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Forum: RV-14 Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Bavafa
Not the small opening that looks to be for an...

Not the small opening that looks to be for an audio jack but the round hole with a square cutout to one side of it in the cover. The mount itself is round and fits a standard accessory charger but...
Forum: RV-14 Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Bavafa
USB/accessories charger

Does anyone know the little square cut out in the accessory charger place that is between the seats? I am searching for a USB charger that will fit there and has that square part and have not found...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Bavafa
For maximum protection, you can use fiberfrax and...

For maximum protection, you can use fiberfrax and top it off with the aluminum foil. I had used this in my lower cowl and was amazing how cool the bottom cowl felt to touch even after just shut down...
Forum: Reviews Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Bavafa
They used to call it Nordstorm service, they...

They used to call it Nordstorm service, they should change that phrase to the TS Fightlines service.
I got my hoses ordered and could not believe the fast delivery and the service after the delivery....
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Bavafa
The avionics shop that I am purchasing my...

The avionics shop that I am purchasing my avionics from ask me if I am going with PMAG or Slick as there is a difference in part number and the cost is about $100 more for PMAG. I did not ask what...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By Bavafa
Bill, I was able to adjust the hinge on the Flap...

Bill,
I was able to adjust the hinge on the Flap enough to stop it from rubbing. I took a piece of .25" aluminum bar (roughly 8" long) and inserted in at the root of the hinge nearest to the flap...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-20-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Bavafa
I think if you are going to replace a skin for...

I think if you are going to replace a skin for any smiley that may happened, you will end up building two or three airplanes before flying.
Depending on the size of the dent, it is not uncommon to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Bavafa
Too bad one can not share the signal from an...

Too bad one can not share the signal from an existing antenna to multiple devices, like using a splitter type.
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By Bavafa
Bill, Please let us know what VANS suggest about...

Bill,
Please let us know what VANS suggest about this. Mine rubs on one side (inboard side both side) so if I could shift the whole thing about .015, then probably wouldn't rob and it is only the...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By Bavafa
Which section of the plan covers the flap final...

Which section of the plan covers the flap final installation? I have gone thru the Wing section and did not see any specifics for the flap beside the construction of it.
I bought the thumb drive but...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By Bavafa
Mike, I did not know and many thanks for pointing...

Mike,
I did not know and many thanks for pointing it out.
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By Bavafa
Rob, The issue with using a unibit, unless you...

Rob,
The issue with using a unibit, unless you can find one that has the adequate depth for each step, is that it works well for thinner material but for thicker material as you go deeper, you will...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Bavafa
I am far from flying yet but this is what I am...

I am far from flying yet but this is what I am planning on and I just don't see how it could start turning if it is properly torqued.
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Bavafa
Would this be also a new hole in the spacer and...

Would this be also a new hole in the spacer and the solid axle then? The instruction that came with mine does not indicate that or at least I did not see it. The solid axle already has a .25"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks... it is for my panel

Thanks... it is for my panel
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Bavafa
The hole 1/4"-20 that gets drilled into the fork...

The hole 1/4"-20 that gets drilled into the fork to keep the axle from turning is too close to the lighting hole in the fork for the proper edge distance.
One option is to use a counter sink bolt and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Bavafa
Sources for laser engraving services

Looking for more reasonable priced laser engraving. Any recommendation would be appreciate it.
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Bavafa
For a 14A, it is short of 8', more like 7' and...

For a 14A, it is short of 8', more like 7' and 8"

I was measuring it for the exact same reason, trailer but I have lots more to do before getting there. Heck, I even don't have engine, prop or...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Bavafa
Do you guys have the lighting hole in your fork? ...

Do you guys have the lighting hole in your fork? I ordered the Matco axle and the spacer but the 1/4" bolt hole is too close to a lighting hole with not a proper edge distance. How do you keep the...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By Bavafa
+1 and don't forget to prime the inside. I...

+1 and don't forget to prime the inside. I primed mine as part of the very first batch of priming of parts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Bavafa
I am fairly sure they are and for about 1.5 hour....

I am fairly sure they are and for about 1.5 hour. My last engine was ran and I was told the new one that is on order will run as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Bavafa
I know EMAG sells them for about $23 a set. I am...

I know EMAG sells them for about $23 a set. I am sure you can get them else where as well.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-08-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Bavafa
You got a love Garmin (NOT) $400+ for a OAT...

You got a love Garmin (NOT)
$400+ for a OAT probe?
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Bavafa
Can't you just level the plane in role but do one...

Can't you just level the plane in role but do one leg at the time?

BTW, tail draggers use a tubular gear leg which deflect both outward and backward so it is more important to do it with no weight...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Bavafa
I had jacked up the plane for nose gear leg/pants...

I had jacked up the plane for nose gear leg/pants fitting and installation and it was a bit of work but then I lowered it thinking that it only needs for the nose wheel. The main wheel pants are...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Bavafa
Thinking about this more, it is probably the...

Thinking about this more, it is probably the pedal that comes aft as the cable gets pulled. Extending the cable thru the linkage by one or two holes should give you the desired deflection.
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Bavafa
I think the pedal linkage just provide adjustment...

I think the pedal linkage just provide adjustment capability based on which hole position you have selected to mount the pedals. There are at least two but I think three positions available for the...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Bavafa
Interesting... the plans has a different way of...

Interesting... the plans has a different way of setting the stops which is based on the minimum clearance to the elevator tip.

I be interested to see which method is the correct method and how much...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Bavafa
Where did you get the 30, 35degree numbers. I...

Where did you get the 30, 35degree numbers.

I believe the rudder deflection is based on the clearance to the tip of your elevator and not based on a degree. You want to make sure there is enough...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Bavafa
Main gear leg intersection fairing Page46A-26

For installing the intersection fairing, do you need to jack up the plane off its gear? Page 46A-26 step 2 says “The aircraft can now be returned to the ground and the jacks removed” but at no point...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,679
Posted By Bavafa
Sorry if this is a hijack of this thread, please...

Sorry if this is a hijack of this thread, please delete if you think it is so.

What are the advantage of Airflow performance servo over the skyhwaks that VANs provide.

My engine will be shipped in...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Jared, I used the same axle on my 7A and I...

Hi Jared,
I used the same axle on my 7A and I loved it. It takes all the guessing out for torqueing the axle nut. Of course the 7A doesn't have that solid piece (U-1009) that 14 has.
Did you have...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Bavafa
Nose wheel axle bolt

I have installed the nose wheel axle bolt with all the spacer and washers per plan and it looks to be a bit too short. When I tighten the nut to a minimum of 90 inch/lb I am still one or two threads...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Bavafa
For which size wheel is this and is it solid...

For which size wheel is this and is it solid axle? I maybe interested if it fits my wheel.
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By Bavafa
Correct, trust but verify. The heavy lifting has...

Correct, trust but verify.

The heavy lifting has been done and looks great. I must have put the fairing on&off more than 100 times (a bit of exaggeration) to get the good fit but it was worth the...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks all for chiming in. I have noticed on the...

Thanks all for chiming in. I have noticed on the nose wheel pants that more clearance is needed for the L&R turns then straight and would imagine the same would apply for the gear fairing. Just...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Chris. When I line up the upper and...

Thank you Chris.

When I line up the upper and lower bolt holes location per plan, I have more than 1/8" gap between the fairing and the wheel pants. Considering that I still need to clean sand the...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By Bavafa
Nose gear leg fairing

Looking for some good pix of the nose gear leg fairing installed. I have done the initial cut as it is marked on the fairing and it looks like it is leaving more of a gap that needs to. Also, I am...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Bavafa
I will there soon, I have built the wings and...

I will there soon, I have built the wings and will need to install them to get my intersection fairing installed. Due to the space limitation, I will be doing one wing at the time but I am hoping to...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,977
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks Mike.

Thanks Mike.
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,977
Posted By Bavafa
Mike, Do you know if the restriction still is...

Mike,
Do you know if the restriction still is removed for Placerville? UP to a few years ago, they would not allow first flight out of KPVF but I believe it was removed.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,696
Posted By Bavafa
Just wondering why no cowling... wouldn't that...

Just wondering why no cowling... wouldn't that have helped with drag and specially cooling
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Bavafa
Install the gear and torque it to the value for...

Install the gear and torque it to the value for the size bolt, I believe around 15 ft/lb or 180 in/lb

on the orientation, you might want to set it in such way that you can easily see the temp stick...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Bavafa
I am in the same place and my question/research...

I am in the same place and my question/research has shown that they are all self dimming and no external dimmer is needed. I hope I have not got the wrong info and would love to hear confirmation on...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Bavafa
I used good tools and still had trouble getting...

I used good tools and still had trouble getting them to lock-in but if carefully done, they will go in far enough to lock in place. Try turning them (changing the orientation) a bit as you are...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-24-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Bavafa
Interested, PM sent

Interested, PM sent
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Keith, I have no idea what that means and I...

Hi Keith,
I have no idea what that means and I trust you know what you are doing and at least now you are aware of it.


Best wishes
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Keith, Perhaps we are talking apple and...

Hi Keith,

Perhaps we are talking apple and oranges. The A curve and B curve are for the amount of advance that the PMAG will advance the timing based on RPM and Manifold pressure. If your engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bavafa
I just had Jesse cut my panel, the service has...

I just had Jesse cut my panel, the service has bee great so far and his price beats any other that I know of.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Bavafa
On your 14, is your PMAG configured for the 20...

On your 14, is your PMAG configured for the 20 BDC or manually adjusting the TDC to account for the 20 degree timing of the 390 engine?
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bavafa
I asked my avionics shop about this limitation...

I asked my avionics shop about this limitation and he did not agree. He said they have put many transponder in planes such as kingair with longer run and has had no issues.

I have also drilled the...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bavafa
There is one, mid fuselage. Look for three small...

There is one, mid fuselage. Look for three small holes, little off center and away from the bottom ribs.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Bavafa
I think your push-to-test switch needs to be...

I think your push-to-test switch needs to be between the two lights otherwise each of the discrete input will light up both WARN and Caution at the same time.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you for the heads up on this. I will...

Thank you for the heads up on this. I will review the written instructions and possibly reach out to you if any questions.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Bavafa
Installing Cummins spinner

For those who have installed Cummins spinner, did you strictly follow the instruction (youtube video he has) and if so, was it adequate and resulted in a very satisfactory job. Any tip or gotcha...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Bavafa
It looks like the pins are too short, at fully...

It looks like the pins are too short, at fully pulled position, the pins needs to stay in place in the bearing block.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 58,942
Posted By Bavafa
I have also been searching and have great...

I have also been searching and have great interest to see them, so when you are back, I would greatly appreciate it sharing them.

Hope you are enjoying Sun&FUN.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,950
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks Bill, still the same with Firefox.

Thanks Bill, still the same with Firefox.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,950
Posted By Bavafa
Is it only me that can not view the pictures or...

Is it only me that can not view the pictures or the pictures are deleted?

I have signed up for photobucket but I get an error when trying to click on it to view it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,950
Posted By Bavafa
I am trying to look at some of these pictures but...

I am trying to look at some of these pictures but clicking on the photo, it says the file can not be found. Is there any other location I can search for them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,961
Posted By Bavafa
In CA, you can do it with 10 cents, that is how...

In CA, you can do it with 10 cents, that is how much a nice plastic bag at grocery store cost. Last year, it was free and I double bagged for extra measure :)
The new plane will have a upright oil...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By Bavafa
Charlie, Once I get a chance, I will draw it to...

Charlie,
Once I get a chance, I will draw it to confirm but for now and in short and barrowing your method:
From Battery -> master solenoid -> bottom pin of 70A CB -> bottom Pin of 70A CB to continue...
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