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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-22-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,702
Posted By bullojm1
That's exactly what I did. I used 3/16" tubing...

That's exactly what I did. I used 3/16" tubing within the wing conduit. Out of the pitot tube's AOA port, I used a 1/4"-to-3/16" push reducing union to 3/16" tubing....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,232
Posted By bullojm1
For some unlucky reason I seem to be the leading...

For some unlucky reason I seem to be the leading expert in stuck valves since I have had 3 of them. My A&P friend who has been practicing for over 15 has only had to fix one!

My Website

8/2015 -...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 09-09-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By bullojm1
Make sure you read the NOTAMS for KJYO...

Make sure you read the NOTAMS for KJYO (Leesburg). They operate a remote tower there. Treat it like a class D and you will be fine.


KJYO 03/001 SVC TEMPO TWR LOCAL CTL 127.5, GND CTL/CLR DELIVERY
...
Forum: Reviews 07-18-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,892
Posted By bullojm1
Hi Bob, I also installed these flanges about two...

Hi Bob,

I also installed these flanges about two years ago with the silicon hoses. No complaints whatsoever, and my engine has never run so smooth!

Full...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By bullojm1
Yes, the GRT S100 will display the engine...

Yes, the GRT S100 will display the engine information produced by the EIS. The only difference between the S100 and S200 is the S200 has pitot/static inputs and an AHRS. The S100 will work as a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,202
Posted By bullojm1
Hi Mike, I also wanted something similar. I...

Hi Mike,

I also wanted something similar. I couldn't find one so I rolled my own. Here is how I programmed it to work. It also has a connection to the audio panel to give you feedback that the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By bullojm1
Dan, While my airplane isn't a vertical...

Dan,

While my airplane isn't a vertical induction, I replaced my LS with the NL and it was a great upgrade. Very strong starts. Any reason you aren't considering the B&C starter instead of the NL??
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,174
Posted By bullojm1
I had the same problem a few years ago. Display...

I had the same problem a few years ago. Display looked like this:

http://rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN5124.JPG

I cracked open the box and re-seated the ribbon cables....
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By bullojm1
+1 for this. I have 700 hours in 10 years on my...

+1 for this. I have 700 hours in 10 years on my wingtip hinges and they look as good as they did day one. Would make this mod again in a heartbeat.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 79,688
Posted By bullojm1
Hi Erik, I used a popsicle stick with a notch...

Hi Erik,

I used a popsicle stick with a notch carved out of it to lift the valve, and help align it with the guide:

http://rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN4501.JPG
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By bullojm1
Here are my thoughts.... Yes, use the EFIS. It...

Here are my thoughts....


Yes, use the EFIS. It works well.


According to Appareo (https://www.appareo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/FAQ-ESG-Updates.pdf) you cannot:
Q: Can I use Stratus ESG?s...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 79,688
Posted By bullojm1
Hi Steve, Thanks! I have since moved on from the...

Hi Steve,

Thanks! I have since moved on from the "rope trick" to using compressed air to keep the valve closed. As part of my annual inspection, I check each exhaust/intake valve for how freely they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,351
Posted By bullojm1
Took an impromptu trip to Plymouth MA. Took a...

Took an impromptu trip to Plymouth MA. Took a shortcut via the Hudson River exclusion SFRA on the way home to get a few shots of the Big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,143
Posted By bullojm1
Cheers guys! I guess I underestimated how many of...

Cheers guys! I guess I underestimated how many of y'all suffered through the rain.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,143
Posted By bullojm1
Postpone?

It doesn't look like there is much chance of enough people to make it into Osh today in the next 2.5 hours to pull off the beer tasting. Let's postpone to either Tuesday or Wednesday?

In other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,143
Posted By bullojm1
Let's not make any hasty decisions just yet!...

Let's not make any hasty decisions just yet! Captain John and I are about 90nm south of Osh right now at 3CK (Crystal Lake, IL) trying to make it to Osh today, but also enjoying our dry hotel room! I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,143
Posted By bullojm1
Oshkosh 2019 - FOURTH Annual HBC Beer Tasting - Sunday 7/21

I stumbled across a bottle of Black Butte XXIX 29th Birthday Reserve which I bought last year for Jerry Fischer (WE WILL BE SHARING THIS GEM, JERRY!), and it made me realize I am behind on announcing...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 05-08-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,540
Posted By bullojm1
Seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Gathering of RV's - June 15th

For the seventh! consecutive year, EAA Chapter 1384 is sponsoring the Mid-Atlantic Gathering of RV's at the Carroll County Regional Airport (KDMW - Westminster, MD) on Saturday, June 15th (Rain Date...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By bullojm1
Day 4 (continued)

I was going to shoot up the west side of the Shenandoah mountain range but low clouds and the sun setting didn't seem like a great combination. So east of the Shenandoah's I went. It just meant I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By bullojm1
Day 4 (continued)

The further north I progressed, the better the conditions got. The top layer burnt off and it ended up once again becoming a beautiful day.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6688.JPG

My original...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By bullojm1
Day 4

It's been a very quick two nights at SNF. I woke up on Saturday to the Sun n Fun Hot Air Balloon Launch. The conditions were perfect - no winds and severe...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By bullojm1
Day 3 (continued)

My massive media conglomerate at SNF includes many phenomenal photographers. I was lucky enough to have exclusive rights to Andre Todd's (of http://www.aerotronics.com/) great shots...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By bullojm1
Day 3

Tired of all of the AirCam pics I've posted on this site? Well get used to it. AirCam released their Gen-3 Fuselage this week which incorporated a legal 3rd...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By bullojm1
Day 2 (continued)

Her beauty is only outdone by her class! Ladies and gentlemen - take a look at that presentation of that fine bottle of elixir.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6664.JPG
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By bullojm1
Day 2 (continued)

The One Week Wonder painted in front of the EAA tent.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6654.JPG

Phew...after a long night of little sleep, it was time to catch up with my friend Chad and his dad...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By bullojm1
Day 2

I tried by best to sleep on the couch in the Baxley FBO, but there unicom frequency was piped into a loudspeaker - 122.8 out of all frequencies. I remember every time I thought I was about to fall...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By bullojm1
Day 1 (continued)

I tried to reserve a room at the Baxley FBO, but both were taken. Ugh, and none worse than SONEX DRIVERS!!
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6642.JPG

The two Sonex's belonged to some great guys...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By bullojm1
Sun N Fun 2019 - Full Trip Writeup

It's the kickoff to the 2019 big fly ins - SUN N FUN! On my way home from last years SNF, I decided I was not going to make the long EARLY run from Maryland the Florida in the same day if weather...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
The Beavis and Butthead remark doesn't come...

The Beavis and Butthead remark doesn't come without consequences!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
I already have my first instrument lesson...

I already have my first instrument lesson scheduled for next weekend. This trip really hit home that I needed to get off my duff and just do it. While I was VFR the whole time, and always had a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 11 (continued)

Nearing Harrisburg, PA, a low layer of clouds popped up. Luckily I was already past all of the mountainous terrain of PA, and could easily maintain VFR under...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 11 (continued)

It was pretty dicey in Northern PA. Lots of rain and low...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 11

Off on my final leg of the trip. I originally planned to go to Buffalo, NY today. I could of made it there, but the weather forecast to make it home the following day looked grim. In fact, today's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 10 (continued)

On crosswind to land at PHN the St Clair river was off to my right with Ontario on the far side.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6546.JPG

I got a sweet hookup with a hangar at PHN. Super...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 10

For the first time this trip, there were ZERO concerns with weather for my next leg of my trip from Des Moines, IA to Port Huron, MI. Fuel at IKV was a little on the steep side....so I headed over to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 9 (continued)

The clouds were slowly becoming more of a solid overcast. I stayed on top as long as possible, but I didn't want to stay on top as we approached the lines of storms, fearing a tall buildup of clouds...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 9

My 2 days in Fort Collins were nothing less than spectacular. My friend from San Diego ended up coincidentally being in town. Can you tell we shop at the same...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 7 (continued)

Meanwhile back at Oshkosh, my friends sent me this awesome time-lapse of the postponed night airshow.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6498.JPG
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 7 (continued)

Well, the airplane did need a wash to get the Oshkosh dust off of her.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6488.JPG

I rode just south of the line of storms. I was on autopilot, and I noticed...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 7 (continued)

I can't complain too much about a little 13 kts headwind at 8,500'/
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6478.JPG

The clouds started building the closer I got to the line of storms, as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 7

I managed to wake up before sunrise to another perfect Wisconsin day. Unfortunately today I'm headed out of here. Taking the RV further west than she's ever been before -...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 6 (continued)

It freakin' poured here. I didn't want to know how my poor little tent was holding up.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6463.JPG

As I previously mentioned, my friend Derek couldn't make it to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 6 (continued)

And this is what Oshkosh is all about for me -- the friends, both new and old. We enjoyed a couple of brews while Marie was kind enough to cook us...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 6 (continued)

The fuselage was making good progress today at the One Week Wonder.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6443.JPG

One of the more unique AirCam paint jobs. It's name, "Road Runner" and painted...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 6 (continued)

I felt like getting some walking in so I walked down to the ultralight field. These guys seem to be having the most fun at Oshkosh.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6438.JPG

I'm usually not a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 6

I ran into my South African friends at Whisper again this year and checked out their X350 Gen II. This is a REALLY SLICK KIT AIRPLANE! The interior is very wide and comfortable. There is a TON of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 5 (continued)

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I've learned from past mistakes, and was wise this year and kept with the reasonable 32oz Queen...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 5 (continued)

Jeff calls Captain John and I "Beavis and Butthead". Can't really argue with him after I reflect upon my Oshkosh behavior!
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6419.JPG

While at Jeff's camp, we saw...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 5

Next to the Draco, the second coolest airplane at Oshkosh had to be the Yak-110. Sure...why not put two Yak-55's together and add a jet engine?!?!!?
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6409.JPG

I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 4 (continued)

Hyde never disappoints! Great band to open the Oshkosh week with!
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6404.JPG

An incredible first full day at Oshkosh. I love this...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 4 (continued)

Best seats in the house??? Watching the concert on the wing off the B-1B!
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6393.JPG

Dustin Lynch put on an excellent...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 4 (continued)

http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6384.JPG

It's difficult to hide from my celebrity status at Oshkosh. Dave from Jamestown, NY is a big fan of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 4

Monday morning we awoke to a perfect Wisconsin sunrise.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6374.JPG

I upgraded to a different solar charger this year which I placed on my tent - a SOKOO 22W 5V...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 3 (continued)

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Mitch and my camp for the week.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6367.JPG

Some of us new to Oshkosh who are Patriot Fans aren't thrilled with the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 3 (continued)

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THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS! Todd Stovall, Rob Sheerer,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 3 (continued)

The Beer Tasting was a HUGE...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 3

Wautoma was like a mini-Oshkosh. 40-50 airplanes tied down and everyone camping.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6336.JPG
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6337.JPG

We woke up to some nice...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 2 (continued)

Northwest of Chicago the sky was very inviting. I was psyched to of made it through the terrible weather and to Oshkosh today.
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6332.JPG

Wait...WHAT THE DEUCE???...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 2

Weather today SUCKED. The whole mid-west from Cleveland to Chicago was MVFR at best. Lots of heavy rain cells and low ceilings. I hung out at the Lorain County (KLPR) for a few hours keenly watching...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 1 (continued)

You call that a purple???
http://www.rvplane.com/showthumb/DSCN6317.JPG

Once clear of that line of storms, the weather drastically improved. The line of storms which was approaching Cleveland...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Day 1

This was nearly the trip that didn't happen. The weather looked absolutely horrible for the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest for the indefinite future. My first stop was a quick flight to Cleveland to visit...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,737
Posted By bullojm1
Oshkosh 2018 - BullockAir-A-Palooza

I've been planning this Oshkosh/Airventures trip (coined BullockAir-A-Palooza) for some time now - I've been wanting to shuffle things up from years past as I've had friends move to new locations in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By bullojm1
I lucked out and randomly chose Wautoma (Y50) to...

I lucked out and randomly chose Wautoma (Y50) to divert to on Saturday evening after it was clear I wasn't going to be able to make it to OSH.

1) They allow camping at the airport
2) Showers in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,954
Posted By bullojm1
Who's thirsty???? 10 hours until the 3rd Annual...

Who's thirsty???? 10 hours until the 3rd Annual Beer Tasting! See you all there.

To our volunteers - I'm currently 30 miles west of Oshkosh. Should be there this morning when weather allows.

See...
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