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Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bavafa
Timely post for me, I am taking the plane for...

Timely post for me, I am taking the plane for paint tomorrow. Like you, I don't want the screws to for the tank or any other removable/serviceable item to be painted thus I have instructions to...
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure if this is for climbing/descending...

I am not sure if this is for climbing/descending speed if so, GRT is able to do that with TT. In fact I can't think of anything that it can not do with TT Vision that it can with its own...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks for the feedback. Just wondering why...

Thanks for the feedback.
Just wondering why your red cube is so inaccurate? On my old RV7, it was accurate do a 0.3 G repeatedly. BTW, I pretty much made the same trip, only from CA to CO,...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By Bavafa
The snorkel fitting shouldn’t take long at all...

The snorkel fitting shouldn’t take long at all and due to variation in snorkel different people have had more or less modification needed.

I have the same engine as you, thunderbolt.

I was going to...
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Bavafa
It is very easy, of course if all the wiring is...

It is very easy, of course if all the wiring is correct
I had a 430W and HX with Trutrak and this was the steps, I would think it would be the same as 650
On your Trutrak, select GPSS, that is all...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Bavafa
If you have a table saw, almost required to make...

If you have a table saw, almost required to make jigs and what not, it can act as a perfect back plate.
I used my table saw for big pieces to rivet, including the tail cone bottom skin. It worked so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Bavafa
I have the same dilemma, over extending the CAN...

I have the same dilemma, over extending the CAN bus or be close to the servo. My CAN bus will be about 3’ or so over the suggested length of 66’ or will be about 5 feet away from the Roll servo but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,645
Posted By Bavafa
I am using one of these in the link in the exact...

I am using one of these in the link in the exact same location and have set it up in the way you are describing. What I like about it is that if the fuse blows or disconnected, the light goes on and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bavafa
Please let us know what you find. I am also...

Please let us know what you find. I am also exceeding it by two feet, partly due to poor planning but I am told that two feet is not all that much since the pervious max length was around 100' and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bavafa
Left wingtip seem to be a long enough stick,...

Left wingtip seem to be a long enough stick, isn't it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bavafa
You may want to double check the manual or...

You may want to double check the manual or consult with Garmin. It advises against installation near any servo so if you are planning on having an A/P servo, this location may not be a suitable one.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,833
Posted By Bavafa
Couldn't agree more.

Couldn't agree more.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-12-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By Bavafa
I think one quart would be enough for the...

I think one quart would be enough for the interior of a two seater model.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bavafa
Are you referring to the bracket in the second...

Are you referring to the bracket in the second bay in the left wing? is there an easy way of mounting a GMU11 in that bracket and any issues?
I have read that the wing tip gets better results.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Steve, I did look at that thread but...

Thank you Steve, I did look at that thread but was hoping for more info. Do you know if Garmin has a generic mount that allows for fine adjustment. Although it is not hard to make but if there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bavafa
There has been multiple update to this length and...

There has been multiple update to this length and the latest I heard was 66 feet which it is not that hard to reach or exceed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bavafa
For those braves before me – GMU 11 installation

I have two questions regarding the installation of GMU11 which will be in a RV14A. I am planning on installing it in the left wing tip but open to other ideas if a better location can be suggested. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Bavafa
One other idea would be just to rent a one way...

One other idea would be just to rent a one way U-Haul and take it yourself. You get to see the country side and might save a few $$$. This is what I did, though my distance is not nearly as far as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Bavafa
Do you have a link for the new template that you...

Do you have a link for the new template that you can share please?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-11-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Bavafa
PM sent....

PM sent....
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Scott, you are absolutely right. For...

Thank you Scott, you are absolutely right. For some reason I thought the tunnel cover shares the same nutplate as the baggage door but it does not.

Do you know if the two vertically positioned are...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Bavafa
For those with mostly assembled or flying 14s

On page 10-12, there are some nutplates (two corner type and two in the vertical position) that I cannot figure out what they are used for. These are in the middle section of the F-01406B bulkhead,...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By Bavafa
I believe the 20-22 ft-lbs is the value for the...

I believe the 20-22 ft-lbs is the value for the AN5 bolts that hold the spinner back plate. I would imagine the AN4 bolts for the front plate would take the standard torque value but please let us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,409
Posted By Bavafa
I built a 7 tip up and here is the process I used...

I built a 7 tip up and here is the process I used to get this part done and it went well with very even and correct gap. You might be pass this point but just in case you are going to get a new...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you all for responding. I guess I will...

Thank you all for responding. I guess I will have mine unpainted. It is not visible but could create more issue if the heat affects it.
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Bavafa
Did you paint yours? I ordered a set and then I...

Did you paint yours? I ordered a set and then I learned they can not be painted if there is acetone or solvent in the paint. I will be painting my plane with Base/clear which does have solvent in...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Bavafa
Tail pipe tunnel

Just wondering folks who have painted their 14, if they have painted the tail pipe area/tunnel or leaving it unpainted. I am wondering if the heat will affect the paint. Mine is going to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Bavafa
You will probably not notice any difference in...

You will probably not notice any difference in flight characteristic with that much concave but if that is a 1/4" dowel, I would certainly go to a thinner dowel 1/8" would be a good size.
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks for the link, I just ordered a set and...

Thanks for the link, I just ordered a set and hope they arrive before I take the plane for painting. I will be curious to see how much the stick out, they are not flush like VANs original.
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Bavafa
Although I have been following his post but I...

Although I have been following his post but I have not seen these. Do you have a pix or link to them?
I actually would be very interested in a couple of other items that he can easily make. One is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,539
Posted By Bavafa
I think the best place to mount it would be a...

I think the best place to mount it would be a location that you can mounted to be safe in terms of vibration, heat and other factor that could possibly effect the fuel lines or the life of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Bavafa
Cleaveland tools has one that is pretty nice. I...

Cleaveland tools has one that is pretty nice. I have used it in my old 7 and now on the 14. It has a spring that will pop open once unlocked. You will know it before flight if it is not...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By Bavafa
Ken, No, that would not be an issue. To install...

Ken,
No, that would not be an issue. To install the exhaust, the nose gear (portion in the picture) need to be removed to accommodate the installation of the tail pipe. It is actually pretty easy...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks Scott, I think that makes perfect sense.

Thanks Scott, I think that makes perfect sense.
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By Bavafa
We might need a tie-breaker here as I had got my...

We might need a tie-breaker here as I had got my info from VANs support tech and they have confirmed that in area that there is a bushing, the bolt will get torqued as standard value. Other example...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By Bavafa
In the case that there is a bushing, I think the...

In the case that there is a bushing, I think the bushing is acting as a bearing and the bot should not rotate relative to the bushing. If the bolt is only finger tight then it could be turning...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By Bavafa
What was the cause and how did you resolve it. I...

What was the cause and how did you resolve it. I will be configuring my flaps soon so any info or heads up would be appreciate it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,683
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks for clarifying the bolts sets. Nutplates...

Thanks for clarifying the bolts sets. Nutplates are fairly strong and not easy to strip, they must of cranked that bolt pretty tight to strip it.

Would it be possible to have some one pull the tank...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,387
Posted By Bavafa
Plus 1 for Bob comment. I loved my GRT and how...

Plus 1 for Bob comment. I loved my GRT and how far ahead of other manufacturers have been in terms of feature sets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,683
Posted By Bavafa
Just wondering which two bolts are these? The...

Just wondering which two bolts are these? The tank attaches with the Z-bracket which each has three bolts and they are all well visible. There are also some other bolts that goes thru the Ribs to...
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Bavafa
I looked at it and preferred it for the same...

I looked at it and preferred it for the same reason but if I recall correctly, plumbing is harder and not nearly as straight forward as this type. I figured I will get use to it. Time will tell.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bavafa
Its all part of building and learning. The good...

Its all part of building and learning. The good news is that you found it and it can be fixed before flying and possibly getting into a deeper issue.
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By Bavafa
Larry, I might be a lucky one but I have received...

Larry, I might be a lucky one but I have received mine and fitted them. They are of exceptional quality in my opinion at least compare to the past fairing that was supplied for the 7A. All Jel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bavafa
No problem and it is good that you checked. This...

No problem and it is good that you checked. This obviously impacts your spinner fit which will end up with the same issue as some of us are having.

Hopefully Allan's solution come in time before...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By Bavafa
VAN's quality of the fairing, intersection...

VAN's quality of the fairing, intersection fairing and other fiberglass work has improved significantly. It is simply great and with the jel coat, very little if any pin holes.
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bavafa
No, that was my way and I had left this task...

No, that was my way and I had left this task towards the end of my build so engine/cam would not be much of a concern. I am in N. CA so the engine probably will burn in a wild fire before corrosion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bavafa
The washer is a standard size washer and gives...

The washer is a standard size washer and gives the blades enough clearance to clear the back plate. So turn your blade from stop to stop and observe to see how much clearance you have from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bavafa
Mani, Not sure which plane you are making but in...

Mani,
Not sure which plane you are making but in a 14, there is no washer between the front plate and the hub but there is a washer added to the spacers that is provided by Harzell. check your plans...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bavafa
The installation was relatively straight forward...

The installation was relatively straight forward but please check out this thread before proceeding. A number of us have had issue with the fit at the aft edge and Allan is working on a new front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,795
Posted By Bavafa
I just got insurance for my yet to fly 14A and...

I just got insurance for my yet to fly 14A and the value is set at the highest they would insure which is $175K and my zero deductible was as $1075, just about the same amount I paid for my 7A. The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By Bavafa
I am painting before final assembly, I did this...

I am painting before final assembly, I did this with old plane and it worked out well, so I am following the same steps. The plane is scheduled to go for paint in about three weeks.
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Bavafa
With the tight fitting and since I will be using...

With the tight fitting and since I will be using base/clear, the concern is that it will bond it to the fuselage and if I need to remove it, it will break the paint. I also have the same concern...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Bavafa
Canopy hinge cover and paint

Just wondering what others have done when they painted or had their plane painted. Did you install the cover or had it separately painted. My concern is that if it get painted installed, then...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,133
Posted By Bavafa
Here is what I did and end up pretty darn...

Here is what I did and end up pretty darn accurate.

Point a laser light, one that you can be pointed and hold steady to the screw hole without the fairing on, then without distorting the laser light...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks Carl, Allan told me the same. I hope it...

Thanks Carl, Allan told me the same. I hope it is in time for my first flight.

I had to test again for clearance without the washer. Thru the full range, I get 0.090 clearance with the outer edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bavafa
Can you please be more specific about the...

Can you please be more specific about the bulkhead. I did a full blade movement and did not notice any interference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bavafa
Carl, Thanks for reporting. I have also removed...

Carl,
Thanks for reporting. I have also removed the extra washer and that improved it but there is still the 1/6+ discrepancy for mine.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks, I was actually looking for the seal that...

Thanks, I was actually looking for the seal that attaches to the bottom part of the clip. I learned they are referenced on paged 38-32.
I have one of the permatex on order from Amazon.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Bavafa
Which seal did you use for canopy hinge

Just wondering which seal to use for the canopy hinge tab. The plan has a part number (c-01451) but no indication of which seal to use.
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Bavafa
This might not be a direct answer to your...

This might not be a direct answer to your question but I believe the wing tip lights in RV are not as effective as leading edge lights due to the angel that they will be mounted to. I had a very...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By Bavafa
I used sealant and had no issues of course not...

I used sealant and had no issues of course not flying yet so I can't say if I would have any leaks but considering how tight they got since they are 90 degree and clocking is critical, I am not...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By Bavafa
Looks like VANs RV10 which has the same flap...

Looks like VANs RV10 which has the same flap motor has been using a 5A and they never had any issues. I think I am going to stick with the 5A and see if will work OK or not. I had a 5A in my 7A and...
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