David DeAvila
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4' x 12' Workbench for sale

Started Aug 30, 2016 0 Replies

I am selling my custom made 4' x 12' workbench.  I made it with 3/4" sanded plywood, 2"x 6" supports and 4" x 4" cedar legs (six of them) with locking casters.  This bench is well worth the $425 that…Continue

Must Sell my 650 Project Rear Tail Kit

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Unfortunately my project is not to be...I am compelled to sell the rudder and stabilizer sections that are 90% complete.  New, unassembled is $1750, asking $1700 OBO and includes the electronic trim…Continue


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Currently deployed to Afghanistan. Plan on buying kit in June 2011 once deployment is over as a gift to myself for my 3 deployments, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

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From Afghanistan to Zenith's Rudder Build Weekend

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 12:30pm 9 Comments

Although I am still in Afghanistan, I ordered my rudder kit and reserved my rudder workshop space for the June session. A few months ago I order the rudder DVD from HomeBuiltHelp.com and have watched it numerous times at my base when I was off duty.  I am eager to return to the United States, meet other Zenith owners, build my rudder at Zenith in June, spend a few more days at American Light Sport Aircrafters down the road from Zenith (maybe building the stabilizer or anything else), then…


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At 10:17am on January 1, 2012, Jerry VanNuil said…

David, How's the plane comming? My offer still stands for a flight when the weather gets better. Also if you want to come out and see my Zodiac let me know. I have most of the B upgrade done and percent complete is actually going in the positive direction again.


At 10:43pm on October 2, 2011, Randall Wade Grandpre said…

Thot I would say HI.  I see your last update was in june?  ARe you distracted or just busy with your build?  I nhave my Viking eng. hung on the front of fuse. now and will start the 1001 little projects that makes it all run without letting you down.. Have fun!! semper fi Matts DAD

At 9:14am on May 15, 2011, Peter Siegle said…
Tony made it 29 April, Thank you for asking
At 11:43pm on May 14, 2011, Peter Siegle said…
Glade to see you are back safe and sound
At 7:37pm on April 7, 2011, Peter Siegle said…
Thank you for the update. When you get back we should link up.
At 3:27pm on April 2, 2011, Peter Siegle said…

I'm sure he would think that was cool. When you get home let me know maybe we could link up. We can talk project.


Be safe

At 6:16pm on April 1, 2011, Peter Siegle said…
I also retire from active duty in oct 2000. When I retired I was stationed at Fort Hood TX.
At 6:03pm on April 1, 2011, Peter Siegle said…

I first joined the Ohio NG and then I went on active duty in 1981 with the 82nd ABN 321FA for 6 ½ years. I wonder if we eve cross paths. My son is an Officer in the 101st. He has done on tour in Iraq (15 month). He is currently in Afghanistan as a Battalion S-4 for HHC 1st Brigade.

Have a save trip home.

At 5:45pm on April 1, 2011, Peter Siegle said…
Thank you, when will you return home.
At 8:03pm on March 31, 2011, Peter Siegle said…

Thank you for your service, I'm a desert storm vet and my son is now serving in afghanistan with the 101st ABN.

Be safe, I see a 82nd ABN patch. I spent 6 1/2 years in the 82nd ABN.



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