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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By boom3
My screen was apparently intentionally deformed...

My screen was apparently intentionally deformed slightly on one end (by the manufacturer or engine builder) to fit snugly into the plug. It isn't much, but one end of the screen has no friction in...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 609,423
Posted By boom3
The new panel definitely looks a lot nicer than...

The new panel definitely looks a lot nicer than the late 60's panel that you had! :D

But seriously, very nice!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,590
Posted By boom3
Easy, so you can be out flying instead of reading...

Easy, so you can be out flying instead of reading arguments on forums. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,989
Posted By boom3
I thought I could build my 7A in about 2000 hours...

I thought I could build my 7A in about 2000 hours and it took me 4000. I did it in 4 years. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I'm guessing I probably scratched my head for at least 200 of those...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-06-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,842
Posted By boom3
Sí, cuéntanos más por favor

Sí, cuéntanos más por favor
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-13-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,590
Posted By boom3
Well today I bought a PGMR solenoid from Napa...

Well today I bought a PGMR solenoid from Napa just in case it was the correct one. When I took the solenoid off I found it was quite a bit different. The plunger is obviously different but there is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,590
Posted By boom3
B&C Starter Solenoid

Has anyone found a direct replacement for the B&C starter solenoid? I really don't want to send the whole thing back to B&C.

I've been having intermittent starting issues on my IO-360. (just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 35,088
Posted By boom3
Does anyone have any pictures of successful...

Does anyone have any pictures of successful baffling improvements for cylinder #4? I've seen lot's of great ideas for #2 and #3. Thanks!

IO-360 parallel valve, Van's baffling with stock oil cooler.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By boom3
I cut off the short end off of a ball ended hex...

I cut off the short end off of a ball ended hex (allen) wrench and used the long end to extend far enough past the pump to put a regular socket on my torque wrench. (With the ball hex wrench you can...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-16-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By boom3
Once you download the file just upload it...

Once you download the file just upload it to,

https://www.savvyanalysis.com (https://www.savvyanalysis.com/home)

Very nice site that is free or you can join for professional analysis. A lot easier...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,392
Posted By boom3
Great news on the potential built and even better...

Great news on the potential built and even better news on the cancer. Woohoo!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-28-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,729
Posted By boom3
Don't feel bad, the HS-710 was the first part I...

Don't feel bad, the HS-710 was the first part I had to reorder for the exact same reason. I lost sleep for a couple nights but got over it. ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 39,512
Posted By boom3
I missed this thread before, but today I found...

I missed this thread before, but today I found half of one the clips lying in the bottom of my #4 cylinder valve spring area. Fortunately it was on the side opposite of the oil drain hole. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,719
Posted By boom3
Question because I really don't know... When a...

Question because I really don't know...

When a valve like this eventually fails and deems the cylinder dead for power, will the engine make enough power for the airplane to maintain altitude and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,095
Posted By boom3
I got night current last night too. To kick off...

I got night current last night too. To kick off the night season, I usually take off just after the sun goes down and stay in the pattern doing landings as it gets darker and darker. This helps me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By boom3
Thanks Larry. The adapter to engine gasket looks...

Thanks Larry. The adapter to engine gasket looks pretty good and I'm thinking it's just the cover. (I only say that because the leak has gone away for awhile in times past and I've only ever messed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By boom3
Great advice Bob! This could very well be my...

Great advice Bob! This could very well be my issue.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By boom3
Prop governor blank cover

I've struggled over the years with oil leaks with this cover. I'm guessing the stud and nut size were engineered to mount the governor not just a cover. So my question is what should I torque the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-05-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,283
Posted By boom3
It is within easy reaching distance for me in...

It is within easy reaching distance for me in flight with my shoulder straps on. One would think it be easier to reach if it was mounted in the center but it is really awkward to try and reach...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-04-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,283
Posted By boom3
I have an Avox bottle and thought I would make a...

I have an Avox bottle and thought I would make a temporary mount using stock screw holes to see how I like the location before modifying the flap cover. (The vertical is a piece of relay track.) ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 34,068
Posted By boom3
Big bummer. I'm always amazed when something...

Big bummer. I'm always amazed when something like this comes up as the engines really haven't changed since the 50's.

Have they ever been perfect or does one SB eventually just create another...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-17-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,866
Posted By boom3
Nice write up Jeff! My dad lives in Fort Bragg...

Nice write up Jeff!

My dad lives in Fort Bragg and I've flown the RV down a couple of times. (Little River) I've flown over Shelter Cove each time and thought of stopping there someday. The coast...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-10-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,257
Posted By boom3
I've also tried turning off the mags and it...

I've also tried turning off the mags and it didn't help. I believe since everything is hot, the fuel auto ignites.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-10-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,257
Posted By boom3
I usually only experience this at Oshkosh when I...

I usually only experience this at Oshkosh when I have to taxi for a half hour in the afternoon heat before shutdown. I've tried turning off the fuel entirely and it doesn't help. I'm not sure if it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,349
Posted By boom3
Hi Ken, Here's my opinion. I have an "outdated"...

Hi Ken,

Here's my opinion. I have an "outdated" glass panel with a non WAAS 430. It's perfect for everything I do and I can't justify spending big bucks for an updated latest greatest panel or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By boom3
My screen is on the firewall side of the...

My screen is on the firewall side of the sump.

Advice?
Drain the oil before you pull the screen.
Have a new crush washer available for reassembly.
Install the safety wire through the sump safety...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-14-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,198
Posted By boom3
On the West coast Madras Oregon seems to be the...

On the West coast Madras Oregon seems to be the good spot. Pretty good chance of clear skies and smack dab in the path of totality.

https://www.bergair.com/solareclipse

Some RV buddies and I have...
Forum: ADS-B 06-02-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,459
Posted By boom3
http://www.jbflying.com/Webpictures/echoUAT.JPG W...

http://www.jbflying.com/Webpictures/echoUAT.JPG

What about ForeFlight?
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 05-05-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,588
Posted By boom3
Hate? Wow! Sounds like your best bet would be to...

Hate? Wow! Sounds like your best bet would be to park it for 3 or 4 months, spend a couple grand and several hundred hours of blood sweat and tears converting it to a slider.

Personally I'd fly the...
Forum: Safety 04-23-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,540
Posted By boom3
Mine are installed "standard practice" but I've...

Mine are installed "standard practice" but I've always kind of wondered about them and check them regularly. Nothing loose so far...

If you have a flat washer, a lock washer, and a nut aren't you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,841
Posted By boom3
The built in WAAS GPS is just a position source....

The built in WAAS GPS is just a position source. (It knows where it is but not where it is going.) You would need a GPS navigator to drive an autopilot.

Another question might be, does it have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,793
Posted By boom3
For Montana to Aurora I'd follow I-90 through...

For Montana to Aurora

I'd follow I-90 through the Rockies then follow the Columbia River Gorge through the Cascades.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,620
Posted By boom3
Why didn't you use Bob Collins for a user name,...

Why didn't you use Bob Collins for a user name, oops looks like it's already taken. :rolleyes::D

Congrats on the new project! I hope you make some entertaining videos for all the RV12 guys.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,031
Posted By boom3
I'm guessing that once you install the new step...

I'm guessing that once you install the new step you will never need to remove the floor again.

I had to remove and reinforce my cracked passenger step. The floor removal was the easy part. I lost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,031
Posted By boom3
The new steps look great!

The new steps look great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By boom3
Right on! You really couldn't have picked any...

Right on! You really couldn't have picked any better days to pick it up. (this time of year it can get pretty sketchy for weeks on end)

Not too long after getting my license, a guy I know through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,444
Posted By boom3
I'd suggest the Marmot Limestone 4P tent. You...

I'd suggest the Marmot Limestone 4P tent. You know how tents go, 4 really means 3 people and 3 really means 2.

The thing that I like about the size, and what I think is important, is that you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,806
Posted By boom3
Wow! That airplane is a keeper! BTW the 430 you...

Wow! That airplane is a keeper!

BTW the 430 you sold me in early 2009 is still going strong. :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 77,423
Posted By boom3
B & C 60A Alternator No problems with the...

B & C 60A Alternator
No problems with the alternator in 735 hours although I did have the separate voltage regulator fail at around 375. No problems since it was replaced.

B & C makes nice stuff. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,892
Posted By boom3
I trimmed the washers just like the picture in...

I trimmed the washers just like the picture in the original post. Still looks great after 725 hours. (just recently inspected again during annual)

I thought it seemed a little goofy too but went...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,029
Posted By boom3
I have a 7A and agree with John in the previous...

I have a 7A and agree with John in the previous post. I do find it easiest to remove by myself. (Every time someone tries to help it just makes it harder.)

First I fold back and tape all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 186,616
Posted By boom3
I don't have my glasses on, but isn't that...

I don't have my glasses on, but isn't that Homebuilt Camping? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,684
Posted By boom3
Ya days like Sunday are the whole reason I got...

Ya days like Sunday are the whole reason I got the rating. Generally speaking, in the Pacific Northwest we have about 6 months (Apr-Sep) when you can really use it. Well that is if you actually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,684
Posted By boom3
Great Job Kurt!! Sometimes I wonder if it's all...

Great Job Kurt!!

Sometimes I wonder if it's all worth it and then a day like Sunday comes along. Planned to fly to Aurora Airport (home of Van's) for some time in the FAA's hypoxia chamber. Stable...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By boom3
I have the same exact setup and it sounds like...

I have the same exact setup and it sounds like mine does what yours used to. When I turn my master switch off the 120 shuts off immediately but the 100 begins a countdown timer. If I do nothing it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,808
Posted By boom3
Is Relentless getting the next one? :D She just...

Is Relentless getting the next one? :D She just hasn't been the same with the 720.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 25,539
Posted By boom3
Great news that Van's gave you the go ahead to...

Great news that Van's gave you the go ahead to beef them up!!!! I really believe cracked steps are going to be a thing of the past now.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,552
Posted By boom3
Nice Bruce! Ya a couple of RV friends and I have...

Nice Bruce!

Ya a couple of RV friends and I have been doing some night flying this winter too. It takes a little getting used to but it sure is rewarding.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-04-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,879
Posted By boom3
My only thought is on the AP if you haven't...

My only thought is on the AP if you haven't already bought it. I think you would be happier with the Gemini AP than the legacy Dynon.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 25,539
Posted By boom3
I'll second that! If you are building and...

I'll second that!

If you are building and still have the opportunity to do this, do it! Drilling out rivets and sand blasting off your paintjob is no fun later.

Thanks for offering this Russ!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,333
Posted By boom3
Following Aviation Lawsuits

Quick question before this thread is closed...;)

Is there anywhere online that the public can find out the status of and follow progression of current aviation lawsuits?

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,893
Posted By boom3
VOR's are easier in real life than on the...

VOR's are easier in real life than on the written. The Kings suggest making a quick hand drawn overlay that you can lay over the VOR and course shown on the test that makes them easy peasy. I'm not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,995
Posted By boom3
I think you're going to have to remove the...

I think you're going to have to remove the dipstick tube. (Easy though)

When you remove the tube, tape off the hole so you don't accidentally drop the screw down it. :eek:
Forum: Rocket 01-22-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,482
Posted By boom3
My good friend Harry's...

My good friend Harry's rocket.

http://www.jbflying.com/Webpictures/rocket1.jpg

http://www.jbflying.com/Webpictures/rocket2.jpg

http://www.jbflying.com/Webpictures/rocket3.JPG
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 77,760
Posted By boom3
I think your statement leads new builders to...

I think your statement leads new builders to believe that it won't happen to them. Then one day down the road when it does they'll be back on this thread.

Whatever the reason the current design...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,388
Posted By boom3
I check my screen at every oil change. It only...

I check my screen at every oil change. It only ads about 10 minutes and 1 crush washer to the job.

This last oil change I found a small piece of cork gasket from when I changed my valve cover...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,818
Posted By boom3
Very cool Nigel! In May of 2008, John Brick flew...

Very cool Nigel!

In May of 2008, John Brick flew his RV-4 with an IO-360B1B to FL280 (28,250' MSL). I remember him talking about how cold it was, if I recall correctly he said it was -60F. :eek:
Forum: COMM 11-01-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,968
Posted By boom3
If it's out of warranty I'm guessing you'll be...

If it's out of warranty I'm guessing you'll be looking at Garmin's flat repair rate of $900. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,811
Posted By boom3
Sad ending. I could think of better things to do...

Sad ending.

I could think of better things to do with mine if I was worried about selling it.

Pull the data plate and...

Hang it in the living room.
Put it in the backyard for future grandkids to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 77,760
Posted By boom3
From post #6 at the beginning of this thread. ...

From post #6 at the beginning of this thread. (From Russ the step manufacturer for Vans.)

I would recommend any one having problems with this, weld a strap on the bottom side that extends down...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 77,760
Posted By boom3
It's a great idea to instruct passengers how to...

It's a great idea to instruct passengers how to climb in and out of the airplane properly but I don't believe it's the reason most of them crack.

I think vibration has the most to do with it and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,655
Posted By boom3
Perfect. :D

Perfect. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-07-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,471
Posted By boom3
That's awesome! Think how much they probably...

That's awesome!

Think how much they probably spent on that ad and yours looks way better!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-12-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,830
Posted By boom3
Add 2 more to the list. :D Thanks and see you all...

Add 2 more to the list. :D
Thanks and see you all next week!
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