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Forum: RV-14 08-16-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
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...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Bavafa
Flap CB size

Just wondering if a 5A CB is adequately sized for standard flap motor in a 14. I have installed a 5A CB but not sure if this is a bit under sized.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you guys, looks like at least two people...

Thank you guys, looks like at least two people with the same issue.
It does not look to be a safety issue with edge distance, only cosmetic I guess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you folks, I am still months away but just...

Thank you folks, I am still months away but just finishing the wiring and thought if it would make sense to add an antenna feed to the G5. I will try it without and see if it works OK with its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Bavafa
Cummins spinner fit issue

I was wondering if anyone else has had any issues fitting a Commins spinner. With the front plate installed, my spinner does not go far back enough for the aft edge of it to be flushed with the aft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Bavafa
Sharing G3X GPS antenna with G5

Just wondering if anyone has shared the same GPS antenna from a G3X with G5 successfully. I was thinking of using a splitter to extend the GPS antenna to the G5 instead of yet another antenna so it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you guys, I do see the timing mark on the...

Thank you guys, I do see the timing mark on the ring gear but did not know the reference mark which on my IO360 was tiny hole on the starter. From this, I take it that the case split line on top...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Bavafa
Reference TDC mark for IO390

My new engine comes with a light weight SKYTEC starter which looks a bit different than the SKYTEC that I have seen on most other engine. One other difference is that there is no pin hole for the...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,130
Posted By Bavafa
Can I also be added to the list...

Can I also be added to the list please?
mmehranp@gmail.com
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bavafa
This is one beautiful airplane, I am envious. ...

This is one beautiful airplane, I am envious. Congrats is in order.

Happy flying.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By Bavafa
GMA11 in the right wingtip

Just wondering if anyone has installed the GMU11 in the right wing tip where with the A/P servo also installed in the same wing and experienced any issues?
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Bavafa
You will get the mounting HW with the kit and it...

You will get the mounting HW with the kit and it is pretty easy setup.

For the rudder, if an electric trim is not a must, you can use a manual one. It is rather easy and inexpensive. RVs require...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Bavafa
No.... The Garmin servo only sends the signal and...

No....
The Garmin servo only sends the signal and can not do any trimming on its own. Ray Allen is what is physically connected to the trim tab and can move it up or down.
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Bavafa
Garmin servo only sends the signal (thru +12v) to...

Garmin servo only sends the signal (thru +12v) to the customer provided trim servo (i.e. Ray Allen) to trim the system and it can not do it on its own.

You will need a trim servo regardless...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Bavafa
Yes and thank you, this is exactly what I end up...

Yes and thank you, this is exactly what I end up doing. It actually wasn't too much work, I had my engine hoist in the garage so I was able to lift it just enough to remove the bolt and then it...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Bavafa
Routing Exhaust system

Just wondering if anyone had difficulties installing the tail pipe in a 14A model? How do you route the EX-0006?

I can get it in place from the left side of the gear leg but that puts it in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By Bavafa
Congrats, that is one beautiful plane.

Congrats, that is one beautiful plane.
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By Bavafa
Same here as Mike and congrats, you are going to...

Same here as Mike and congrats, you are going to love it.

BTW, Happy B-day to Mike.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By Bavafa
Any discounts/special offer by any chance during...

Any discounts/special offer by any chance during Oshkosh?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Bavafa
I used one of these soft sanding block and one of...

I used one of these soft sanding block and one of them in the kit has just the perfect radius. There are other shapes in the kit that has come handy in multiple...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 490,974
Posted By Bavafa
Often times, a guest at our house that sees the...

Often times, a guest at our house that sees the garage door open asks if I am building a canoe?
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Dan. Planning as prescribed. Luckily,...

Thank you Dan. Planning as prescribed.

Luckily, mine does not seem nearly as bad as some others who have posted pictures. It is more or less like the picture in your link. I think I should be...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By Bavafa
Cowl fitting and the inlet ramp

Cowl fitting and the inlet ramp

Two questions about fitting the cowl, does the rubber seal of the inlet ramps sits on top of the ramp or just there to close the gap.
If it sits on top of the ramp,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Bavafa
I believe GTX-345R provides both IN/OUT ADSB but...

I believe GTX-345R provides both IN/OUT ADSB but I am not sure if the traffic will get displayed on both 650/625 and G3X or just G3X. I'll be interested in the confirmation of what gets displayed.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By Bavafa
Wow, this bring lots of good memory from my...

Wow, this bring lots of good memory from my climbing days, if I am not mistaking there is pix of hunter in the second photo which we climbed years ago. K2 was a great company to take us to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,387
Posted By Bavafa
Just wondering if you found a part number for the...

Just wondering if you found a part number for the long reach NGK plugs for the IO390? My search also has not turned up a part#
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you all for providing the info. At first I...

Thank you all for providing the info. At first I could not believe the 23-24 FT LB torque as it seems a lot but considering that is listed at two places, it trust it now not to be a typo.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Bavafa
Fuel pump fitting with ORing

Just wondering what is the standard guidelines for mounting the inlet/outlet fitting to the fuel pump which has an ORing. How tight should they be done?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Bavafa
I usually keep it around 45PSI, it rolls much...

I usually keep it around 45PSI, it rolls much easier and it is not too much to induce shimmying.
Forum: GPS 07-02-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By Bavafa
I had two GPS antenna in my RV7A wingtip, one...

I had two GPS antenna in my RV7A wingtip, one from 430W and one from GRT. Both worked flawlessly and even pickup signal in the hanger. I am planning on installing my 650 and G3X in the wingtip...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Bavafa
Mine has also come with the same part number (EA...

Mine has also come with the same part number (EA DYNA VI-STD) but I am not sure if these are Lord brand.

Edit: Looks like VANs ship two different brand under the same part number, Vibration...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Bavafa
Lord mounts

Just wondering if anyone has upgraded their engine mount isolators to Lord and has a part number for them?
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bavafa
Riveting it per plan is not really that hard and...

Riveting it per plan is not really that hard and I would imagine to be fair amount of load/impact on those stops if the wind catches the rudder when it is parked.

In regards to the internal rudder...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bavafa
I am not a mechanical or aeronautical engineer...

I am not a mechanical or aeronautical engineer but this is my understanding of pop rivet. Their main strength comes from the stem and unless there is a way to secure the SS stem in place so they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,704
Posted By Bavafa
Congrats, nice job. From here on is only going...

Congrats, nice job. From here on is only going to be fun :)
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Bavafa
I used tape with great success. In the past I...

I used tape with great success. In the past I had used proseal and worked great but messy work. The tape, if you have not seen it, is extremely thin and occupies less space than proseal and I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bavafa
Perhaps much like the English that they think...

Perhaps much like the English that they think England is not part of Europe. My English friends often say they are going to Europe for vacation :)
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,155
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure if I can say "approve" if meant...

I am not sure if I can say "approve" if meant something in writing but certainly in my conversation and seeking advise on the issue, they express no concern in doing the method that I described which...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Bavafa
Just wondering if this is the newest version of...

Just wondering if this is the newest version of the document. The installation of this kit by NOV RV in the link below shows that it is better if the rear bracket is mounted the reverse, facing...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,155
Posted By Bavafa
I have practically no oil canning in this area...

I have practically no oil canning in this area but still have a bit of concern considering how large of an area it is without stiffener. I have spoken to VANs to get their feedback and they thought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,920
Posted By Bavafa
I am also very interested in this for the leading...

I am also very interested in this for the leading edge. When will these be available to those who are not going to Oshkosh?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 414,290
Posted By Bavafa
There are certainly advantage and disadvantages...

There are certainly advantage and disadvantages to each method. We painted my last RV7A before the first flight and had about zero issues, not counting the hanger rash.

My logic is that it ought to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 414,290
Posted By Bavafa
Shux if this was my plane, I would have put it in...

Shux if this was my plane, I would have put it in my living room and maybe even bubble wrap to make sure nothing comes in contact with it.

Beautiful plane and nice job painting it.

I am in contact...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,351
Posted By Bavafa
I don't know why the instructions doesn't have...

I don't know why the instructions doesn't have you run this wire before closing that part. I made a note (blue masking tape on the rivet holes) "not to rivet before pre-run the wires", this way I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Mark, Thanks for the info. How much PreKote...

Hi Mark,
Thanks for the info. How much PreKote would you say is needed for a RV? Two or three gallon?
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By Bavafa
Should not be dimpled.

Should not be dimpled.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you all for chiming in. Looks like all the...

Thank you all for chiming in.
Looks like all the consensus are that 180 girt that is instructed by Transtar primer is too coarse and I will upgrade the grid.

I am planning on starting on a sample...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By Bavafa
Will you please critic my process/approach please

I really like the idea of painting before first flight and since I have not found a suitable painter, I have decided to tackle it myself. I hope I donít end up regretting this decision.
So far, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bavafa
What is the best method for the fuel flow test? ...

What is the best method for the fuel flow test? Disconnect the fuel line from the Injection servo and run the pump and measure gallon per minute?

If that is the correct method, what are the numbers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Gil, I had noticed the asterisk, it...

Thank you Gil, I had noticed the asterisk, it just I had not seen it this way. Usually I see a X.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By Bavafa
Aircraft bolt head markings

Just wondering if anyone can recognize this marking and if this is a genuine AN bolt. I have never seen this marking and could not find anything on the Web for...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,011
Posted By Bavafa
I used this type of drill bit for an existing...

I used this type of drill bit for an existing hole (#40) and had zero issues. I just wish I knew of a source that sold these type of drill in a numbered size. The hole that they produce is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By Bavafa
My first engine from Lycoming was a Vanilla...

My first engine from Lycoming was a Vanilla flavored and it ran like a Japanese watch, even better than a switch watch.
I was all set to get the same and spend the $3+K on other things. After...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-29-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bavafa
This is what I mean, in the middle of forward...

This is what I mean, in the middle of forward mounting plate FLANGE.

Please let us know how your measurement jibs down with this.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-29-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bavafa
I also like to know the measurement for the front...

I also like to know the measurement for the front screws. The instruction says 9-3/16" but my measurement doesn't put that right in the center of the front spinner. Also, I think there is 6 screw in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you all for your feedback. I have...

Thank you all for your feedback. I have tentatively reserved a location n the sub-panel. It would have been very convenient on the back of G3X but it may pose less convenience late on if I have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Bavafa
Mounting the ADAHAR on the back of G3X

Just wondering if anyone has had any issues mounting the ADAHAR on the back of the G3X screen? I have heard of some possible vibration issue if it is mounted there.
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,488
Posted By Bavafa
I echo Rob's comment, while I don't have...

I echo Rob's comment, while I don't have experience to judge the comfort level, it does hinder access to the baggage area and the added weight was not worth the good looks. I have ordered mine...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,289
Posted By Bavafa
Can't view it and I would like to know how this...

Can't view it and I would like to know how this is setup as it won't be long before I need to do this.
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,909
Posted By Bavafa
You are correct on this. In my RV7, I first went...

You are correct on this. In my RV7, I first went with one PMAG and then the second. The difference on the first PMAG was very noticeable but with the second I could hardly tell the difference.
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By Bavafa
I don't know about ETX900 but their ETX650 should...

I don't know about ETX900 but their ETX650 should fit the 14 box but will not fit other RVs if they have the 4 sided box. The Odyssey PC680 is actually a bit narrower so the EarthX would be a very...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By Bavafa
It took me just about two months to finish the...

It took me just about two months to finish the empennage and tail cone, this includes priming all parts and finishing the fiberglass parts (HS/VS caps)
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