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Forum: Painting your RV Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Bavafa
Corrosion would be one of my concern as well as...

Corrosion would be one of my concern as well as how to check for possible cracks in the skin. Would that show if wrapped?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Bavafa
Michael, I am glad you are aware of this possible...

Michael,
I am glad you are aware of this possible issue. This happened to a good friend of mine and the result was UGLY.
The flap as it is fully down, if pushed by accident or some minor force, it...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By Bavafa
I added one at around 70 hours. There was ever...

I added one at around 70 hours. There was ever so slightly movement so I preempted.

P.S. I never understood "trimming is not required" as how it would fit of the other one. So, I trimmed it.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-17-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Bavafa
There has been many reports of poor performance...

There has been many reports of poor performance with the newer Odyssey PC680 batteries. My Odyssey that I purchased in 2008 is still going strong and always kept it on a trickle charger with no...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,818
Posted By Bavafa
To me, this is like those $1500 Chevy or Cadi...

To me, this is like those $1500 Chevy or Cadi with the $4000 rims or stereo on it. Some people pay lots of $$$ just to look different.
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Bavafa
As Chris has mentioned, if the aileron are not...

As Chris has mentioned, if the aileron are not moving as the spring is getting stretched, then maybe there is enough stiffness/binding in the aileron that the spring power is not enough to overcome...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-14-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By Bavafa
Dominik, Have you pulled the one that was...

Dominik,
Have you pulled the one that was installed by Lycoming to see if that has the same distance? I wonder what Brad says about this.
It looks like maybe an anomaly with the shaft that allows...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,336
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Dan.

Thank you Dan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By Bavafa
About $2900. I am considering to buy a Alpha 2 or...

About $2900.
I am considering to buy a Alpha 2 or 3 for my RV14A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,336
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you all for providing your experience and...

Thank you all for providing your experience and feedback.

For those with a IO390 engine, where did you plumb your return oil line back to the engine? On a O360 engine, there is a hex plug next to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,336
Posted By Bavafa
Your experience with Air/Oil separator

Just curious how many people have installed an air/oil separator and how much did it improve. It will probably be helpful if one brand has proven to be more effective than the other.

I accidentally...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By Bavafa
The Approach hub is an awesome way to go if the...

The Approach hub is an awesome way to go if the avionics bus supports it. Unfortunately it is not a workable solution for the CAN bus, i.e. garmin

A big advantage of the hub is that any feature...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By Bavafa
I had the FPS plus installed and loved it and...

I had the FPS plus installed and loved it and worked flawlessly. One option that it has which I have not seen with any other flap position system that it will also adjust your elevator trim based on...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By Bavafa
Great to know... thank you for the info and glad...

Great to know... thank you for the info and glad altitude change remedied your situation.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bavafa
Sent PM for Airwolf Airsep AFC W 343 Oil / air...

Sent PM for Airwolf Airsep AFC W 343 Oil / air separator and components
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Bavafa
To answer your question, I don't know of any one...

To answer your question, I don't know of any one using a manual elevator trim or if the required parts are readily available.

The electric elevator trim in a RV could be tricky but with the many...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-10-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By Bavafa
Are you using the gear that came off slick or is...

Are you using the gear that came off slick or is this another gear.
At some point there was some after market gear that was not up to spec.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By Bavafa
John, With AMP draw from your battery, does it...

John,
With AMP draw from your battery, does it show how much is left in your battery or how much your system is using? If it show much your system is using, how do you know how much is left, other...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By Bavafa
For this discussion, and assuming only one Amp...

For this discussion, and assuming only one Amp meter which I have, I used the following reasoning/logic for my setup.
- On the Battery, I would expected to read mostly about a negative reading close...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Bavafa
Congrats, a great milestone but boy, I was...

Congrats, a great milestone but boy, I was nervous even watching it as the guy was getting close to the turning prop and at night.

Glad all has worked out well.
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bavafa
How about a saw horse under the tail? Your...

How about a saw horse under the tail? Your longeron or tail deck is the good place for using a level.

exciting times, congrats.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,157
Posted By Bavafa
I have used Monster retreats a number of times,...

I have used Monster retreats a number of times, they last much longer than other brands and have had great luck with them. The only thing is that they are slightly bigger so you might need to modify...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,157
Posted By Bavafa
I have used Monster retreats a number of times,...

I have used Monster retreats a number of times, they last much longer than other brands and have had great luck with them. The only thing is that they are slightly bigger so you might need to modify...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 97,964
Posted By Bavafa
I don't know if there is a feature to acknowledge...

I don't know if there is a feature to acknowledge an alert and stop it from blinking all the time. If not, it would be nice to be able to acknowledge it and stop it.
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bavafa
Agreed, I was only referring to the possibility...

Agreed, I was only referring to the possibility of rotation. I don't know if there is much chance for rotation in the gear leg
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bavafa
On the 14A and the leaf type gear leg, any...

On the 14A and the leaf type gear leg, any rotation in the gear leg is nearly impossible. But lets not discount any of the wheels and its associated components (break) as the source of noise.
Would...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bavafa
How about on landing or roll out? Have you lifted...

How about on landing or roll out?
Have you lifted up to see if there is any play in the gear or perhaps look at the gear leg attachment point to see if there is any markings.
I would also take a look...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bavafa
I did build a second rudder when I got a ding on...

I did build a second rudder when I got a ding on each side of my rudder due to wind. At the time I tried to tie the stiffners together and it was going to be my own making but it was not easy so I...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By Bavafa
Looks like I mis-read your post, sorry. Using a...

Looks like I mis-read your post, sorry. Using a floor jack will not require to remove the cowl. I have jacked up the nose for the very same reason or checking the tire pressure using a floor jack...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By Bavafa
Where or how were you going to attach your scale...

Where or how were you going to attach your scale without removing the wheel pants off?

With my wheel pants, there is no room at least without risk of damage to the wheel pants to attach the scale to...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By Bavafa
Lifting up the wing will not lift up the nose...

Lifting up the wing will not lift up the nose wheel due to the CG. I would think it would be a bit risky to lift up the wings and then push down the tail, mishap can be very disastrous.

Why not just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Bavafa
With your method, I would worry that it might...

With your method, I would worry that it might cause a crease in your skin. It might be worth the wait, although I have no idea of what tool they have.

When you make the adjustment, try to set it up...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,056
Posted By Bavafa
Vast majority of people including myself do it at...

Vast majority of people including myself do it at each annual, needless to say, after the first year/time, I have hardly ever found anything in the fuel filter.
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By Bavafa
I have built my own using carbon fiber hiking...

I have built my own using carbon fiber hiking poll and find it very effective and easy to use. It is only for the rudder and not aileron/elevator but that is the part that needs the most control...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,639
Posted By Bavafa
I remember years ago when I talked to them to...

I remember years ago when I talked to them to learn more, they pointed out the "three attachment points" that they had learned as a factor for longevity/reliability.
I would be very interested if the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,639
Posted By Bavafa
One other factor that I forgot to mentioned,...

One other factor that I forgot to mentioned, though I don't have the data available to collaborate my opinion, but it seems to me that a good portion of alternator failures are as a result of failure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,639
Posted By Bavafa
I don't know the answer to your questions but I...

I don't know the answer to your questions but I have had a great luck with B&C alternators, first a 40A in my RV7A and currently at around 1000 hours and second a 60A in my 14A but only 90+ hours. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Bavafa
John, FWIW, skipping maintenance for lack of...

John,
FWIW, skipping maintenance for lack of space or a cumbersome work generally is not a good practice. If it is too tight of space to pull it out or install it, then perhaps not a bad idea to...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By Bavafa
I tried it with the cable system and it was too...

I tried it with the cable system and it was too cumbersome and impractical so I scraped and cut it short behind the panel.
But that does not mean that someone else has not done a better job in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Bavafa
No Permatex #2 as this valve does not use pipe...

No Permatex #2 as this valve does not use pipe fitting so no lubrication or sealant was required for the B nut

As oil in the pump goes, it is hard to imagine that it will travel upward from the pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Bavafa
Golden color, looks and feels just like oil by...

Golden color, looks and feels just like oil by color or touch and it was under the body and not by or near the fitting/port.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Bavafa
Leaking oil from Andair Fuel selector valve

I have started my first annual and found a drop or two of oil at the bottom of the Andair fuel selector valve. I was wondering if there is any oil in these valves and is it normal or has any one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,672
Posted By Bavafa
If mine were leaking, I would also be very very...

If mine were leaking, I would also be very very unhappy, considering both of my planes were painted prior to flying and it would be harder and a bigger pain to deal with a leaky tank when it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,672
Posted By Bavafa
Let me be one of those who speak positively about...

Let me be one of those who speak positively about the QB tanks. I purchased two separate QB wings (RV7A and 14A) and very pleased with the QB tanks. The paint on a few of the rivets swelled up but...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Bavafa
To add a bit to what Bob said, there is a minimum...

To add a bit to what Bob said, there is a minimum length of coax that is required for a Garmin IFR GPS, so don't go the shortest path/length. I have also heard of issues and shorter life of a GPS...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bavafa
Since you are ordering now, another good spare...

Since you are ordering now, another good spare part is the pin/repair kit for the gas cap. Those can also break and leave you stranded. That is another recommended item that is nice to have in the...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bavafa
As others above have mentioned, following each...

As others above have mentioned, following each section as if you were building each section is a very good practice to make sure nothing was missed or done incorrectly + familiar yourself with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,795
Posted By Bavafa
Bjorn, Excellent decision in moving the G5 and...

Bjorn,
Excellent decision in moving the G5 and the warning lights. Two minor suggestions which I used in both planes and happy about doing so. I recommend group your switches somewhat by the usage...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-22-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By Bavafa
Allan, Thank you for recommending this mod, I...

Allan,
Thank you for recommending this mod, I know a number of folks have had difficulty with this specially with a new or different brand tube. This should make it much easier.
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,627
Posted By Bavafa
The answer is yes for the battery box, though not...

The answer is yes for the battery box, though not sure what the relevance the alternator has in relation to the battery box. I have installed the EarthX in the original battery box with no...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,795
Posted By Bavafa
Very nice panel indeed. But I like option 2...

Very nice panel indeed. But I like option 2 better. You will be touching the 650 or the A/P controller a lot more than the EIC so higher up for those are more convenient and readable.

Some other...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,408
Posted By Bavafa
I considered it and think it looks nice but since...

I considered it and think it looks nice but since there is a serviceable item under that area and with a bunch of wires, it may cause the access a bit more pain so I decided against it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By Bavafa
I have had a much more favorable opinion on GRT...

I have had a much more favorable opinion on GRT then other brands. I have flown behind GRT, Dynon and now Garmin G3X.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By Bavafa
I had a 7A and flew it in IMC without issues...

I had a 7A and flew it in IMC without issues (crashing) but it was a bit of challenge for me. I would be a total worked out during instrument practice and more than 4 approaches in one setting would...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-17-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 66,464
Posted By Bavafa
Excited about your progress, can't wait for the...

Excited about your progress, can't wait for the time you take it up.

With best wishes
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,035
Posted By Bavafa
These type of insulation works to reflect heat...

These type of insulation works to reflect heat and hardly any for insulating.
Furthermore, there are other issues if the fire/extreme heat gets to it and starts burning. Test a section of it by...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By Bavafa
Does this delay mean the value of my 14 went up...

Does this delay mean the value of my 14 went up by a few dollars?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,218
Posted By Bavafa
I have had the best and soundest advise from Gus,...

I have had the best and soundest advise from Gus, his words carry a lot of logic and weight with me.
Best of luck, this is exciting times.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,284
Posted By Bavafa
One major difference of a 12 than any other RV...

One major difference of a 12 than any other RV model is that the 12 is a light sport, which means one only need a sport license to fly it. RV 12 also has a removable wings for hauling or storage or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,218
Posted By Bavafa
Have you tried to put the wings in and try it? I...

Have you tried to put the wings in and try it? I suspect this is what VANS may want to see.
For my RV7A, there was no rivet holes at the bottom skin to line up, those were match drilled manually...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 907
Posted By Bavafa
A friend of mine had used successfully the wooden...

A friend of mine had used successfully the wooden stiffener wrapped with wetted fiberglass cloth but had waxed the gear leg so the fiberglass does not adhere to it and allow it to flex as it needs....
Forum: RV-14 10-14-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By Bavafa
I have the B&C 90 adaptor and really like it.

I have the B&C 90 adaptor and really like it.
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