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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
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: 487,279
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: 335
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: 335
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: 326
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: 1,056
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: 1,222
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: 257
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: 257
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: 499
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-03-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Bavafa
I will take one section of 96', please let me...

I will take one section of 96', please let me know how I can pay.
Forum: GPS 07-02-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
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: 527
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: 527
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: 829
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: 782
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: 2,471
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: 469
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: 1,090
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: 42
Views: 4,964
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: 466
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: 42
Views: 4,964
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: 66
Views: 8,660
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: 697
Views: 404,912
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: 697
Views: 404,912
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: 1,006
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: 1,790
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: 537
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: 1,790
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: 1,790
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: 1,104
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: 700
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: 700
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: 3,501
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: 1,458
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: 1,176
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: 1,176
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: 506
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: 506
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: 5,252
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: 2,907
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: 2,508
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: 845
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: 798
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)
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bavafa
what the heck is a map sensor line? Also, not...

what the heck is a map sensor line?
Also, not sure how new way of setting timing is a downside, setting timing on PMAG is lots easier than Slick.

To the original question, I first ordered my engine...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
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 05-22-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
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 05-21-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,214
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 05-21-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
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 05-21-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
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 05-21-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,907
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: 694
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: 1,099
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: 29
Views: 2,907
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: 29
Views: 2,907
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: 23
Views: 3,501
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: 23
Views: 3,501
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: 1,477
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: 1,477
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: 485
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: 1,477
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: 485
Posted By Bavafa
Sources for laser engraving services

Looking for more reasonable priced laser engraving. Any recommendation would be appreciate it.
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