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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Steve Melton
Seat belt strap support

ready for install. this should last a lifetime. robust but light weight. the nut tightens the grip but no bolt tension is really needed as it is close fitting. locks in place when retracted. the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Seat belt strap support

OK. I found that the seat belt Y is too short to have one hung in the center but I did find that both supported on the side is very good. I think I'm going to like this. Adjustment still to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
it's a good thought. maybe we can do that.

it's a good thought. maybe we can do that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
grip feature

I need to demonstrate the grip feature and it's strength with a test. it is virtually impossible to pull the iPad from the mount without releasing it by the latch. if you try to pull it out without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Seat belt strap support

I'm getting tired of reaching around to find my seat belt straps so I'm sketching a strap holder that 3M dual lock velcro's to the aft side of the canopy roll bar (for tip-up). the arm will move...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Samsung A20 horizontal

this was a tricky one. the phone is long and narrow and required a non centered grip. it's compact. the flex occurs in the flat plates not in the grip so to achieve the length required for long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
yeah, those are tough ones. I gave it a try...

yeah, those are tough ones. I gave it a try awhile back and then decided to make it a Winter project. need access to an aircraft and need for someone to be willing to let me take the flap bolts...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-22-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,101
Posted By Steve Melton
I like it. so flat. definitely needs to make...

I like it. so flat. definitely needs to make the Van's calendar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Samsung A20

a friend loaned me a broken Samsung A20 to verify. the design seems as if it will be fine. 0 thru 15 degrees. a compact design. screws or 3M dual lock velcro. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
iPad Air 2

a bigger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
iPad Gen 4-5 horizontal

posting another one but now I'll stop because they are all about the same. 0 thru 15 degrees in 1 deg increments. I'll try a smart phone next to see how it looks. these plastic widgets are about...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-17-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,602
Posted By Steve Melton
I am envious. looks like a perfect campsite.

I am envious. looks like a perfect campsite.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
iPad mini Gen 4

looks good, very secure and light weight....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Nexus 7

Nexus 7, 0 thru 15...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,726
Posted By Steve Melton
mouse milk. it's got to be good because mice use...

mouse milk. it's got to be good because mice use it all the time. mix it with some Marvel Mystery Oil and you have mystery mouse milk, even better.

I apply it every chance I get. Never a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
iPad mini mount Gen 4-5

compact design, very secure, light weight and simple. angle can be 0 thru 15 deg. I set this model so that it can be updated for any tablet dimensions or smart phone in minutes. have the part in...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-14-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,705
Posted By Steve Melton
on the flight aware link it appears thunderstorms...

on the flight aware link it appears thunderstorms were in the area. my condolences.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
OK, I hadn't seen that before. Appreciate your...

OK, I hadn't seen that before. Appreciate your concern. GPS Dock 1 is a design studio with open source .stl files so anyone can print these.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
.25 inch (6.35 mm) baffle lead seal

added a .25 inch (6.35 mm) hole size for my neighbor. his leads were smaller than 7 mm. makes a very tight seal. material is nylon / carbon...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 1,060,096
Posted By Steve Melton
oh, the dreaded, please call the tower directive....

oh, the dreaded, please call the tower directive. I once had that when I was 16 years old and landed on a taxi way at Wichita Mid-Continent airport. I haven't landed on a taxi way since. Good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
ipad mount Gen 1-3

these are for Gen 1-3. very nice. moving to Gen 4-5 next week.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh519/semelton500/(edited)_IMG_20200913_171053.jpg
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Steve Melton
perhaps he was trying to maintain control and...

perhaps he was trying to maintain control and only 100 kts would do it.
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Steve Melton
interesting video

anything that could come off and affect aircraft control is not good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL3aFdFBwu0&ab_channel=SteveLeVan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
iPad Mini Mount Gen 1-3 horizontal

a horizontal mount. 0 deg and 15 deg or anything in-between. I need to verify these with a test print but if they are similar to the vertical orientation they will be very nice. Screws or 3M dual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
horizontal orientation

working this for the horizontal, in-process

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh519/semelton500/cap1(1).JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 514,824
Posted By Steve Melton
I like this photo. life is good when you're on...

I like this photo. life is good when you're on top.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-10-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,587
Posted By Steve Melton
wow, it looks as if it bent the pole also and...

wow, it looks as if it bent the pole also and there is some SNOW!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
iPad mini mount

prototype 3 and I believe I'm on the home stretch for this one. criteria for the ventilation was raised based on some comments and the design altered so that maximum free convection cooling is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-09-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By Steve Melton
beautiful photo!

beautiful photo!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
iPad mini mount fit check

I checked this with an actual iPad mini and it fit well. the photos are with the printed iPad mini. the chamfer on the release end is the key to good operation as is leaves a gap for release lever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
iPad mini mount

prototype 2 printed well, lower attachment changed to be a small enclosed trap to be secure, side clearance is reduced for a tighter fit. I need to bolt it to verify proper operation in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
general tablet holder

printing prototype 1, variable angle available, 4 screws or 3M dual lock velcro, hopefully, there is enough ventilation, contact is made in three local areas on the aft side of the tablet to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
rudder pedal extension rubber

these rubber inserts have been on for a couple of years now. they eliminate the high frequency vibration but they take a beating. I reversed them a year ago to extend the life but now it's time for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,618
Posted By Steve Melton
56 yrs is a loooong time in aviation. best...

56 yrs is a loooong time in aviation. best wishes to you!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-19-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,681
Posted By Steve Melton
amazing fit and finish. I really like the photo...

amazing fit and finish. I really like the photo with the raw timber building and the Homebuilt label on the side of the canopy. that photo should make the calendar. please submit it to Van's as I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By Steve Melton
good looking guy with a nice smile. congrats!

good looking guy with a nice smile. congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
GPS Dock 1

introducing GPS Dock 1, http://www.gpsdock1.com

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh519/semelton500/GPSDock1_adversitement_1.png

with Open Source files and instructions to print these...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,057
Posted By Steve Melton
150 ktas, 10K altitude, 5.7 gph I have completed...

150 ktas, 10K altitude, 5.7 gph

I have completed a 600 nm trip plus 3 local flights and still had 10 gal in the tanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,006
Posted By Steve Melton
I like it!

I like it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Light panel

I haven't printed one of these in awhile but they are nice. I really need to get one of these in my aircraft. Annunciation panel 16mm push button lights. The lights have protective plastic film...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
I will be fine with AirGizmo. I simply request...

I will be fine with AirGizmo. I simply request them to provide a detailed review of my products that they believe conflict with their patent and provide details relative to their patent claims. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Dave, I'm planning on doing that after I get a...

Dave, I'm planning on doing that after I get a response the lawyers. Firstly, I need to understand the specific claims to understand if there is a viable alternate method. You know, a slot instead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
OK, I'm deleting my political posts

OK, I'm deleting my political posts
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
yes, that is why I sent them photos of the...

yes, that is why I sent them photos of the RVPlasticPart Docks so they can tell my where they believe I infringed, then design around it. 3D printing makes they easy. no molds to deal with. if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Wow! thx for posting this video. this is a BIG...

Wow! thx for posting this video. this is a BIG problem. I never knew. credit to Austin Meyer for going after this and producing this video! we need to get rid of Democratic Senator Harry Reid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Law Suit examination

maybe I can learn from this lawsuit case that was forwarded to me and is freely available on the internet. it seems Guardian is still operating. perhaps they adjusted their product so as not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Garmin 760 GPS Dock

what about this one? is it different enough?: no flex, uses the GARMIN mount, different and new features.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh519/semelton500/Melton_Insurance_2020_p3.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
animals

weird things are happening. I walked out to my car this morning and a mother deer was standing beside my mailbox. I stopped about 10 ft away and held out my empty hand and she walked over to me and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
some nice stuff

I am especially proud of the ultra smooth shine on those fuel drain fairings!

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh519/semelton500/DSCN3948.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
a guy should be able to represent himself, right?...

a guy should be able to represent himself, right? I just need to get into the process to see how it works.

you know, this design is so simple and relatively quick, people can design and make their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Case preparation

I need the case to be very clear in the trial. I looked at the claims made by the Airgizmo patent and compared it to my GPS Dock. I stopped part way thru claim 1. Do you think I have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
response to the Lawyers

OK, here is my response to the AirGizmo Lawyers.

Gail,

RVPlasticParts is a custom 3D printing company. I design and print parts from my basement. We have a limited inventory. In fact our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
On Shape CAD software

are any users opting for On Shape CAD software? they seem to be getting good reviews and the team at DarkAero uses them. it's cloud based and everything is automatically backed up and multiple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
vending machine printer

what about a vending machine printer? say you want a red wheel chock with the your N number for 5.00-5 wheel or a GPS dock. press a couple buttons, come back in a couple hours and it's done. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By Steve Melton
I know a guy who sold his old Mooney and bought a...

I know a guy who sold his old Mooney and bought a 9. I asked him which one overall did he prefer. he said the overall experience with the 9 is better but he has fond memories of the Mooney.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
wheel chocks

getting some wheel chocks ready to ship. the red color really makes them stand out. a plastics cleaner will give them a nice gloss. use the same cleaner as for the canopy. these are probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
and taking another step on this thinking. I...

and taking another step on this thinking. I supply the printer, the material and the .gcodes and assign a territory... like Australia and the vicinity. you print from you own independent company. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
because these parts can be made easily and...

because these parts can be made easily and cheaply (but 10 hrs of print time to get the best quality, that's what I do). what if they were printed in country by a local and sold by that company and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
some of the younger generation may not yet be...

some of the younger generation may not yet be capable of handling the future. they to quickly turn to China for the heavy mfg lifting, so, the older generation still has to show the way. self...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
hey, you wrote "Panel Dock", is that a violation?...

hey, you wrote "Panel Dock", is that a violation? my trademark name is "GPS Dock" and I don't care if anyone uses it in the future. so, if there is anyone out there designing and making these at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
I have complied with the trademark infringement...

I have complied with the trademark infringement claim. As for the patent claim for a box with a latch. Bring it on. I have the time and the patience for it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 388,888
Posted By Steve Melton
Garmin 760 GPS Dock

if you are designing these at home be sure to add the side raised edge because I offer both with and without it but everyone has selected it as the preferred option. I can tell you from experience...
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