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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,

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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


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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_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.


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<IMG_9553.JPG>
<IMG_9559.JPG>



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@...>
 

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.


<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: 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.

--
Marc J. Zeitlin                      marc_zeitlin@...
                                            http://www.cozybuilders.org/
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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<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: 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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<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>


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

 


Re: The Potentially Revolutionary Celera 500L Aircraft Officially Breaks Cover - The Drive

KEN4ZZ
 

Hi Kevin-

Many thanks for publishing the photos and the link to the CAFÉ research page.  When I checked out the page, I noticed the link on it to the reports about the various CAFÉ 400 races thru the years.  As you no doubt know, the first one in 1981 was actually 250 (vs. 400) miles. That's the one in which I flew my - still flying - geriatric VariEze, N4ZZ.  When I checked the report out it was quite the stroll down memory lane, seeing familiar names and tail numbers from nearly 4 decades ago.  It's even easy (for me) to recognize mine in the picture of the Ezes by my first iteration Scimitar prop.  I had cleanly forgotten I'd placed so high, just 2 out of the money.  Good times!

Ken

On 8/28/2020 12:10 PM, Kevin R. Walsh wrote:
I've been loosely following this aircraft since the first pictures were published.  It was interesting to me because it has a very similar fuselage profile to the wheel pant mold I made for my Cozy IV.  That shape was first published by Fabio R. Goldschmied in work he was doing on low drag bodies for airships from the 50s through the 70s.  you can see some of the CAFE Foundation papers on those shapes and research here:

I took the X-35 coordinates and adjusted them to fit the wheels & brakes of the Cozy IV, and did some CFD analysis of it, which you can see here:

And you can see the mold I made on a CNC router here:

and one half of a finished wheel pant in carbon fiber here:

Unfortunately, life got in the way and I still fly my Cozy with no pants.  Well, no wheel pants at least.  I will say that a CFD comparison of drag forces at 180 Knots between this and a "standard" wheel pant shape yielded less than 1% difference in drag just for the pant & gear leg.  Which means that without a true side-by-side comparison between the two on the same plane under the same conditions, we'll never know if I spent a lot of time for nothing.  At least it is fun to talk about when people look and ask why my wheel pants look so funny.

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 9:16 AM Bob Holliston <bob.holliston@...> wrote:


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Kevin


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

Tom Smith <trcsmith@...>
 

I'll check about other parts. Wheels brakes I'm sure stay. They need them to move it around.




Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
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-----Original Message-----
From: Todd DeVito via groups.io <devitotl@...>
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Aug 28, 2020 7:12 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

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


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

Tom Smith <trcsmith@...>
 

I'll ask, but they said they wanted the fuselage.


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


-----Original Message-----
From: Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...>
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Aug 28, 2020 7:12 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

This is sad, especially that a “museum” is doing this. The Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience would love to have that because our mission is to “Preserve and Promote Rutan designs...”  Cutting up an airplane that could be made flying is sacrilegious. 

The best way to “Preserve and Promote..” is by making airplanes fly. We’ve rescued once flying airplanes from languishing in garages and hangars and rescued projects just like this one.    To date RAFE has paired two people with projects that they pledge to finish and get flying. 

If there’s any chance to save this please contact RutanAFE@... 

Ryszard Zadow
Founder and President
Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience 
www.RutanAFE.org 


On Aug 28, 2020, at 19:45, 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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Re: Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Todd DeVito
 

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


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

Ryszard Zadow
 

This is sad, especially that a “museum” is doing this. The Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience would love to have that because our mission is to “Preserve and Promote Rutan designs...”  Cutting up an airplane that could be made flying is sacrilegious. 

The best way to “Preserve and Promote..” is by making airplanes fly. We’ve rescued once flying airplanes from languishing in garages and hangars and rescued projects just like this one.    To date RAFE has paired two people with projects that they pledge to finish and get flying. 

If there’s any chance to save this please contact RutanAFE@... 

Ryszard Zadow
Founder and President
Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience 
www.RutanAFE.org 


On Aug 28, 2020, at 19:45, 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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KJ6PZN
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Veri easy wings and canard, who will take them?

Tom Smith <trcsmith@...>
 

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

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