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Forum: RV-14 Today, 06:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 47,582
Posted By Bavafa
Sure thing, I will be out of town till next week....

Sure thing, I will be out of town till next week. I will post some after I return.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 47,582
Posted By Bavafa
https://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o715/mmehranp...

https://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o715/mmehranp/RR%202_zpsgh4gbar2.jpg...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Bavafa
This is all part of the learning and building...

This is all part of the learning and building process, those who are multiple builders started probably at the same stage as you are on their first build. As you build the tail section, you will...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Bavafa
I think the best way is to go thru the plans as...

I think the best way is to go thru the plans as if you were going to build those parts and as you go thru, check each part. In this, 1- you will confirm it has been done, 2- you will learn/know...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,852
Posted By Bavafa
Sean, Excellent explanation, makes sense and...

Sean,
Excellent explanation, makes sense and thank you very much for this. Learned something new today.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,852
Posted By Bavafa
.Excited to get some of these new features...

.Excited to get some of these new features enabled in my aircraft, not all will be applicable.

And I need to educate myself on sky pointer. Anyone care to share their knowledge? I can't see any...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks for the heads up and warning. Actually,...

Thanks for the heads up and warning. Actually, mine are not that great either and they have just entered the service only a couple of months ago. They will hold up the canopy if it is all the way...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Bavafa
Also, cold temp effect these just as any of them...

Also, cold temp effect these just as any of them including those in the car. This is just in case that yours are fine but cold temp is effecting them.
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,689
Posted By Bavafa
I have used similar technic for years with great...

I have used similar technic for years with great success. I used a large sheet of paper, cut to size and shape for the spinner area and had it laminated for less than a dollar at local OfficeMax. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,477
Posted By Bavafa
It took a while but the result is absolutely...

It took a while but the result is absolutely beautiful, NICE job.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By Bavafa
If shaming is the intent, I am not sure if that...

If shaming is the intent, I am not sure if that yields a good result.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Bavafa
Beside possible mounting/drag issues, you might...

Beside possible mounting/drag issues, you might also get too much reflection back from your prop. Just something to think about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By Bavafa
You will still get some markings on your flap if...

You will still get some markings on your flap if you install it under the wing skin, I had the same thing and even though my color was silver, still had markings on it. I end up reinstalling on the...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Bavafa
I suppose what is the real intent and purpose. If...

I suppose what is the real intent and purpose. If it is for cool factor, functionality or both.

For functionality, I have a swivels type LED from VANs installed above the baggage area near the roll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bavafa
I had it in my old plane, used it once to see if...

I had it in my old plane, used it once to see if it works. After that, I never had a use for it. I have not installed one in the new plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,075
Posted By Bavafa
Mine was certainly not a Home Depot can stuff,...

Mine was certainly not a Home Depot can stuff, didn't know that there is such a thing :)

Last one worked out great and they did not mentioned of any issues welding it. The cracking at that spot was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,075
Posted By Bavafa
Not sure if that is the case. My exhaust on the...

Not sure if that is the case. My exhaust on the pervious RV7 was ceramic coated and had a crack on #1 pipe. I called Vertterman to inquire and possibly buy a new section which they told me they...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Bavafa
Please keep in mind that even if your canopy on...

Please keep in mind that even if your canopy on the table is held 100% straight and without any twist, there is no guarantee a perfect fit unless your fuse/longeron are 100% straight. Putting it on...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bavafa
Looks like you built a 8 which I assume tighter...

Looks like you built a 8 which I assume tighter space than 14, it is tight but don't recall to be super bad.

I usually keep the Adel clamp closed using safety wire to the extend that I can start the...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this recommendation and this is what...

Plus one for this recommendation and this is what I did. Very happy with my decision. You can source the little connectors that are used for the trim server digi-key as well as the pins but they...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Bavafa
Just to add to what Control has suggested, it...

Just to add to what Control has suggested, it also depends on where those antenna will be located.
As a reference, my GPS (two of them) antennas are in the wingtip as well as my VOR. The TXPDR and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Paul/Jeff, I also confirmed and looks...

Thank you Paul/Jeff, I also confirmed and looks like I am still in the queue. With the government shot down, this probably will be delayed beyond the normal period.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,283
Posted By Bavafa
plus one here.

plus one here.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,283
Posted By Bavafa
I have the FM-150 and no cowl modification was...

I have the FM-150 and no cowl modification was required, only a bit of modification to the snorkel, nothing too fancy or difficult. And of course as Dan mentioned, no fuel returns are required.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By Bavafa
Yes, under the certificate, I checked the...

Yes, under the certificate, I checked the repairman tab/box and it only shows my older cert.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks all. My inspection was done thru the local...

Thanks all.
My inspection was done thru the local FSDO and he submitted the paperwork. He has since retired so I may need to make a visit there to inquire.
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Bavafa
I do recall asking for the same thing and was...

I do recall asking for the same thing and was told they are not used. Of course when one gets to my age, the memory will be as good as milk left outside of fridge :(
BTW, I have mounted my remote...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Bob, just checked the DB and no info on...

Thank you Bob, just checked the DB and no info on for the new plane, only my old RV7A record :(
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By Bavafa
I can e-mail you mine, right now don't have an...

I can e-mail you mine, right now don't have an easy way to post them here. You would have my permission to post them here to share with others if you care to do so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By Bavafa
Repair man certificatae

Just wondering proximately how long after your paperwork submission did you receive your repairman cert and if this is something that could have been effected by the Gov. shutdown this past month+

I...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Bavafa
As I recall, those two nut plats are not used in...

As I recall, those two nut plats are not used in a 14. This part of the kit is shared with RV10.
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Bavafa
Same here, did mine mounted on the fuselage but...

Same here, did mine mounted on the fuselage but mine was not on the gear otherwise it would have been easier on the table. I think building the fairing on the fuselage has the advantage that there...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-27-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,306
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Bill, That is correct and I am planning on...

Hi Bill,
That is correct and I am planning on experimenting with different curves with my new IO390. Currently I am using the "A" curve without any modifications but I have set the timing with about...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-27-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,306
Posted By Bavafa
Am I miss reading this post or your earlier post?...

Am I miss reading this post or your earlier post? Your earlier post, at least the way I read it, indicates a lower RPM of 2290 with the A curve and a higher RPM with the B curve.

I did experiment...
Forum: Propellers 01-25-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you, sent e-mail with a bit more info.

Thank you, sent e-mail with a bit more info.
Forum: Propellers 01-25-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bavafa
How much in advance do I need to schedule an...

How much in advance do I need to schedule an appointment if this offer still stands? I am in Sacramento area but it might be worth the fly.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bavafa
True but some of the avionics has redundant power...

True but some of the avionics has redundant power lead and unless one has both power leads thru CB this is not easily accomplished. In my case the aux TCW feed the second lead and the passthru wires...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bavafa
Mine was home built and I like...

Mine was home built and I like it.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=166303&highlight=months
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By Bavafa
The registration process is rather quick, if all...

The registration process is rather quick, if all paper work is in order. If there is any mistakes in the form, it could set it back. Considering registration is rather cheap, I think only $5, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By Bavafa
I have installed mine (RV14A) right aft of...

I have installed mine (RV14A) right aft of baggage area for much of the same reason. It has an easy access for maintenance, helps with W&B and did best way for running the coax cable which also has...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-07-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bavafa
I have built a 7A and a 14A and I wouldn't go as...

I have built a 7A and a 14A and I wouldn't go as far as to characterize one as building and another as assembling. For me, it nearly took as many as man hours to build each but the 14 is has far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 124,248
Posted By Bavafa
At what altitude to you get this speed/fuel burn,...

At what altitude to you get this speed/fuel burn, it is awesome.

I have had one small cross country trip so I was only at 10500 and was getting same speed or a bit better but at 8.2G, of course I...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,682
Posted By Bavafa
I used a dedicated ground wire which is part of...

I used a dedicated ground wire which is part of the shielded wire, two conductor shielded wire, and the shield is grounded only on one side as this is the standard practice as I understand it.
For...
Forum: COMM 01-03-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Bavafa
On your first issue, just curious if you are...

On your first issue, just curious if you are monitoring the second radio while transmitting on the first? If so, try it without monitoring the second radio and see if your side tone improves. If it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,477
Posted By Bavafa
Once I get my oxygen tank filled, I am intending...

Once I get my oxygen tank filled, I am intending on testing my new toy to see how high and what kind of performance I can get up there.

I am a bit surprised by the oil temp and other temp unless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By Bavafa
I wish Doug, his family and this great community...

I wish Doug, his family and this great community of RVers a great new year. Most wonderful community on internet that I have come cross.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,360
Posted By Bavafa
On my flight yesterday I tried this and I would...

On my flight yesterday I tried this and I would see the option of "Send to Navigator" which was my IPAD Garmin pilot but would not see the "Send to GTN"
I disconnected from the IPAD and still did not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Steve, This is really good news as I was dread...

Hi Steve,
This is really good news as I was dread having to move wires around. Do you mind sharing how this reconfiguration is done or should I contact Garmin support.
On the DPST switch which I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Walt and Steve. I responded in the...

Thank you Walt and Steve.

I responded in the other thread.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bavafa
I forgot to mention that I had read one post that...

I forgot to mention that I had read one post that running both TOGO wire lead to a SPST switch could cause some issues. Last night I ordered a double pole momentary switch to replace this but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bavafa
Good Morning Steve, Again, thank you for chiming...

Good Morning Steve,
Again, thank you for chiming in so quickly.
Looking at my wiring diagram, I see that I have pin 38 of P1001 of the 650 as well as pin 10 of P5071 of GMS-507 connected to my TOGO...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Bavafa
GTN 650 TOGO configuration

Is there any specific configuration on GTN is needed for the TOGO button to function correctly? Looking at the install manual, if I understand it correctly, in the main system configuration we will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bavafa
Hello Steve, I appreciate the info here, it looks...

Hello Steve,
I appreciate the info here, it looks like something is not setup correctly on mine.

I did an LPV approach two days ago to test the TOGO function and prior to reaching the MAP, I pushed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Bavafa
Jim is absolutely correct but don't be surprised...

Jim is absolutely correct but don't be surprised to see a bit of oil mixed with fuel after each shut down. It is a drop or two at most but most engines have a bit of oil mixed with the fuel. It is...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,919
Posted By Bavafa
I wonder if humid weather causes proseal to be...

I wonder if humid weather causes proseal to be sticker? From all I have seen, proseal once cured it will not seem tacky anymore. Perhaps it gets softer and easier to dig into.
Do you have your...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,096
Posted By Bavafa
Building a 14 will probably take as many man...

Building a 14 will probably take as many man hours as the 7 but the repeatability or ease of building is much higher, especially when it comes to the canopy. You can build an awesome looking canopy...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,919
Posted By Bavafa
Are there consensuses that the proseal sticks to...

Are there consensuses that the proseal sticks to the skin and pulls it down when it is lifted or that the edge of skin digs in to the proseal and gets bent
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bavafa
Bill, I don't know this for sure but as I...

Bill,
I don't know this for sure but as I understand it, pushing and holding CWS will suspend the pervious mode of operation and when released, it returns back to that mode. For example, if you are...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,919
Posted By Bavafa
Mine was the same, I end up moving it every a bit...

Mine was the same, I end up moving it every a bit back thru multiple tries. I did not take a picture but as I recall the seal is about 1/8" to possibly 3/16' aft of the edge of the skin. Thru a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Mike, This is what I was thinking but it does...

Hi Mike,
This is what I was thinking but it does not look like Garmin has this option.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Steve for detailed info. I will get a...

Thank you Steve for detailed info. I will get a screen shot of each configuration page as I worry one day I may change things and want to revert it back. One other thing I noticed is that there is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Bavafa
G3X touch backup config

Just wondering if there is a way to backup the configuration and save it in a file just in case. I see a folder in the menu when in the config mode, "Config file" but there is no option for it and...
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