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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,698
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 Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,873
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 Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Bavafa
You get what you pay for :)

You get what you pay for :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,873
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 Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,916
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 Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,916
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...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,873
Posted By Bavafa
Wow, you are one excellent A driver, the pictures...

Wow, you are one excellent A driver, the pictures and the story is just amazing. Congrats on a great handling and landing.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-27-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Bavafa
Interested in the clecoes PM sent.

Interested in the clecoes PM sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Bavafa
opposite problem is easy to remedy, put an oil...

opposite problem is easy to remedy, put an oil shutter on the oil cooler. I had one on my RV7 and also on the 14 as well which I do use it in winter time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Bavafa
Scott, Bill, Larry, I understand and agree I...

Scott, Bill, Larry,
I understand and agree I donít have an oil temp problem. But I am on the quest of improving, if that is possible, while it keeps me busy and I learn.
But I am also puzzled to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bavafa
Safety wire is mostly an insurance that cost...

Safety wire is mostly an insurance that cost about a few inches of wire and 5 minutes of time. It is an inexpensive insurance that I purchase every single time when there is a possibility for it,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bavafa
It is unlikely that this is caused by your 6 pin...

It is unlikely that this is caused by your 6 pin wire plugs since once the PMAG is running, its dependency on the power/GND goes away unless below 800-900 RPM, and if it was dependent on that, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Bavafa
How about another oil temp discussion

My oil temp trends very closely with most RV14 running a IO390 engine but I am hoping if I can improve it. With that in mind, I build a diffuser for the oil cooler exit and had one flight with it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Bavafa
Just curious if you have done more testing and...

Just curious if you have done more testing and confirmed the positive effect?

I made one for me IO390 engine and have only one flight but it did not seem to make any difference. Of course it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,374
Posted By Bavafa
The trouble with that strategy is that you won't...

The trouble with that strategy is that you won't have any trend or history to compare it to. $100 a year seems to me a reasonable amount to spend to get some additional data of your engine, this is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Bavafa
If twitchy you might want to check the trailing...

If twitchy you might want to check the trailing edge of your ailerons. That does have an impact.
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By Bavafa
If your car garage is open, I don't see any...

If your car garage is open, I don't see any reason that you cannot do a complete setup including wings and then reassemble in the airport/hanger.

I did a complete assembly and setup in my house. My...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,816
Posted By Bavafa
She is doing certainly better than mine if the...

She is doing certainly better than mine if the TAS is calibrated. What is the OAT at 17000, surprise to see that oil temp at 182 that high up.
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,816
Posted By Bavafa
That's what it is, a personal taste and...

That's what it is, a personal taste and preference. I personally don't like the look of a tail dragger, don't see the appeal at all but that is my taste in looks and does not make it right or wrong.
Forum: Safety 05-19-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bavafa
NO, watched it multiple times and don't see the...

NO, watched it multiple times and don't see the airspeed drop, only gradually going down till the turn on the ground.
Forum: Safety 05-19-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bavafa
Looks like I am completely missing it in the...

Looks like I am completely missing it in the video.

I was once in a wind sheer on short final and the experience was completely different than seen in this video OR that at least I can identify it.
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,816
Posted By Bavafa
I on the other hand aim to see how frugally I can...

I on the other hand aim to see how frugally I can fly. Most of my x-country flying is up high and usually around 160-162knots where I burn 7.5G. If I aim to go at 170knots, I most likely will have...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Rob for posting this, eager to see the...

Thank you Rob for posting this, eager to see the comparison with the modified snorkel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Bavafa
And in my RV7A, I had it mounted between the...

And in my RV7A, I had it mounted between the electric and mechanical fuel pump which is suppose to be a NO and I had a great and consistent result.

My current RV has it mounted in the standard...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,816
Posted By Bavafa
The nose gear design of a 14A is the same as the...

The nose gear design of a 14A is the same as the nose gear of a 10, if you have seen a 10, then you have seen the nose gear of a 14
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,816
Posted By Bavafa
So you got some subjective opinion, here is the...

So you got some subjective opinion, here is the objective one


Nose wheel
Pros:
- Cheaper insurance
- Easier/safer to handle during x-wind landing
- Better visibility during taxing (safer)
- No...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Bavafa
For your option, #1 is certainly would be my...

For your option, #1 is certainly would be my recommendation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Bavafa
Flygarmin and ADSB

I was using my IPAD today and noticed that I was not getting any traffic or weather on my IPAD with Garmin Pilot app connected to the G3X.

Is there another subscription needed to get ADSB info...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-14-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By Bavafa
Not the stores near me, I checked with them a...

Not the stores near me, I checked with them a couple of times and they said, they usually get a small shipment of them once a week and they are all gone right away, even though they have two box per...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-14-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Bavafa
I take the rivet gun and the cages (item 2 and...

I take the rivet gun and the cages (item 2 and item 5), please let me know how you to pay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,113
Posted By Bavafa
I built one 7A and one 14A and I finds it that it...

I built one 7A and one 14A and I finds it that it takes nearly as many hours for the 14 compared to the 7 but the build will come out much nicer. The canopy is a big PLUS in the 14 but some other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,113
Posted By Bavafa
I completely echo Karl sentiments here and only...

I completely echo Karl sentiments here and only add another thing that I like in the 14 compared to the 7, is the IFR flying. when I practiced my approach, after 4 approaches I was totally tired. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,745
Posted By Bavafa
+ another one, it is easy to do so no reason for...

+ another one, it is easy to do so no reason for not doing it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Bavafa
As a reference, my RV7A with IO360-M1B had the...

As a reference, my RV7A with IO360-M1B had the standard 7 row oil cooler mounted on the FW (#4 Cyl) and in hot summer of N. CA, I would see 185, maybe 190 but cruise temp would come down to 180. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,064
Posted By Bavafa
I have dual PMAG and I can change the timing of...

I have dual PMAG and I can change the timing of both PMAGs in the air. I believe the process is that it sends timing to one PMAG and then to the second one. When I do that, the engine for just...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-11-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Bavafa
I take it, please let me know if paypal is OK.

I take it, please let me know if paypal is OK.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,032
Posted By Bavafa
Bill, I am using a Inkbird temp and humidity...

Bill,
I am using a Inkbird temp and humidity controller, I am not using the temp control portion only the humidity control...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-09-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Bavafa
I am interested in both the C frame and maybe one...

I am interested in both the C frame and maybe one or two Microstop. Can you please send picture of C-Frame? PM sent.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,032
Posted By Bavafa
Bill, Can you please elaborate on this, I am not...

Bill,
Can you please elaborate on this, I am not sure if I am getting the meaning all well. FWIW, I semi trust the sensor accuracy as when I check the standard weather report, it jibs down with what...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,032
Posted By Bavafa
Tim, Do you measure the humidity in your...

Tim,
Do you measure the humidity in your engine/system? How do you know that it is actually working well
As a reference, mine is setup in a closed loop system (other than exhaust valve or intake...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By Bavafa
I don't see any issues of re-using the same...

I don't see any issues of re-using the same filter, unless the filter type is of such that the casket can to be re-used. I have not seen such type though. In regards to the fuel line, yes just re...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Bavafa
For a reference, here is mine which the R side is...

For a reference, here is mine which the R side is 5.6lb heavier than the left side.
Lmain 456.8
Rmain 462.4

My ELT is on the right side of the plane under passenger seat.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Bavafa
That would be a bit disheartening as how do you...

That would be a bit disheartening as how do you know which pressure rating sensor you have installed.

My sensors that came from Garmin all have similar part# stamp as it is shown in the picture.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,578
Posted By Bavafa
As I was going thru my morning reading, I came...

As I was going thru my morning reading, I came upon this thread again and asked myself, am I going to learn anything new here by clicking on this thread again!
Sure as taxes, well worth clicking. I...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,834
Posted By Bavafa
I wish Garmin, as big as they are, would follow...

I wish Garmin, as big as they are, would follow up the same way ASAP.
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By Bavafa
If this is a poll, I am going with the canopy...

If this is a poll, I am going with the canopy hinge area.
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Bavafa
No such noise on mine either.

No such noise on mine either.
Forum: Safety 05-03-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Bavafa
Crack in Cummins Spinner

Just a word of caution to check your Cummins Spinner screw holes closes to the blade openings. My beautifully chromed spinner has a hairline crack at the three of the four holes that is next to the...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By Bavafa
I don't have a reference to a particular source...

I don't have a reference to a particular source or blog to point you to but in reference to the trailing edge of the rudder, I have done it both ways with the proseal and double sided tape with great...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Bavafa
I am a bit bored and looking for a project, too...

I am a bit bored and looking for a project, too bad you are not local to me.

It is really not difficult and the reward is a good healthy added knots to your speed, not to mention looking nice. I...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Bavafa
If you wan to see it black, like most cars have a...

If you wan to see it black, like most cars have a band of black trip around the windshield, put a layer of carbon fiber on your layer. Not only gives much more rigidity, it will look black from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By Bavafa
That is just beautiful and a nice personal...

That is just beautiful and a nice personal touch.
I have made a glare shield edge cover and arm rest from Walnut. I am very happy with the personalized touch...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Bavafa
Improving and perfecting is just as much fun and...

Improving and perfecting is just as much fun and satisfying as building. I am in the camp of if I can improve it, why not.

My RV7A with IO360-M1B had the delta of 8 degrees between the hottest and...
Forum: RV-10 04-27-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for Terry's comment, this to be done...

Plus one for Terry's comment, this to be done after Carl's suggestion to make sure they are indeed offset. Even though it will fly OK as it is, why leave it sub standard if it can be fixed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Bavafa
Larry, Looks like you were able to see the...

Larry,
Looks like you were able to see the graphs. I will pull the data file from the hanger today for yesterday flight which I was able to replicate the correlation of oil temp to MAP both in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Bavafa
I agree that the oil temp does not simply go that...

I agree that the oil temp does not simply go that high up and cool down so quickly so this is either a probe issue or software bug. The fact that the temp goes up and down by manifold pressure (not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Bavafa
Unusual Oil temp

I went for a flight yesterday which I experienced a very unusual oil temp for my plane. My temp has been steady between 180-200 depending on the season and OAT for this time of the year, 180-185...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bavafa
My info, with a 14A, jibes down exactly as...

My info, with a 14A, jibes down exactly as Jeffery's. At around that many hours during my phase one and somewhat cooler weather I climbed straight to 12000 and the oil temp got to 205, normal cruise...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,747
Posted By Bavafa
Don't mean to answer for Mike, but I did talk to...

Don't mean to answer for Mike, but I did talk to Hartzell about my prop/engine and PMAG to inquire if there was any limitation. Although I did not emphasize on the EIS, they said there is no...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,747
Posted By Bavafa
One more data point as Keith, only started with...

One more data point as Keith, only started with Lycoming TB IO-390, dual PMAG and same prop. I attempted to do a dynamic balancing at around 30 hours and the vibration was spot on, the A&P said any...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,572
Posted By Bavafa
My complaint about the original port provided by...

My complaint about the original port provided by VANs is that it does not provide a positive and long lasting seal. As airplane ages, the tube that is simply inserted into the pop rivet loses its...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,572
Posted By Bavafa
To Scott's point which I whole heartedly agree, I...

To Scott's point which I whole heartedly agree, I have verified my airspeed at slow, cruise and fast cruise and all have been verified by the three way GPS method.
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