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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-29-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,019
Posted By DennisRhodes
Have had a LS plasma II+ on one side and a ...

Have had a LS plasma II+ on one side and a Slick mag on the other since 2008 now with 750 HRS trouble free on the LS. I believe the mag has been replaced twice . Last one was at 500 hrs ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By DennisRhodes
Kyle, are you at KVPC trouble shooting this?, if...

Kyle, are you at KVPC trouble shooting this?, if so give me a call and I will help or at least provide a second set of eyes ( with glasses). Text is fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 333,201
Posted By DennisRhodes
Steve, I use a 740b i fly with a ram mount on...

Steve, I use a 740b i fly with a ram mount on the panel, mounted in a portrait position. I also use the serial wire connection. Although kinda like my ram mount for setting the angle I would be...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-17-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By DennisRhodes
WtB com A 200 parts, faceplate

Anyone have a good faceplate available on a dead icom A200 com and want to part with it ? My lens is scratched. Faceplate is held by 4 small Phillips screws it is removed over the knobs once...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By DennisRhodes
Yep, what they said. My RV 9 float tops out at...

Yep, what they said. My RV 9 float tops out at about 16 gal but when tank is filled it holds 18. But very accurate as burn allows fuel to get below the limited 16 float position.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-15-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By DennisRhodes
The Ifly 740b is an excellent VFR device. I use...

The Ifly 740b is an excellent VFR device. I use it for ALL nav ,the 396 moved to back up gps and is only for XM music now. It couples up perferctly to my Trio AP and wifis perfectly to my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By DennisRhodes
Cool Why would one one want to change a 9 to a 9 A . ...

Why would one one want to change a 9 to a 9 A . 9 is a easy taildrager
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By DennisRhodes
Have someone video several of your landings and...

Have someone video several of your landings and take a look at the nose wheel position with maybe a small varity of different approach flap /speeds and you will develop a better " feel" for that...
Forum: COMM 05-06-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By DennisRhodes
I have a working A200 , I used it as backup for ...

I have a working A200 , I used it as backup for my A210. No tray, Let me know if you want it
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-01-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By DennisRhodes
Open for any CHT that is STCd for Primary...

Open for any CHT that is STCd for Primary replacememt. ie also Alcor 46151. Or EI multi channel with P at the end of the part Number. Thanks D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-30-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By DennisRhodes
WTB Single cylinder EI CHT C-1P

Anyone have an Electronic International Digital C-1P CHT guage 2 1/4 dia they would like to sell? I need the P designation to replace on a STC d replacement primary instrument. Probe ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By DennisRhodes
Kyle, I've used them interchangeable for some...

Kyle, I've used them interchangeable for some time,may have even mixed them on a single wheel . More so on the LEZ than the RV9 but never have seen that as a problem assuming they are the correct...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By DennisRhodes
Usually in the rebuild kits there is a guage...

Usually in the rebuild kits there is a guage template setting that float to valve setting. That might be a place to revisit. Without that guage its pretty much a guess. If carb is off on bench you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By DennisRhodes
It does sound like the float needle and seat are...

It does sound like the float needle and seat are suspect. Are you a tricycle or tailwheel? Do you see the same thing in flight? Maybe time to swap that core out with a new factory or rebuilt one...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,550
Posted By DennisRhodes
Hey , I didn't go back to look but that OP had...

Hey , I didn't go back to look but that OP had to be an April Fools day post :D And I was partly in until the KLN74. I have one in a '59 C-172 and don't even turn it on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By DennisRhodes
In most cases, its just in the prop. My O235 off...

In most cases, its just in the prop. My O235 off a Grumman worked fine in a Long EZ as long as you had the correct prop!. There are some twins that have engines that rotate counter to "standard"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,199
Posted By DennisRhodes
Dan, that's about as straight and to the point as...

Dan, that's about as straight and to the point as one could ask for. I agree 100% and I'm voting "feet" this year.

What would really be nice if someone or group saw the need for a "real" Fly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,179
Posted By DennisRhodes
Bill, with all this rain you should have plenty...

Bill, with all this rain you should have plenty of TIME to work on that 7 :D
All I did on Sunday was to make three ruts in the runway !
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-25-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By DennisRhodes
I would start troubleshooting with the landing...

I would start troubleshooting with the landing light breaker operation. A ground that will take out a 20A breaker will also result in a spike on the balance of the system. that might be some of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By DennisRhodes
SLICK 4300 series 500 hr insp

I know most are running an electronic unit on one or both sides and I am also.( Plasma II+CDI ) . BUT have a Slick 4371R with Impulse Coupling on the other side.

Presently the Mag shows no signs...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By DennisRhodes
Sorry I didnt look at all your pictures but an...

Sorry I didnt look at all your pictures but an idea may be while the buss bar is off to put a piece of heat shrink on it then open it up at the hole for each of the screws. Any close space could be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By DennisRhodes
Super nice looking panel AND 390. I need to stop...

Super nice looking panel AND 390. I need to stop by sometime and look a bit closer! Is it at your shop?
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By DennisRhodes
Try an Easy Out.

Try an Easy Out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,271
Posted By DennisRhodes
The news report and locals said that. But, I...

The news report and locals said that. But, I would bet the xponder and ADSB was off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,271
Posted By DennisRhodes
But well within radar coverage, a call to Hampton...

But well within radar coverage, a call to Hampton ATC by the right person might well reveal an excellent lead.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,271
Posted By DennisRhodes
Just guessing that probably wasn't Narco ADFs and...

Just guessing that probably wasn't Narco ADFs and old Cessna radios.!! Don't believe you could steal enought of those in one stop to accumulate $40,000 worth of equipment. However, The value of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,869
Posted By DennisRhodes
Can one of you help me understand why avionics...

Can one of you help me understand why avionics should not be powered via a 12 v dc battery AND external digital charger such as a Battery Minder operated at the same time. Would this not be the...
Forum: COMM 01-21-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By DennisRhodes
Icom has an alternate tray backplate that can be...

Icom has an alternate tray backplate that can be used with a A210 and or A220. My understanding is that both com are offered with either the molex card edge conn or the 25pin sub d. I know a A200...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By DennisRhodes
If you are wanting to keep the D180. Like myself...

If you are wanting to keep the D180. Like myself who also has only has a D180 and can t justify changing to Skyview, But I have come close to buying a D10A several times. With the single com bus...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,467
Posted By DennisRhodes
EGT reading can be very confusing. Most have...

EGT reading can be very confusing. Most have found that the position the probe is installed into the exhaust and its distance from the cylinder head will make a huge difference in EGT values. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,070
Posted By DennisRhodes
Sounds like its on a carb d engine. Thats about...

Sounds like its on a carb d engine. Thats about what I see on my 0320, However, I have also had the low fuel pressure indications and have replaced the transducer at least twice in AFs 700 hrs. I...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By DennisRhodes
But there's one thing for sure , you will also...

But there's one thing for sure , you will also want either a pneumatic squeezers or one of the Numatyx guns before you finish that RV10!:D
Forum: Southeast 01-12-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By DennisRhodes
If you are at Falcon Field in Peachtree City GA ,...

If you are at Falcon Field in Peachtree City GA , you're at the center of the universe for RV activity, or at least in the Southeast ! Just stand on the ramp for about 15 minutes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By DennisRhodes
I "HAD" ( actually still have) the NAvwork exp...

I "HAD" ( actually still have) the NAvwork exp model on the shelf that reported fine to the ifly 720 via wifi. During that time I upgraded the ifly to a 740b which seem to process faster and...
Forum: Southeast 12-08-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By DennisRhodes
check special airspace on ...

check special airspace on
https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/course_content.aspx?cID=47&sID=279&preview=true
This is around Destin Fla and may include part of the area you are referring to....
Forum: COMM 11-22-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,985
Posted By DennisRhodes
Just a quick verification that your shields are...

Just a quick verification that your shields are UN terminated at the jack and only at the shell at rear of tray. By " properly terminated" you mean UN terminated and shrink wrapped I'm...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By DennisRhodes
Thanks Dave, I remember now that the lite is on...

Thanks Dave, I remember now that the lite is on as approachTDC on # 1 then the lite goes off AT TDC. This is i believe where you lock the unit down. and the electronics takes career of the 25...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By DennisRhodes
Plasma II +

Is there an "easy" way to check the timing on a Plasma II+ using the HAll effect module attached at the Mag pad? The instructions provide a positioning procedure for initially installing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 1,391
Posted By DennisRhodes
I thought I knew what a gear leg stiffener , CHT...

I thought I knew what a gear leg stiffener , CHT and EGT was , but . That' s why I like VAF , You can learn something new everyday! :D
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,426
Posted By DennisRhodes
Check the " monitor" fx on that phone app and...

Check the " monitor" fx on that phone app and see if all the set up looks right. If its powered and wifi connected should see data in the app
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By DennisRhodes
I installed them on a 9 which was converted from...

I installed them on a 9 which was converted from a 9A airframe. Use them every time i get in not so much in getting out. But they are very handy in making that first step up onto the wing especially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,538
Posted By DennisRhodes
Use some wd40 down around the tire bead where ...

Use some wd40 down around the tire bead where its binding on the wheel hub. Also a wood clamp to pinch the OLD tire to the center with maybe 2 of the hub half bolts in place works good for me....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 61,514
Posted By DennisRhodes
Thanks for adding the pic, I 've never been able...

Thanks for adding the pic, I 've never been able to do that!! Didnt know that was the RV 10 method but it also works well on my 9 and yes aside from nutplates vs a AN nut, thats exactly same. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 61,514
Posted By DennisRhodes
No, but I might be able to get you a pic of the...

No, but I might be able to get you a pic of the baffle as removed. Comes out with 3 screws. The baffle mtl is riveted to an alumin plate and has three random located nut plates attached . So the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 61,514
Posted By DennisRhodes
I always had difficulty in removing the lower...

I always had difficulty in removing the lower cowl because of the lower cowl inlet baffles which were rivet on at the inlets. The dimensions caused the lower cowl to hit the back of the spinner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By DennisRhodes
On a 9A fuse kit change to a 9. I found out the...

On a 9A fuse kit change to a 9. I found out the mains are different length and you will get the tailwheel bulkheads and tailwheel assy. Ask Vans for the 7A to 7 conversion kit. I would bet the 7...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,846
Posted By DennisRhodes
A lot of LongEZ flyers used wrap around the...

A lot of LongEZ flyers used wrap around the exhaust pipe to "help" with the CHT since the cooling in most EZs is updraft. The results WERE a shortened life on the stainless or other exhaust ...
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,604
Posted By DennisRhodes
Check flightaware.com. The last from flight radar...

Check flightaware.com. The last from flight radar was that they dont track 978 ie dont have the equipment or coverage. I will usually see my uAvionics echo on flightaware only but then only a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By DennisRhodes
I ordered specific parts for MS MA-4SPA about a...

I ordered specific parts for MS MA-4SPA about a year ago and had good luck with MS at this link . But I did have to call them.

https://msacarbs.com/product-category/carburetors/ma-4spa/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By DennisRhodes
Take that list above and double it. But yes a...

Take that list above and double it. But yes a RV9 is a great choice and can be built fairly easily from a quick built project either tailwheel or nose gear (A). Thats what I did. vans has a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-09-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,666
Posted By DennisRhodes
Size is 3 x 2.5x 6 inches. It could be a bit...

Size is 3 x 2.5x 6 inches. It could be a bit smaller and still work fine. I believe a 3 x2x 5 block would work as well. The material is Delrin a resin acetal plastic from McM C. Machines and drills...
Forum: Safety 09-09-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By DennisRhodes
CWSU WX summary gone?

Looks like the CWSU , first choice on my wx go to is now gone. That link pulls up something new but at least on my mobile not as easy to use. I'm thinking that some things are better left ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,666
Posted By DennisRhodes
Maybe a new idea on Jacking points ?

Take a look at the URL and see what you think of the idea for a round tube split block jack point for the main gear. This tool would be handy for removing a wheel / tire or wheel bearing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,735
Posted By DennisRhodes
Agree with Rob, I've flow a 9 without anything on...

Agree with Rob, I've flow a 9 without anything on the tailwheel for several landing after the lynx rod broke at the rod end and was removed for several weeks.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,924
Posted By DennisRhodes
Got a 9 ( taildragger) just across the state...

Got a 9 ( taildragger) just across the state line in Taylorsville Ga
Forum: COMM 07-02-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By DennisRhodes
Unless you would like to buy a GTX200, set it on...

Unless you would like to buy a GTX200, set it on the shelf and say to yourself that I'll replace that A210 next time it goes out. That's where I am and that A210 has worked faultlessly for two years...
Forum: GPS 06-21-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,348
Posted By DennisRhodes
Tom, i ve got a 396 that "keeps on ticking" have...

Tom, i ve got a 396 that "keeps on ticking" have had thoughts about changing the internal battery. May take you up on an original spec battery offer. I will be glad to pay pal you for the cost and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,641
Posted By DennisRhodes
I have a single piece of Aluminum stock that was...

I have a single piece of Aluminum stock that was destined for a single part gear leg. I dont have the dimensions with me but could measure when I return home if someone interested. The flat stock...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By DennisRhodes
Maybe change that 7 and 3.5 to something else,now...

Maybe change that 7 and 3.5 to something else,now that you have re calibrated sensor, then you can move both back to 7 and 3.5 . Thinking that the re calibration may have voided those original ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,618
Posted By DennisRhodes
What Skylor said!!! All those fuel vapors go...

What Skylor said!!! All those fuel vapors go thru the brushes in that motor!!! Also that same DANGER exist when one uses a shop vac for cleaning out a fuel tank( thats had fuel in it) Please don't...
Forum: COMM 05-07-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By DennisRhodes
Even with the new antenna, might try a...

Even with the new antenna, might try a replacement coax cable with new connectors between radio and antenna. Sometime the connectors will have poor connection, especially if they get tugged on for...
Forum: COMM 05-07-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By DennisRhodes
I think i do have an extra ribbon cable if you...

I think i do have an extra ribbon cable if you want to try it. However I have not had very good success with the cable change out in the past. My opinion is LEAVE that cable alone. It is possible...
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