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  1. SheepdogRD

    HBA would be a better place if...

    I appreciate the focus of HBA. If I want to read about tracked vehicles, I bet there's a forum for it somewhere on the WWWeb; that's the place I'd go for that discussion... not HBA. I enjoy some of the thread drift in HBA, but I primarily come here to learn about aircraft building and...
  2. SheepdogRD

    Proposed 2+2 E-AB aircraft

    Could you repost the original proposal? It isn't available on the link provided, since Google+ was shut down for consumers.
  3. SheepdogRD

    Add-on GPS for Foreflight/iPad?

    All my experience with iFlyGPS has been at the desk, thus far, just getting used to the interface. I plan to use it with a Garmin GLO GPS in the truck to see how the moving map works. What I see to date is that it does have Nearest Airport, but not the final glide ring. It doesn't have W&B, yet.
  4. SheepdogRD

    Add-on GPS for Foreflight/iPad?

    One software alternative I haven't seen mentioned in this thread is iFlyGPS (www.iflygps.com). It's a FF/WingX/Garmin competitor that works on iPad, Android and Windows. I'm a new user, but, so far, I like it.
  5. SheepdogRD

    how is double ender going now?

    The marketplace does a pretty good job of determining value, or at least commercial value. A few people or operations of some sort would probably love to buy one or more Double-enders, just as a few would love to have a Mike Patey Scrappy. Is there enough interest to make them commercially...
  6. SheepdogRD

    Another affordable avionic - iLevil AP

    My dual-iPad Mini installation has the screens mounted in front of the panel in RAM EZ-Roll’r cradles. PC-type pancake fans blow air onto the backs of the iPads. They're shaded by the glareshield, and the sunroof is tinted with UV-protectant film. The system isn't flight-tested, yet, but the...
  7. SheepdogRD

    Another affordable avionic - iLevil AP

    I haven't done any programming for decades, so the do-it-myself autopilot systems don't hold much appeal for me. I've put in my order for the Levil AP (https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/threads/another-affordable-avionic-ilevil-ap). It appears to be an outgrowth of work the company did...
  8. SheepdogRD

    Ebay Today

    Yes, ownership determines what's "right". The plane was the owner's property to do with as he chose. The fact that someone else covets his property doesn't give them any rights over it. If someone desperately wanted to rehabilitate that particular plane, I suspect they could negotiate a price...
  9. SheepdogRD

    Corvair engines

    I agree... let him suffer the consequences of bad behavior.
  10. SheepdogRD

    Carburetor Swivel cable Stops

    Check McFarlane Aviation, too.
  11. SheepdogRD

    Nexus Alar Mustang Homebuilt-Need Information- Please Share

    That website has been gone a long time. I used the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. It lets us look back in Web history to find decommissioned webpages or parts of sites that have been deleted.
  12. SheepdogRD

    Nexus Alar Mustang Homebuilt-Need Information- Please Share

    From the Nexus Mustang website on Nov. 1, 2013:
  13. SheepdogRD

    Phazer Build

    To make contact easier, here's the Vendors header from the FB Yamaha Aircraft Conversions group:
  14. SheepdogRD

    Phazer Build

    Yes, that's Ian Bange. Contact him at [email protected] Here's a link to his video on building the Phazer wiring harness:
  15. SheepdogRD

    EMS module for tablet?

    The link to the FlyMeter at Glidersports.com is glidersports.com/shop/fly-meter/ https://glidersports.com/shop/fly-meter/
  16. SheepdogRD

    How do you connect the edges of fabric cover to windows?

    I think that's the nicest system I've seen. I tried to use a similar window seal from McMaster-Carr, but it was too bulky and bulbous, so I went the riveted route. If I'd known about the RW-59 window seal, I'd have tried it. I just checked to see if I could cut my existing panels back to the...
  17. SheepdogRD

    How do you connect the edges of fabric cover to windows?

    Yes, that's pretty much what I did. My window panels are Lexan, so rivets are fine. If you use acrylic (Plexiglass) instead, you might consider using 6-32 truss-head screws; tighten them just enough to hold the window in place without any deformation of the acrylic.
  18. SheepdogRD

    How do you connect the edges of fabric cover to windows?

    My window frames are fitted just to the center of the fuselage tubes. After surface prep, I put a bead of epoxy all along the edges and clamped them in place with tape. I left a small fillet of epoxy on the inside. After the epoxy cured, I smoothed the edges of the frames so they wouldn't...
  19. SheepdogRD

    How do you connect the edges of fabric cover to windows?

    I made flat .032" T6 aluminum frame panels and epoxied them to the tubes surrounding the window openings. The frames are fitted to the fuselage tubes so the edges don't show. The window shape cut out of the panels allows just enough space to attach the Lexan window material on the inside...
  20. SheepdogRD

    EMS module for tablet?

    EMS data display capability is built into the Levil 3AW (DB9 port in and WiFi out). They've been considering a standalone unit with that capability to use with their wireless BOM and the new, more-configurable version of their app. If you're interested in such a device, encourage them to speed...
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