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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By Darren Kerns
Scott Congratulations on getting another RV. I...

Scott
Congratulations on getting another RV. I am so glad to see you flying again.

Our Fish Fry Fly-in is this Saturday. Try to come over if you can.

Traci and I would love to see you and your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Darren Kerns
I am good. Thanks Darren Kerns RV7 N599DT

I am good.
Thanks
Darren Kerns
RV7 N599DT
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Darren Kerns
ISO RV Mechanic

I just got some bad news today. My mechanic that I use to do my annual inspection is closing his shop at KDCY. Eric Seber was one my greatest friends and mechanics I have ever had the opportunity...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,168
Posted By Darren Kerns
It is on BeechTallk. There is a news station...

It is on BeechTallk. There is a news station covering it. I thought it looked like an RV7A but I could not tell. It shows it sitting in a shallow pond. I thought the news station said it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,376
Posted By Darren Kerns
So Sorry

Scott
I am so sorry to hear about your situation.

My wife and I really enjoyed talking to you and your wife at our Fish Fry Fly-in.

I really liked your RV8.

I want to wish you best. ...
Forum: California 03-13-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,995
Posted By Darren Kerns
Wish I Could Come

Axel
I would give anything to be able to come to your event. I just wish Indiana was not so far away from California.

My wife and I put on our Fish-Fry every year at French Lick, KFRH, and it...
Forum: Midwest 01-29-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By Darren Kerns
Your a Great Man Pete

Pete
Everytime I see your posts it reminds me of how I contacted you years ago to help save a Boxer in our neighborhood that was being severely neglected.

We saved that beautiful dog that night with...
Forum: Photography 11-27-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,738
Posted By Darren Kerns
Garmin VIRB Ultra

Thanks Guys. I am leaning toward the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30.

Sportys is running a special now for $499. This is the aviation bundle.

There is also a $50 mail in rebate. Good until December 28,...
Forum: Photography 11-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,738
Posted By Darren Kerns
Camera Options

Guys
My wife and I are considering buying a GoPro or Garmin to record inside the cockpit while flying. I have been researching Garmin and it seems like you get more equipment with the purchase. I...
Forum: ADS-B 07-13-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,663
Posted By Darren Kerns
I thought about it. I just wish it was not going...

I thought about it. I just wish it was not going to be so smoking tomorrow.

What times does it start?

Thanks for the invite!!

Darren
RV7 N599DT
Forum: ADS-B 07-11-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,663
Posted By Darren Kerns
Update: Echo Fixed!!

I just want to say THANK YOU to the following for the oustanding customer support during the install of my uAvionix Echo in my RV7.

I failed the ADS-B Performance Report over and over and my AFS...
Forum: ADS-B 07-09-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,663
Posted By Darren Kerns
Update

I cannot say enough great things about Kurt at uAvionix. He saw my post and emailed me.

I messed up. I configured my right screen wrong. I want to apologize to Ron Collins because it is not their...
Forum: ADS-B 07-09-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,663
Posted By Darren Kerns
It is hardwired into the transponder. ...

It is hardwired into the transponder. Transponder antenna is under my feet and Echo antenna is behind baggage compartment.

EVV approach said they were picking me up good. I requested an altitude...
Forum: ADS-B 07-08-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,663
Posted By Darren Kerns
Ads-b Peformance Report Fail??? Please Help Me!

I just had an uAvionix Echo installed in my RV7.

It passed the Compliance Report on the ground at Ron Collins.

However, tonight while doing the performance report in EVV airspace I got a 100%...
Forum: ADS-B 05-14-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By Darren Kerns
Echo and Mini I-pad 4

Does anyone have any advice they could share on using a Mini I-pad 4 with the Echo.

Getting ready to install the Echo in my 7.

I have an old, old, old I phone 4. Don't laugh at me but I love it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,849
Posted By Darren Kerns
Thank You

First, I want to Thank Everyone who made comments. I absolutely love this site. I learn so much from all of you.

I flew my 7 last night with my LS 25XL and it sounded so great. I told my wife...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,849
Posted By Darren Kerns
Thank Guys for all of the responses. I tried a...

Thank Guys for all of the responses. I tried a Bose A20 on at OSH 2016. Loved it too.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!!

Thanks Again
Darren Kerns
RV7 N599DT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,849
Posted By Darren Kerns
Lightspeed Zula 3 v. Bose A20

I am considering buying a Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset for Christmas.

I currently fly with a reconditioned LS 25XL headset. Been a great one but the sheathing over the wiring is coming off. Cannot...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,493
Posted By Darren Kerns
AFS 3400 with SV

Rob
Mine will work as well, correct?

I have 3400 screens with SV. I have not pulled the trigger yet with Uavionix but plan to the next couple of months.

Thanks Rob.

Darren Kerns
RV7 N599DT
Forum: ADS-B 04-01-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,327
Posted By Darren Kerns
Question

Steve
I have an Garmin 430W and Garmin 327 transponder. I would not need the GPS since my 430W has it. Will this transponder work for me?

I read about depth dimensions and wondered how this would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,568
Posted By Darren Kerns
Paul I know exactly what you are talking about. ...

Paul
I know exactly what you are talking about. My wife and I have Lightspeed 25XL Reconditioned headsets. Her hair gets stuck to the sticky top piece.

I finally got it all cleaned up using...
Forum: Propellers 08-08-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 28,808
Posted By Darren Kerns
Guys I got in to see the SB. It looks as if my...

Guys
I got in to see the SB. It looks as if my governor does not apply.

I hope I am reading it correctly.
Thanks,
Darren
RV7 N599DT
Forum: Propellers 08-08-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 28,808
Posted By Darren Kerns
Question

I had my MT Governor overhauled in June 12, 2102. Serial # 09G054G

Can someone see if my governor is on the list. My computer will not allow me to access the SB from MT.

Tiffin Aire did the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,771
Posted By Darren Kerns
Axel That is awesome. Great picture. Fly safe...

Axel
That is awesome. Great picture.
Fly safe buddy.

Respectfully
Darren
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,771
Posted By Darren Kerns
Axel That wild orange paint job on the RV8 in the...

Axel
That wild orange paint job on the RV8 in the background of one your pictures is my old RV8. Great to see N214TK there.

Have fun buddy & be safe

Sincerely
Darren Kerns
RV7 N599DT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,776
Posted By Darren Kerns
Steve & Chris Thanks for the advice and info. I...

Steve & Chris
Thanks for the advice and info. I have been a very safety conscious pilot my whole life. I know the limitations of my RV. I plan to fly it very light IFR if I do obtain the rating....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,776
Posted By Darren Kerns
Guys My panel is glass. 2 screens. AFS 3400 EFIS...

Guys
My panel is glass. 2 screens. AFS 3400 EFIS with SV. Right screen 3400MFD with terrain, mapping. Both are right in front of me. G430W coupled to TT AP with GPSS & Alt Hold. AP can track AFS or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,776
Posted By Darren Kerns
Thanks Doug. I may take you up on those notes. I...

Thanks Doug. I may take you up on those notes. I have not started or ordered anything. To be honest, I really do not know where to begin to get materials. I absolutely love my 7. I have 220 hours in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,776
Posted By Darren Kerns
Thanks Rob. I want train in my plane. That is...

Thanks Rob. I want train in my plane. That is what I will be flying.
My wife is fully supportive & I am going to try find a CFII who will work with me.

Thanks
Darren
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,776
Posted By Darren Kerns
Guys Thanks for replies. It is all glass. I have...

Guys
Thanks for replies. It is all glass. I have had others tell me the same thing.

Thanks Again
Darren
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,776
Posted By Darren Kerns
IFR Training Help

Guys
I have been considering lately to start training for my IFR ticket. However, I am having a difficult time finding anyone willing to train me in my RV7.

Can someone lead me in the right...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By Darren Kerns
Mitch It is AFS. I had to replace the transducer...

Mitch
It is AFS. I had to replace the transducer a couple months ago because it quit. I use the K&N Recharge kit to clean and oil. I always let it dry good before re-installing.

Thanks
Darren
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By Darren Kerns
Dan Long time. It just seems like I notice it...

Dan
Long time. It just seems like I notice it more and other times I don't. I know my friend's have watched me take off and they said my engine sounds normal and great. Loud and powerful.

It will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By Darren Kerns
I believe mine is E-33-2060 looking at Aircraft...

I believe mine is E-33-2060 looking at Aircraft Spruce.

Thanks
Darren Kerns
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By Darren Kerns
Alex I had to replace my AFS Manifold Pressure...

Alex
I had to replace my AFS Manifold Pressure transducer last year. I have checked my FF on takeoff and it is normal.

Maybe I am just over-analyzing.

Thanks Guys for all the help and advice. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By Darren Kerns
Dan I have forward facing FI. Smooth cowl on...

Dan
I have forward facing FI. Smooth cowl on bottom. The K&N air filter is in the cowl inlet like other FI engines.

Thanks
Darren
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By Darren Kerns
I am taking it in for inspection June 17. The...

I am taking it in for inspection June 17. The air filter could be dirty. I have IO-360 180 hp. I have a K&N air filter in cowl. I have 31 hours on it since last inspection/cleaned. It looks...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By Darren Kerns
Manifold Pressure on Take-off

The other night on take-off I pulled 27.1 in MP and & 2690 RPM on takeoff. I was showing 92% on takeoff. Engine was running smooth but seemed like I should be getting more MP.

When I shut it down,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,104
Posted By Darren Kerns
Smile Go For It

Matt
Go for it. I transitioned from my 1966 Cherokee 160 to an RV8. I sold it because my wife got tired of sitting behind me and wanted to sit beside me.

Be sure you get good transition...
Forum: COMM 12-04-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By Darren Kerns
Thanks Bob for that info. I did not know that...

Thanks Bob for that info. I did not know that about the 240.

Respectfully,
Darren
RV7 N599DT
Forum: COMM 12-04-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By Darren Kerns
Thanks Bob. I was thinking I may need to adjust...

Thanks Bob. I was thinking I may need to adjust my sidetone. I have an Garmin 240 Audio Panel. I need to check jacks for corrosion or loose connection. I am receiving fine but just not...
Forum: COMM 12-04-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By Darren Kerns
Garmin 430W Com Quit Going to Garmin

Well, my Garmin 430W finally quit transmitting. Having it sent to Garmin to fix. $900 flat rate is high but what do I do. When I was transmitting on my SL40 I had a lot of cockpit or white noise...
Forum: COMM 11-02-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Darren Kerns
Update

Had my 430W looked at by John at Ron Collins.
John is a class act. The 430W worked perfectly on way down.
He pulled & tested it. Everything checked out good. He thinks it could have been a seating...
Forum: COMM 11-02-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Darren Kerns
Thanks Guys for the advice & suggestions. I...

Thanks Guys for the advice & suggestions. I called Ron Collins Electronics and they thought the same thing. I need the databases updated as well too so I am going to fly it down there.

They seem...
Forum: COMM 11-02-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Darren Kerns
Jeff This is bad news I really did not want to...

Jeff
This is bad news I really did not want to hear this morning!!

I cannot win for losing.

Thanks for giving me a heads-up though.

Darren Kerns
RV7 N599DT
Forum: COMM 11-01-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Darren Kerns
430W Com Needs Service Message

Guys
I was out flying tonight & my 430W had a message flashing.
When I pushed the Message button it said Com Needs Service.

I read my owners manual it said Transceiver needs service. It said I...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-10-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By Darren Kerns
AFS 3400 EGT Problem Fixed

The wire was barely hanging on in the rear of the probe. When removed out of exhaust stack it severed.

New probe installed. Good as new.

Thanks
Darren Kerns
RV7 N599DT
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-28-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By Darren Kerns
Thanks guys for all the advice. I am going to fly...

Thanks guys for all the advice. I am going to fly in morn.
I may be pulling the cowls tomorrow as well to check wiring & connections.

Thanks again,
Darren Kerns
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,673
Posted By Darren Kerns
Brent Your video was outstanding. Loved every...

Brent
Your video was outstanding. Loved every minute of it. I hope I can make that trip someday.
Thanks again
Darren Kerns
RV7 N599DT
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-28-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By Darren Kerns
Bob When coming in to land it dropped 300-400...

Bob
When coming in to land it dropped 300-400 degrees while others stayed at 1000-1100. I am thinking it has to be probe.

Thank you for the help
Darren
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-28-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By Darren Kerns
AFS 3400 EGT Erratic

Last night while flying my RV7 home my #3 EGT started acting crazy. It was about 125 degrees cooler than my others. I run right at 1395-1400 on all of them. My CHTs were rock solid.

I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By Darren Kerns
Update AFS MP Transducer

Flew super early this morning. AWOS reported 30.24. EFIS indicated 28.6 before start. Airport 792 ASL. Plane flew great. On landing rollout, MP indication went redline again. Stayed 0 until shutdown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By Darren Kerns
Thanks Jesse and Rob Jesse, thanks for talking to...

Thanks Jesse and Rob
Jesse, thanks for talking to me on the phone.
Rob, I ordered a new transducer. I will try checking the wiring to see it fails.

Thanks for all the help and advice.
Darren...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By Darren Kerns
Jesse What number are you talking about it is...

Jesse
What number are you talking about it is disconnected? I am confused.
Thanks,
Darren
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By Darren Kerns
We checked the lines. They looked clean. We...

We checked the lines. They looked clean. We also tested them for leaks and did not see or hear anything. We disconnected the transducer and looked at wired ends. They looked good.

I will keep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By Darren Kerns
AFS Manifold Pressure Gremlin

I need some help and advice. My RV7 MP reading has been acting up.

I thought my AFS transducer was going bad but when I shut the engine down it goes back up to 29 in. I turned my avionics master...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-29-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,310
Posted By Darren Kerns
Smile Awesome

Troy
I just want to say Thank You for your wonderful stories. I really enjoy reading about your adventures. Some day I hope I will be able to do the same. I will have to work on the...
Forum: Reviews 08-22-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Darren Kerns
Thumbs up Thank You Rob at AFS

I don't know if I posted this in the correct spot but I wanted to let everyone know Rob Hickman is a class act!!

My AFS 3400 MFD screen froze on me the other day. I sent it in to Rob and one week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,531
Posted By Darren Kerns
Smile First Flight for Niece

My niece texted me this morning and wanted to go flying. I was unable to take her this morning so I told her we could go tonight. This was her first flight. She is 9 years old. She was scared and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By Darren Kerns
Tires

Mike
I had the same problem at 20 mph in my RV8 & RV7. I switched to Michelin Air with LeakStop tubes and have never looked back. I know they cost more but they made all the difference in the world...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 53,522
Posted By Darren Kerns
Update on Rick

Larry,
Rick's wife requested everything be sent to their home address. She said she could take it to the hospital and give it to him. I believe this is the best way to do it out of respect for Rick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 53,522
Posted By Darren Kerns
New Update on Rick

I wanted everyone to know that I talked to Rick on the phone last night and he has a long, long road to recovery. He told me when the plane crashed he crawled through two sets of flames to escape...
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