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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Bavafa
I tried the VNAV (not an instrument approach) on...

I tried the VNAV (not an instrument approach) on my autopilot and had a airport in my destination and VNAV configured on G3X to arrive at the airport 1000' AGL @ 3 miles before the airport. I do see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Bavafa
VANs has a very good write up about heavy wing...

VANs has a very good write up about heavy wing and how to go about tackling it. With RV6/7 type aileron, there is a number of ways to remedy the problem but it is good to follow their instruction so...
Forum: RV-14 12-11-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Bavafa
You can buy them from VANs which comes already...

You can buy them from VANs which comes already mounted. If you buy them separately, you will need to drill for the set screw but also cut the stick short to the correct size.
Forum: Propellers 12-10-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Lars, I called Lee. That explains why...

Thank you Lars, I called Lee. That explains why we thought differently on the condition of runway, I thought he was in Rio Linda whereas he is in Rio Vista.

We have agreed to schedule time with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you guys, appreciate the confirmation.

Thank you guys, appreciate the confirmation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Bavafa
IO-390 fuel flow rate

Just curious what others see for their high end fuel flow, lets say full power at see level?

Yesterday, I saw 20.x GPH on take off at see level which caused my set alarm on G3X to go off. Is that...
Forum: Propellers 12-10-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Bavafa
Prop balancing service near Sacramento

Just wondering if any recommendation of prop balancing service near Sacramento, CA?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-10-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Bavafa
Some choose to run the cable straight thru from...

Some choose to run the cable straight thru from the Fues to the device without having a connector in between, thinking that the chance of removing the wing is pretty darn small and in such case,...
Forum: COMM 12-09-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Bavafa
As Carl said, currently I have my archer NAV in...

As Carl said, currently I have my archer NAV in my right wing along with strobe, Landing Light and A/P servo and since I am in phase one, I have been testing all of it and so far no issue at all. I...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,750
Posted By Bavafa
I agree, specially if it is painted airplane. I...

I agree, specially if it is painted airplane. I had to upsize all of them.
Forum: Autopilots 12-07-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Andy and Robert. Do you know if it is...

Thank you Andy and Robert.

Do you know if it is possible to use it in this fashion only that the system will use your pre-configured VSpeed or airspeed that we set in the configuration? In another...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-06-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Bavafa
Approach Faststack also has been great in custom...

Approach Faststack also has been great in custom harness and service.
Forum: Autopilots 12-06-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Bavafa
Garmin A/P operation

I am rather new with Garmin G3X gear and looking for tips and tricks. My old TT in conjunction with GRT HX was very simple to operate.

Do I understand the Garmin A/P operation correctly that for...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bavafa
Yes, squeezing the trailing edge is a very...

Yes, squeezing the trailing edge is a very effective way of addressing the heavy wing but this is mostly on the model that has a bend trailing edge as oppose to riveted ones.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you both Tom and Scott for the additional...

Thank you both Tom and Scott for the additional info.

As part of my re-checking the rigging, I checked for twist in both flaps and aileron. Not an easy thing to check but this is what I observed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Bavafa
I have also wanting to test the redundancy of the...

I have also wanting to test the redundancy of the G5 to the GSU25 to see if the system automatically get attitude info from G5 and/or how long it takes to realize one is dead to provide the info. In...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bavafa
As mentioned in the post, the alignment has been...

As mentioned in the post, the alignment has been checked and rechecked but not in relation to the elevator and I am planning on checking that this weekend. However, please help me understand this...
Forum: Tools 12-03-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Bavafa
I have a full set of Ez burr and love it. It is...

I have a full set of Ez burr and love it. It is specially hand for holes that you have a hard access to the opposite side.
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bavafa
Steve, Can you elaborate on this a bit more...

Steve,
Can you elaborate on this a bit more please?
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bavafa
Bob, I thought of doing that but I guess that is...

Bob,
I thought of doing that but I guess that is adding some additional drag that otherwise wouldn't be there. I may still play with that to see if no other ideas come to mind. Would you lower it...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Jared, Yes, I am good with the yaw, the ball...

Hi Jared,
Yes, I am good with the yaw, the ball is centered pretty nicely
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bavafa
I would need to get confirmation on this from...

I would need to get confirmation on this from others as I am not familiar with the 10s setup but with 14, as part of the kit, we get a jig that you use to setup the aileron to the neutral...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Ron for the information and guide. It...

Thank you Ron for the information and guide. It should save me a few gallon of fuel learning it in the air :)
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bavafa
Heavy wing

Just wondering if anyone has a solution to a heavy wing for the RV14?
I have a heavy wing on the right side and it is within my aileron trim range but I would like to fix it if I can.

I have double...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,563
Posted By Bavafa
Just wondering what folks are getting for their...

Just wondering what folks are getting for their top speed on their 14/14A.

My numbers so far has been encouraging... it has been cooler weather here so I lucked out. During the engine break-in, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Bavafa
VNAV button on GMC507

Thank you for this tip, I am very new with Garmin G3X and A/P and learning all of these.
I am not sure if I am all clear about the VNAV button all on its own on the GMC507. Do I understand this...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Bavafa
I have used shielded wire for NAV/Strobe and...

I have used shielded wire for NAV/Strobe and landing light and really happy as I have ZERO noise. I would not know if they are actually on, in a bright daylight.
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 43,178
Posted By Bavafa
Absolutely beautiful, great job.

Absolutely beautiful, great job.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-30-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,392
Posted By Bavafa
Perhaps not if one does not look for accuracy. ...

Perhaps not if one does not look for accuracy. My old static port was flush surface and I thought it was all good till I decided to check the accuracy of my airspeed. I end up pulling the flush...
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Bavafa
You can use the same style fairing, I am doing it...

You can use the same style fairing, I am doing it on mine and chose to either rivet it or clue it in place. Not much different than other model (at least RV7 that I am familiar with.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-30-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Bavafa
I rented a U-Haul truck and got all the kits at...

I rented a U-Haul truck and got all the kits at once. No crating charge, no uncrating and end up being a good saving. It will help if you can also get the finishing kit at the same time since there...
Forum: Autopilots 11-28-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,767
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Steve, I really appreciate the...

Thank you Steve, I really appreciate the clarification. This all makes sense, the only puzzling part is that my speed schedule is set to 100% for 70knots but I was on the ground when I was testing...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Bavafa
From what I have been told by VANs, you want to...

From what I have been told by VANs, you want to get your elevator as balanced as you can and this ought to be done individually not connected together. I balanced mine in such way that it would not...
Forum: Autopilots 11-28-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,767
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Steve, I have this setup as well and just...

Hi Steve,
I have this setup as well and just began flying so I am at the very early stage of it. One thing that I have noticed when I operate the pitch trim servo all by itself (i.e. Auto pilot is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By Bavafa
I have the same Creative NAV light with some...

I have the same Creative NAV light with some spare LED. The offer is the same, free in exchange for some contribution to VAF.
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,011
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you everyone for the compliments. I will...

Thank you everyone for the compliments. I will be adding a few more pix of small modifications/additions as soon as I get a chance and better weather. The pix in the hanger does not come out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Bavafa
I called them about a year ago and he did not...

I called them about a year ago and he did not seem to be interested to do any of airplane stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Bavafa
Is there a Harbor Freight version of this tool, I...

Is there a Harbor Freight version of this tool, I might be able to afford that :)
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,011
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks Charlie, your airport is in my area of...

Thanks Charlie, your airport is in my area of phase one, we can hook up for a flight some time soon.



I am the same way, some wood more than others. I think it gives it a nice and unique touch. I...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,011
Posted By Bavafa
I substituted some of the time that goes into...

I substituted some of the time that goes into detailing the build log and hours into building the plane so don't have a good count on the hours. But I have put the typical build hours into this, my...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By Bavafa
FWIW, I resisted installing the gear leg as long...

FWIW, I resisted installing the gear leg as long as possible, specially for the canopy work. While most of the work for canopy is done on the bench, you will need to put it on & off and the added...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,011
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Don, It is actually Walnut and if you have...

Hi Don,
It is actually Walnut and if you have also made one, then let me compliment you on your work, it did take a bit to bend it to shape and do the rest of required work.
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,011
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you guys, I don't have any decent pix yet...

Thank you guys, I don't have any decent pix yet but here are a few that I took in the hanger.

https://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o715/mmehranp/IMG_1023_zpsxexnrnud.jpg...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,011
Posted By Bavafa
Thirteen months and three weeks and she chubby but beautiful

It has been eleven months of pure joy building and two months of anxiety for paint process but she finally got done and after three weeks of transport, final assembly and sign off, today was the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Bavafa
On my last RV7 which also had aluminum vent, the...

On my last RV7 which also had aluminum vent, the air would force the vent slightly open and cold air would leak. I cut a 1 round piece of foam which fit snugly in there and would keep the gate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,737
Posted By Bavafa
My last e-mail to him also has gone unanswered,...

My last e-mail to him also has gone unanswered, it has been well over a month now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,436
Posted By Bavafa
This certainly does not look good, glad you are...

This certainly does not look good, glad you are OK. I would be interested to see what Allen says about this and if there was any other Cummins failure.

I have the same spinner and will be watching...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,894
Posted By Bavafa
Please let us know how much weight you will end...

Please let us know how much weight you will end up adding to the elevator for balancing it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Bavafa
GMU 11 installation

I am planning on installing my GMU11 in the wingtip, just wondering how people have determined the alignment of that. The install manual says within .5 degree of center line and finding that and...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,750
Posted By Bavafa
I have looked at it and debating to do it at this...

I have looked at it and debating to do it at this time or leave it for a bit later. One rivet might pose a bit of challenge the one immediately aft of the rib. I might barrow a friend's pneumatic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,285
Posted By Bavafa
A ton of good info, thanks for sharing it. When...

A ton of good info, thanks for sharing it.

When I bought my FFW kit, it came with VIP mount. I returned those and got Lord mostly based on pervious info shared that Lord mounts are the best. I...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,563
Posted By Bavafa
What temp do you guys get for the oil, if I...

What temp do you guys get for the oil, if I understand it correctly, IO390 runs cooler on CHT but hotter on oil temp.
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bavafa
I used a different Teflon (dry) lube from Lowes...

I used a different Teflon (dry) lube from Lowes that is goes on wet and dries to a white powder (usually use them on my table saw) and it was awful. It made the pin worse than dry and without a...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By Bavafa
This is also what I have done but as your pix...

This is also what I have done but as your pix show, there is very little to trim (less than a quarter) so I am not sure if the curve will be seen without the aid of a straight edge :)

Nice work E, I...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By Bavafa
Where are you installing the R/A servo then? If...

Where are you installing the R/A servo then? If you are thinking of some other place, other than the recommended inspection plate, make sure it is some where that you can still reach it easily for...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Bavafa
My 2 cents, inflation corrected: It all depends...

My 2 cents, inflation corrected:
It all depends on the looks that you like and how much work you are willing to add to the project. The seam is not a very straight and uniform line so it will look...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,894
Posted By Bavafa
hummm, I looked at your paint scheme and you will...

hummm, I looked at your paint scheme and you will be shocked to see mine.

I am expected to bring her home this weekend and once it is assembled I will post pictures.

It is exciting times indeed.
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Bavafa
On my last plane which was A model, I had two...

On my last plane which was A model, I had two friends hold the tail down while going full power for two minutes. I am not sure how you would do it on tail dragger other than the normal attitude with...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By Bavafa
I have been wondering about the same thing and...

I have been wondering about the same thing and ordered a clear car door jam seal but unconvinced if it will work OK or looks nice. The gap between the fairing and fues is very little so it is rather...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By Bavafa
It baffles me how does elevator in neutral...

It baffles me how does elevator in neutral position gets used to set up the aileron position in a RV14?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By Bavafa
Sorry for the mishaps, it is part of the build...

Sorry for the mishaps, it is part of the build experience that almost everyone goes thru it in different degree.
First to your second question which is the easy one. VANs provide a group of round...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this advise. Also, consider that...

Plus one for this advise. Also, consider that the full up position of the flap is the reflex. The aileron neutral position ought to be the primary aim which then can be used as a reference point to...
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