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Ryszard Zadow
 


Re: Varieze Brake Bleeding

 

Todd-
The bleeding fluid-seal is the conical seat that the bleeder valve
core end cone seats into. When the valve is loosened, the cone unseats
the hole and allows the brake fluid (red) past into the hollow body.
It does not need to be super tight, since many people
make them too tight which distorts the seat, just snug
so it wedges the hole shut, prevents leakage, and won't vibrate loose.
The main body that the valve seats into is typically NPT thread.
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which you tighten like a typical pipe thread.
-Christian

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On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 4:30 PM Todd DeVito via groups.io <devitotl=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I just received my bleed nipples from Aircraft Spruce and having never plumbed a brake system before, I'm going to ask a couple of simple questions before I do something stupid.

The bleed nipples I received have about twice as much thread as the plugs that were in the hole.  I'm guessing I should just screw them in until they are tight, even if threads are still showing.  Is that right?

Also, is it a good idea or a bad idea to wrap the threads in teflon tape before I screw them in?

As always, thanks for your help.

Todd

On Friday, August 21, 2020, 03:17:56 AM PDT, Mike Tooze via groups.io <miketooze=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hi Todd,

Just to clear up from my original post.
Gary Hunter is right in that the original Rosenham axles were aluminium; this was widely reported at the time. I purchased a set of steel replacements, but didn’t fit them quite in time as I had an axle fail a week or two after I received the new ones!
I didn’t raise the condition of the discs in your photo as they appeared to me to be covered in some sort of preservative grease/wax etc. Simply clean and assess their condition. As long as they are in plain, flat, and not too worn, thin, a few pits won’t matter.
Certainly everything needs disassembly for a good clean-up and inspection but ‘if it works don’t fix it’.
Yes, you will need those cap screws, bleed nipple, and the heat barrier (aluminized blanket, non-asbestos hi temp silicone and/or wired in place). However, change for change sake is not particularly a philosophy I would back. Few of us are in that position.
I test flew my Vari in 1982 and we are still flying, Nylo Seal and all. (I’m on the steel axles and my second set of Matco discs.) My runway limit, around SL to 2k’, is about 600m/2,000ft but I use far less.

BTW your tires appear to be the 3.40x 3.00x5 Shins, which I use. What with these and the Matco’s you have the possibility of making a sleek set of wheel pants, not like the balloons seen on so many Ezes. ;^)
I suggest that you try what you have before splashing out just because of a bit of age-accumulated dirt.
If it taxis well and you run-in a set of new pads ok, then you’re set to go.
We’d all be interested in a report back.

Mike Tooze
O-235 Vari Eze
Amongst other things I’ll be checking my tyre pressures at the weekend so will try to take a photo of my set-up.





------ Original Message ------
From: "Todd DeVito via groups.io" <devitotl=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: "canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io" <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, 21 Aug, 20 At 02:55
Subject: Re: [c-a] Varieze Brake Bleeding

Thanks to everyone for the great responses. It's great to know the brand of calipers I have, and even better that you passed along the part number for the bleeder assembly and pads. It's also good to know about the possible axle issues. I'll be searching the CPs and CSA newsletters for information about Rosenhan brakes.

I will also be searching the CPs and CSA newsletters for information on installing a thermal shield. I have seen some stories about the consequences of not having one, but have not looked into building one yet.

Interestingly, the brown on the brake disc is not corrosion. It is some sticky, tar like substance. Once I'm sure the system holds fluid, I'll have to take the brakes apart and clean all of that gunk off and also see if the pads are contaminated.

Thanks also for the Grove ordering information. Depending on how these brakes perform, I may go in that direction.

I have also wondered if the tires on this plane are adequate. I do not like the idea of landing on tires that are not appropriate for the purpose. Before I bring my Eze to the hangar for it's first test drive, I'll make sure it has the correct tires.

Finally, if anyone has a picture of this model of brakes on their Eze, I would love to see a copy.

Thanks again for all the information.

Todd

On Thursday, August 20, 2020, 03:47:28 AM PDT, Mike Tooze via groups.io <miketooze=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hi Todd,


From your picture I would say that your brake assembly is an Rosenham, became Matco, the same as I have on my Vari Eze.

What you may need is an ACS p/n 11225 Brake Bleeder Assembly, it just screws into the hole in the bottom of the caliper.


Other comments. The disk normally has three counter bored holes for three hex cap screws, wire locked to wiring holes in the disk, just visible in your pici. Therefore those existing bolts should come out and be replaced by caps screws. (See ACS 'socket head cap screw alloy steel-drilled, coarse thread'.). You may find that the counter bores for the cap screws are on the other side of the disc as fitted, in which case you will need to reverse the disc.

A reflective heat shield between the disc and gear leg is essential; also I wrap my Nylo Seal tubing and fittings with the same heat reflective/insulative material.

If/when you replace the pads, RA66-106-4K brake kit, you will have to order additional 1/8” by 3/8” long brake pad rivets as the rivets in the kit are for Cleveland and too short.

I use DOT5 brake fluid but ensure that it only ever touches the inside of your brake system/tubing. i.e. Never, anywhere, on your Eze or even in your workshop!


I have found that my brakes perfectly sufficient for my Vari Eze. (I use 'dynamic braking', nose wheel 'off' till the last moment without banging it down.)

Just what I have/do - OMV.


All the very best for your project.

Sincerely,

Mike Tooze

O-235 Vari Eze







------ Original Message ------
From: "Todd DeVito via groups.io" <devitotl=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: "Canard Aviators" <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, 20 Aug, 20 At 03:00
Subject: [c-a] Varieze Brake Bleeding

Hello Everyone,

This is a picture of the left wheel and brake on my Varieze project. The problem is I can't see a nipple to bleed it with. Is anyone familiar with this type of caliper and can you fill me in on how to bleed it? On the bottom right of the caliper is an allen head screw. When I removed the screw and used a mirror to look into the hole, it leads into the bottom of the caliper, but there was no nipple attached.

I didn't find any names or part numbers on the brake caliper, but the master cylinder is a Grove part #675-3, manufactured in 12/06.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Todd DeVito







Re: COZY: Re: Lycosaur Cooling Pro Tip

Kevin R. Walsh
 



On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 1:12 PM 'Izzy Briggs' via COZY Builders Mailing List <cozy_builders@...> wrote:
ok, sorry, let me clarify because what I wrote is a little unclear.



The Lycoming Cylinders have stubby baffles at the location circled in the previous picture.



If you “bump out” the plans aluminum engine cooling baffles over just the location of the cylinder baffles, it will allows more air to flow by this area resulting in materially significant cooling performance increases. How much? Not exactly sure yet. I will know more in a couple days.

Correct, works as advertised:




--
Kevin


Re: Lycosaur Cooling Pro Tip

Izzy
 

ok, sorry, let me clarify because what I wrote is a little unclear.

The Lycoming Cylinders have stubby baffles at the location circled in the previous picture.

If you “bump out” the plans aluminum engine cooling baffles over just the location of the cylinder baffles, it will allows more air to flow by this area resulting in materially significant cooling performance increases. How much? Not exactly sure yet. I will know more in a couple days.

Make sure the popout is localized to just the 6 base fins, and not more than 1/8-1/4 inch. Imagine a space about 1/2 the size of a credit card and about twice the thickness.

Izzy

On Aug 31, 2020, at 16:04, Izzy Briggs <inbriggs@yahoo.com> wrote:

I learned a trick from the RV guys today for better cooling.

If you have a Lycoming, the forging process on the number two cyl results in some very stubby baffles that don’t do a very good job.

By bulging the baffle away just a little from just the circled area it os reported one can get better cooling on the cylinder. In this example your looking at the Number 2 on an O-320.

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Izzy


Lycosaur Cooling Pro Tip

Izzy
 

I learned a trick from the RV guys today for better cooling.

If you have a Lycoming, the forging process on the number two cyl results in some very stubby baffles that don’t do a very good job.

By bulging the baffle away just a little from just the circled area it os reported one can get better cooling on the cylinder. In this example your looking at the Number 2 on an O-320.





Izzy


Canard Calendar - September

Erlend Moen <erlend@...>
 

The September Canard Desktop Calendar is ready for download.

As always: Thanks a lot for the many beautiful pictures I have received so far. I’m always looking for new pictures, if you have pictures to share, please send them over to me. I need as large resolution as possible. My bandwidth is no problem, so don’t be afraid to send over large images!

 

Safe flying (and building)!

 

Here is the link: http://ljosnes.no/cozy/canard-calendar

 

PS: If the new calendar doesn’t show up, it’s probably because the website is cached in your web browser. Try to hit F5 to reload the page if this happens.

--

Erlend Moen

Cozy #1556 – chapter 20


Re: Wanted: Garmin GDL39

Kevin R. Walsh
 

Thanks Craig.  I found a GDL39R on VAF a week ago and got it on Friday.  This week I start wiring it up.  


On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 5:16 AM Craig Westwood <craig.westwood@...> wrote:

On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 5:38 PM Kevin R. Walsh <krwalsh@...> wrote:
I'm ADS-B Out legal with my upgraded GTX-330ES.  But I'd love to get ADS-B In to get weather and traffic on my G3X as well as Bluetooth to my iPad and Foreflight.  If anyone did a full ADS-B In/Out upgrade and has a GDL39, GDL39 3D, or GDL39R that is sitting on the shelf, I'd love to take it off your hands for a fiar price.

Thanks,

--
Kevin








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Kevin


Re: Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Tom Smith <trcsmith@...>
 

As of yesterday the parts are taken.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Burk <apogee.design@...>
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Aug 30, 2020 8:21 am
Subject: Re: [c-a] Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Hello Tom,
I will take whatever I can get and it would be much appreciated!!
I have a Vari I am restoring and not only would I gladly buy you lunch, but I do not need the attach fittings off the fuse.
Our Shop is in Ukiah, so I am only  a couple of hours away.
Give me a call
Ross 307-277-4642


On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 6:45 PM Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them? I was offered these parts from the Vacaville airport, CA  VCB on field museum. They have been in a hanger at Nuttree for several years. Don't know who the builder was. The fuselage they want to keep and convert for kids to have their picture taken after mods for lights, switches and some old instruments installed. So, if you would like to inspect the wings and canard for your project come look. From what I can tell "I'm a Long EZ builder not a Veri builder. The workmanship looks good. But it's a different wing from the LEZ. If the wing attach fittings are important I can cut them off the fuselage and the new owner can clean off the composite material form them. Nose gear retract system should be available if needed. The Brock throttle system is also there, not sure if that will go or not, I'll ask.  If you come get them, then buy me lunch. If I need to remove the fuselage to wing fittings there would be a small charge to cut them off, because I would need to replace the foam and glass to build back the area so the the cowl fits with smooth corners per the museum future requirements.

Any questions please ask.


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Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


--
Thank You!
Ross Burk
307-277-4642 cell


Re: Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

 

Hello Tom,
I will take whatever I can get and it would be much appreciated!!
I have a Vari I am restoring and not only would I gladly buy you lunch, but I do not need the attach fittings off the fuse.
Our Shop is in Ukiah, so I am only  a couple of hours away.
Give me a call
Ross 307-277-4642


On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 6:45 PM Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them? I was offered these parts from the Vacaville airport, CA  VCB on field museum. They have been in a hanger at Nuttree for several years. Don't know who the builder was. The fuselage they want to keep and convert for kids to have their picture taken after mods for lights, switches and some old instruments installed. So, if you would like to inspect the wings and canard for your project come look. From what I can tell "I'm a Long EZ builder not a Veri builder. The workmanship looks good. But it's a different wing from the LEZ. If the wing attach fittings are important I can cut them off the fuselage and the new owner can clean off the composite material form them. Nose gear retract system should be available if needed. The Brock throttle system is also there, not sure if that will go or not, I'll ask.  If you come get them, then buy me lunch. If I need to remove the fuselage to wing fittings there would be a small charge to cut them off, because I would need to replace the foam and glass to build back the area so the the cowl fits with smooth corners per the museum future requirements.

Any questions please ask.


IMG_9559.JPG



Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN



--
Thank You!
Ross Burk
307-277-4642 cell


Re: Wanted: Garmin GDL39

Craig Westwood
 

On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 5:38 PM Kevin R. Walsh <krwalsh@...> wrote:
I'm ADS-B Out legal with my upgraded GTX-330ES.  But I'd love to get ADS-B In to get weather and traffic on my G3X as well as Bluetooth to my iPad and Foreflight.  If anyone did a full ADS-B In/Out upgrade and has a GDL39, GDL39 3D, or GDL39R that is sitting on the shelf, I'd love to take it off your hands for a fiar price.

Thanks,

--
Kevin








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Re: Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Bruce Wiltse
 

I would appreciate it if you would inform me if things change.
Bruce Wiltse
707-227-6737
ezyoyo@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith@...>
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 29, 2020 6:19 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

So far it looks like wings will got to Todd


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Wiltse via groups.io <EzYoYo@...>
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Tom:
I would be interested in these VE parts.  When could I take a look at them?  Just sold my # 4 VE to a guy in Flagstaff, AZ.  I am wondering the Museum might be interested in selling/exchanging the VE fuselage for a Q2 or complete Dragonfly III project that could be used for the kid?
Bruce Wiltse
ezyoyo@...



-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Person <ezejoe@...>
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 29, 2020 3:19 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Todd,

Just a note: Wings will not likely entail any sort of plug & play interchangeability with your existing set, should a replacement scenario ever arise.

-Joe Person


On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:14 PM, Todd DeVito via groups.io <devitotl@...> wrote:


Hi Tom,

I'm happy to take any available parts off your hands.  I never know what I'll need to replace someday.  The gear retract system, brakes, throttle system, wheels, brakes, wings, wing attachment fittings, canard, engine mount, and anything else they want to get rid of is fine with me.

I'm about 3 hours away from Vacaville, so I can be there just in time to buy you lunch.

Feel free to call me or e-mail me direct to work out the details.

Todd DeVito
devitotl@...
775-297-1654

On Friday, August 28, 2020, 05:45:15 PM PDT, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith@...> wrote:


Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them? I was offered these parts from the Vacaville airport, CA  VCB on field museum. They have been in a hanger at Nuttree for several years. Don't know who the builder was. The fuselage they want to keep and convert for kids to have their picture taken after mods for lights, switches and some old instruments installed. So, if you would like to inspect the wings and canard for your project come look. From what I can tell "I'm a Long EZ builder not a Veri builder. The workmanship looks good. But it's a different wing from the LEZ. If the wing attach fittings are important I can cut them off the fuselage and the new owner can clean off the composite material form them. Nose gear retract system should be available if needed. The Brock throttle system is also there, not sure if that will go or not, I'll ask.  If you come get them, then buy me lunch. If I need to remove the fuselage to wing fittings there would be a small charge to cut them off, because I would need to replace the foam and glass to build back the area so the the cowl fits with smooth corners per the museum future requirements.

Any questions please ask.


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Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN
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<IMG_9553.JPG>
<IMG_9559.JPG>


Re: Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Tom Smith <trcsmith@...>
 

Todd give me a call if you want wings, canard.


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Todd DeVito via groups.io <devitotl@...>
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

I understand that, but the hardware and components from the wings could be of use even if the wings wouldn't bolt on.


On Saturday, August 29, 2020, 03:19:30 PM PDT, Joe Person <ezejoe@...> wrote:


Todd,

Just a note: Wings will not likely entail any sort of plug & play interchangeability with your existing set, should a replacement scenario ever arise.

-Joe Person


On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:14 PM, Todd DeVito via groups.io <devitotl@...> wrote:


Hi Tom,

I'm happy to take any available parts off your hands.  I never know what I'll need to replace someday.  The gear retract system, brakes, throttle system, wheels, brakes, wings, wing attachment fittings, canard, engine mount, and anything else they want to get rid of is fine with me.

I'm about 3 hours away from Vacaville, so I can be there just in time to buy you lunch.

Feel free to call me or e-mail me direct to work out the details.

Todd DeVito
devitotl@...
775-297-1654

On Friday, August 28, 2020, 05:45:15 PM PDT, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith@...> wrote:


Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them? I was offered these parts from the Vacaville airport, CA  VCB on field museum. They have been in a hanger at Nuttree for several years. Don't know who the builder was. The fuselage they want to keep and convert for kids to have their picture taken after mods for lights, switches and some old instruments installed. So, if you would like to inspect the wings and canard for your project come look. From what I can tell "I'm a Long EZ builder not a Veri builder. The workmanship looks good. But it's a different wing from the LEZ. If the wing attach fittings are important I can cut them off the fuselage and the new owner can clean off the composite material form them. Nose gear retract system should be available if needed. The Brock throttle system is also there, not sure if that will go or not, I'll ask.  If you come get them, then buy me lunch. If I need to remove the fuselage to wing fittings there would be a small charge to cut them off, because I would need to replace the foam and glass to build back the area so the the cowl fits with smooth corners per the museum future requirements.

Any questions please ask.


<IMG_9541.JPG>
<IMG_9553.JPG>
<IMG_9559.JPG>



Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN
<IMG_9541.JPG>
<IMG_9553.JPG>
<IMG_9559.JPG>


Re: Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Tom Smith <trcsmith@...>
 

So far it looks like wings will got to Todd


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Wiltse via groups.io <EzYoYo@...>
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Aug 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Tom:
I would be interested in these VE parts.  When could I take a look at them?  Just sold my # 4 VE to a guy in Flagstaff, AZ.  I am wondering the Museum might be interested in selling/exchanging the VE fuselage for a Q2 or complete Dragonfly III project that could be used for the kid?
Bruce Wiltse
ezyoyo@...



-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Person <ezejoe@...>
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 29, 2020 3:19 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Todd,

Just a note: Wings will not likely entail any sort of plug & play interchangeability with your existing set, should a replacement scenario ever arise.

-Joe Person


On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:14 PM, Todd DeVito via groups.io <devitotl@...> wrote:


Hi Tom,

I'm happy to take any available parts off your hands.  I never know what I'll need to replace someday.  The gear retract system, brakes, throttle system, wheels, brakes, wings, wing attachment fittings, canard, engine mount, and anything else they want to get rid of is fine with me.

I'm about 3 hours away from Vacaville, so I can be there just in time to buy you lunch.

Feel free to call me or e-mail me direct to work out the details.

Todd DeVito
devitotl@...
775-297-1654

On Friday, August 28, 2020, 05:45:15 PM PDT, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith@...> wrote:


Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them? I was offered these parts from the Vacaville airport, CA  VCB on field museum. They have been in a hanger at Nuttree for several years. Don't know who the builder was. The fuselage they want to keep and convert for kids to have their picture taken after mods for lights, switches and some old instruments installed. So, if you would like to inspect the wings and canard for your project come look. From what I can tell "I'm a Long EZ builder not a Veri builder. The workmanship looks good. But it's a different wing from the LEZ. If the wing attach fittings are important I can cut them off the fuselage and the new owner can clean off the composite material form them. Nose gear retract system should be available if needed. The Brock throttle system is also there, not sure if that will go or not, I'll ask.  If you come get them, then buy me lunch. If I need to remove the fuselage to wing fittings there would be a small charge to cut them off, because I would need to replace the foam and glass to build back the area so the the cowl fits with smooth corners per the museum future requirements.

Any questions please ask.


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<IMG_9553.JPG>
<IMG_9559.JPG>



Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN
<IMG_9541.JPG>
<IMG_9553.JPG>
<IMG_9559.JPG>


Re: Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Bruce Wiltse
 

Tom:
I would be interested in these VE parts.  When could I take a look at them?  Just sold my # 4 VE to a guy in Flagstaff, AZ.  I am wondering the Museum might be interested in selling/exchanging the VE fuselage for a Q2 or complete Dragonfly III project that could be used for the kid?
Bruce Wiltse
ezyoyo@...



-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Person <ezejoe@...>
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 29, 2020 3:19 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Todd,

Just a note: Wings will not likely entail any sort of plug & play interchangeability with your existing set, should a replacement scenario ever arise.

-Joe Person


On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:14 PM, Todd DeVito via groups.io <devitotl@...> wrote:


Hi Tom,

I'm happy to take any available parts off your hands.  I never know what I'll need to replace someday.  The gear retract system, brakes, throttle system, wheels, brakes, wings, wing attachment fittings, canard, engine mount, and anything else they want to get rid of is fine with me.

I'm about 3 hours away from Vacaville, so I can be there just in time to buy you lunch.

Feel free to call me or e-mail me direct to work out the details.

Todd DeVito
devitotl@...
775-297-1654

On Friday, August 28, 2020, 05:45:15 PM PDT, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith@...> wrote:


Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them? I was offered these parts from the Vacaville airport, CA  VCB on field museum. They have been in a hanger at Nuttree for several years. Don't know who the builder was. The fuselage they want to keep and convert for kids to have their picture taken after mods for lights, switches and some old instruments installed. So, if you would like to inspect the wings and canard for your project come look. From what I can tell "I'm a Long EZ builder not a Veri builder. The workmanship looks good. But it's a different wing from the LEZ. If the wing attach fittings are important I can cut them off the fuselage and the new owner can clean off the composite material form them. Nose gear retract system should be available if needed. The Brock throttle system is also there, not sure if that will go or not, I'll ask.  If you come get them, then buy me lunch. If I need to remove the fuselage to wing fittings there would be a small charge to cut them off, because I would need to replace the foam and glass to build back the area so the the cowl fits with smooth corners per the museum future requirements.

Any questions please ask.


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<IMG_9553.JPG>
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Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
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Re: Varieze Brake Bleeding

Phil Kriley
 

Not 1.5 to 3 turns, but 1.5 to 3 turns PAST finger tight.

Phil Kriley

On Aug 29, 2020, at 7:49 PM, Todd DeVito via groups.io <devitotl@...> wrote:

Thanks.  Knowing I need to screw them in 1.5 - 3 turns is extremely helpful.

I just ordered some thread sealant.

Todd

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, 04:30:11 PM PDT, Marc J. Zeitlin <marc.j.zeitlin@...> wrote:


Todd DeVito wrote:

The bleed nipples I received have about twice as much thread as the plugs that were in the hole.  I'm guessing I should just screw them in until they are tight, even if threads are still showing.  Is that right?

Assuming that you've got calipers with standard 1/8" NPT threads, you screw them in 1.5 - 3 turns past finger tight, or about 12 in-lb.
 
Also, is it a good idea or a bad idea to wrap the threads in teflon tape before I screw them in?

It's a bad idea to use teflon tape on ANY fluid connection on an airplane, as a poor installation can easily allow a small piece of torn tape to clog the line. I only recommend teflon NPT thread sealant:


You can generally get the equivalent at a local auto parts store. You don't need much - one thread's worth, 1 - 2 threads up from the bottom (so you don't get sealant into the fitting) works fine.

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Marc J. Zeitlin                      marc_zeitlin@...
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Copyright © 2020                     Burnside Aerospace


Re: Varieze Brake Bleeding

Todd DeVito
 

Thanks.  Knowing I need to screw them in 1.5 - 3 turns is extremely helpful.

I just ordered some thread sealant.

Todd

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, 04:30:11 PM PDT, Marc J. Zeitlin <marc.j.zeitlin@...> wrote:


Todd DeVito wrote:

The bleed nipples I received have about twice as much thread as the plugs that were in the hole.  I'm guessing I should just screw them in until they are tight, even if threads are still showing.  Is that right?

Assuming that you've got calipers with standard 1/8" NPT threads, you screw them in 1.5 - 3 turns past finger tight, or about 12 in-lb.
 
Also, is it a good idea or a bad idea to wrap the threads in teflon tape before I screw them in?

It's a bad idea to use teflon tape on ANY fluid connection on an airplane, as a poor installation can easily allow a small piece of torn tape to clog the line. I only recommend teflon NPT thread sealant:


You can generally get the equivalent at a local auto parts store. You don't need much - one thread's worth, 1 - 2 threads up from the bottom (so you don't get sealant into the fitting) works fine.

--
Marc J. Zeitlin                      marc_zeitlin@...
                                            http://www.cozybuilders.org/
Copyright © 2020                     Burnside Aerospace


Re: Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Todd DeVito
 

I understand that, but the hardware and components from the wings could be of use even if the wings wouldn't bolt on.


On Saturday, August 29, 2020, 03:19:30 PM PDT, Joe Person <ezejoe@...> wrote:


Todd,

Just a note: Wings will not likely entail any sort of plug & play interchangeability with your existing set, should a replacement scenario ever arise.

-Joe Person


On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:14 PM, Todd DeVito via groups.io <devitotl@...> wrote:


Hi Tom,

I'm happy to take any available parts off your hands.  I never know what I'll need to replace someday.  The gear retract system, brakes, throttle system, wheels, brakes, wings, wing attachment fittings, canard, engine mount, and anything else they want to get rid of is fine with me.

I'm about 3 hours away from Vacaville, so I can be there just in time to buy you lunch.

Feel free to call me or e-mail me direct to work out the details.

Todd DeVito
devitotl@...
775-297-1654

On Friday, August 28, 2020, 05:45:15 PM PDT, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith@...> wrote:


Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them? I was offered these parts from the Vacaville airport, CA  VCB on field museum. They have been in a hanger at Nuttree for several years. Don't know who the builder was. The fuselage they want to keep and convert for kids to have their picture taken after mods for lights, switches and some old instruments installed. So, if you would like to inspect the wings and canard for your project come look. From what I can tell "I'm a Long EZ builder not a Veri builder. The workmanship looks good. But it's a different wing from the LEZ. If the wing attach fittings are important I can cut them off the fuselage and the new owner can clean off the composite material form them. Nose gear retract system should be available if needed. The Brock throttle system is also there, not sure if that will go or not, I'll ask.  If you come get them, then buy me lunch. If I need to remove the fuselage to wing fittings there would be a small charge to cut them off, because I would need to replace the foam and glass to build back the area so the the cowl fits with smooth corners per the museum future requirements.

Any questions please ask.


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Long-EZ N12TS
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Re: Varieze Brake Bleeding

Marc J. Zeitlin
 

Todd DeVito wrote:

The bleed nipples I received have about twice as much thread as the plugs that were in the hole.  I'm guessing I should just screw them in until they are tight, even if threads are still showing.  Is that right?

Assuming that you've got calipers with standard 1/8" NPT threads, you screw them in 1.5 - 3 turns past finger tight, or about 12 in-lb.
 
Also, is it a good idea or a bad idea to wrap the threads in teflon tape before I screw them in?

It's a bad idea to use teflon tape on ANY fluid connection on an airplane, as a poor installation can easily allow a small piece of torn tape to clog the line. I only recommend teflon NPT thread sealant:


You can generally get the equivalent at a local auto parts store. You don't need much - one thread's worth, 1 - 2 threads up from the bottom (so you don't get sealant into the fitting) works fine.

--
Marc J. Zeitlin                      marc_zeitlin@...
                                            http://www.cozybuilders.org/
Copyright © 2020                     Burnside Aerospace


Re: Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Joe Person
 

Todd,

Just a note: Wings will not likely entail any sort of plug & play interchangeability with your existing set, should a replacement scenario ever arise.

-Joe Person


On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:14 PM, Todd DeVito via groups.io <devitotl@...> wrote:


Hi Tom,

I'm happy to take any available parts off your hands.  I never know what I'll need to replace someday.  The gear retract system, brakes, throttle system, wheels, brakes, wings, wing attachment fittings, canard, engine mount, and anything else they want to get rid of is fine with me.

I'm about 3 hours away from Vacaville, so I can be there just in time to buy you lunch.

Feel free to call me or e-mail me direct to work out the details.

Todd DeVito
devitotl@...
775-297-1654

On Friday, August 28, 2020, 05:45:15 PM PDT, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith@...> wrote:


Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them? I was offered these parts from the Vacaville airport, CA  VCB on field museum. They have been in a hanger at Nuttree for several years. Don't know who the builder was. The fuselage they want to keep and convert for kids to have their picture taken after mods for lights, switches and some old instruments installed. So, if you would like to inspect the wings and canard for your project come look. From what I can tell "I'm a Long EZ builder not a Veri builder. The workmanship looks good. But it's a different wing from the LEZ. If the wing attach fittings are important I can cut them off the fuselage and the new owner can clean off the composite material form them. Nose gear retract system should be available if needed. The Brock throttle system is also there, not sure if that will go or not, I'll ask.  If you come get them, then buy me lunch. If I need to remove the fuselage to wing fittings there would be a small charge to cut them off, because I would need to replace the foam and glass to build back the area so the the cowl fits with smooth corners per the museum future requirements.

Any questions please ask.


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Long-EZ N12TS
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ADS-B and trasponder antennas measured with new nanoVNA network analyzer

Del Schier
 

Hi all,

 

A few weeks ago I got a 4” display nanoVNA to measure antennas in my airplane or any antenna I might use.  I wanted to measure my ADS-B in antennas on my Stratux but I had to order an adaptor to connect them, so here are my results.

 

There is a picture of one of my $0 30 min J-Pole antennas that I made from an online design tool.  They are just bondo-ed in place either corner of the Cozy nose hatch in front of the rudder pedals. I never tested them but they have been working great with the Stratux and Foreflight.  The “R ADS-B SWR.jpg” pic shows the VNA display and the “L…” the Left.

 

Both test pretty well for SWR with < 2:1 VSWR.  I am sure I could make them better by adjusting the length and the coax connection point. They work well enough that I would not notice a difference. I didn’t do that also because I have no idea how to tell which is on what frequency with the Stratux.

 

I also attached the plot of my Mode C ¼ wave whip mounted through the bottom right of the nose with a full wave dia. ground plane.  That tested as expected with such a simple antenna.

 

The 7/8 wavelength J-pole antenna couldn’t be any cheaper or easier to make and it doesn’t need a balun, and it has about 2 dB of gain over a dipole or ¼ wave ground plane, and, of course, it could be used for ADS-B out or a Mode C transponder.

 

I learned something for those of you that got nanoVNAs.  I couldn’t get it to calibrate until I Googled the problem.  I found that you have to do a reset first!  Another good tip is once you have it all set up for the desired frequency range, calibrated and markers set you can save that in memory “0” and it will save everything as the default start up.

 

Del Schier

Cozy IV N197DL

Cannon Creek Airpark 15FL

 

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