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Forum: COMM 05-02-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
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: 829
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: 517
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: 817
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: 10
Views: 605
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...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By DennisRhodes
Kyle, take a look at the RV7 in Taylorsville that...

Kyle, take a look at the RV7 in Taylorsville that we installed a GRT 10.6 sport. That went in easily and was relative simple to wire up although it was a tip up canopy. Two wires hook up all the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,016
Posted By DennisRhodes
Just do your transition learning curve on a long...

Just do your transition learning curve on a long paved runway and you will find the best combo for power and approach on that FP 9. There's nothing squirrely with it , It's an excellent handling RV...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,016
Posted By DennisRhodes
Yes, that's a fairly tight pattern and yes I do...

Yes, that's a fairly tight pattern and yes I do fly 65 mph with some flaps maybe as far back as the turn to final but thats maybe 1/2 mile.. with a fixed pitch prop and good airspeed control that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,016
Posted By DennisRhodes
That will work for the 9A but be prepared to use...

That will work for the 9A but be prepared to use up a LOT of runway if you come over the numbers at 70 mph and are expecting the landing to happen any time soon. The 9 will not slow down as ...
Forum: GPS 03-16-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By DennisRhodes
I did the B Hester procedure on my Garmin map396...

I did the B Hester procedure on my Garmin map396 yesterday. All went well and latched up to sats very quickly when re assembled. I notice the time is now staying correct while the system is off. ...
Forum: Southeast 03-13-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By DennisRhodes
Vans Home Page , About half way down left side...

Vans Home Page , About half way down left side column of listings
Forum: Southeast 03-13-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By DennisRhodes
Angelo, there's a 1GA0 airpark 3700 paved strip...

Angelo, there's a 1GA0 airpark 3700 paved strip between SAV and St Simons. He has contact info on the RV Hotel site. Have looked at that as a SAV overnight possibility but never used it . I...
Forum: GPS 03-06-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By DennisRhodes
And that link still pulls up a replacement...

And that link still pulls up a replacement battery thru Digi Key. Looks like they are about $2 each. Thanks Bobby H for the link and Info .

Actually there's nothing to loose by trying ,...
Forum: GPS 03-05-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By DennisRhodes
Garmin 396 map internal Battery assistance

I think my Garmin 396 has finally lost its internal battery power. Yes, I know its an old unit and so am I ! Its used as a back up GPS and I really enjoy the Xm Wx and music . So,, I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By DennisRhodes
yep, 358782 works without the - Also text...

yep, 358782 works without the - Also text message like: METAR KVPC PT to get it in plain text .

Substitute TAF for Metar and you can get TAFs , Or better yet substitute MT for METAR and you...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-09-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By DennisRhodes
," and if so where do you buy it?" OMEGA is a ...

," and if so where do you buy it?"

OMEGA is a large warehouse and on line supplier of about all Thermocouple types and supplies. They are commercial and industrial but their products are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By DennisRhodes
Like at Idea ,But

On my 9 the battery is located quite a bit higher and I like the idea of a front door. But I question the ability to utilize that front door as much as you would like due to conflict with the back...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By DennisRhodes
I would like to see a capacitance fuel gauge...

I would like to see a capacitance fuel gauge that also included a 1 to 5 vdc analog signal out so it could be easily set up on GRT EFIS as well as others. My limited exposure to that was trying...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By DennisRhodes
Have a Prince P tip 68 x76 PK on my 0320 RV9 it...

Have a Prince P tip 68 x76 PK on my 0320 RV9 it s 160 HP . I did after flying for a while add a 15 Lb crush plate to modify the CG a bit forward. It was not out of range but with empty...
Forum: Tools 01-18-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,006
Posted By DennisRhodes
I took Lee Majors advice and built a "one of a...

I took Lee Majors advice and built a "one of a kind". About $50 square tubing and some castors from Tractor Supply. The Hydraulics were from a Freight Harbor cheap floor jack. If you have to add...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,590
Posted By DennisRhodes
Agree with the Oklahoma "tin" man :D

Agree with the Oklahoma "tin" man :D
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,385
Posted By DennisRhodes
Not a structural Engineer but, I would question...

Not a structural Engineer but, I would question the ability of the ceiling joist and span to support the aircraft or multiple aircraft in your case first, then decide how best to lift up an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,695
Posted By DennisRhodes
They are Thermocouples , not sure which "type"...

They are Thermocouples , not sure which "type" the Dynon uses however it is important to replace with the same type. ie Type J, K or whatever. The color of the wires are the type designation....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By DennisRhodes
DR , I hope you didn't make those ruts in the...

DR , I hope you didn't make those ruts in the yard there behind Flash.! From the looks of you wheel pants it must have been someone else!:D

[ed. Wasn't me! Construction crew.... v/r,dr]
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,286
Posted By DennisRhodes
Sounds like you got an A-30 that DOES have...

Sounds like you got an A-30 that DOES have capability for serial alt input into the ESG ( maybe three wires at the most ). I believe I would check All the pin outs on that Appero harness and ...
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,286
Posted By DennisRhodes
A grey code connection to an encoder will require...

A grey code connection to an encoder will require at least 8 wires and maybe couple more for power and ground.. So if you dont have a bundle of about 10 wires going to the encoder, that would show up...
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,286
Posted By DennisRhodes
Received this from a Stratus dealer on inquire...

Received this from a Stratus dealer on inquire for ESG ES unit and using an encoder. Might be worth checking if you are still looking for a problem with the altitude input .


"" The ESG...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-15-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By DennisRhodes
Thanks for the replys and for the GRT contact. ...

Thanks for the replys and for the GRT contact. Bob, I like "A " above . I didn't want to wire to the EIS4000 but I do think I will locate the wire for the 4.8v regulated V on that EIS . Wire...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-14-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By DennisRhodes
GRT Sport 10.1 wiring question for analog inputs

Looking at the Sport 10.1 Install manual for wiring up several analog inputs. Not much info on the how but a lot of info on the marketing!

For the older GRT EFIS interface they used 12vdc...
Forum: Tools 12-13-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,006
Posted By DennisRhodes
whats the best under the wing avaition mechanical creeper

I know there's been discussion about articulating "creepers" for under the wing or fuselage maintenance here on VAF. but my search on the internet for Creeper turned up a completely different...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-04-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,987
Posted By DennisRhodes
FYI . I stopped in a KPUJ on the west side of...

FYI . I stopped in a KPUJ on the west side of Atlanta at the 30 Nm radius yesterday to buy gas , Kind of a normal thing since no gas on my turf field. And 100LL was like normal $3.49 per gallon....
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By DennisRhodes
Thanks Ray, i did just that. I'm not real happy...

Thanks Ray, i did just that. I'm not real happy with the lack of connection that the HD makes with the radio . If you wiggle the radio much you seem to have a disconnect on the audio part. Seems to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By DennisRhodes
Re installing a GArmin 300XL

New owner for a used 300XL . Is it recommended to get the installation kit for the HD 26 pin plug on the back of a 300XL or will the HD 26 pin Mouser Male plug and HD male pins work. ? The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,461
Posted By DennisRhodes
Congrats Rockwood. Nice !! I felt like i also...

Congrats Rockwood. Nice !! I felt like i also was along for the ride. The main Gear legs came from an 9A project that I picked up in Peachtree City Ga . That project turned into to my 9 and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,527
Posted By DennisRhodes
Use a good quality guage along side the e sensor...

Use a good quality guage along side the e sensor and see if anything looks different. Do this as a ground maintenance test. Sensors do have problems . Also check for good clean ground on the...
Forum: COMM 10-08-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By DennisRhodes
Yes, i believe it is. I have a A210 and tray...

Yes, i believe it is. I have a A210 and tray that i have plug and played a A200 as spare couple times. Works fine in that direction.
Forum: COMM 10-01-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,919
Posted By DennisRhodes
Yeah, not saying that my A 210 has been trouble...

Yeah, not saying that my A 210 has been trouble free. But I have removed the radio couple times without disconnecting the ribbon cable also . I use tape to hole the loose faceplate ( very gently) ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By DennisRhodes
Larry , I did find this on split weight and...

Larry , I did find this on split weight and various radius weight position. Not sure the link will go thru but here's a web site article on using a polar graph to do this . Maybe more...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By DennisRhodes
If you re down to .05 IPS you 're good to go...

If you re down to .05 IPS you 're good to go and in excellent range for first flight or for that matter anytime thereafter. You should not see any changes unless something in that rotating...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,551
Posted By DennisRhodes
Finally found the slow speed buzzz in the RV9....

Finally found the slow speed buzzz in the RV9. It was none of the above ,had nothing to do with the flap fairing seal. !! Turns out it was the trailing edge of the gear leg fairings. I had...
Forum: ADS-B 09-21-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,732
Posted By DennisRhodes
I HAD ( back when) a GTX 327 tied to a NAVworks...

I HAD ( back when) a GTX 327 tied to a NAVworks exp. I also used the NW Transmon for a while then changed it over and removed the transmon. The "Rec blinky" worked and never seem to have any...
Forum: Autopilots 09-18-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By DennisRhodes
Most electronics dont work their best with one or...

Most electronics dont work their best with one or more of the adjustable parameters at the max. You might try backing off on the sensitivity and see if that levels anything. Sound like you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,731
Posted By DennisRhodes
I had the same thought about shoulder movement ...

I had the same thought about shoulder movement this morning while I was flying my RV9. Although I was thinking about stick fore and aft rather than rudder. And adding to that , left and right ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,731
Posted By DennisRhodes
What if , you controlled all stick inputs ...

What if , you controlled all stick inputs electrically. ie the RV8 fly by wire. Very doable with todays electronics. A joy stick with compatable inputs would be your interface. Same for rudder...
Forum: Safety 08-30-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,287
Posted By DennisRhodes
Wx tool on the NOAA Aviation site

Don't know if you've have stumbled across this one or not. Nor know how long it may have been out there, but I've been looking at it for a while now. It has now become my first wx click . I...
Forum: Autopilots 08-21-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,504
Posted By DennisRhodes
I have a Trio (single axis ) built initially ...

I have a Trio (single axis ) built initially into my 9 due to having had one also in a LongEZ before that. The LEZ almost required a wing leveler if you wanted to look at a sectional( back in...
Forum: ADS-B 08-18-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,256
Posted By DennisRhodes
TailbeaconX Mode ES Txsponder with ADSB out

uAvionix has a new TailbeaconX Mode ES Transponder with ADSB out that mounts in the tail strobe position. Has a mode S transponder and GPS built in. Uses either GRT interface or optional...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,896
Posted By DennisRhodes
My 396 has an internal battery that has something...

My 396 has an internal battery that has something to do with the initial satellite lock in. In most cases this battery is a solder in replacement so not the easiest for user to replace. I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By DennisRhodes
Maybe check e bay or one of the suppliers for a...

Maybe check e bay or one of the suppliers for a short adapter cable that will work for you.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,041
Posted By DennisRhodes
My Dynon 180 also used a shunt and did same as...

My Dynon 180 also used a shunt and did same as what you' re describing with amps spiking BUT no voltage swing as one would expect. Turned out the signal wire on the shunt had bad, ie loose ...
Forum: COMM 07-29-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,633
Posted By DennisRhodes
The Garmin Wiring diagram uses the terminology of...

The Garmin Wiring diagram uses the terminology of Lo and Hi when referencing the various items to be connected ie such as mic ,headset, PTT, aux input and etc. If you use the Lo connection as the...
Forum: GPS 07-28-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,588
Posted By DennisRhodes
Get the iFly for your android or apple phone and...

Get the iFly for your android or apple phone and try that .30 days free. With an "IFR" update you will get all the RNAV and waypoints there to fly that approach ofcourse with an "observer" see...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,471
Posted By DennisRhodes
But i actually flew it for 8 years before i...

But i actually flew it for 8 years before i added the crush plate wt. It was not out of rear CG limit but would be at limit with EMPTY tanks and no passenger and 60 + iin Baggage. But in that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-23-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,471
Posted By DennisRhodes
I added the 15 lb crush on an RV9 which was rear...

I added the 15 lb crush on an RV9 which was rear CG. It had a composite , Prince FP prop on a 160 hp ,also replaced the spacer with Saber 2 1/2 extension. Results was a 2 inch move fwd on the RV9....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-15-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,109
Posted By DennisRhodes
Check and see if the " flakes" are magnetic also...

Check and see if the " flakes" are magnetic also the magnetic oil plug drains can answer that question. Most internal engine parts are magnetic with the exception of some higher grades of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,454
Posted By DennisRhodes
Just an idea but looks like you could thread a ...

Just an idea but looks like you could thread a short piece of the same threaded rod into the bottom of the axle / flange adapter part and use a floor jack for regular wheel maintenance. The...
Forum: COMM 07-12-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By DennisRhodes
Talking Understand a switch could do the job but a ...

Understand a switch could do the job but a display that indicated which com in use snd mixer for aux inputs as well as a touch screen for selection and hey maybe volume level. Hey make it 2020...
Forum: COMM 07-12-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By DennisRhodes
Would be nice to have:

An experimental small size say 2 1/4 or other panel mounted equivalent to an audio panel. Would be digital and receive input from 2 coms including the PTT , and maybe TX interlock, an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By DennisRhodes
Hans, if you just need to see the CHTs indicate...

Hans, if you just need to see the CHTs indicate thru your 180 then remove the prob and place it in a container of boiling water and see if it indicates 212 F . Cooking Oil if you want to go higher.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By DennisRhodes
You should be able to verify your pressure...

You should be able to verify your pressure altitude on the 327 display while in Mode C . That may tell you about the ability of the 327 to receive the serial or grey code altitude from the D10. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-26-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By DennisRhodes
I would think a shielded p wire would be ok, the...

I would think a shielded p wire would be ok, the p leads have been that way for years.
but not familiar with E mag instructions. Some heat shrink might be in order to keep it from the the main...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-26-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By DennisRhodes
A vice will work , but be sure and place some ...

A vice will work , but be sure and place some soft wooden blocks each side so that the vice does not contact the metal gear teeth.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,363
Posted By DennisRhodes
15 lb crush plate moved my CG about 2 inches fwd...

15 lb crush plate moved my CG about 2 inches fwd on a RV 9 with fixed pitch and composite prop. I also purchased a prop extension and added 1/2 inch From Sam along with the crush plate. Made all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,363
Posted By DennisRhodes
Check with Saber, He does a lot of experimental...

Check with Saber,
He does a lot of experimental prop plates and extensions. Nice guy to work with.
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