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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-16-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By David Lewis
Sounds good. I知 not sure how many I値l actually...

Sounds good. I知 not sure how many I値l actually need, but this certainly gets me started. I can accumulate more from others. I値l PM you.
Thanks!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-16-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By David Lewis
WTB: CR3214-4-04 Rivets

I need some of the reduced head CherryMax rivets that RV builders have been using on their forward top skin installations. Specifically the CR3214-4-04 versions. I don稚 need 100 and Genuine Aviation...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,933
Posted By David Lewis
Need CR3214-4-04 Rivets

Raisbeck . . . I致e PM壇 you regarding your CR3214-4-04 structural rivets. If you have any left I知 interested in purchasing them.

If anyone else has some of these to sell, let me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By David Lewis
Platenuts for flush screws

I dimple platenut legs on my C-frame with a modified set of dies. They fit nicely over the aluminum dimples if you shave a tiny bit extra from the steel dimple with a countersink.

And a little bit...
Forum: GPS 06-25-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,372
Posted By David Lewis
BR-355 and ACK E-04 Baud Rates

Hello Freebird . . . I hope you are still monitoring VAF threads. I've been exploring the implementation of your BR-355 GPS solution with the ACK E-04 ELT.

I'm curious about the serial baud rate...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By David Lewis
WireViz

I came across a new-to-me wiring documentation tool. A cursory look on their site is a little vague, but I found a nice description on this GitHub page:
https://github.com/formatc1702/WireViz
It...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By David Lewis
I have the Dynon heated pitot/AOA unit and D-180...

I have the Dynon heated pitot/AOA unit and D-180 as well. I used one of the D-180 internal contacts as my indicator. Color is programmed to be green when turned on, and yellow when off or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,002
Posted By David Lewis
D-100 Update

I had a similar error when I was trying to update my D-180. It's a a bit counterintuitive when you are are just trying to update one device, but the Dynon app wants to see all your connected units....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By David Lewis
Flyboy Plunger-Style Latch?

I'm curious about the Flyboy 1/4 turn plunger-style canopy latch referenced in the previous post. Description says they work on RV8s, but additional consideration is required before use in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,768
Posted By David Lewis
I love your solution. I've seen other references...

I love your solution. I've seen other references to the aquarium pump inlet needing to be plugged, but don't understand the reason. Can you provide the explanation for this requirement? I want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By David Lewis
Greek Town

If you're staying at the Casino be sure to venture out to the Greek Town main street. The restaurant to find is The Phoenix. Excellent lamb dishes and stuffed grape leaves. And order the flaming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By David Lewis
KN53 Install Manual

Email sent.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By David Lewis
Locking Mechanism

The button lock cables use a small ball bearing for the locking mechanism that can drop out if the control is pulled out too far. If you look at the cabin end of the cable mechanism there is slot for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,080
Posted By David Lewis
Missing 360 Images

Scott . . . The links to the 360 images referenced above no longer take me to them, and a search on the new site didn't turn up anything. Are the 360 files still available to view?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,822
Posted By David Lewis
Nice Job

A lot of us will be doing that.
Nice job Ed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,258
Posted By David Lewis
+1 for Google's advanced search . . . Makes it...

+1 for Google's advanced search . . . Makes it really easy to create variations of the search terms to filter results.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,088
Posted By David Lewis
Vetterman

Not sure what alternatives there are, but two weeks ago I installed a Vetterman crossover exhaust system on my M1B. The system fit perfectly and was easily accomplished.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By David Lewis
Congrats!

If I'm in town I'll help you with the move.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By David Lewis
Congratulations!

Congratulations to you and Mike. When are you guys moving it out to Camarillo?
Forum: Reviews 02-24-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,605
Posted By David Lewis
I received my M1B two weeks ago through the Van's...

I received my M1B two weeks ago through the Van's engine/prop program and worked with Jeff. He communicated well and was very informative about the options I was interested in as well as the timing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By David Lewis
Van's Solution

Years ago, RVator published a Van's solution for this: Under the longeron as rockwoodrv9a stated. Here is a rather low resolution PDF of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,020
Posted By David Lewis
Best price I have found for these...

Best price I have found for these pins.
https://www.mikesarcade.com/cgi-bin/store.pl?sku=CECPIN010
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,864
Posted By David Lewis
I have one and it works great. Used it on my...

I have one and it works great. Used it on my second tank which turned out much neater looking than the first. One thing to keep in mind though is that like a spray gun for paint there is additional...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2017, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,174
Posted By David Lewis
This is a really interesting approach to ADS-B...

This is a really interesting approach to ADS-B out, and clearly a step in the right direction. However, if I had one of these units it appears I would still need a mechanism for ADS-B in. The ideal...
Forum: ADS-B 12-07-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,170
Posted By David Lewis
Totally agree

I have the same setup with the Dual GPS, but with a Nexus7 display running Avare. System works beautifully once everything is configured. My hangar neighbor was a little annoyed when I demonstrated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,290
Posted By David Lewis
The reservation process works well most of the...

The reservation process works well most of the time, but there is something fishy about how those short N-numbers are grabbed up. I have attempted several times to get one minutes after they are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-06-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Lewis
I remember this well. It is a difficult area to...

I remember this well. It is a difficult area to work in. Besides bending the rib to the side, I found it necessary to grind a flat on the side of my offset rivet set. Until I did that I was not able...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,216
Posted By David Lewis
Determining pushrod lengths

I believe the length for the F-789 elevator pushrod assembly is properly determined when both the F-635 elevator bellcrank assembly and center horn of the WD-610 are positioned vertically. The...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-07-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,462
Posted By David Lewis
HB item number

Great solution! What is the Harbor Freight item number for the solar USB charger? I did a search on their site and don't see one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,289
Posted By David Lewis
Yes, I agree. There are a variety of mount styles...

Yes, I agree. There are a variety of mount styles available. I evaluated quite a few. I decided on the small saddle shaped ones. There is no adhesive to remove. I'm going to rough up their underside...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,289
Posted By David Lewis
I found them at Pacific Radio here in LA. 100 is...

I found them at Pacific Radio here in LA. 100 is way more than I'm going to need for this project, but the price is right. Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,289
Posted By David Lewis
Thanks guys. I appreciate the guidance. Bruce . ....

Thanks guys. I appreciate the guidance.
Bruce . . . Looks good. What was your source for the cradles? Aviation aisle or a specialty vendor?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,289
Posted By David Lewis
Cable Run Pictures Request

Can anyone point me to pictures of proper wire runs from empennage electrical devices (strobe and trim) through the aft fuselage? My search here has turned up a number of descriptions and approaches,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-21-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 79,927
Posted By David Lewis
That F-710B Angle

Miles, I just had a little adventure of my own with that F-710B angle. Make sure yours fits snugly into the radius of the longerons on each side. Mine were just a little short and I had edge distance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By David Lewis
Canisters

I'll take them. I have one of those sprayers that use them.
I will PM you for payment and shipping particulars.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,688
Posted By David Lewis
After I messed up a couple of hammers like Larry,...

After I messed up a couple of hammers like Larry, I began to use the rivet gun method with my C-frame . . . A couple of taps and the dimple is perfect and consistent . . . Move on to the next...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,191
Posted By David Lewis
Testing Dynon Servos

I have two Dynon SV32 servos I am installing in my wing and fuselage while they are still open and accessible. I'm not expecting to buy any "Glass" for a couple of years. Is there a way to test the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,157
Posted By David Lewis
Fuel system?

I've been following this thread. I don't remember a mention of the fuel system in earlier posts. What is that about?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By David Lewis
Odd iPad Behavior

Wow . . . That totally works. This has been bugging me for months. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By David Lewis
Odd iPad Behavior

I'm hoping this group may have an answer for another issue I've noticed with use of an iPad to view VAF. I've been using an iPad for Internet surfing almost exclusively for several years. On VAF,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,598
Posted By David Lewis
Verify Open

Make sure to pull the handles of your pop-rivet tool completely open. If they are even a little bit closed the mandrel may be gripped just enough not to slide further in after that first pull. I have...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By David Lewis
Rib clearance

You are correct to question the plans dimensions. Apparently acceptable to Van's engineers, it's not just the edge distance for the rib flange rivets that is potentionally compromised. Be sure to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,733
Posted By David Lewis
Some sort of acknowledgement of being in the...

Some sort of acknowledgement of being in the queue would be nice. I too filled out the online form, but have no indication of whether I am in the system correctly or not. Is it preferable that I call...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,248
Posted By David Lewis
N number?

Beautiful design. Nicely done. The vinyl exhausts look real. How are you addressing the N number requirements?
Forum: Reviews 02-21-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,222
Posted By David Lewis
Conway

Very hard to beat the Partain experience, but an option Barbara offered me for the fuse kit was Conway Freight. In my case, very competitive pricing, excellent tracking, accommodating support staff,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,480
Posted By David Lewis
SoCal

Hi Jeff . . . How close is your base to KWHP?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By David Lewis
Tiedown Hole

I noticed the same lack of explanation when I was working on my wings. The solution is to temporarily put the bottom skin back on to extend the guide lines and then remove it after you verify the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,074
Posted By David Lewis
Ford's Museums

I'll second the Mettetal suggestion. There are car rentals very nearby and the town of Plymouth is not to be missed . . . Sidewalk cafes, an active town square, and nighttime sports bars. Lots of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By David Lewis
W-709 Ribs

Your spars are fine. My wing instructions dated 3/2/06 specifically references the need to drill new holes in these ribs on page 7-3, in the Assembling the Wing Skeleton section. See second paragraph...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,886
Posted By David Lewis
I just did my left tank vent tube installation as...

I just did my left tank vent tube installation as well and agree the plan narrative is entirely lacking in detail about it. I always read well ahead to plan for gotchas like this, and a passing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By David Lewis
Got it. Thank you Paul . . . The "rivnut" passes...

Got it. Thank you Paul . . . The "rivnut" passes through the plate, not the wire. I just thought that if over tightening could spin that connection, there might be a path for fuel to leak. Thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By David Lewis
Fuel sender construction?

I am at the point in Building my left fuel tank where I'm fitting the standard lever type fuel sender. Paul Dye's posts warning not to over-tighten the center connection screw when attaching the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,160
Posted By David Lewis
Here's an update with an FAA response to the...

Here's an update with an FAA response to the ADS-B "spoofing" concern.

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ainalerts/2012-08-21/hackers-faa-disagree-over-ads-b-vulnerability
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,160
Posted By David Lewis
NextGen Security Research

One of the aviation newsletters had this link to a story about NextGen security research, specifically ADS-B. Apparently some security experts are concerned about vulnerability from hackers....
Forum: Primers 06-13-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lewis
SEM EZ Coat

My prep has been the same for my use of an etching primer and EZ Coat:
Scuff surface with Scotch Brite; clean thoroughly with MEK; wash parts in Dawn bath; rinse thoroughly; dry completely and do...
Forum: Primers 06-13-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lewis
SEM EZ Coat

My experience with SEM EZ Coat so far is positive. I can't remember where I learned about this product, but the recommendation was the same as you heard. I bought a couple rattle cans to test with....
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-30-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,214
Posted By David Lewis
Pitot/Mast Position

I was encouraged to see someone else exploring where to position their Dynon heated Pitot/AOA. I have the same Dynon tube for my RV-7A project, and while researching other builder installations I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By David Lewis
Good Idea

I saw pictures on someone's build site that had done this, but I don't remember where. Van's wing wiring PDF says you can enlarge the tooling holes to 5/8" (.625"). Van's then suggests inserting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,677
Posted By David Lewis
This is great. It is interesting that the...

This is great. It is interesting that the solution was already built into the product. I appreciate the attention to desired functionality.

My other concern about the product had to do with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,677
Posted By David Lewis
Two reasons

I have two reasons for wanting separate Nav and Strobe functionality. Both have to do with compromising night vision. First, the night vision of other pilots is compromised when we operate our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,677
Posted By David Lewis
I'm going to wait

My guess is independent Nav and Strobe functionality is not universally required, although for me it is important. I'm hoping the issue will be addressed in a future reasonably priced product....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,677
Posted By David Lewis
One issue

Their Nav/Strobes are priced very nicely, and they look to be quite a nice product. I inquired on their support email and the only issue I have with the product is that Navs and Strobes only operate...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-26-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 61,501
Posted By David Lewis
Try turning the Pop-up blocker off temporarily on...

Try turning the Pop-up blocker off temporarily on your computer. There is is an Active-X plug-in trying to load. That's what I had to do, and the cameras play fine now.

David Lewis
RV-7A
Empennage...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,193
Posted By David Lewis
My first post, so I hope I get this right . ....

My first post, so I hope I get this right . . .
As I've worked on my empennage I've had many questions answered by searching the older threads for answers. That and talking with my EAA brothers and...
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