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Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-05-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,926
Posted By Bavafa
Indeed, Pierre my best wishes for the health and...

Indeed, Pierre my best wishes for the health and your well being.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
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: 412
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: 12
Views: 909
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: 12
Views: 909
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: 59
Views: 7,350
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: 556
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: 556
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-31-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Bavafa
I have down cord for Bose X head set, I believe I...

I have down cord for Bose X head set, I believe I have both coiled and straight cord if anyone is interested to make an offer.
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
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: 1,688
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: 713
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: 4
Views: 430
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: 375
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: 79
Views: 11,436
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: 1,552
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: 1,552
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: 662
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: 5
Views: 608
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: 517
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: 79
Views: 11,436
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: 1,601
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: 705
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: 1,329
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: 1,414
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: 1,329
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: 1,851
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: 1,851
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: 954
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: 954
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-13-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bavafa
I am interested in the C-frame if it is still...

I am interested in the C-frame if it is still available and the total cost.

PM Sent
Forum: Reviews 07-08-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,492
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: 20
Views: 2,156
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: 1,159
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: 1,159
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: 931
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: 827
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: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Bavafa
Both......

Both......
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-29-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
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: 576
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: 569
Posted By Bavafa
Same here, same experience.

Same here, same experience.
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
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: 106
Views: 26,997
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.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By Bavafa
The operation is just as described...

The operation is just as described above.

However, the B&C alternators are so reliable that the backup alternator may never become in use unless "- ahem- error" :)

But in case if it happened, it is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,930
Posted By Bavafa
Considering there has been a number of issues and...

Considering there has been a number of issues and some people had had to revert back to an older version, I was wondering if it would be prudent for Garmin to warn people who might not be following...
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,224
Posted By Bavafa
I am a multiple builder, dedicated and had...

I am a multiple builder, dedicated and had everything ready when I needed them (engine prop, finishing kit and all)
It took me 11 months to build and two months for the paint, probably around 2000...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,198
Posted By Bavafa
Those small connectors used on the servo have...

Those small connectors used on the servo have proven to be hard to work but now that you own the plane, think long term and with maintenance in mind. There are other type molex connectors that are...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Bavafa
I use to have this in my RV7A but not in the 14A...

I use to have this in my RV7A but not in the 14A and it has been discussed in the link above.
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Bavafa
I do see small pulses in the stick when it is...

I do see small pulses in the stick when it is coupled to the autopilot and my hand is off the stick. If I put as much as one finger on the stick, those pulses go away and also there is no attitude...
Forum: Tools 06-02-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bavafa
Have you consider the Cleveland hand squeezer? ...

Have you consider the Cleveland hand squeezer? the pneumatic squeezers are too heavy for my arm, so got their hand squeezer and really like it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Bavafa
A great advise. I concur completely.

A great advise. I concur completely.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Bavafa
I built a 7A and a 14A, I don't imagine the 9A...

I built a 7A and a 14A, I don't imagine the 9A would be a whole lot different than the 7A.
It took me 15 months for the 7A and 13 months for the 14A both from start to the first flight.
I believe the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,669
Posted By Bavafa
Plus 1 with extra characters

Plus 1

with extra characters
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,038
Posted By Bavafa
I have had multiple paint bubble over the rivet...

I have had multiple paint bubble over the rivet on both RV and none of them have leaked.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,669
Posted By Bavafa
David, Thank you for providing the cause. This...

David,
Thank you for providing the cause. This was my first guess for the issue since each time it happened during low RPM.

Just to share or suggestion, I have a LED connected to the PMAG power...
Forum: Safety 05-28-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,601
Posted By Bavafa
Looking at the second picture alone, how does the...

Looking at the second picture alone, how does the fuel line from the servo gets routed to the spider? Is this really running the fuel line from the back of the engine to the front and then routed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,669
Posted By Bavafa
I doubt this is going to get deleted, so if one...

I doubt this is going to get deleted, so if one doesn't have time or patience, we can check back in a week or so to check on the fix.

Just saying...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By Bavafa
You get what you pay for :)

You get what you pay for :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,669
Posted By Bavafa
Could it be that the fuel vent line getting...

Could it be that the fuel vent line getting partially blocked or fuel pump drain leaking indicating fuel pump issue? I first was going to suggest issue with power to the PMAG since the engine quits...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,302
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you for doing the calculation, looks like...

Thank you for doing the calculation, looks like this may answers it.

At the end of the day, I am happy all has turned out OK with no tragedy at hand. Hope we all learn from this or use it as a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,302
Posted By Bavafa
I have not done the calculation but I wonder if...

I have not done the calculation but I wonder if Earl is taking the indicated as the V speed and not the True.

I cringed when I read the original post. I confess, I am on the conservative side, on a...
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