks forward to getting out of the plane after a few hour trip. I tried the Oregon Aero seats at Su...
by bullojm1
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Flyout to Washington DC KCGS?
Replies: 3
Views: 5034

Re: Flyout to Washington DC KCGS?

I will work on my PIN application tomorrow. If I get it in time, I will make the 20 min trek!
by bullojm1
Sun May 07, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: My buddy got a drone...
Replies: 4
Views: 5518

Re: My buddy got a drone...

It was cold, rainy and windy today, so what better to do than get my Remote Pilot's license. Started at 10:30am, met with my CFI at 1:30, temporary certificate in my hands by 2:30pm! Couldn't of been easier.
by bullojm1
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Sun 'n Fun 2017 Trip Write-up
Replies: 6
Views: 6138

Sun 'n Fun 2017 Trip Write-up - Day 5

It's rare I get to make a 700 mile cross country and have ZERO weather concerns - today was the day however! WeatherMeister.com painted a beautiful picture of our flight up north. Calm surface winds. No clouds. Practically zero winds aloft. While a tailwind would of been appreciated, it's was otherw...
by bullojm1
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Sun 'n Fun 2017 Trip Write-up
Replies: 6
Views: 6138

Sun 'n Fun 2017 Trip Write-up - Day 4

There was definitely no sleeping in this morning. The crack of thunder woke everyone up well before 6am on Thursday. Here's a screenshot of what WeatherMeister.com said was coming for us. http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN5838.JPG The morning sky at sunrise was not what we were used to. http://ww...
by bullojm1
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Sun 'n Fun 2017 Trip Write-up
Replies: 6
Views: 6138

Sun 'n Fun 2017 Trip Write-up - Day 3

Today started with another amazing sunrise. We also picked up a new guest at our campsite. Peters friend, James, drove in last night from the Miami area to join us for a day of Sun and Fun! You can see him hydrating in Peter's tent. http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN5802.JPG A couple of hot air b...
by bullojm1
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Sun 'n Fun 2017 Trip Write-up
Replies: 6
Views: 6138

Sun 'n Fun 2017 Trip Write-up - Day 2

We woke up on Tuesday to a beautiful morning sunrise. http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN5742.JPG Not too many airplanes in HBC - 15 airplanes. http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN5743.JPG The SNF media hospitality was second to none. Great breakfast in the morning during the 8:15am press briefin...
by bullojm1
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Sun 'n Fun 2017 Trip Write-up
Replies: 6
Views: 6138

Sun 'n Fun 2017 Trip Write-up

The last 3 days have been all work and no play for me finishing up the annual conditional inspection and installing the "red cube" fuel flow sensor. The rush was all worth it for a trip to Lakeland, FL for 2017 Sun 'n Fun! Last year when we departed for SNF, the temps were much lower - 28 degrees OA...
by bullojm1
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Sun 'n Fun 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 3692

Sun 'n Fun 2017

Peter Barrett and I are down at SNF all week. Stop by HBC and kick a few beers back with using you're down here! :beer: :beer: :beer: http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/bullojm1/snf17/aviary-image-1491272537155.jpeg http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/bullojm1/snf17/20170404_073711.jpg
by bullojm1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: My wingman lost his engine last night
Replies: 4
Views: 5546

Re: My wingman lost his engine last night

Craig and I got to the bottom of why his engine quit (as to respect to him and his wish for privacy, I will not reveal the reason here, but PM me and I will let you know as a learning lesson - I know if I was in Craig's shoes, my best outcome would be where he ended up!). Anyways, the FAA required h...
by bullojm1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: My wingman lost his engine last night
Replies: 4
Views: 5546

My wingman lost his engine last night

If you follow my site ( http://www.rvplane.com ), you'll know I have helped my friend Craig ferry his Cessna 162 Skycatcher back and forth to Lancaster (KLNS) many times while they tried to fix some avionics bugs in his Garmin panel. Today was much like many of our other trips - clear skies, low win...
by bullojm1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: OSH incident
Replies: 3
Views: 5171

Re: OSH incident

I have never driven a car at Oshkosh...This is the closest I got!

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by bullojm1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: This is why I come here!
Replies: 12
Views: 13988

Re: This is why I come here!

Mike, I had great luck with the IXYS 45V 2X59A schottky diodes. What I like about these diodes is there are actually two independent diodes on each chip, it has screw terminals, and it doesn't need to be electrically isolated. http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb.php?picname=IMG_9641.JPG They've worked ...
by bullojm1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: RivetBangers.com - The Only SECURE RV Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 4996

Re: RivetBangers.com - The Only SECURE RV Forum

Enquiring nerds want to know if you also upgrading to TLS 1.2? SSL 3.0 is so yesterday's technology. :D Bob, Nerd talk! Now we're talking. SSL 2.0 and 3.0 are both disabled on the server - only TLS 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 are enabled. RivetBangers.com has an A- rating for security from SSL Labs. Since it'...
by bullojm1
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: RV Maintenance
Topic: Worn baffle
Replies: 3
Views: 4630

Re: Worn baffle

Vlad-

Impressive "badge of honor"! I don't see why you couldn't replace the worn piece with some 6061-T6. I would just make a lap-joint and use countersunk 3/32" rivets. You might want to double-check with A&P Mitch for a second much more qualified opinion. :grin: