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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,357
Posted By krhea
Navworx replacement shipping today from Dallas

Order Nov 3, shipped yesterday received today, echo +skyfx
Forum: Tools 11-14-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
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, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
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, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By krhea
becker dsub

Looks like becker has a kit.

Hearing disable just like Don, new aids coming via VA end of october, Lightspeed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-16-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By krhea
Yard store has nut plate jigs

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

Keith Rhea
318 hours in third year

Dues gladly paid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,197
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, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
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, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,050
Posted By krhea
Gps position sources.

Here is what I see in the Navworx installation instructions:
4.2.1 GPS Position Source 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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 19,517
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, 11:30 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 19,517
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?


Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 19,517
Posted By krhea
Navworx tech issues


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, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,050
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
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, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,302
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, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,355
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, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 929
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By krhea
RV's are a lot of fun!

Check this Tv news article out:

Keith Rhea
RV7 207 hours since Oct 2014
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-01-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
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
Forum: Midwest 06-23-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By krhea

David Austin (214) 236-7973
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 90,975
Posted By krhea

2014 RV-7 150 hours no cracks

Keith Rhea
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,582
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, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,202
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, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By krhea

One of my favorite suppliers for FG and Epoxy is

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, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
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, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
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
O320 Catto,Explorer
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,804
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
At EAA chapter leaders workshop KOSH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,830
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, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By krhea
Class-A Tank Sealant Source?

Sealpak Company, Inc.
(316) 942-6211
2301 N Hoover Rd, Wichita, KS 67205-1025

I have walked in on at least three different occasions and purchased fuel tank sealant. They...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By krhea
Smile Source for fiberglass cloth

I have used
:)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, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,263
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, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By krhea
GPS feed


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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,576
Posted By krhea
Mgl servo

Not noticeable 71 hrs on mine.

Keith Rhea
2015 donation.
MGL Enigma with MGL servos, trig tt21, v10 radio
Forum: Texas (North) 04-15-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,162
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,851
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,046
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, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
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, 06:45 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 565,688
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,650
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, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,821
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, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 855,703
Posted By krhea
Canoe rolling photo

OK here;s the photo:
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 855,703
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, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,883
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, 06:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,980
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, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,681
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, 06:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 28,048
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, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 855,703
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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