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Forum: RV-14 11-15-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,035
Posted By Bavafa
Please let us know how much weight you will end...

Please let us know how much weight you will end up adding to the elevator for balancing it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Bavafa
GMU 11 installation

I am planning on installing my GMU11 in the wingtip, just wondering how people have determined the alignment of that. The install manual says within .5 degree of center line and finding that and...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,522
Posted By Bavafa
I have looked at it and debating to do it at this...

I have looked at it and debating to do it at this time or leave it for a bit later. One rivet might pose a bit of challenge the one immediately aft of the rib. I might barrow a friend's pneumatic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,925
Posted By Bavafa
A ton of good info, thanks for sharing it. When...

A ton of good info, thanks for sharing it.

When I bought my FFW kit, it came with VIP mount. I returned those and got Lord mostly based on pervious info shared that Lord mounts are the best. I...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,758
Posted By Bavafa
What temp do you guys get for the oil, if I...

What temp do you guys get for the oil, if I understand it correctly, IO390 runs cooler on CHT but hotter on oil temp.
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,947
Posted By Bavafa
I used a different Teflon (dry) lube from Lowes...

I used a different Teflon (dry) lube from Lowes that is goes on wet and dries to a white powder (usually use them on my table saw) and it was awful. It made the pin worse than dry and without a...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Bavafa
This is also what I have done but as your pix...

This is also what I have done but as your pix show, there is very little to trim (less than a quarter) so I am not sure if the curve will be seen without the aid of a straight edge :)

Nice work E, I...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Bavafa
Where are you installing the R/A servo then? If...

Where are you installing the R/A servo then? If you are thinking of some other place, other than the recommended inspection plate, make sure it is some where that you can still reach it easily for...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Bavafa
My 2 cents, inflation corrected: It all depends...

My 2 cents, inflation corrected:
It all depends on the looks that you like and how much work you are willing to add to the project. The seam is not a very straight and uniform line so it will look...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,035
Posted By Bavafa
hummm, I looked at your paint scheme and you will...

hummm, I looked at your paint scheme and you will be shocked to see mine.

I am expected to bring her home this weekend and once it is assembled I will post pictures.

It is exciting times indeed.
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Bavafa
On my last plane which was A model, I had two...

On my last plane which was A model, I had two friends hold the tail down while going full power for two minutes. I am not sure how you would do it on tail dragger other than the normal attitude with...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Bavafa
I have been wondering about the same thing and...

I have been wondering about the same thing and ordered a clear car door jam seal but unconvinced if it will work OK or looks nice. The gap between the fairing and fues is very little so it is rather...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By Bavafa
It baffles me how does elevator in neutral...

It baffles me how does elevator in neutral position gets used to set up the aileron position in a RV14?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By Bavafa
Sorry for the mishaps, it is part of the build...

Sorry for the mishaps, it is part of the build experience that almost everyone goes thru it in different degree.
First to your second question which is the easy one. VANs provide a group of round...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this advise. Also, consider that...

Plus one for this advise. Also, consider that the full up position of the flap is the reflex. The aileron neutral position ought to be the primary aim which then can be used as a reference point to...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,522
Posted By Bavafa
This is a good question, something that I have...

This is a good question, something that I have been wondering about. What material would be best suited to fill this void. I have never bucked a rivet with such void in the sandwich pieces so I am...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,522
Posted By Bavafa
crawling back is not going to be that difficult,...

crawling back is not going to be that difficult, the rivets will be drilled out from the bottom and we only need to buck from inside, beside a couple of rivets which can be squeezed.
Put some...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Bavafa
Good point Larry. I have mine the other...

Good point Larry.
I have mine the other combination (red block and black cylinder) and I think it looks great. Of course now that I have this color combination and no chance in changing it, I think...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 62,731
Posted By Bavafa
Very nice panel indeed.

Very nice panel indeed.
Forum: GPS 10-23-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Bavafa
I had one on the glare shield and one in the wing...

I had one on the glare shield and one in the wing tip and both worked without any issues but for some this is a matter aesthetic than functionality. My next plane has both antenna in the wingtip as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,558
Posted By Bavafa
+1 for this method. Every wire in my plane has a...

+1 for this method. Every wire in my plane has a heatshrinked label on both ends. A year or two years later, I will know what wire is.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks Ken, I understood this part. What I was...

Thanks Ken, I understood this part. What I was not fully on board with is the speed that the lights will flash. Ideally, I would have expected to set the speed for around pattern speed to have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Bavafa
GAD 27 WIG-WAG setting

Just wondering if anyone has enabled the automatic WIG-WAG setting on GAD27 that is controlled thru airspeed and can provide us some feedback. The manual indicate that we can set it to automatically...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By Bavafa
There is a poll here for alternator reliability...

There is a poll here for alternator reliability and it is worth looking it up and check it out if you have not. It does not specifically indicate if blast tube has been used or not but it has...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By Bavafa
Just curious if you have done any test or study...

Just curious if you have done any test or study for this? The inlet air for the heater is located at this location with the same orientation and most if not all get a very nice flow of air thru that.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-17-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Bavafa
Responded to PMs

Responded to PMs
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-17-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Bavafa
I have two brand new, un-opened Comant CI 122. ...

I have two brand new, un-opened Comant CI 122. They are about $230 asking $175 each. I also have a brand new unopened transponder, same brand (CI 105) if interested.
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 55,974
Posted By Bavafa
Looks great Jeff, awesome progress. Your garage...

Looks great Jeff, awesome progress. Your garage looks just like mine though a bit neater.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-12-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Bavafa
I also have a Tosten relay for that grip if you...

I also have a Tosten relay for that grip if you need one. Never installed, new is $79 selling for $50.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Bavafa
To answer the question, reducing it from 1/4' to...

To answer the question, reducing it from 1/4' to 3/16", which I believe the lines on the Garmin and Dynon are, would not be any problem. There are multiple ways of doing it however Garmin recommends...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 40,778
Posted By Bavafa
Beautiful..... congrats on the new paint...

Beautiful..... congrats on the new paint job.

Just curious if you didn't like the wrap or some other issue that changed to paint.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you all for your feedback. I should have...

Thank you all for your feedback. I should have mentioned that I have a pair of X model and debating if I should upgrade. Mine are in excellent condition but it seems there is enough incentives to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By Bavafa
Bose X vs. Bose A20

Hoping to get some feedback from those who have used both headsets and wondering if there is enough advantages in upgrading from Bose X to the A20.
Any feedback on A20 would be very much appreciate...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By Bavafa
Final assembly of the wings

I was thinking of installing the aileron on the wing stand before installing the wing, it will be easier for me (if no helper available) to install the aileron on the wing stand. I would think it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Bavafa
For the leak, start at your alternate static port...

For the leak, start at your alternate static port or other connections within the cabin. If there is no jump, good chances are that you are on your cabin pressure the entire time. I would suspect a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By Bavafa
Not saying that this is your issue but your...

Not saying that this is your issue but your timing is incorrect for the IO-390 which the designed timing is at 20 BDS and not 25 like IO-360 is. So with PMAG you would want at least 5 degrees pass...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bavafa
It would be nicer if it is a it higher so the...

It would be nicer if it is a it higher so the seal can be on top of the baffle without a whole lot of bend/stress but that should be close enough to manage it right.
congrats
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Bavafa
Agreed completely. Mine always did it to the...

Agreed completely. Mine always did it to the point that I was afraid to damage my ASI due to sudden change in the pressure.
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Turner, I used your method of long straight...

Hi Turner,
I used your method of long straight edge to confirm my finding and it confirmed the same result. With my jig, since it made it easy to repeat the test to get the errors out, I tested it...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Bavafa
I agree with E. Aligning the wood block is a...

I agree with E. Aligning the wood block is a bit tricky and if it is not parallel with the flat part of the axle, it skew the measurement.
Hint, if you don’t mind. Create a jig but gluing a piece...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,516
Posted By Bavafa
I suspect those clips will be already drilled for...

I suspect those clips will be already drilled for the stiffener since those are dimpled and match drilling them would be a bit harder. The clips are expected to be ready in Oct or so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Bavafa
It is all depend on how complete you want it to...

It is all depend on how complete you want it to be. There is a bit of work to be completed that requires the wing to be in place, either temp or permanent. The bottom Fues skin overlaps the wing...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By Bavafa
EarthX battery

I was wondering how many have chosen EarthX battery for their 14 and which model was chosen, the 680 or 900.

I am planning on getting the EarthX but unsure of which model. Do I really need a 900...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,583
Posted By Bavafa
Not quit at this step but hopefully will be very...

Not quit at this step but hopefully will be very soon and I was wondering if the 7 degree for the flap is down from the longeron or up from the longeron. Judging from the drawing is hard to tell but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Mike, Thanks for the info. I have tried...

Hi Mike,
Thanks for the info. I have tried calling and email them but have not heard back. I have been a member but has lapsed but it is time to re-join.

That would be my first choice if I can use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,991
Posted By Bavafa
He is not the fastest in responding to e-mails. ...

He is not the fastest in responding to e-mails. I also sent him one and no answer so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By Bavafa
Bathroom scale for aircraft

Just wondering what are the general consensus for using bathroom scales for the W&B of the aircraft? There are some models that goes to 550-600 LB which should be sufficient in weighting most RVs. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By Bavafa
Awesome and thanks for the flexibility and info...

Awesome and thanks for the flexibility and info from E.

The wing bolts of my 7A was pain in the rear but it has much less room to deal with.
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By Bavafa
Sorry if this is a drift on your subject and...

Sorry if this is a drift on your subject and please feel free to remove if you need to.

@E.
Did you find the wing bolt installation pretty hard or did you do anything to ease up the big bolts...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,551
Posted By Bavafa
Timely post for me, I am taking the plane for...

Timely post for me, I am taking the plane for paint tomorrow. Like you, I don't want the screws to for the tank or any other removable/serviceable item to be painted thus I have instructions to...
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure if this is for climbing/descending...

I am not sure if this is for climbing/descending speed if so, GRT is able to do that with TT. In fact I can't think of anything that it can not do with TT Vision that it can with its own...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,361
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks for the feedback. Just wondering why...

Thanks for the feedback.
Just wondering why your red cube is so inaccurate? On my old RV7, it was accurate do a 0.3 G repeatedly. BTW, I pretty much made the same trip, only from CA to CO,...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bavafa
The snorkel fitting shouldn’t take long at all...

The snorkel fitting shouldn’t take long at all and due to variation in snorkel different people have had more or less modification needed.

I have the same engine as you, thunderbolt.

I was going to...
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Bavafa
It is very easy, of course if all the wiring is...

It is very easy, of course if all the wiring is correct
I had a 430W and HX with Trutrak and this was the steps, I would think it would be the same as 650
On your Trutrak, select GPSS, that is all...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By Bavafa
If you have a table saw, almost required to make...

If you have a table saw, almost required to make jigs and what not, it can act as a perfect back plate.
I used my table saw for big pieces to rivet, including the tail cone bottom skin. It worked so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Bavafa
I have the same dilemma, over extending the CAN...

I have the same dilemma, over extending the CAN bus or be close to the servo. My CAN bus will be about 3’ or so over the suggested length of 66’ or will be about 5 feet away from the Roll servo but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,954
Posted By Bavafa
I am using one of these in the link in the exact...

I am using one of these in the link in the exact same location and have set it up in the way you are describing. What I like about it is that if the fuse blows or disconnected, the light goes on and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bavafa
Please let us know what you find. I am also...

Please let us know what you find. I am also exceeding it by two feet, partly due to poor planning but I am told that two feet is not all that much since the pervious max length was around 100' and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bavafa
Left wingtip seem to be a long enough stick,...

Left wingtip seem to be a long enough stick, isn't it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bavafa
You may want to double check the manual or...

You may want to double check the manual or consult with Garmin. It advises against installation near any servo so if you are planning on having an A/P servo, this location may not be a suitable one.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,350
Posted By Bavafa
Couldn't agree more.

Couldn't agree more.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-12-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By Bavafa
I think one quart would be enough for the...

I think one quart would be enough for the interior of a two seater model.
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