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Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Bavafa
Bob, Were you able to stretch it enough to go on...

Bob,
Were you able to stretch it enough to go on the wheel pants. I would love to put some on my wheel pants but not sure if they can be stretch that much.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Bavafa
Just looked into it as I had not heard about it. ...

Just looked into it as I had not heard about it. After watching a couple of youtube video, seems a lot of work and some concern as how long it will last.

One area of real interest to apply it,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Bavafa
I am using the 3M clear bra (Pro series) on both...

I am using the 3M clear bra (Pro series) on both my leading edge of the wing and HS and have not seen any adverse effect. It is really thin and super clear. My primary reason for using it has been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 471,894
Posted By Bavafa
Chris, Love the look of your plane, great job and...

Chris,
Love the look of your plane, great job and congrats.

Interestingly, my kit # is very similar to yours, 140423 and my first flight was also 11/18

Happy flying...
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Bavafa
Don, The only thing that is worth doing, if not...

Don,
The only thing that is worth doing, if not already, is to install the plate that covers the right side heater box. This is an added item that was not in my kit and VANs added it later which...
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Bavafa
Don, The only thing that is worth doing, if not...

Don,
The only thing that is worth doing, if not already, is to install the plate that covers the right side heater box. This is an added item that was not in my kit and VANs added it later which...
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Bavafa
With the exception of anything planning on...

With the exception of anything planning on mounting on the FW, I would leave everything till the engine is mounted and the time has come to install the particular item. RV14A/IO390 has a generous...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,552
Posted By Bavafa
This is one of those times that it would have...

This is one of those times that it would have been worth taking it to jiffy lube for an oil change :D

Glad you were able to get it all off.
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Bavafa
"Failed" as it breaks or comes off? If it is...

"Failed" as it breaks or comes off?

If it is breaking, is there enough flexibility in the rubber hose? How far does your FF-00081 extends into the rubber hose?

Mine at last check was OK but I only...
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,822
Posted By Bavafa
I have installed the squadron Pro and they are...

I have installed the squadron Pro and they are wired thru the GAD27. I have ON-OFF-ON switch which I can select the wig-wag or on option which works great and without any issues. Both sides are the...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Bavafa
The resistance is so sensitive that probably do...

The resistance is so sensitive that probably do not read the same even uninstalled, mine were slightly different when I checked them before installation. But also we calibrate each tank...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Bavafa
Just curious about the logic on this? We are...

Just curious about the logic on this?

We are reading the resistance and calculating based on that resistance. If the float is touching the bottom, then wouldn't this just be the resistance value...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-11-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,465
Posted By Bavafa
The shop I used, paint many big jets and one day...

The shop I used, paint many big jets and one day that I was there, they shared the cost of painting a jet. One invoice was at $220k.
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Bavafa
What the above poster said and we can simplifier...

What the above poster said and we can simplifier even more by checking the resistance right at the sender. If you see resistance change at the sender, then the problem is on the wiring from the...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By Bavafa
in relation to building, I learned a new term and...

in relation to building, I learned a new term and that is situational awareness.
It is good to read ahead and familiarize yourself as how things get connected together. In case of this section, this...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Bavafa
Ken, you have the right idea with the crow foot...

Ken,
you have the right idea with the crow foot and extension. The box wrench is a bit less bulky and it is 8 point wrench which will work better in the tight space. My crew foot works and used it...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Bavafa
Mine feels far more smooth at higher RPM and as I...

Mine feels far more smooth at higher RPM and as I go below 2500 RPM, I easily feel the vibration, which is relative to the higher RPM. I did a dynamic prop balancing and it was surprisingly so...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Bavafa
My recommendation, get a cheap set of box wrench...

My recommendation, get a cheap set of box wrench and modify/cut the 9/16 size wrench which is used for the lock nut just enough that goes thru the bolt. This would be your wrench for tightening the...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Bavafa
Great info, thanks for sharing it. The advance...

Great info, thanks for sharing it. The advance timing will make a difference, if you have options to play with that.

During my last x-country trip, I learned the best bang for the buck is to go...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By Bavafa
I did vast majority of it myself but the wing...

I did vast majority of it myself but the wing bottom skin and the top skin of the tail cone required a second pair of hands.
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,452
Posted By Bavafa
"situational awareness" is a great way of...

"situational awareness" is a great way of explaining it and it will help a great deal in getting right the first time.
Forum: Steam Gauges 07-08-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Bavafa
Wow, I didn't know there is an inspection for the...

Wow, I didn't know there is an inspection for the airspeed indicator.

As far as I know, the fix is done thru a capable shop or manufacture and it is not an easy fix, something like turning an...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By Bavafa
I am probably running my engine a bit harder, I...

I am probably running my engine a bit harder, I typically climb at 2600 RPM and WOP till I reach my desired altitude then back off to 2500 RPM unless I am doing some flight maneuvers or practicing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-03-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,552
Posted By Bavafa
Does this have the ability to change the timing...

Does this have the ability to change the timing advance, etc while the engine running and in the air or is mostly monitoring the status?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By Bavafa
Garmin A/P ESP behavior change

Just curious if anyone else has notice behavior changes in ESP. My ESP was setup in the manner of the following behavior and no changes in its parameter/configuration has been made.
- In a steep...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Bavafa
If I am not mistaking, Garmin recommended not...

If I am not mistaking, Garmin recommended not cutting or minimum length is for the heated pitot tube only and it is 8" for the heated pitot.

It is very easy to bend it as it is a soft aluminum and...
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By Bavafa
PM/email sent. Easiest is to go over it the...

PM/email sent. Easiest is to go over it the installation over a phone call unless you need some one physically to be there to help.

good luck.
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Bavafa
Largely depends on your budget. On the...

Largely depends on your budget. On the inexpensive side, I have used TrustFire flash light with great success and required little work to get them installed. Many, including myself, have also used...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bavafa
This has been my standard practice as for many...

This has been my standard practice as for many others and also EMAG recommends this method. Removing and cleaning the adaptor plug seem like an extra work but it is a good practice for ease of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,959
Posted By Bavafa
I upgraded mine to 6.2.2 last night and it failed...

I upgraded mine to 6.2.2 last night and it failed to upgrade the WAAS board. My understanding is that this update does not have an update for the WAAS board but I am hoping to confirm it here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,544
Posted By Bavafa
I think this announcement just reduced the value...

I think this announcement just reduced the value of my beautifully made and well equipped RV-14A, but I still wouldn’t sell it for anything less than $50000 
This is a very nice upgrade VANs has...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,513
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Marvin, I read your report with great interest...

Hi Marvin,
I read your report with great interest and I acknowledge that my tests were not nearly as exhaustive and methodical as yours. I can also not guarantee that my timing is set dead on as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,513
Posted By Bavafa
I did some experiments with changing the timing...

I did some experiments with changing the timing on my new IO390 recently and here is what I found which jibs down with others who have experimented with this.
For ROP operation and lower altitude...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By Bavafa
Undoubtedly one would need to cut it and this is...

Undoubtedly one would need to cut it and this is what you get if you buy the stick and grip combination from VANs. If you don’t cut it short, you will definitely run into some limitation of stick...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this method.

Plus one for this method.
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Bavafa
I suspect it is the sides of the canopy that is...

I suspect it is the sides of the canopy that is hitting the sides of the roll bar when you lift it up. Take a look at the aft of your side rail of the canopy and see if that is the part that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Bavafa
My fuel pressure is steady at 28-29 PSI and I...

My fuel pressure is steady at 28-29 PSI and I have never had to pressurize my tank for the fuel pump to work. Before first flight, I had drained my tank multiple times and filled and run the fuel...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-07-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,228
Posted By Bavafa
4 Iridium for $20 is a great buy, where do you...

4 Iridium for $20 is a great buy, where do you buy yours. My last Iridium (long reach) was at $11 the cheapest.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this.

Plus one for this.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-07-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,228
Posted By Bavafa
Replacing at annual might be cultural and...

Replacing at annual might be cultural and possibly for ease of mind.

When I first started doing my own annuals, I changed brake pads at each annual regardless of how much meat remained on them. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bavafa
I have all the above as well as my entire lower...

I have all the above as well as my entire lower cowl covered by fiberfrax which is covered by aluminum foil (for the lower cowl). Right after shut down, the upper cowl (cool side) might be really...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 92,922
Posted By Bavafa
Considering there is airspeed limit for deploying...

Considering there is airspeed limit for deploying flaps, the speed range wouldn't be a too wide. Furthermore, these settings much like the AOA settings, need to be calibrated and set by the pilot in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 92,922
Posted By Bavafa
Flap/Trim settings

Wouldn’t be nice to be able to configure trim in relation to the flap setting. Garmin G3X with the combination of a GAD 27 already has the ability to set the flap at preset angle as well as control...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,885
Posted By Bavafa
Joel, You are correct, I was still living in the...

Joel,
You are correct, I was still living in the 70s :) when I calculated the gas, I also get about 30 minutes
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By Bavafa
In my last plane, I had the HX instead of the HXR...

In my last plane, I had the HX instead of the HXR and flew all these approaches perfectly and never needed to feed the A/P directly from the GPS.
- On your GRT, make sure the source for navigation is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,910
Posted By Bavafa
Don, Sorry to hear about your experience. Would...

Don,
Sorry to hear about your experience. Would I be correct to assume you have an internal voltage regulator in your alternator, like a Plane Power or similar?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,002
Posted By Bavafa
When Foreflight was still priced competitively, I...

When Foreflight was still priced competitively, I used it and liked it very much. But at $200 compared to $79, Garmin is a clear choice for me specially that my needs for a IPAD has gone to only...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Bavafa
From my Lycoming manual "Oil Temperature: The...

From my Lycoming manual
"Oil Temperature: The maximum permissible oil temperature is 235°F (118°C). For maximum engine life, the desired oil temperature should be maintained between 165°F (73.8°C)...
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By Bavafa
Good point to do it at this point and certainly...

Good point to do it at this point and certainly more accurate but there are other ways that is not as painful when it is closed.
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Ed, For a better comparison with other 14s,...

Hi Ed,
For a better comparison with other 14s, perhaps a bit more info would be useful. What are the OAT for those temps and what is the target altitude?

As a reference, my temps have also gone up...
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By Bavafa
How come no proseal on those nut plates rivets?

How come no proseal on those nut plates rivets?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,885
Posted By Bavafa
I can see there are situation that one would want...

I can see there are situation that one would want to change the oil but not the oil filter. Lets say that you have flown only 4-5 hours in the last four months and it is time to change the oil due...
Forum: Reviews 05-28-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By Bavafa
Now I can see four pix, nice looking bird.

Now I can see four pix, nice looking bird.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,652
Posted By Bavafa
As Barrett has mentioned, it is most useful when...

As Barrett has mentioned, it is most useful when it is done on a regular bases to see the trend. I have been doing it and I think it is worth it, small fee to catch things early if it was going to...
Forum: Reviews 05-28-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By Bavafa
No pictures that I an see and I tried both IE and...

No pictures that I an see and I tried both IE and Chrome
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By Bavafa
If I am not mistaking, the max/minimum speed is...

If I am not mistaking, the max/minimum speed is the function of the A/P and the warnings that it will generate.
The ESP is largely based on the settings in the configuration and it is meant to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By Bavafa
I have and mine is by default on. Only during...

I have and mine is by default on. Only during some special maneuvers, practicing stalls, rolls, etc. I will turn it off. It works very effectively.
Any questions/concerns?
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By Bavafa
It helps to know which servo you have. I have...

It helps to know which servo you have.

I have the Airflowperformance and I adjusted mine by two flats (of the hex linkage)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Bavafa
I am sorry to hear about your incident, this is...

I am sorry to hear about your incident, this is exactly what I was talking about in the above post.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Bavafa
If I read and understood the post correctly, this...

If I read and understood the post correctly, this is not a bearing issue that is caused by lack of safety wire, although a very good advise to check and make sure the safety wire is present.

Jon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By Bavafa
I wonder if different brand oil (Philips vs Aero...

I wonder if different brand oil (Philips vs Aero shell) have any effect on oil temp, meaning if one cools better than the other?
Forum: Tools 05-23-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Bavafa
Sorry to hear about the engine out, hope everyone...

Sorry to hear about the engine out, hope everyone is OK.

I doubt moving the wing up/down is going to have any real effect. With the tower in the way, this is not going to be a fun work. I suggest...
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