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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Bavafa
To the back side, where the diodes or other...

To the back side, where the diodes or other electronic parts are.
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bavafa
You are "worried pretty much for...

You are "worried pretty much for nothing"
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 2,120
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks but no thanks :)

Thanks but no thanks :)
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
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Views: 2,120
Posted By Bavafa
Colin, How does one check timing with a light? ...

Colin,
How does one check timing with a light? Is this the same process as with a car? I have never done it with a plane and if it is as with a car, it will scare the *&%$ out of me to be so close...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
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Views: 2,120
Posted By Bavafa
I was going to suggest what Dan has suggested. ...

I was going to suggest what Dan has suggested. Look at your baffles at the bottom portion of your cylinder and make sure air can not scape easily on the sides and it is force to travel thru the fins...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Bavafa
I had measured it at once and I thought it was...

I had measured it at once and I thought it was about 11' and a few inches, this including the tips on the HS. Next time I am in the hanger, I can measure it again but this is only based on my memory...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By Bavafa
If Garmin, you will need to run two sot or hard...

If Garmin, you will need to run two sot or hard line, most people run soft lines. One is for your pitot tube and one for AOA. The AOA is not absolutely necessary but if using Garmin, then it would...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By Bavafa
As I understand it, sniffle valve is a relatively...

As I understand it, sniffle valve is a relatively new tool/addition to the engines as many of my friends who have been flying for many years don't even know what it is or what is it for.
Having said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,089
Posted By Bavafa
Dan, Do you see the glowing light on my...

Dan,
Do you see the glowing light on my head!!!!
Thank you very much as your earlier explanation coupled with these document and pictures have really helped and now I can understand what I read here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By Bavafa
I am not seeing your image but I am using a...

I am not seeing your image but I am using a push-on fitting with the same Garmin pitot heat tube and zero issues. I made sure to adhere to the 8" recommended metal tube.
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,652
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure if this is correct. Your first...

I am not sure if this is correct. Your first take away was correct, in my opinion, as I have seen the cotter pin coming from both Lycoming and PMAG securely bent over the shaft but tightly as it has...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 2,120
Posted By Bavafa
Glad you got this figured out, 360-380 is a very...

Glad you got this figured out, 360-380 is a very good number of your engine specially in the warmer weather.

The mods for the baffles are also a good advise but it is more work specially now that...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,358
Posted By Bavafa
Boy, this with an A/C in it would be very sweet.

Boy, this with an A/C in it would be very sweet.
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,399
Posted By Bavafa
Find someone close by with a flying RV14 and go...

Find someone close by with a flying RV14 and go for a ride, that ought to rejuvenate your motivation and suppress your frustration.

The end result is worth all the frustration we go thru during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,089
Posted By Bavafa
Dan, Much appreciate the explanation, the light...

Dan,
Much appreciate the explanation, the light bulb is going on and getting brighter and brighter. I am really enjoying and learning from this topic and conversation, sadly don't have much to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,089
Posted By Bavafa
I would love and appreciate it if someone can...

I would love and appreciate it if someone can explain the idea of a running pitot line in the cowl and how that will plumb and work with the injector system.
Is this some how gets connected to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By Bavafa
Based on my personal choice and safety...

Based on my personal choice and safety assurance;
Two alternator, one main alternator that runs/supports the whole ship's power and one that is built-in to the EI and works a self generating EI.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By Bavafa
I found mine broken at around 81 hours. I was...

I found mine broken at around 81 hours. I was thinking either stainless steel, or simply use stainless steel cable which gives it flexibility if the cause is vibration and not heat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,089
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Dan for the info, although I am going...

Thank you Dan for the info, although I am going to read up more to really understand it fully.
To answer your question, yes as I understand it Airflow Performance is a constant flow injector.
To make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,089
Posted By Bavafa
Based on the recent trips, I am learning more and...

Based on the recent trips, I am learning more and that the top EGT and LOP numbers are not a standard value for the giving engine. We have been cruising higher (17k+) and I learned that there was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 2,120
Posted By Bavafa
Scott, There is a recommended modification for...

Scott,
There is a recommended modification for the baffles for the #2 and #3 cylinder for the (I)O360 engine. The fins on these two cylinder are shallow in the front and do not allow air to get the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 2,120
Posted By Bavafa
As mentioned above, check the ignition timing and...

As mentioned above, check the ignition timing and make sure it is set correct.
Do all of your cylinder at that high CHT or one or two particulars? Tight baffling is somewhat a work of art and can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,089
Posted By Bavafa
Yes, LOP will get you the best MPG but you won't...

Yes, LOP will get you the best MPG but you won't be going as fast. And the higher you go, the better MPG, perhaps by a very appreciable amount.

Just to give you some numbers for my engines
with my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By Bavafa
Plus 1 for both points. I had my Red cube also...

Plus 1 for both points. I had my Red cube also in the exact same place, between the mechanical and electric pump and had very consistent and accurate fuel reading. Each tank refill was within...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By Bavafa
It was mentioned in a maintenance class I took...

It was mentioned in a maintenance class I took and I failed to ask the why…
Could it be that it might be absent of enough honing in a cylinder? I am just guessing…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you all for providing your consumptions...

Thank you all for providing your consumptions rate and inputs. It seems that 6-8 hr/QT to be the average for the IO390. From what I have learned about Lycoming engine, using some oil is absolutely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By Bavafa
Don't underestimate Bishops, they can make the...

Don't underestimate Bishops, they can make the rules as they go and as it fit their needs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By Bavafa
Oil burn rate - IO390

Just curious to see what others are getting for oil burn/use with their IO390?
Mine seems to be right between 7 to 8 hours a QT and I fill only with 7 QT and add as I get to 6 QT level.
I am throwing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bavafa
MAGs and PMAGs also hardly ever fail but we still...

MAGs and PMAGs also hardly ever fail but we still do check at each run up before each flight, so the failure rate ought not to be a guide as how often we check them.

I do a MAG check as well as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-11-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Bavafa
I think I am with John S on this, specially that...

I think I am with John S on this, specially that the serial link from PMAG is a rather low speed link. I am not an engine guru but I would think the gear lash would not apply since it is under the...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bavafa
Besides, how was that a naysayer... you provided...

Besides, how was that a naysayer... you provided pros and cons!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Steve, I was convinced that I was...

Thank you Steve, I was convinced that I was missing a config in my setup.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Bavafa
Tuning NAV radio thru G3X touch

I am curious if/how I can tune my NAV radio thru the G3X. Currently I have a G3X and 650 and I am receiving VOR/ILS information just fine but I do not have the NAV interface, like the COM1, on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By Bavafa
Plus 1 but perhaps for different reason. I...

Plus 1 but perhaps for different reason. I bought one and it was too cumbersome to use. I end up giving it away for free.
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bavafa
Plus 1, if I may.

Plus 1, if I may.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By Bavafa
You guys are getting the best flying machine and...

You guys are getting the best flying machine and yet settling down for Colman type tent?
Best flying machine demands the best tent, Northface VE25 or Bibler.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By Bavafa
Bibler tent

Bibler tent
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Bavafa
Very nice, envious. I have only done rolls and...

Very nice, envious.

I have only done rolls and few simpler stuff which it does it very well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Bavafa
I have back drilled thru nutplates, mainly...

I have back drilled thru nutplates, mainly because there was no other easy access to do it otherwise and it did not cause any issues to the nutplates. There was 12 of them and not a single one was...
Forum: RV-14 07-30-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By Bavafa
As far as I know this is the realistic way of...

As far as I know this is the realistic way of finding if there is a twist in a controlling surface. The line of rivets next to the trailing edge of the wing could be near dead on and yet have a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Bavafa
Most or at least IO360 also have two plugs. If...

Most or at least IO360 also have two plugs.

If you are going with VANs exhaust, you will need to do it on the pilot side due to access. Also, just in case you are not aware of it, VANs has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,746
Posted By Bavafa
Plus 1, and if it was mine, I would for sure...

Plus 1, and if it was mine, I would for sure upgrade.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By Bavafa
Bob, The process seems really easy and fast. The...

Bob,
The process seems really easy and fast. The cost is $70 which is for the lift time.
Forum: Safety 07-30-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,707
Posted By Bavafa
Certainly very happy he is OK with only minor...

Certainly very happy he is OK with only minor injuries, the most important part.
Of course this is of great interest to all of us in RV community, specially those with the 14. I will be very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Bavafa
I planned for and worked on this for the 14 and...

I planned for and worked on this for the 14 and end up not using it as it became too complicated due to the avionics and other things.
Much like many and on both the 7 and the new 14, I shortened...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Steven for clarifying. After I posted...

Thank you Steven for clarifying. After I posted this, I went and re-read the manual which stated just as you described. I had always thought that pushing the TO will engage the A/P which I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Bavafa
Garmin "TO/GO" function

Can someone please explain the “TO" function of this button for me?

My TO/GO for the miss approach functions as I have understood and expect it to function. I was under the impression that this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By Bavafa
Flying to Canada

I have not flown outside of US and thinking of a visit to Canada. Looking at the requirements, it looks like I need a Restricted radiotelephone operators permit, but I am not clear how to obtain...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By Bavafa
+2, easy access for both and it is not in the way...

+2, easy access for both and it is not in the way of anything.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-27-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,620
Posted By Bavafa
Ross, If we are to keep this objective, then we...

Ross,
If we are to keep this objective, then we ought to use the same format for all brand, that is all I am saying. I would have found it objective if you had put extra cost, much as it has been...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By Bavafa
Jon, Thanks for the pix about the metal to metal...

Jon,
Thanks for the pix about the metal to metal part of the flap. Now I understand what you mean.

I believe a good way for checking any twist in aileron or flap is to put each part on dead flat...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-25-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,360
Posted By Bavafa
Sid, You are correct. It looks like the 15.5v is...

Sid,
You are correct. It looks like the 15.5v is for the non-aviation type battery for EarthX.

reading the manual again (ETX_Manual_111017_X)

ETX Hundred Series - BMS

"In the event of a charging...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By Bavafa
Do I understand this right that you are setting...

Do I understand this right that you are setting this on the wing stand and not the airplane? The pictures appear to be in the wing stand.

If so, then how do you know the flap is hitting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Bavafa
Plus 1 for this. While making the gap as little...

Plus 1 for this.

While making the gap as little as possible would aesthetically make it very nice, it will make the removal and installation of bottom half much harder. This becomes even more...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-25-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,360
Posted By Bavafa
Perhaps this will clarifies this for some of the...

Perhaps this will clarifies this for some of the EarthX users.

Based on my understanding of the EarthX BMS system, in an overvoltage situation (15.2v and up) the battery will blocks the incoming...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-25-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,620
Posted By Bavafa
To have made it more accurate and consistent, for...

To have made it more accurate and consistent, for the PMAG, I would have probably marked it as "Extra cost" for Std. User programmable & LOP timing shift, considering both functionality is there only...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-25-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,360
Posted By Bavafa
I respect Glen's desire not to comment on the...

I respect Glen's desire not to comment on the brand, at least till more info has received from the manufacture.

I know EarthX BMS will shut the battery completely for a period of time if there is a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-25-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Bavafa
Beside Dan's recommendation, there is a very...

Beside Dan's recommendation, there is a very specific instruction for checking and adjusting the mixture setting at idle.

If I remember this correctly;
At idle, pull the mixture half way out and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Bavafa
Are you using the correct fitting? The fitting...

Are you using the correct fitting? The fitting to be used for the MP has an orifice, a very small hole, in it which will help to minimize the pulses.
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Bavafa
The drawing is in the section 59_14 which for me...

The drawing is in the section 59_14 which for me was not included in the construction manual. I know there are a number of parts that VANs has that are not included in their searchable DB.

I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-23-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By Bavafa
Time to sell my 14A and build a six cylinder :)

Time to sell my 14A and build a six cylinder :)
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,229
Posted By Bavafa
Yes plus some extra words to meet the...

Yes
plus some extra words to meet the requirement for posting
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