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Forum: Tools 06-29-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,208
Posted By DennisRhodes
Like the organization on the Dimple Dies. But it...

Like the organization on the Dimple Dies. But it also depends on the organization of the person! I used a block with a lot of holes for similar organization but somehow at the end of the day they...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By DennisRhodes
Marion College at Fondulac has always been my go...

Marion College at Fondulac has always been my go to. In the pass have stayed in the dorms , but they also had suits for larger groups. They are about 20 min south and always had a good breakfast...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By DennisRhodes
CHT sensor well and should not have any influence...

CHT sensor well and should not have any influence on your engine roll out issues. But you may want to start troubleshooting with plugs, wires, and firing system components.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By DennisRhodes
Remove the single wire on the sender,, clean it ...

Remove the single wire on the sender,, clean it check the crimp if applicable and reinstall. Check the ground wire if a two terminal sender. If that offers no change replace the sender unit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,239
Posted By DennisRhodes
Congratulations Kyle, yesterday was a hot day,...

Congratulations Kyle, yesterday was a hot day, did you make first flight out of VPC? I need. A first ride in a RV10!!!!! Let me know.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-14-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,498
Posted By DennisRhodes
Yeah, that Rutan guide and 16 gallons of epoxy...

Yeah, that Rutan guide and 16 gallons of epoxy plus other material provided 25 years of uneventful LEZ flying grins. In 2008 A RV9 project provided another 14 years to date of RV grins.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-14-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,498
Posted By DennisRhodes
All the above is true. But One thing I learned...

All the above is true. But One thing I learned from building a Long EZ that I don't see mentioned above is the orientation of fibers for a structural piece. Agree that a RV canopy skirt is not...
Forum: Reviews 06-09-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,244
Posted By DennisRhodes
Dont know about Weatherspork, but I have found...

Dont know about Weatherspork, but I have found what I need for VFR cloud tops , overcast and forecast out to 11 days on Windy.com. The accuracy is remarkable. . I also got the premimum sub just to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By DennisRhodes
Dynons' older series DEK180 and EMS120

Does anyone know if an older Dynon EMS 120 could be added to a fully functional DEK180 just by adding power and the two DSAB communication twisted pair wires to the EMS120. I already have all my...
Forum: RV-3 05-24-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By DennisRhodes
Here's a link for Pic to some rudder locks I...

Here's a link for Pic to some rudder locks I made for my RV9 . It uses compression springs from the aviation aisle at ACE. The seat belt usually works for the elevator and ailerons for me , but I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By DennisRhodes
Remember that if it is an amp meter it will need...

Remember that if it is an amp meter it will need to be in series with the current carrying wire. . The D120 is actually measuring voltage drop accross a calibrated resistor(shunt). So the two signal...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By DennisRhodes
Might go into the D120 set up and be sure...

Might go into the D120 set up and be sure something hasn t changed as for set up ? Would think that loss of ONE of the signal wires would drive amp reading either max high or min low. Would take...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By DennisRhodes
Dynon recommends a fused connection to the signal...

Dynon recommends a fused connection to the signal wires at the Shunt. I know my D180 has a fuse in each of the two signal wires from the shunt. Might check and see if you have fuse. Best I remember...
Forum: GPS 05-04-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By DennisRhodes
I still have an extra motherboard battery ...

I still have an extra motherboard battery actually have three of them. 3 v 5.8 MAH rating lithium, that fits the 196, 296 396 and maybe the 496. If you care to install it , PM me and i will ship...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,983
Posted By DennisRhodes
Here s a rudder gust hold mechanism I built for...

Here s a rudder gust hold mechanism I built for my RV9. Uses compression springs and velcrow into fwd of the spar. Can't miss it if you plan to fly. It folds up to about 16 to 18 inches in length...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By DennisRhodes
Access panel is an excellent "adder on the...

Access panel is an excellent "adder on the slider". Although I don't have one on my slider RV9. We did install one on an earlier RV7 tip up in 2006 and have used it several times. I regret not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By DennisRhodes
Regarding the OP on the click style torque...

Regarding the OP on the click style torque wrench, I have found that if you leave the "spring compressed" for storage ie the torque setting set for some elevated value that the wrench does not...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-06-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,890
Posted By DennisRhodes
Why dont you install a pull Off style breaker in...

Why dont you install a pull Off style breaker in the always hot line to that Surefly. With that you could always pull that breaker if you wanted to disconnect it from the power source for some...
Forum: RV-15 02-18-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,310
Posted By DennisRhodes
Was an owner of a M5 "Lunar Rocket" it one time....

Was an owner of a M5 "Lunar Rocket" it one time. I was a blast to fly with the Cont IO 210C Continental 6-cyl IO-360 w/ McCauley CS prop, and could haul anything you could get the doors to close...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By DennisRhodes
Same here, mine started out as a 9A with steps....

Same here, mine started out as a 9A with steps. When I purchased the project I finished out as a 9 with the Vans P/N conversion kit. The surprise for me was that it needed new longer main gear...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By DennisRhodes
But I very rarely carry 32 gal of fuel in the...

But I very rarely carry 32 gal of fuel in the outboard fuel tanks. :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By DennisRhodes
My 9 has steps on both sides! Use them EVERY...

My 9 has steps on both sides! Use them EVERY time in and out. They were already installed when I bought the project . Only maintenance was the right one cracked same as others have done. It was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By DennisRhodes
Had similiar swing in amps and solid voltage on a...

Had similiar swing in amps and solid voltage on a Dynon set up. Found that the signal wire that attaches to the shunt had bad crimp connection. Actually the ring crimps were to large for the wire...
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By DennisRhodes
Installed a Sport 10.1 GRT SPORT EFIS into a...

Installed a Sport 10.1 GRT SPORT EFIS into a RV7 and hard wired an existing uAvionics Echo with the SkyFyx GPS back 8 months ago that continues to work fine with the ADSB Traffic and Wx...
Forum: COMM 12-30-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By DennisRhodes
Should be marked on the pin connector BUT you may...

Should be marked on the pin connector BUT you may need magnification to see the markings.
Forum: Autopilots 12-20-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By DennisRhodes
AP Pitch servo installation in RV9

Anyone have their RV9 in "build" or "open for inspection" that can send me a picture of a Trio "Gold Pitch servo" installed there behind the baggage bulkhead or maybe another similar style...
Forum: Autopilots 12-18-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,708
Posted By DennisRhodes
Keep in mind the RayAllen servo system by design...

Keep in mind the RayAllen servo system by design swaps ground and power to reverse the direction of the DC servo motor. To tie that AP system in to that may require some isolation relays to keep...
Forum: Autopilots 12-18-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,708
Posted By DennisRhodes
Is this a new power up panel or one thats been in...

Is this a new power up panel or one thats been in service for a while operational? May help in troubleshooting. Sounds like gound and power between the two devises may have got rolled somehow. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,498
Posted By DennisRhodes
I had a Transponder that would pop a breaker...

I had a Transponder that would pop a breaker about every 3 or 4 hours of flight operation. The breaker had Xponder and ADSB in and out powered with sufficient capacity. This nonsense went on for...
Forum: GPS 12-10-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By DennisRhodes
I had a 396 that had similiar issues with the...

I had a 396 that had similiar issues with the time and slooow latch onto satellites. It had a internal card mounted battery like that. Found Here on VAF search was a post that identified the...
Forum: COMM 12-09-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By DennisRhodes
To add one more twist to this. I know the A200...

To add one more twist to this. I know the A200 and A213 have the same connector and same wiring config. I've slid a A200 into my A213 tray and plug and play while the A 213 was sent for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-02-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By DennisRhodes
Nice write up and video clips, I need to take...

Nice write up and video clips, I need to take the RV9 up there. Looks like my kinda overnight camping!
Forum: ADS-B 11-19-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,725
Posted By DennisRhodes
Remember this Kyle! the S in ADSB stands for...

Remember this Kyle! the S in ADSB stands for surveillance
Forum: COMM 11-12-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By DennisRhodes
Like gmcjetpilot says : an Icom A210 will plug ...

Like gmcjetpilot says : an Icom A210 will plug right into the existing A200 tray and give you that second frequency monitor. I use mine like that all the time. There's an indicator on the ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,994
Posted By DennisRhodes
That looks like it may be found at McMaster Carr....

That looks like it may be found at McMaster Carr. Great supply house for comercial materials. On line order and sale. No problem sales to individuals in any quanity.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By DennisRhodes
17958 paper clip still works

17958

paper clip still works
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,445
Posted By DennisRhodes
Thanks McDe , As the saying goes ,"That was the...

Thanks McDe , As the saying goes ,"That was the last place I looked!!!"
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,445
Posted By DennisRhodes
I'm looking for a cad filefor just the 8...

I'm looking for a cad filefor just the 8 instrument panel to do a panel instrument upgrade. Plan to just recut and do new layout.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-28-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By DennisRhodes
I had a 396 tied into a D 180 similiar to your...

I had a 396 tied into a D 180 similiar to your set up. At one time I had a problem with the rather light duty plug on the back of the GPS that connected the RS 232 position signal , that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By DennisRhodes
Yes Mickie, that was my opinion also. That is the...

Yes Mickie, that was my opinion also. That is the fourth time I ve open these up to clean TT 830 hrs. . They are NOT easy to get to. Indications on fuel pressure will tell you when theae need ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By DennisRhodes
Fuel strainers in left side tank

This is the filter element from the Left side tank on my 0 320 160HP carbed RV9. Removed for routine check, element has 380 engine hours and assuming 50% in service time would have passed...
Forum: Safety 10-11-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,691
Posted By DennisRhodes
Thumbs up I checked my RV9 "older kit " yesterday. Appears...

I checked my RV9 "older kit " yesterday. Appears to have all the gusset reinforcements as mentioned. An while you're standing on you head may as well check all the other welds and cable...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,551
Posted By DennisRhodes
Get you a Dye Penetrate kit from AS . Easy Test...

Get you a Dye Penetrate kit from AS . Easy Test for exposing cracked metallic parts.
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By DennisRhodes
Do the easy thing first, swap out the GPS antenna...

Do the easy thing first, swap out the GPS antenna with your best buddy s . Although the price of those antennas are not to different than the min base repair that Garmin offers. Maybe that will...
Forum: Tools 10-07-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,801
Posted By DennisRhodes
Check the Stein website. The cheap pin crimper...

Check the Stein website. The cheap pin crimper worked for me. It has both Sub D and High Density die.
Forum: GPS 10-05-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By DennisRhodes
Download Ifly from Adventure Pilot onto your ...

Download Ifly from Adventure Pilot onto your android or I phone. You can get the app free for a month. Although not IFR you will find that it is a Great GPS and Flight planner platform. They...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,221
Posted By DennisRhodes
Back to the OP's question on Cont IO 360 . We...

Back to the OP's question on Cont IO 360 . We owned a Maule- M-5 at one time with a IO 360D 210 HP that had a CS prop, that model Maule was called a Lunar Rocket which it was.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,643
Posted By DennisRhodes
The older senders like in the picture are still...

The older senders like in the picture are still available AS or other sources. The newer Kavlico are RATED at 150 meaning the case pressure is good for 150 psi, regardless of the range your service...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By DennisRhodes
Triple Tree ground transportation ?

Anyone know if there is available ground transportation at the Triple Tree Fly in down to the local motel/ hotels ? Looks like most are about 15 miles. Or know if maybe Uber is available there....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By DennisRhodes
You will find the runway and day parking...

You will find the runway and day parking groomed similiar to an Augusta golf green, you get to make the decision. However some of the back "alley" taxi ways are not as friendly. There you have the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By DennisRhodes
That may take a while to get used to with the...

That may take a while to get used to with the buttons on top!!! :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,471
Posted By DennisRhodes
The indication im looking at does appear to be in...

The indication im looking at does appear to be in the HAZ ( heat affected zone) of that weld I would clean up powder coat and dye penetrate test. Very Common place for weld cracks under load.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,525
Posted By DennisRhodes
All the valve springs look OK?

All the valve springs look OK?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,610
Posted By DennisRhodes
I know of a lady that got washed out of a AT 502...

I know of a lady that got washed out of a AT 502 after the pilot failed to open the hopper vent for dry application. The hopper rinse finished the job very well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,610
Posted By DennisRhodes
In that BC12D we found that the tube had to have ...

In that BC12D we found that the tube had to have pressure into the front of the pipe to be able to get anything out the back. There just wasnt enough "pull" from the rear opening to evacuate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,610
Posted By DennisRhodes
A BC12D taylorcraft worked fine with a 2 inch PVC...

A BC12D taylorcraft worked fine with a 2 inch PVC tube tie wrapped to the jury strut and a string to pull the front and rear "duct tape door " off.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,380
Posted By DennisRhodes
Back in another world this one with pressure ...

Back in another world this one with pressure parts that had separated, we could look at the failure where it had been ripped out and it would be shinny and sharp in the cross section of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,616
Posted By DennisRhodes
I have always had a good experience stayjng in...

I have always had a good experience stayjng in Fond du Lac at a college called Marion. Only a 20 min ride up I believe hwy 41 and the Dorm rooms are fine. They do have larger group rooms ....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By DennisRhodes
I use a portable "Intellivox" as the sole...

I use a portable "Intellivox" as the sole intercom in my RV9. My A210 com does have a built in intercom but I never was able to get the vox to work very good in the noisy cockpit. The Intellivox...
Forum: COMM 05-02-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By DennisRhodes
Use the barrier block in the connector to help...

Use the barrier block in the connector to help you identify that and the number order and alpha order on the connector. I believe you will also find numbers and letters on the ICOM connector that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,476
Posted By DennisRhodes
I jack up a single side maingear leg at a time...

I jack up a single side maingear leg at a time with following....
Forum: ADS-B 04-14-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,040
Posted By DennisRhodes
Let's don't mess with a good system! the ADSB PR...

Let's don't mess with a good system! the ADSB PR is a excellent tool to check and be sure all is well with compliance and it's there any time you need it. We don't need a reason for it to be...
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By DennisRhodes
Might want to take a look at the projected CG...

Might want to take a look at the projected CG with the metal vs wood/ composit prop. I have a RV9 ( not A) with 160 hp and composit Prince P tip. The CG was much more comfortable after I added 15...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By DennisRhodes
Kyle thats exactly what we did. Had a new panel...

Kyle thats exactly what we did. Had a new panel cut. Just to many unused 3 1/8 holes to try to mask. Actually Cary still has the other half of the instrument panel sheet you could probably start with...
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