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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,416
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one...

Plus one...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,310
Posted By Bavafa
Considering the fact that Lycoming knows where...

Considering the fact that Lycoming knows where the oil temp sensor is located, it begs the question why they did not account and adjusted the max oil temp in their manual if in fact oil will lose all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By Bavafa
Mine is mounted behind the baggage area just...

Mine is mounted behind the baggage area just forward of the elevator bellcrank/servo and I have had no problem at all, including with the blue tooth connection.
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,310
Posted By Bavafa
although mine seem to be a normal temp for the...

although mine seem to be a normal temp for the RV14A, I am very much interested and planning on installing it on mine.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-02-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Bavafa
WTB: A set of 500-5 tires

I am getting close to needing a new set of tires and thought to check to see if anyone has a pair that they don't have a use for it anymore.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-02-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bavafa
I am interest to see what additions/changes with...

I am interest to see what additions/changes with the engine to get 210 HP from a O-360. Also, any info on the reason for overhauling the engine at such low hours.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bavafa
I am with Mel, pound for pound, dollar for...

I am with Mel, pound for pound, dollar for dollar, GRT hands down
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By Bavafa
Congrats...

Congrats...
Forum: Interiors 08-28-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,489
Posted By Bavafa
And the type I bought that I was told it is...

And the type I bought that I was told it is approved for airplane, was not cheap.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,238
Posted By Bavafa
For me, it would be depend on what type of...

For me, it would be depend on what type of ignition will be installed. If not self powering, I will have hesitations and probably put it in a big concern.
Forum: Interiors 08-26-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,489
Posted By Bavafa
Jeremiah at Classic Aero can give you a very good...

Jeremiah at Classic Aero can give you a very good and unbias opinion on pros and cons for both with real numbers in terms weight, potential durability and cost. Not all Ulteraleathers are the same...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-24-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By Bavafa
I had not meant to imply bootcamps are bad or...

I had not meant to imply bootcamps are bad or ineffective. I like to get focus on projects and get them done as quick as practical. I looked into those course and felt it was not for me.

With that...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-24-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By Bavafa
Chris, I am all for and in favor of continuous...

Chris,
I am all for and in favor of continuous and uninterrupted learning/building and nearly everything else and view it as more effective. I did my IFR training based on at least three flights a...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-24-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By Bavafa
This is perhaps not a whole lot different than...

This is perhaps not a whole lot different than those one-week IFR certs. One may get it done within a compact time, but quality won't be the same.
Forum: Flight Testing 08-23-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By Bavafa
It is impressive, considering the number of times...

It is impressive, considering the number of times one may need to take the cowl off or other parts to inspect and make sure all is in order.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-22-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,289
Posted By Bavafa
80% done, 90% to go

80% done, 90% to go
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By Bavafa
A simple hole drilled in the standard canopy...

A simple hole drilled in the standard canopy latch and put a padlock on it.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 08-18-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bavafa
Would you be interested to fly to KPVF to do the...

Would you be interested to fly to KPVF to do the work? I will be happy to safety pilot and perhaps you can return the favor as some point.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By Bavafa
Wow, that is about 200 Gallon worth of fuel and...

Wow, that is about 200 Gallon worth of fuel and added complexity and potential failure just to have the coolest way to start the plane.

But nothing wrong with that if one enjoys fancy gadgets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,518
Posted By Bavafa
I tried both Aircraft technology and Best tug for...

I tried both Aircraft technology and Best tug for my 14A. The aircraft technology which is a remote control fits but not with ease. My main use of the tug was to push the plane backward to the...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,529
Posted By Bavafa
I had done this in the past and sure enough...

I had done this in the past and sure enough distort the hinge and I noticed it when I put the whole thing together. I had to drill it out and rebuild. It may not have been issue for short duration...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By Bavafa
Bob is correct, but I am not sure if it applies...

Bob is correct, but I am not sure if it applies if you have other than a 650, like a 430W.
Garmin says to wire each separate to the ground but both need to be grounded at the same time. Mine is a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,313
Posted By Bavafa
I have used Plexus for a long time or just water....

I have used Plexus for a long time or just water. I think I get just about the same result but plain water is far cheaper. Plexus cost has gone up very much compared to a few years back. But I use...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By Bavafa
To the extend I know, they have doted place that...

To the extend I know, they have doted place that you punch the screw to dent and lock them in place.
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,041
Posted By Bavafa
My procedure for setting up the mixture at idle...

My procedure for setting up the mixture at idle was (going largely based on memory)

At idle, pull the mixture about half out and then start leaning. if the Manifold raises more than an inch, then...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,041
Posted By Bavafa
I believe I see about 16.5G, though I am not at...

I believe I see about 16.5G, though I am not at sea level, field elevation is 2600 and I usually have my mixture about .75" out during take off.
Forum: Safety 08-03-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,383
Posted By Bavafa
With the HS shifted forward thru the shim, I will...

With the HS shifted forward thru the shim, I will be very interested in seeing the front spar attachment point, I suspect that makes for another ohhh moment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you, I am going to double check the config...

Thank you, I am going to double check the config to see if it was reset or something else. I was being displayed till a short while ago and now I only see total time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Bavafa
Engine TAC time Garming G3X

Does anyone know what happened to the engine TAC time that used to display in the engine page? Since the last upgrade, I only see total time which is the hubs time and could not find TAC time...
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bavafa
I simply taped closed. It is not a big hole and...

I simply taped closed. It is not a big hole and there more than just that one, although smaller holes.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,382
Posted By Bavafa
I will be interested in your findings or possibly...

I will be interested in your findings or possibly team up in the research considering we are in the same area.
I have also been aiming to lower my oil temp, though no where near where you are. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By Bavafa
Fix it right and be done with it for a...

Fix it right and be done with it for a lifetime.

It seems you might not have a nutplate that the screw is going to it. If not, adding a nutplate is not very hard or expensive. If there is a...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By Bavafa
Many people mount this right on the back of G3X...

Many people mount this right on the back of G3X (GDU 460) but mine is mounted on the subpanel just forward of the primary GDU 460 and the primary reason for that is for GSU 25 needs to be mounted...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Bavafa
You are going to have to eventually close it as...

You are going to have to eventually close it as it would not fly well this way and looks like you have done all there is to be done. I agree with Bill regarding the aileron trim but you don't have...
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,114
Posted By Bavafa
Are the parts for the 5" scat tubing to the oil...

Are the parts for the 5" scat tubing to the oil cooler are already available and can be retrofitted to the existing/flying 14s?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By Bavafa
If you can not find the retainer, you can replace...

If you can not find the retainer, you can replace the screw with a set screw using a red Loctite, then put a nyloc to hold the arm in place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By Bavafa
The servo looks to be rather old and does not...

The servo looks to be rather old and does not include the SB that TT published a number of years ago. The center screw that holds the arm could come off and since, TT has provided remedy for that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By Bavafa
I was debating of the same thing, although I...

I was debating of the same thing, although I really don't have a use for a for seater. The decision was made very easy when I sat in a RV10 and all the sudden I realized that the awesome view of a...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bavafa
When you say not perfectly aligned how...

When you say not perfectly aligned how imperfectly are they?

There is very little affect in flight if they are slightly off one another and there is a chance for your next try to be of small...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Bavafa
Make sure the weight is seated well in its...

Make sure the weight is seated well in its position and not hung on the rivet shop heads on the sides. Once you close this, there is no easy access to it.
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,114
Posted By Bavafa
Is the new engine rated at 5 more horse or 11? I...

Is the new engine rated at 5 more horse or 11?
I though I read that was dynode at 215 HP
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,251
Posted By Bavafa
Did he/she offer any reason or logic to back up...

Did he/she offer any reason or logic to back up his suggestion?

To harm it?!?!??!?!?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bavafa
Just to understand posting image process, we...

Just to understand posting image process, we still need to host it somewhere else, correct?

Would someone please help me to understand what has changed in posting an image?
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By Bavafa
I have added a layer of Fiberfrax inside the...

I have added a layer of Fiberfrax inside the tunnel, bottom side mostly to shield the fuel line and fuel pump , which covers the top of the exhaust and added a layer of heat shield barrier on the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-17-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By Bavafa
Folks, Please note that there are heat muff with...

Folks,
Please note that there are heat muff with opposite side inlet/outlet. This is what I had installed in my RV7 which looks like the first picture above for the inlet and the outlet was routed...
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By Bavafa
My guess is that it is from the cabin heat. For...

My guess is that it is from the cabin heat. For installation, the little flap door needs to be shimmed to properly close without any force. To make sure it is positively closed, adjust the cable in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,536
Posted By Bavafa
Looks like the information I had received from...

Looks like the information I had received from VANs tech support was not as good as it should have been.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,536
Posted By Bavafa
On the contrary, I was told by VANs that for...

On the contrary, I was told by VANs that for stronger/better bond, Red RTV is preferred due to just that reason. Also, Red RTV is the choice of RTV for the FWF area which is used mostly in the metal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bavafa
I assume you have (I)O-360 engine with your...

I assume you have (I)O-360 engine with your cooler mounted behind #4 cylinder. My RV7A also ran similarly, in the heat of N. CA, 180 would be the max oil temp I would see but the 390s run much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you for responding. I made a similar...

Thank you for responding.
I made a similar diffuser with fiberglass and had hoped to get as positive of a result but it was no change to the extend I could tell so I end up removing it.
Forum: Reviews 07-08-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,998
Posted By Bavafa
I have sealed the wingroots also with no joy. I...

I have sealed the wingroots also with no joy. I suspect it is coming from the tail portion by the low pressure in the fuse but it is hard to seal that portion off.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,434
Posted By Bavafa
What Mel said. My process was to do a very short...

What Mel said.

My process was to do a very short engine run prior to the first flight, just to check for any leaks or issue. This included a tail down (climb attitude) at full power just to check...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bavafa
If indeed is a pop rivet type which is very easy...

If indeed is a pop rivet type which is very easy to identify, it would be very easy to remove even if it is prosealed. The Cleveland static port requires a .5" hole where as the pop rivet is a 1/8"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bavafa
As mentioned above, the standard VANS ports works...

As mentioned above, the standard VANS ports works and it is accurate but in my opinion not as reliable of a connection.

A much more reliable and just as accurate since it has the same shape of VANS...
Forum: California 07-01-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By Bavafa
Have you tried any of the Dive shops, they fill...

Have you tried any of the Dive shops, they fill the tank far cheaper and faster than any other aviation shop I have had to deal with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Bavafa
I use a standard automotive floor jack, the lift...

I use a standard automotive floor jack, the lift is wide enough to catch and lift the main landing gear. This is mainly to work on one wheel at the time. Once lifted and wheel removed, I support...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-01-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bavafa
Both......

Both......
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-29-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 953
Posted By Bavafa
I used to have two 6" screens (GRT) which I loved...

I used to have two 6" screens (GRT) which I loved them and when people were going with the bigger screens, I wondered why.

Now I have two 10" screens and now I understand why. I have a IPAD but...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By Bavafa
The torque setting that you are referring to is...

The torque setting that you are referring to is not for the NTP type thread, but for a 1/4 size bolt.

I am not aware of any torque setting for a NTP type thread but for sure you will need to use...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Bavafa
Same here, same experience.

Same here, same experience.
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Bavafa
Mine was also too short, with the stock axle or...

Mine was also too short, with the stock axle or the Matco, I am using the Matco since I can fine tune the adjustment.

I did buy a longer one and will need to look up where I got it, it took a bit of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-16-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 28,229
Posted By Bavafa
I think that only one of them stops firing is a...

I think that only one of them stops firing is a good indication of that one is having issues.
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