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Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-02-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
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, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,577
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, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
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, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By DennisRhodes
Image not so good , but it looks like MA4SPA for ...

Image not so good , but it looks like MA4SPA for LYC 0 320. I found a repair kit at https://msacarbs.com/product-category/carburetors/ma-4spa/

They also have others listed by engine model...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By DennisRhodes
17958 paper clip still works

17958

paper clip still works
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,177
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,177
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, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
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, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
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, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
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, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,586
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,345
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
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, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,204
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
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, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
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, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
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, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,517
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, 08:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,410
Posted By DennisRhodes
All the valve springs look OK?

All the valve springs look OK?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,973
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, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,973
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,973
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, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,497
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,809
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
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, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
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, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,874
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, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
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, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,217
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,217
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, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,217
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,769
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, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
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, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,142
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,697
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, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
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, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,383
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, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,629
Posted By DennisRhodes
Agree with the Oklahoma "tin" man :D

Agree with the Oklahoma "tin" man :D
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,753
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,252
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, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,663
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, 05:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,577
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, 09:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,577
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, 01:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,577
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
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, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
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, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,383
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, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,123
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, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
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, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
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, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,359
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,904
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...
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