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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:21 AM
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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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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
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Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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
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Views: 368,568
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
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Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 2,237
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
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: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
Garmin 760 GPS Dock

Garmin 760 GPS Dock prep for ship. 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...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Steve Melton
you can do it. cut the safety wire from the...

you can do it. cut the safety wire from the screws on the back and loosen them slightly (only one half turn after torque release) and then rotate the assembly to where the lever in in the desired...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
thx, the name has been changed to "GPS Dock" as...

thx, the name has been changed to "GPS Dock" as was suggested by others. I deleted the word "Panel" from the RVPlasticParts website.

question: how can I globally delete the word "Panel" from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
probably written by a lawyer.

probably written by a lawyer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 08:19 AM
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Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
I really don't care about how many sales. I'm...

I really don't care about how many sales. I'm not here for that, really. I am happy to sit around and watch YouTube videos of people building airplanes.
Airgizmos patent is a box that mounts an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By Steve Melton
Prop removed for service

7 yrs and 850 hrs and it's beginning to throw some grease. off for service. the nice thing about the WW 200RV prop is that it's light enough that one person can remove it if they have had a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,106
Posted By Steve Melton
850 hrs

no wear that I can detect by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
they are really not attacking me, they are...

they are really not attacking me, they are attacking 3D printing and technology. who will be their next garage victim? wouldn't it just be better for them to embrace the technology and move on? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
thx, 37 yrs, done. it's quite nice. I do not...

thx, 37 yrs, done. it's quite nice. I do not miss the daily driving to work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
this is my day job now. I've been forced into...

this is my day job now. I've been forced into early retirement because of COVID. life is really not too bad these days. I get to do more of what I really like to do and at my own pace and I get to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
and the box AirGizmos makes for the iFly 740...

and the box AirGizmos makes for the iFly 740 doesn't work. the dock simply falls out of it, plus it doesn't have the raised side edge for touch stabilization. so what would the lawyers be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
I would never hire a lawyer. How do lawyers...

I would never hire a lawyer. How do lawyers contribute to the forward progress of man? By issuing a patent on a box?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
I am prepared for that. For old guys, a year is...

I am prepared for that. For old guys, a year is like a month. If the litagation stretches for 10 years, it will be like one year for me. In 20 yrs, I will be dead or going, what does it matter. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
yeah, it's a box with a latch. I think they did...

yeah, it's a box with a latch. I think they did that in Roman times maybe the Egyptian or Neahterthal. what about the iPhone holder you put on your dash in your car, is that illegal also. I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
I am willing to push it and spend my time in...

I am willing to push it and spend my time in court if needed. They may also have Chinese backers with money. So that may be a factor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 03:29 PM
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Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
there must be hundreds of items out there that do...

there must be hundreds of items out there that do this very thing, mounting all kinds of stuff. sort of like filing a patent on a spoon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
hats

I wear a lot of hats while working in the basement... at least I get out of the basement for flight testing. I got my 4 mile run in today, first day back after recovering from a cold. I have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
OK, I'll do that. thx

OK, I'll do that. thx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
thanks for the kind words. I received this legal...

thanks for the kind words. I received this legal letter from Airgizmos and China today. it appears China is concerned. what do you make of it? my Garmin 500 series dock is not this design. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
Installed - Garmin 760 Panel Dock

the beta tester did some nice work here installing this dock. everything is working properly with smooth latch operation. I already know the beta tester will like the side hand rest when operating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By Steve Melton
that copperhead snake was probably just wanting...

that copperhead snake was probably just wanting an RV ride. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
Price increase coming

because of recent unprecedented demand for RVPlasticParts we will have an across the board price increase on July 31 in order to slow the train. we have not had a price increase in three years but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
6.00-6 Wheel chock

for RV10 main tires. same engagement forward distance as 5.00-5 chock to maximize loading to all tire simultaneously. the 6.00-6 is 10% taller than the 5.00-5 chock for the increased wheel size. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
Garmin 760 Panel Dock

another Garmin dock in the final stages of printing for a customer. according to the beta tester, he had a good fit to his laser cut panel. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
4.00-5 nose wheel chock

if a pilot is on typical outdoor concrete or asphalt, the chocks can withstand a maximum average of 235 lb per wheel, 235 x 3 = 705 lb total. that should be enough to withstand the thrust from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
wheel chock testing

summary of wheel chock testing. caution: if you conduct this type of testing, beware that cables under tension can be dangerous. no injury or damage to the aircraft occurred during this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
wheel chock refinement

I'm in the final stages of refining and testing some wheel chocks. bigger or smaller? will they hold on a sealed concrete floor covered in engine oil? what about asphalt or rough concrete?... and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Steve Melton
you can also add some VC-3 thread lock to the...

you can also add some VC-3 thread lock to the screws. VC-3 will not harm the canopy plastic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
I thought about bowing it and actually made a...

I thought about bowing it and actually made a model of it. it gets bigger and heavier. tire profiles are different. the original Van's tire is flatter. my Michelin's are rounder. I want to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 05:38 AM
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Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
no, they are not solid but they have a good...

no, they are not solid but they have a good structure . they weigh 3 oz each (.187 lb, 83 grams). the cost to print these would be well above existing wheel chock prices. they would cost $40...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 05:03 AM
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Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
yes, this is the same model. I wanted to have a...

yes, this is the same model. I wanted to have a general reference for the engine and airframe. also, it is nice to work thru how others build models as a learning for me.... continued training. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
yes, and it started from nothing. just a...

yes, and it started from nothing. just a thought. you really need to be addicted to aviation to do this. I can think of worse things!

but then again, I tell the young guys, "I'm the guy your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
another wheel chock

OK. here's the result. it really is in the details. it rolls on perfectly to a nice tight grip. the low angle set the chock. the ridges set the grip. it surpassed my dreaming of the perfect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
another wheel chock

I'm having some fun here looking at these. the idea is to have the tire engage the chock slightly to press it to the pavement before running up on the chock small graduated ridges. you want a low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,937
Posted By Steve Melton
this plane is speaking to me.

this plane is speaking to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
another wheel chock

I was wondering if I could get a better grip if my wheel chocks were contoured to the tire. I run 40 to 50 psi on the mains and that makes a low angle for the tire to pavement intersection and my 45...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
RV6 model

this is not my model and I am just beginning to look it over but early stages of the review appear promising. I am beginning to feel blown away by the detail. the heavy modeling work was done in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
Latch sliding release

a couple of people have asked what the sliding release looks like inside. here is a cross section view. the spring is trapped inside, very compact, try doing that with injection molding :) . it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
Garmin 760 Panel Dock

this dock is complete. upon first article inspection I found a couple things. the biggest finding is I did not allow for the Garmin mount pop out portion when the release lever is pressed. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 368,568
Posted By Steve Melton
new prop gov is ON

PCU5000X, group buy. these oil drain cups kept it clean during the install. I think I'll keep them around. big boy on the left not offered yet, but will be....
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