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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-12-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By Boomer506
Thanks Carl, Yes from seeing your airplane pic,...

Thanks Carl,
Yes from seeing your airplane pic, that was you I met at the pumps. I look forward to joining the large number of RV pilots there at Arlington. You seem like a great bunch.
Sam
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-11-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By Boomer506
Thanks for the post Steve, that is a great...

Thanks for the post Steve, that is a great looking airplane you have there. I was the guy at the fuel pumps today with my student in the C170. I should have my RV8 in a hangar ready to fly after I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,555
Posted By Boomer506
Thank you for making the effort to make your ski...

Thank you for making the effort to make your ski design available to others. I lived near Anchorage for a couple of years and got to spend some time in a neighbors ski equipped Cessna 140. Very...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-12-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Gizmo! Hey when I finish this thing I want to...

Gizmo! Hey when I finish this thing I want to meet with one of your jets on a civilian ramp somewhere. I'd like to get a picture of the two airplanes together. Let your guys know that if any of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-12-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
The Mobile Chernobyl! That's funny, I hadn't...

The Mobile Chernobyl! That's funny, I hadn't heard that one. The reactor guys came to our ready room one time to tell us how much better the engineering plant was after some overhaul. They offered...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-11-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Super Hornet

Congratulations on your performance at CNATRA and earning a seat in the Super Hornet! And on a successful first tour. We were lucky in the Intruder in that we had twice as many JOs to do all the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-10-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Intruders Forever

Yes the A-6 was a great airplane, although by the time I got to it, we were mostly carrying precision guided weapons and not the 28 500b bombs from the early days. Laser guided bombs (GBU-12,16,10),...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-09-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Instrument Panel Power Up

I threw the avionics master switch on for the first time. It all seemed to work as advertised, and no smoke or burning smells which I think is a good sign. Plenty of functional testing to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Steve! My favorite Pensacola Navy Flight...

Steve!
My favorite Pensacola Navy Flight Instructor! I still remember our orange and white T-34C trip to Sun-n-Fun. How have you been? Are you still flying?
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-15-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Fellow Boomer!

Jeff!
Good to talk to a fellow Boomer. No, I am not planning on a boomerang and knight on the tail. You can see the tail up on the shop wall behind the airplane. It is a checkerboard pattern with...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-14-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Dupont Imron/Axalta AF400

The paint I am using has been pretty easy to work with. It is single stage polyeurothane Dupont Imron. But the Imron line was recently bought out by a company called Axalta, so now it is called...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-13-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Stars and Bars going on

The letters and numbers are vinyl applications from the local FastSigns shop, but the stars and bars were masked by hand. It wasn't as difficult as I thought in might...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-01-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Fuselage out of spray booth

I am making some progress on painting. I'm getting some of the markings on.

http://s36.photobucket.com/user/Boomer506/media/FuselagePaint4_zps9atnb5kk.jpg.html
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-19-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Boomer506
Beck's U-Pump

I grew up in Helena and Beck's U-pump is a great place to stop. The pumps are directly under the tower and it is associated with Mustang Mickey's Pilot's Lounge right there. It has a shower,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Airwing 9

The Screwbirds were a great squadron. They always did the best fo'c'sle follies. I think that KA-6D fire was a couple of deployments before mine. I deployed with VA-165 on Nimitz in 91 and 93. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-03-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Intruder Ball 0.05

Thanks Doug,
You figured out my paint scheme! It's going to be a utility hack airplane for VA-165 off the Nimitz, Air Wing 9. Like most builders, I fretted over the scheme for way too long. But...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-02-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By Boomer506
Rudder Checkerboard

I just applied a checkerboard pattern to my RV-8 Rudder. I used a square 4.5 inches on a side, parallel with the rib stiffener line. The 4.5 inches also matches the spinner checker size for middle...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-02-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Workshop Paint Booth

Starting to paint in my temporary booth in my shop. What I came up with is providing good ventilation and dust free. Plus some reasonable lighting. My rudder and spinner have turned out pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By Boomer506
DuPont Variprime 615S Self Etching Primer

One option to consider is sponge brush application of Variprime 615S. On my second project and I think it is hard to beat for ease of application, low cost and speed. I mix if very thin, about two...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 560,643
Posted By Boomer506
Thanks Ken! And thanks for your help in the shop...

Thanks Ken!
And thanks for your help in the shop last week along with the pictures you took. Last night I made the cut between windscreen and canopy which went well. This week I'll be drilling...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 560,643
Posted By Boomer506
Cutting the Canopy

Very nerve wracking, but the first cuts and initial fitting seem to be going well. Will be even more nerve wracking when I start to drill into the darn...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-17-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,046
Posted By Boomer506
Thanks Brian! Very good to get the scoop...

Thanks Brian! Very good to get the scoop straight from the manufacturer. I have one of your units and it looks great. Now that I know it will step the voltage down, I will be installing it for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,801
Posted By Boomer506
Yes, as you described. Once the tips have been...

Yes, as you described. Once the tips have been drilled in assembly with the wing, I then removed them and installed the 4-40 flex nuts (from ACE hardware) by using a 4-40 screw to clamp them in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,801
Posted By Boomer506
I used 4-40 screws with bonded spring nuts on the...

I used 4-40 screws with bonded spring nuts on the inside of the wing tips on both my RV-6 and on the RV-8 I am currently building. Less time consuming and less expensive than traditional nutplates. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-20-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By Boomer506
Another big advantage of the aerobatic prop is...

Another big advantage of the aerobatic prop is that with a momentary loss of oil pressure during aggressive maneuvering, you are protected from an engine over-speed. A regular prop would start to go...
Forum: Primers 12-20-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,936
Posted By Boomer506
Yes, I have a carbon filter respirator. Even...

Yes, I have a carbon filter respirator. Even though there is much less material in the air during a brush on, the fumes are still dangerous.
Forum: Primers 12-20-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,936
Posted By Boomer506
Thanks for the clarification that variprime is...

Thanks for the clarification that variprime is not actually an epoxy. I always wondered about that a bit. But it does make more sense that it is not an epoxy.
Forum: Primers 12-20-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,936
Posted By Boomer506
I do not plan to top coat the variprime inside...

I do not plan to top coat the variprime inside the airplane, except for the panel, throttle quadrant and C/B and switch panel as shown in the picture. The top coat on those items is DuPont single...
Forum: Primers 12-15-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,936
Posted By Boomer506
I mix it about 2 parts accelerator to 1 part...

I mix it about 2 parts accelerator to 1 part primer. And will thin a bit more if it thickens in the pot during application, or if I need to stretch it a bit to complete whatever I am priming. For...
Forum: Primers 12-12-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,936
Posted By Boomer506
DuPont Variprime 615S

I am on my second project and I have become a fan of using a sponge brush to apply variprime 615S metal etch primer that is mixed very thin. I find it quick and easy, inexpensive and effective. If...
Forum: Autopilots 12-07-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,610
Posted By Boomer506
I am wiring my GSA28 pitch and roll servos now...

I am wiring my GSA28 pitch and roll servos now and have done some reading on the interface with elevator trim.

One of the great things about these autopilots is that they will drive your trim tab...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,046
Posted By Boomer506
I did order one of those USB port sockets from...

I did order one of those USB port sockets from Aircraft Spruce and I don't see any internal components to it that would drop the voltage from aircraft voltage (12/14v) down to 5v, which is why I was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,046
Posted By Boomer506
USB socket voltage step down

Good tip, yes the Q&A section confirms that the USB socket unit does not step the voltage down internally. You will be applying 12v to your devices. 14v when alternator is running.

I'm thinking...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,046
Posted By Boomer506
USB socket voltage step down

Before I install a USB socket in my RV-8, a question about voltage. As I understand it, USB power receptacles like to see 5vDC, but our airplanes are 12vDC. Do the receptacles available on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,114
Posted By Boomer506
Lewis and Clark Trail

Great to see some footage over Montana! Thanks for sharing. I took my RV-6 N934B from Helena to the Gates of the Mountains on the Missouri, and then follow the Lewis and Clark Trail all the way to...
Forum: Primers 11-03-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,961
Posted By Boomer506
Sponge brush self etch primer

I agree that the time involved in a full clean, prep, etch, spray process for internal alclad parts is overkill. But a quick sponge brush on of Dupont Variprime 615S self etch primer has been a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By Boomer506
Yes, I would like to hear from others using the...

Yes, I would like to hear from others using the left/right/both/start key switch. But it seems to me that when the engine is running, and the switch is in the "both" position, the main wires for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By Boomer506
Man, that is a great explanation Charlie, thanks....

Man, that is a great explanation Charlie, thanks. I will do exactly that, ground my shielding on one of the studs that hold my ignition harness cap to the magneto.

I have been testing my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By Boomer506
Thanks Ray, yes I would prefer to ground at the...

Thanks Ray, yes I would prefer to ground at the magneto, I just can find a location on the magneto or the engine where I can do that. The only thing I can think of is maybe the on studs that are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By Boomer506
Ah, interesting. I get it now. I think that...

Ah, interesting. I get it now. I think that would work well if you had individual SPST type switche for each magneto. What I have is a standard left/right/both/start type switch that you would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By Boomer506
Good advice Scott, thanks. I'll have the mag...

Good advice Scott, thanks. I'll have the mag internals checked out. I can't find a good location to ground the shielding at the magneto, so I think I will ground the shielding at the switch as you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By Boomer506
I have also heard/seen the p-lead shielding being...

I have also heard/seen the p-lead shielding being grounded at the ignition switch center terminal and not in the engine room at all. Simply left open at the magneto. Does that work just as well? ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,145
Posted By Boomer506
As we say here on the Left Coast, those pictures...

As we say here on the Left Coast, those pictures are Totally Awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By Boomer506
P-Lead Shield Grounding

I am getting ready to build my two P-leads to my Bendix/TCM magnetos S4LN-1227 series on my IO-360 A1B6. I am having trouble figuring out where to ground the P-lead shielding in the engine room. My...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,379
Posted By Boomer506
Sponge brush Variprime 615S

On my second project now and I have found what I think is a quick, inexpensive and effective method of corrosion protection. After deburring and scotch brighting (unless exterior skin) I clean with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-26-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,617
Posted By Boomer506
Seattle Future of Flight

So I look out my office window at Dreamlifter Ops here in Everett WA, and who do I see on the ramp? Hank Cheng and his crew providing a tour at Boeing Future of Flight. Talk about a stroke of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-20-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 33,365
Posted By Boomer506
Cowling Intake Ramps

I've got the cowling all fitted and last night I installed the intake ramps. I'm starting to like the epoxy resin. Most of my experience has been with polyester resin, but this epoxy seems to flow...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,617
Posted By Boomer506
Keep up the good work Hank! You are an...

Keep up the good work Hank! You are an inspiration to RV builders and pilots everywhere.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By Boomer506
I also have my flap switch on left sub-panel just...

I also have my flap switch on left sub-panel just in front of throttle quadrant. You can see it just below my air vent, and to the right of Hobbs meter. It puts it near my left hand that will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,135
Posted By Boomer506
Corrosion prevention during build

One thing I do that seems to help, is after I have cleaned up a part and deburred it, but before I join it to another part, I sponge brush on some thin wash primer. In my case I use Dupont Variprime...
Forum: Primers 08-17-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,884
Posted By Boomer506
I am able to use the same sponge brush and the...

I am able to use the same sponge brush and the same small plastic mixing cup repeatedly. I open the Dupont Variprime can and stir with large wooden popsickle stick, then transfer the primer by...
Forum: Primers 08-17-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,884
Posted By Boomer506
I have been applying primer with a sponge brush...

I have been applying primer with a sponge brush and it seems quick, easy and inexpensive. I mix it thin so if flows out well and doesn't leave brush marks. Dupont Variprime seems to work well for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,697
Posted By Boomer506
I spelled the name of the primer incorrectly. ...

I spelled the name of the primer incorrectly. It's spelled Variprime, not veriprime. I hate it when I do that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,697
Posted By Boomer506
On my second project, and have become a fan of...

On my second project, and have become a fan of DuPont veriprime applied with a sponge brush. I mix small amounts and mix it thin so a little goes a long way. Many builders retain the blue film on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,446
Posted By Boomer506
That is a great looking airplane. Wonderful job...

That is a great looking airplane. Wonderful job on the paint scheme, very appealing. I'm planning the paint for my RV-8 now and your airplane is a good inspiration.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-13-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,908
Posted By Boomer506
Doug! I'm on old A-6 BN in the Seattle area. ...

Doug! I'm on old A-6 BN in the Seattle area. You gotta jump in to this RV world. These planes are almost jet like in their performance. I would do simulated pop up attacks with my RV-6 regularly....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,389
Posted By Boomer506
RV-10 Oil Cooler on RV-8

I used a suggestion provided by VAF forum to use a larger oil cooler on my RV-8 from the RV-10 and use the RV-10 firewall mount. It seems to have installed without a problem, but I have not run it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 647,632
Posted By Boomer506
Steam gauge and glass mix

I mounted instruments for the first time today. I have a mix of old used instruments, and room for the Garmin G5 that I have on order and a Garmin GDU 370 if I can find a good used one. The area...
Forum: Primers 06-28-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,291
Posted By Boomer506
Sponge brush self etch primer

I found spray on primer too time consuming and expensive. After I complete my de-burring, I smooth the surface with a scotch brite pad, then clean with some diluted degreaser detergent in a spray...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,595
Posted By Boomer506
Garmin G5

I am putting the panel together for my RV-8 after having built an RV-6 (that had no attitude source). I wrestled with the choice. Turn needle only (same as my RV-6), G3X (single Garmin GDU370 non...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,907
Posted By Boomer506
Thanks Bob, I think I will try your method. ...

Thanks Bob, I think I will try your method. That's what I was thinking. Burp out as much air through breather tube as possible. Then, even if there is still some air up in the cam shaft space, the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,907
Posted By Boomer506
Pre-oil the engine

Here's another thing I am considering, and you can all tell me if I'm crazy or not. If my primary concern is getting some oil on that cam shaft, what about filling the engine to the brim? This...
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