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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By krhea
Dehumidfier

How about purging the crankcase of moisture with a few cubic feet of nitrogen?


Keith Rhea
RV7
donated 2018
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By krhea
Rebuilding your own engine...Bad idea?

Here’s my experience: In 2013 bought a 1982 Mattituck 0-320 engine with 741 hours for 7500.00 including all accessories. I was assured that the followers weren’t spalled.

From 2014 initial flight...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By krhea
Omitting tach shaft

I suspected as much after the fact, 6 quarts is my full level, will remove the barb fitting and see if I can fabricate a shield to catch;oil mist and let it condense and still keep same tubular cross...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By krhea
Omitting tach shaft

I suspected as much after the fact, 6 quarts is my full level, will remove the barb fitting and see if I can fabricate a shield to catch;oil mist and let it condense and still keep same tubular cross...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By krhea
Omitting Tach shaft

I recently overhauled my narrow deck O-320D2A. I installed EFII ignitions when i installed the engine in my RV7. The engine had 741 hours on it and was built in 1982 by Mattituck. Since the tach...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By krhea
Here is a drop box link to a B&C 410 alternator...

Here is a drop box link to a B&C 410 alternator mounted on the vacuum pump pad on my o-320. Photos i took on a just completed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,664
Posted By krhea
Navworx replacement shipping today from Dallas

Order Nov 3, shipped yesterday received today, echo +skyfx
Forum: Tools 11-14-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By krhea
Yard store tools

I have scratch built a Davis DA2A with yard store tools ( flush riveted -4's)
and my RV7. I am not a perfectionist by any means and found that the tools i got at the yard satisfied me. They also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By krhea
permanent heat installation

High Intensity Radiant( orange glow). Don't require a flue.
Low Intensity Radiant ( tube heaters require a flue)
Both heat objects not the air. Both are used in large space...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By krhea
MGL touch Screen

I have been using the 8.5". Explorer lite in my RV7, touch screen can be a little challenging in turbulence, but the rotary controls also work. Also have the V10 radio, ST165 Transponder, Navworx...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By krhea
becker dsub

http://www.millenair.nl/shop/image/cache/data/becker/connector3-600x600.png

Looks like becker has a kit.

Keith
RV7
Hearing disable just like Don, new aids coming via VA end of october, Lightspeed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-16-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By krhea
Yard store has nut plate jigs

Yard store has them, may have used and new ones.


Keith Rhea
RV7
318 hours in third year

Dues gladly paid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,044
Posted By krhea
Increase Heat Transfer in Heat Muff

Actually I think that using a Nichrome heating element wire is the best(cheapest) heat transfer method because the wire in a normal application could be somewhat "red hot" in normal usage. This type...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-17-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By krhea
Hot Hamburger

Blake and I flew down to Bartlesville, OK(KBVO) yesterday to try out Murphy’s Steak House and toured the Phillips 66 museum. Flying was great, Blake got some stick time. Courtesy car provided by...
Forum: ADS-B 02-07-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,282
Posted By krhea
Gps position sources.

Here is what I see in the Navworx installation instructions:
4.2.1 GPS Position Source
4.2.1.1 Transceiver (P/N 200-0012, 200-0013, 200-0112 and 200-0113)
The AD600-B must be configured with a GPS...
Forum: ADS-B 02-07-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,434
Posted By krhea
Good adsb performance report

I finally got my new transponder installed and set up only to find out after about 6 hours of head scratching that I had crossed TX-TX and RX-RX for the transponder control to the Navworx. Once that...
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,434
Posted By krhea
Navworx tech issues

Ok by me, will let you know in a couple of weeks, new transponder cert set for week of Feb 13?

Thanks

Keith
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 25,434
Posted By krhea
Navworx tech issues

Ralph:

I am not qualified to help your situation in any way that I know of.

I had my own problems with my ads600b -0012. They were of my own doing.

First I managed to buy a TT21 transponder when...
Forum: ADS-B 01-29-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,282
Posted By krhea
Gps position source

WHat if Navworx doesn't come through and several GPS sources are listed like TN-70 that use a Nexnav p/n 21000 could that or this GPS source be used to be make the Navworx ADS600-B 2020...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By krhea
I have an 0320 D2A 160 HP on my 1020 #...

I have an 0320 D2A 160 HP on my 1020 # RV7



Keith Rhea
N60KR 250 HRs
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,003
Posted By krhea
Baro. Fault in adsb

I have had two different instances where the baro altitude stopped for a second during a 1 + hour flight. Have an Iefis explorer feeding a trig tt21 transponder on the can buss. FAA called and...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,551
Posted By krhea
Transition training

I used David Austin from Denton area, he was on the list of Approved CFI's for Nationair. David actually came up to Wichita area, stayed as a guest in my home and transitioned me the required 10...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-10-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,061
Posted By krhea
Smile Early Morning Flight

Getting ready to fly up to Aircapital Chapter 88 EAA breakfast and Young eagles event with Daughter Kim. Also flew a few Young Eagles and 4 of 5 my Grandkids that were there wanted to ride in the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-29-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 931
Posted By krhea
RV's are a lot of fun!

Check this Tv news article out:

http://www.kake.com/story/33283683/fly-kansas-air-tour-crisscrossing-the-state

Keith Rhea
RV7 207 hours since Oct 2014
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-01-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By krhea
IEFIS lite v6 control

SEems to me that I had to switch ports around because some are high speed.
Pick a non reserved port between 3&5 tx-Rx ,Rx-tx no setting in V6 that I recall

Explorer lite v6,tt22,navworx adsb
2014...
Forum: Midwest 06-23-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By krhea
Cfi

David Austin (214) 236-7973
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 95,656
Posted By krhea
sb16-03-28

2014 RV-7 150 hours no cracks

Keith Rhea
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,810
Posted By krhea
Separation during riveting

During my 7 build I was shown a method used by Boeing riveters (rumor) about using apiece of lead over the shank of the rivet then use a bucking bar, the lead compressed the parts before the rivet...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,475
Posted By krhea
Documenting my build

I would use Pages, allows you to start a table and insert photos into the cells of the tables, save often, print when you are done.

I have built and certified three experimental, the first build log...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By krhea
Fiberglass

One of my favorite suppliers for FG and Epoxy is Raka.com.

I like to use a variety of tapes for most of the RV stuff.
Check it out.

Lead: see if any of the plumbers around you have any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By krhea
Alternator dilemma

Carefully check the advertisments in KitPlanes, sport aviation, sometimes you can find the B&C experimental alternator kit for a real good price. Compared to all the screwing around you might do...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-15-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By krhea
What day?

I'll be in Houston the 19th for a babysitting job, driving as spouse only travels on ground, but would enjoy some barbecue.

Keith Rhea
RV7
O320 Catto,Explorer
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,043
Posted By krhea
who has the lightest rv7?

Rv7 slider, 0320-d2a Catto 2 blade, mgl explorer, trig, autopilot, full leather interior, paint polish 1020# 8 quarts oil in engine.

Keith Rhea
N60KR
At EAA chapter leaders workshop KOSH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,145
Posted By krhea
What Carburetor do I need?

My 0320 D2A came out of a PA28-140 and it has a 10-5135 carburetor on it and i am happy with it's performance. It's in a RV7 with a Catto Propeller 70 x 66 pitch but Craig repitched. Also has EFII...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By krhea
Class-A Tank Sealant Source?

Sealpak Company, Inc.
(316) 942-6211
2301 N Hoover Rd, Wichita, KS 67205-1025
sealpak@worldnet.att.net


I have walked in on at least three different occasions and purchased fuel tank sealant. They...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By krhea
Smile Source for fiberglass cloth

I have used www.raka.com
:)I used a 3" tape on most of mine.

Keith Rhea
RV7 just back Kosh
Val donation 2015
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,404
Posted By krhea
Smile Inflating tires

I have used "dry" nitrogen in my RV7 and inflate to 50#. Retired hvacr instructor and already had the gear. In a year one tire was 4# low and the other 2#.
88 hours and since its gets lots of abuse...
Forum: GPS 05-07-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By krhea
GPS feed

Simon:

I think you could use the GlobalSat 07-BR-355-S4 GPS Receiver. I have an MGL Enigma in-putting autopilot gps sentences into a Trig TT21 and i think maybe i need to add the above GPS...
Forum: Autopilots 04-20-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By krhea
Mgl servo

Not noticeable 71 hrs on mine.

Keith Rhea
RV7
2015 donation.
MGL Enigma with MGL servos, trig tt21, v10 radio
Forum: Texas (North) 04-15-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,301
Posted By krhea
need aircraft and transition training

I 2nd Dave Austin, I spent 10 Hours dual with Dave over two days in MY RV7 including a BFR and couldn't have learned more. He Flew up in an 8A.
My insurer required 10 hours dual and that was Hardy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,925
Posted By krhea
Alternator pulley rubbing cowl

I changed my belt after cowl rubbing to a 3L350W and you'll probably need to lengthen the slot for the alternator belt tension bolt. Mine is a B&C alternator and a 0-320 d2a in an Rv-7. Lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,438
Posted By krhea
Rivets and Hardware

Heres something that i copied from someone else. Get the print bound by punching holes and screw posts with a piece of .063 and add a blueprint spine. Mount them down to the top of the board and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-02-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By krhea
Smile Flying Grandkids, Kids, and kids-in Law

Saturday Dec. 27th was our Christmas and a 7 year old grandson wanted to go flying, with Grandma's permission to be back before Christmas dinner at 6:00PM.
My Son-in-law and i went to get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By krhea
Smile Power Device for electric engine heaters

Vern: I followed suit on my just completed rv7 and installed a 200 watt crankcase heater, jb weld to the sump after removing the magnets. I leave it on all the time in the winter. Hanger rent pays...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 586,501
Posted By krhea
Smile First flight N60KR

After 26 months of building, my RV7 slow build flew October 16th at the hands of David Austin. We only had to hand finess one aileron.
I would like to thank Doyle Reed and The Air Capital Aviators...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,970
Posted By krhea
usb ports

Google Blue Sea systems or put that into Amazon. these are panel mount,
1" hole and have 1/4" faston connectors on the back. Put three in my 7 but don't have photo on work computer.
Rv7 with one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,965
Posted By krhea
Smile fuel tank timer

i also wanted a fuel tank timer and do have one of sorts in the MGl Enigma. Just takes a lot more effort to get to it and set it than i wanted. I found a small solid state device that onlr requires...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 879,474
Posted By krhea
Canoe rolling photo

OK here;s the photo:
https://plus.google.com/photos/116820488626064292985/albums/5833493101919255729/5922561132971512242?pid=5922561132971512242&oid=116820488626064292985&authkey=CKO0zLb068fGoAE
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 879,474
Posted By krhea
Canoe rolling

Here's a status on my RV 7
/Users/keithrhea/Desktop/IMG_0082.jpg and here we are a few weeks later/Users/keithrhea/Desktop/Fuse with top skins.jpg


Keith Rhea

2013 dues paid
Finish kit ships...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-13-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,915
Posted By krhea
Smile Borescope (endoscope)

I bought and endoscope for < $20.00 and a small 400 power microscope and they are both USB but work fine on my macbook. Haven't used them yet to scope a cylinder. I have used the microscope to look...
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-08-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,215
Posted By krhea
Smile Polishers Unite

I'm polished and partial paint as well. Just painting the fiberglass so far.
RV7 wings done, emp done, fuse formers half done.

Keith Rhea
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,714
Posted By krhea
Wing kit on Roadrunner

Got my wing kit on RoadRunner on Dec 3, shipped 21. Other than a couple of chips, and a few footprints on the crate, nary a scratch. Wichita, KS
One spar has the nutplates on it, working on tie...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 28,671
Posted By krhea
Talking Introduce yourself

Keith Rhea
Peck,KS ( Wichita area)
Flying 2nd airplane, a plans built DA2A
Completed RV7 Empennage
Wings will ship Nov 19th.
Slow build, but not a beginner
Ex Navy AME2
Plan on O-320 or O-360 / CS or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 879,474
Posted By krhea
Smile Started My 7 Aug 11

I started work on my empennage Aug 11 and am fitting the fiberglass pieces today. Will get the wings ordered next week. My third Experimental, 2nd aluminum one, and the first kit!! I sure am...
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