David L. Smith
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  • Bellevue, NE
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Rivenuts or Nut Plates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Zepp Dec 16, 2020. 7 Replies

What are the objections, if any, to using aluminum rivenuts in place of nut plates for inspection covers, fairings and the like?Continue

? Electric Pop Rivet Gun Options

Started this discussion. Last reply by David L. Smith Dec 7, 2020. 28 Replies

About to begin building my kit far away from my home base and shop. Compressed air is not an option here and the notion of popping all those rivets by hand is not appealing.There are a number of…Continue

FAA Inspection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven M Bray Oct 25, 2020. 16 Replies

The FAA site states that the FAA will not inspect your Amateur Built aircraft until it is registered and registration is recommended 60-120 days prior to your anticipated finish date.How does the FAA…Continue

 

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Rivenuts or Nut Plates

What are the objections, if any, to using aluminum rivenuts in place of nut plates for inspection covers, fairings and the like?See More
Dec 13, 2020
David L. Smith posted a discussion

? Electric Pop Rivet Gun Options

About to begin building my kit far away from my home base and shop. Compressed air is not an option here and the notion of popping all those rivets by hand is not appealing.There are a number of electric pop rivet drill/guns available but I noted that Zenith modifies the tips on the manual and pneumatic tools they offer.I did not find a battery operated tool offered by Zenith and wanted to ask the Zenith Builder's group if anyone has successfully modified the tip that comes with the battery…See More
Oct 31, 2020
David L. Smith posted a discussion

FAA Inspection

The FAA site states that the FAA will not inspect your Amateur Built aircraft until it is registered and registration is recommended 60-120 days prior to your anticipated finish date.How does the FAA determine that you are the builder and that you have met the majority build requirements?See More
Oct 22, 2020
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STOL CH 701, A75 Continental

CH 701, A75 Continental
Dec 16, 2019
David L. Smith posted a status
"Paid deposit. Arranged for an A&P to perform a pre-buy inspection and set up a ferry flight."
Dec 16, 2019

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 750
Project Status
Less than half
Building From
Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Lycoming
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Project Mgr. Electrical Construction
Currently working at Kings Bay Submarine base at Kings Bay, Georgia
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
KPMV

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