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Forum: Rocket Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Bavafa
I second the Wow and kudos to the pilot for...

I second the Wow and kudos to the pilot for landing this safely.

If I made it to the ground after that I'd be on my way to the closest shop to buy a new and clean pair of underwear.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Bavafa
I don't know of any nutplates in the shoulder...

I don't know of any nutplates in the shoulder harness install. The shoulder harness install is attached with a standard AN4 bolt in a RV7 and 14.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Bavafa
I used these type of stand off for the conduit,...

I used these type of stand off for the conduit, very secure and light.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite-1-2-in-CTS-Plastic-Insulated-Stud-Suspension-Clamp-10-Pack-23071A10/202032968
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-16-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Bavafa
I directed all the effort and time in cleaning...

I directed all the effort and time in cleaning the oil that came.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,193
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure what you mean by "low cost" but I...

I am not sure what you mean by "low cost" but I am using this pump and it is working really nice. It takes about 5-10 minutes max to bring the humidity to 6% from 55-60% that I typically see after...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bavafa
I don't believe so, both my T-Bolt and standard...

I don't believe so, both my T-Bolt and standard IO-360 came with 1.5 hour of test run with the result and stats listed.
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bavafa
I went with the T-Bolt version as I thought it is...

I went with the T-Bolt version as I thought it is a one time expense and might be worth it, it may give some bragging rights but not much more.

I might have been wrong with but I don't have any...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Bavafa
If my understanding of the nutplates that you are...

If my understanding of the nutplates that you are referring to is correct, thoes are for possible use for any lights ballast. Though most people are using LED type LL which does not have/require a...
Forum: Propellers 01-14-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bavafa
I had read and was told four pumps in the past. ...

I had read and was told four pumps in the past. I don't have the manual handy to see where I read it. But it was four pumps or till grease comes out of the other hole.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,958
Posted By Bavafa
Keith, I agree in principal with your comment but...

Keith,
I agree in principal with your comment but if you are implying that not having a self generating system like Slick or PMAG would mean a single point of failure, than I would have to disagree. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,958
Posted By Bavafa
Congratulations on your new install, hope your...

Congratulations on your new install, hope your CHT is more manageable once you start the advance curve that is suppose to help with the performance of the engine.



Now, that is what I call a voice...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this idea. They were very...

Plus one for this idea. They were very unreliable for me and the flap and aileron servos were replaced.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,132
Posted By Bavafa
I get your frustration but your constant knocking...

I get your frustration but your constant knocking of PMAG, one that you have not had experience with yet, and in my view a subjective comparison to the one you are currently using give me pause as a...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Bavafa
Or the wire to the shunt. If I am not mistaking,...

Or the wire to the shunt. If I am not mistaking, the red X means that it has been configured but it is not getting signals from that configured device on the wire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Bavafa
Interesting, my insurance company didn't require...

Interesting, my insurance company didn't require any RV14A time to insure me and they accepted all of my RV7A time as a substitute.
Forum: GPS 01-11-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,414
Posted By Bavafa
I suspect it is the marketing. The percentage of...

I suspect it is the marketing. The percentage of the owners to have such EIFS and want to have a unit to provide them just the TSOed GPS data, I suspect are far fewer than a unit that can be used by...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,251
Posted By Bavafa
It is not required but it does help very much and...

It is not required but it does help very much and it is a great addition for how little they cost or the ease of installation.
It helps drain the excess fuel in the sump when the engine is not...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Bavafa
If the question is to run a conduit on the...

If the question is to run a conduit on the existing holes in the ribs that are meant to accept a snap bushing then my opinion says NO
but if you mean to run a conduit separate from those, which I...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bavafa
If you are going to stick with what is the...

If you are going to stick with what is the easiest installation, aircraft engine, as far as I know the only option at this point is Lycoming IO390. I am not aware of anyone putting a auto engine in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Bavafa
Check to see if they will accept time in a 14A. ...

Check to see if they will accept time in a 14A. I am based in KPVF and would be willing to help out if it works out.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-09-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By Bavafa
I thought this was sold or is this the second...

I thought this was sold or is this the second unit.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 1,917
Posted By Bavafa
GRT would be my first choice when it comes to...

GRT would be my first choice when it comes to architecture, functionality, durability and openness to co-exist with other vendors. My only hesitation is if they can withstand the stiff competition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you for sharing, I will make sure not to...

Thank you for sharing, I will make sure not to use State Farm for any insurance needs, though good chances are that they all follow the same philosophy, to get your money and pay as little as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,661
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for these two items to check. RVs...

Plus one for these two items to check. RVs require a fair amount of pitch trim when flaps are used but if they are rigged correctly or there isn't a big issue with CG, all well within trim range. ...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,414
Posted By Bavafa
Maybe I missed it but as of now, just a faster...

Maybe I missed it but as of now, just a faster boot up and maybe a better resolution on the screen seem to be the difference.
Is this upgrade worth a few thousand $$$?

If this is all I get for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,193
Posted By Bavafa
Do you have a link or name of product by any...

Do you have a link or name of product by any chance? I looked at their website under cap or plug and nothing like this came up
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,193
Posted By Bavafa
I would be interested in buying one as well. ...

I would be interested in buying one as well. Currently I am using a brass garden hose fitting from the local Home improvement store, with an o ring to seal it completely but I know it is not the...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bavafa
This is not to discount to get a second or third...

This is not to discount to get a second or third opinion but considering the gap is between a doubler and spar for the rod end bearing, it is less critical than if it was two pieces being riveted...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bavafa
First, congrats on the start of your kit. As your...

First, congrats on the start of your kit.
As your building, while the rivet heads is not critical or matter as much, there are places, (HS hinge bracket) or the elevator if I remember correctly...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Bavafa
I have nothing negative to say about the pump but...

I have nothing negative to say about the pump but I wish the fuel filter was easier to remove for cleaning. I have done it once so far for my last annual and the easiest was to remove pump/filter as...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-03-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Bavafa
I had my plane painted there, if you are...

I had my plane painted there, if you are interested in my feedback, let me know. Hint, it is not going to be flattering
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By Bavafa
Even though I had a lovely flight to Monterey CA...

Even though I had a lovely flight to Monterey CA with my wife on the last day of 2019, I am totally jealous.
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By Bavafa
The best and easiest way I know is to use the...

The best and easiest way I know is to use the three way GPS run and record the heading and GS. Fly North and record your GS, then West and record the GS and then East and record the GS.

I have...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By Bavafa
I agree and would add that the TAS also need to...

I agree and would add that the TAS also need to be verified for accuracy.

I can't really comment on the performance number since you don't have the wheel pants on.

As a reference, my typical LOP...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,387
Posted By Bavafa
Why not trying the green Loctite method to see if...

Why not trying the green Loctite method to see if that will fix it before opening the back>
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-31-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Bavafa
Also, make sure your fuel flow reading is...

Also, make sure your fuel flow reading is calibrated and reading correctly.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Bavafa
The chance of ever needing it is very very slim...

The chance of ever needing it is very very slim but it is a redundancy thing, specially if you ever get to a possible icing situation.

It is not hard to add it but I would probably skip it if it was...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Bavafa
so it is not installed not leaning to one side or...

so it is not installed not leaning to one side or another or possibly twisted. the top half is in one horizontal plane which sets the guide for the bottom half and the hole thing as a unit will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By Bavafa
My experience with ESP is far less than some...

My experience with ESP is far less than some others, one year flying with G3X so far but it has behaved as Steve has listed above. I also believe that using the manual trim while the A/P is engage...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By Bavafa
All I want for Christmas is AVGAS!!!

All I want for Christmas is AVGAS!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Bavafa
The alternate air for a 14 is exactly the same as...

The alternate air for a 14 is exactly the same as for a 7 or any other RV with the horizontal induction. There has been very few reports of failure with this system, it is simple and works well. If...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Bavafa
Now this is a work of art which Dan has many...

Now this is a work of art which Dan has many examples of it.

Dan, I assume this is for the in portion of the duct and not the exit air, correct? If this was for the exit air, would you have any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bavafa
Not normal # for a o360 type engine AND first...

Not normal # for a o360 type engine AND first flight. These numbers would be on the low side even for a IO390.

Which avionics are you using? Some of them let you adjust the k factor.
Forum: Interiors 12-21-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By Bavafa
From what I was told, leather was more durable...

From what I was told, leather was more durable but heavier and more $
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,863
Posted By Bavafa
Which truck is better Ford or Chevy? I say Toyota...

Which truck is better Ford or Chevy? I say Toyota
Which soda Coke or Pepsi? I say plain water
Which Primer or not to prime? I say prime
Which Avionic package Garmin or Dynon? I say GRT
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-19-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Bavafa
There is no rudder return springs in RVs, if both...

There is no rudder return springs in RVs, if both rudder peddles are moved aft the cable could looked to be lose as you describe. This can happen if the rudder has been moving from stop to stop by...
Forum: Autopilots 12-19-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Bavafa
The same for me, though it was a 430, HX/HS and...

The same for me, though it was a 430, HX/HS and TT on GPSS mode. I always left the switch to the EIFS and the GPS was just in case my EIFS had died which was never the case. The altitude capture...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Bavafa
GRT rocks, their product is one of the best I...

GRT rocks, their product is one of the best I think.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,312
Posted By Bavafa
Not a very effective harness I guess, glad you...

Not a very effective harness I guess, glad you are both OK though.
Forum: Autopilots 12-12-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,863
Posted By Bavafa
I think it would look nice if you can over come a...

I think it would look nice if you can over come a couple of challenges. One, would it cover or interfere with [easy] access to the switches on the panel that will be behind the 507. Two, how are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,041
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one, in case of an engine related emergency...

Plus one, in case of an engine related emergency one of my first task is to pull the blue knob all the way and drag reduction, if wind milling is very noticeable




Good point and my test has shown...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By Bavafa
On the 14/14A, electric trim is the only option...

On the 14/14A, electric trim is the only option and it is well worth the $ and little effort it takes to install it. It is easier to install it during the build then later on.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-09-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Bavafa
I don't know about the current version of the...

I don't know about the current version of the EICommander but if your PMAG are running version 40 or 41, the negative 1.4 is not needed which typically is done for light weight prop. Unless you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,012
Posted By Bavafa
It looks like the video is no longer available. I...

It looks like the video is no longer available. I am not able to view it on youtube
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By Bavafa
Ken, You really don't need the spinner fitted to...

Ken,
You really don't need the spinner fitted to do the cowl but you will need the back plate attached to the prop.
As for fitting the spinner, I went out of my way by using a dial indicator to make...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Justin. While this is very beneficial,...

Thank you Justin. While this is very beneficial, I am wondering about any other alerts. Lets say that I am getting an alert for my oil temp that is a bit high and got my attention or the CO...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bavafa
Is there anyway to suppress or knowledge an alert...

Is there anyway to suppress or knowledge an alert and keep it from going off?
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,583
Posted By Bavafa
Not sure if this is a 14 or 14A but either way,...

Not sure if this is a 14 or 14A but either way, you can definitely get started with the wheel pants and if it is a 14A, also with the upper and lower gear leg fairings. If a 14, you can do the lower...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bavafa
Well, it certainly won't work under the cowl as...

Well, it certainly won't work under the cowl as per info on their web site indicates the tube burst open at the temp of 158F
The temp in my cowl does certainly get hotter than that, specially after...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By Bavafa
Ron, Sent a PM, I am interested.

Ron,
Sent a PM, I am interested.
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks for posting this. I am just finishing my...

Thanks for posting this. I am just finishing my first annual and the visual inspection of the belt did not show any abnormal wear. Of course during the installation, I paid attention to see if it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bavafa
Ken, You sound like you know what you are doing...

Ken,
You sound like you know what you are doing and you are on the good path to flying soon, so congrats.

By riveting the hinges, I assume you mean the portion that goes on the fuse and if that is...
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