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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Mark Dickens
I don't remember exactly, because I used the...

I don't remember exactly, because I used the torque wrench to determine what torque it took to rotate the bolt without the nut on it. As I dimly recall, the values were different from bolt to bolt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Mark Dickens
Boy oh boy, this is so much fun. I decided to...

Boy oh boy, this is so much fun. I decided to change the nuts to the 12 point high strength NAS version (see this thread: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=42630 for more info)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By Mark Dickens
Last summer, I bypassed my heat muff to convert...

Last summer, I bypassed my heat muff to convert my heat outlet to a fresh air outlet so I had two fresh air outlets. Heaven. I plan to do it again. I had no issues with oil temps, but then again, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,803
Posted By Mark Dickens
Joe, in re the fuel sensor issue, make sure that...

Joe, in re the fuel sensor issue, make sure that you have selected the right kind of sensor in the Dynon set up menu. See page 7-59 and 7-60 in the install manual. As I don't have the Advanced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Mark Dickens
Of course, this is a religious issue so take my...

Of course, this is a religious issue so take my input however you want. I have my red cube mounted vertically on top of the engine immediately preceding the fuel distribution spider (ie after the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Mark Dickens
I just bought a pair of blind spot mirrors off of...

I just bought a pair of blind spot mirrors off of Amazon and stuck them on the roll bar with some velcro:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Mark Dickens
Well, that sucks...what was wrong with your SV...

Well, that sucks...what was wrong with your SV display?
Forum: COMM 05-10-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Mark Dickens
I've tested that by powering my USB outlet down...

I've tested that by powering my USB outlet down in flight (I have it on a separate VPX circuit), and it didn't help. The one I have is a Quiet Power QP-100 so I wasn't surprised when powering it off...
Forum: COMM 05-10-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Mark Dickens
There's one I haven't tried...on the list, thank...

There's one I haven't tried...on the list, thank you!
Forum: COMM 05-10-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Mark Dickens
Yes, I've done that several times. Weirdly, the...

Yes, I've done that several times. Weirdly, the Dynon comm does a better job of rejecting it than the 650 does. I've adjusted the squelch on the 650 a couple of time and it improves things a little,...
Forum: COMM 05-10-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Mark Dickens
It's on the list to check now, thank you!

It's on the list to check now, thank you!
Forum: COMM 05-10-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Mark Dickens
Static Interference Puzzle

I know we have some "wicked smart" guys here and I ain't one of them, so I am hoping one of them can steer me in a good direction to resolving an intermittent static issue I'm having with both of my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Mark Dickens
And by the way, assuming your failure is the same...

And by the way, assuming your failure is the same as mine was, Dynon didn't charge me anything to fix it. It's a known problem
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Mark Dickens
Yep, this just happened to me as well. In my...

Yep, this just happened to me as well. In my case, I have a VPX Pro which has it's own trim controller and when I installed the AP panel, I disconnected the VPX trim controller and wired everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By Mark Dickens
This appears to be a low powered CO2 laser so it...

This appears to be a low powered CO2 laser so it can't cut or really engrave metal. It can mark the surface of metal if the metal is anodized or has a special coating applied to it and in that case...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-26-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By Mark Dickens
I love doing these flights as well. That little...

I love doing these flights as well. That little puppy may not have made all the way to the destination! What a cutie!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By Mark Dickens
Very cool...love it!

Very cool...love it!
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By Mark Dickens
Look into KEQY. I've been there and it's about a...

Look into KEQY. I've been there and it's about a 30 min drive into Charlotte as I remember, but not too bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By Mark Dickens
David, I just want to say thank you for...

David, I just want to say thank you for volunteering in the ICU. With as many doctors who died in Italy, it's obvious that choosing to do this is putting your life on the line. It is truly a BFD that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mark Dickens
And for the truly anal, use the EI barrel splices...

And for the truly anal, use the EI barrel splices as I did: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/eioverlapolc-1-10-05470.php. Stagger them inside a piece of heat shrink and you have an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Mark Dickens
As side thought: it seems that when Van designed...

As side thought: it seems that when Van designed the -8, there was no thought that any avionics might be installed or that an ELT might be required. Routing wires and cables in the -8 takes some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Mark Dickens
I did exactly the same thing

I did exactly the same thing
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-10-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mark Dickens
Personally I wouldn't take the risk and I can...

Personally I wouldn't take the risk and I can tell you from experience that disconnecting and reconnecting those leads isn't that bad. I'm not sure, but having dsub pins and sockets in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Mark Dickens
Sean, that governor is a relabeled Jihostroj....

Sean, that governor is a relabeled Jihostroj. Whirlwind Propellers in Ohio may be able to help on any needed maintenance as they are one of the authorized Jihostroj dealers. My guess is it won't need...
Forum: COMM 04-08-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By Mark Dickens
I don't really use the dedicated buttons, but...

I don't really use the dedicated buttons, but that's more because I am old school and dial everything in by hand. The radio has good quality sound and every time I've asked for a radio check I get a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,768
Posted By Mark Dickens
I have the VPX Pro and I'd do it again. I do wish...

I have the VPX Pro and I'd do it again. I do wish they would upgrade it with a wifi chip so you didn't have to plug a network cable in to change the config, but then again it's been tried and true....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-07-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By Mark Dickens
Absolutely amazing. Brought a tear to my eyes.

Absolutely amazing. Brought a tear to my eyes.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,343
Posted By Mark Dickens
Read page 4 on this document:...

Read page 4 on this document: https://www.espint.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CSS-5125.pdf

Basically you tighten the washer until it stops turning. The rubber expands to fill the gap between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By Mark Dickens
OK, now you got me started. What I really would...

OK, now you got me started. What I really would like is to get all of the hardware of one type in individual bags instead of having a zillion bags with mixed hardware. In other words, you'd get one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By Mark Dickens
Practice kit? What you ought to include in the...

Practice kit? What you ought to include in the tail kit is at least 3 trim tab skins!:eek:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-30-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mark Dickens
One thing I do is elevate the tailwheel so that...

One thing I do is elevate the tailwheel so that all that oil in the back of the oil pan flows forward and drains out with the rest of the oil. Makes it easier and cleaner to do the oil screen too
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By Mark Dickens
People sure drive fast in your neighborhood! :D

People sure drive fast in your neighborhood! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,487
Posted By Mark Dickens
And now I understand why Doug is taking on all...

And now I understand why Doug is taking on all these "side jobs"...he knew he'd have a wedding to pay for. Been there done that. They are expensive!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,863
Posted By Mark Dickens
Very nice...I've been agonizing over whether to...

Very nice...I've been agonizing over whether to get a MIG welder too...these kind of projects make me want to order one now. Did you teach yourself how to weld or take a class. The welds look nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By Mark Dickens
Very cool and ditto on letting us know about...

Very cool and ditto on letting us know about taking orders
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Mark Dickens
I couldn't stand the idea of a 1" hole in the...

I couldn't stand the idea of a 1" hole in the baffles so I cut the power cord, put a 3/8" hole in the baffle and spliced the power cord back together inside the baffles. I also filled the baffle hole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Mark Dickens
I can't help in re the 390, but I routed my plug...

I can't help in re the 390, but I routed my plug through the rear baffle and have it zip tied to the dip stick. I thought about trying to route it forward, but couldn't figure out a good way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Mark Dickens
This is possible but you'll have to be very...

This is possible but you'll have to be very careful to ensure that the boxes, sensors, etc will fit where you think they will and that you have the appropriate reach for all bundles as needed. Dynon...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By Mark Dickens
Nice video. Your daughter is very articulate and...

Nice video. Your daughter is very articulate and smart! Looks like a great future for her!
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-20-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By Mark Dickens
While I'd probably go whole hog on the G3X suite,...

While I'd probably go whole hog on the G3X suite, I think this is an interesting idea. The JPI EDM-350 looks very capable to me and affordable for what you get. I assume the GNS375 can talk directly...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-16-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mark Dickens
That's right, but when you're running on the...

That's right, but when you're running on the ground, it sure does and it sounds like that's where you have one problem. It sounds like you have at least two problems. If you haven't enrichened up...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-15-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mark Dickens
Other than my having the FM200A instead of the...

Other than my having the FM200A instead of the FM150, your setup is the same as mine. Have you tried richening up the idle mixture adjustment? If all of your problems are on the ground, I'd be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,179
Posted By Mark Dickens
Don't feel too bad. I had to rebuild an aileron...

Don't feel too bad. I had to rebuild an aileron when it fell onto the hangar floor while I was about to mount it. It already had a ding in it and after bending the corner up with the fall, I decided...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By Mark Dickens
I finally got out to the airport today and took...

I finally got out to the airport today and took the below photo:

http://www.marksrv8.com/photos/oilmount.jpg

The 3/4" extension positioned the oil filter mount exactly where I needed it to be.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,114
Posted By Mark Dickens
I just followed the directions and put pop rivets...

I just followed the directions and put pop rivets in and would do so again. A friend put plate nuts in and I've heard him say he wished he hadn't done the extra work. If I was going to put plate nuts...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By Mark Dickens
I may be going out to the airport this afternoon...

I may be going out to the airport this afternoon and will check.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-12-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Mark Dickens
I crimped all of my center pins and this video...

I crimped all of my center pins and this video from Amphenol shows it being done:

https://www.google.com/search?q=installing+a+bnc+connector+amphenol#kpvalbx=_7kZqXueLCYKosgXv8p-4AQ45
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By Mark Dickens
Yep, this is my setup. It requires the 90 degree...

Yep, this is my setup. It requires the 90 degree oil filter adapter

http://www.marksrv8.com/img_0613/

Edit: And I do remember having to get a shorter extension for the oil filter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By Mark Dickens
I let my Foreflight subscription lapse in...

I let my Foreflight subscription lapse in November to see how I liked it going solo with Pilot. Not happy so I'm thinking about restarting my FF subscription. They just seem to have this figured out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By Mark Dickens
I am a long time fltplan.com user and it's what I...

I am a long time fltplan.com user and it's what I use to file my flight plans. I am also a Garmin Pilot user and I think it's a mess, especially in re the flight planning process. You have 4 ways to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,460
Posted By Mark Dickens
On Sunday I flew a Pilots N Paws mission down to...

On Sunday I flew a Pilots N Paws mission down to Shreveport Downtown airport and back to home base. Picked up 8 puppies and one larger young dog named Ruby. The puppies rode back in the soft sided...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Mark Dickens
Amen...and that's when you can negotiate fee...

Amen...and that's when you can negotiate fee waivers and find out about any hidden charges
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Mark Dickens
Two observations: 1-In re the gtn, get the...

Two observations:

1-In re the gtn, get the flightsteam 510 and just upload your route from Foreflight or Garmin Pilot (and probably other apps). That's what I do. The 510 isn't cheap but when you...
Forum: Propellers 02-27-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By Mark Dickens
There's nothing wrong with IOX-370 and the 200RV...

There's nothing wrong with IOX-370 and the 200RV prop. It's what I run. My engine supposedly puts out about 191hp.
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,818
Posted By Mark Dickens
Very nice...I just bought a Best Tugs A3 for over...

Very nice...I just bought a Best Tugs A3 for over $3K so there's definitely gross profit potential in your design!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-26-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mark Dickens
Can anyone explain the difference between the...

Can anyone explain the difference between the Flight Plan function and Trip Planning? It seems that they do mostly the same thing...I've watched all of the Garmin videos and they never answer the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,568
Posted By Mark Dickens
As long as you're using multi-grade oil and it's...

As long as you're using multi-grade oil and it's not Minnesota cold out, you shouldn't have a problem with the oil flowing well at start up. IMO, the issue is more of a cylinder temp issue because...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,311
Posted By Mark Dickens
She was obviously amazing. You were a fortunate...

She was obviously amazing. You were a fortunate man! So sorry to hear about this!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Mark Dickens
I wish you had done these videos before I did all...

I wish you had done these videos before I did all my fiberglass a few years ago. They do a good job of demystifying the process. You picked the right guy to paint your plane and I look forward to...
Forum: Safety 02-20-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,515
Posted By Mark Dickens
Hard to tell but the prop looks like it had Q...

Hard to tell but the prop looks like it had Q tips on it. I haven't seen that in a long time
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,468
Posted By Mark Dickens
Those pics of Pie make me smile. Such a...

Those pics of Pie make me smile. Such a sweetie.

I got up for about an hour and a half, took a close look at the flooding downstream of the Pickwick Dam and generally just burned some gas and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,596
Posted By Mark Dickens
What? They sell an RV-8? You'd never know it....

What? They sell an RV-8? You'd never know it. When was the last time you saw them fly one to an airshow?
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