VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Bavafa
Forum: RV-14 Today, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Bavafa
A friend of mine did this and it caused his...

A friend of mine did this and it caused his canopy to crack, don't know how but his cracked even before flying.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By Bavafa
rudder cables routing

Just finished my tail cone tonight and waiting for the rest of the kit to arrive but as I was looking how the rudder cables run cross the tail cone, I couldn’t help wonder how long will does plastic...
Forum: Propellers 11-17-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Bavafa
Among your list, two item to consider, the...

Among your list, two item to consider, the overhaul requirement and the ability to feather the pitch at low RPM. Six years/2400 for overhaul is a costly proposition which few will fly 2400 hours in...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Bavafa
Jeff, Please keep us updated with this...

Jeff,
Please keep us updated with this installation, I am really interested in this upgrade and would like to follow as I am get to this point.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Bavafa
I take them if they are available. Please let me...

I take them if they are available. Please let me know how to pay
Edit

Sorry, I just noticed that it operates only one strobe light which I couldn't have a use for it. Thanks and regards
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,075
Posted By Bavafa
Quantity vs. quality I guess When I see a...

Quantity vs. quality I guess

When I see a posting from some of the users (DanH, Scott, Paul, Mel) to name a few, I will read that post with a lot of interests and I may even make a note of it to...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By Bavafa
Mike, Do you remember where you got your .01" SS...

Mike,
Do you remember where you got your .01" SS foil? My search on internet was not fruitful for a wide piece that can be used on the FW.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Bavafa
GRT hands down, no contest in my opinion.

GRT hands down, no contest in my opinion.
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By Bavafa
Where did you source your Ti from? Thanks for...

Where did you source your Ti from?

Thanks for the great write up.
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Bob and Chris for chiming in. I did...

Thank you Bob and Chris for chiming in. I did have a jig for my RV7 to set the aileron neutral position but when you attach it to the stick, there are other [fine] adjustments that need to be done...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Bavafa
It sends a signal (ground connection) to the...

It sends a signal (ground connection) to the light if the pitot tube is turned on and not working(failed) so one of the discrete connection on GAD 27can be used for this. BTW, there was a recall for...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bavafa
Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't setting the...

Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't setting the aileron push rod to the neutral position involves attaching the push rod to the stick so the stick is also at the neutral/vertical position? How can...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,534
Posted By Bavafa
My QB RV7 did not have any issues and really...

My QB RV7 did not have any issues and really great quality. I am hoping my 14A will have the same quality and if so, I will be very happy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,911
Posted By Bavafa
Wouldn't a self centering drill bet work easier...

Wouldn't a self centering drill bet work easier than a few brass fitting to act as a centering device.
https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-CC2430-Clic-Change-Self-Centering-Assortment/dp/B0000TZX1M
some of...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bavafa
I just found out that there is no manual trim...

I just found out that there is no manual trim provided so I guess electric trim is the only way available.
Does anyone know how many trim indicator is available on the G3X? I know at least two but I...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By Bavafa
Internal rudder stop

Curious to hear if anyone has installed the internal rudder stops that has been used in other RV models? I am considering using them and would be great if there is any feed back from others.

Thanks...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Scott, yes that is what I had meant and...

Thank you Scott, yes that is what I had meant and hopefully the upper and lowers one. They are making things simpler by including much of these. I had to build my last set and it was time consuming.
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bavafa
Does anyone know if the intersection fairings are...

Does anyone know if the intersection fairings are included in the kit? I don't even see them listed on VANs for the 14A.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bavafa
Greg, If you go thru that link in the first post,...

Greg,
If you go thru that link in the first post, they do talk about a single stage and clear (pigment+clear) and the pros and cons.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bavafa
Excellent and easy to understand explanation,...

Excellent and easy to understand explanation, thank you Larry.
Perhaps one last question, with painting a RV in mind, an epoxy primer is required or a poly primer surfacer will be good for adhesion...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bavafa
I was set of doing a base/clear on my project and...

I was set of doing a base/clear on my project and all the raving on this type of paint, I may change my mind. Of course I know next to nothing when it comes to paint only have the...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-26-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bavafa
Awesome and thank you. I have been reading and...

Awesome and thank you. I have been reading and asking about painting process as I am, so far, planning on painting my RV myself. This will give me a head start in my education part.

Cheers
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By Bavafa
BTW, those are a rather hard to rivet to buck...

BTW, those are a rather hard to rivet to buck and the plan allows for pop rivet. But I recommend sticking with the plan as each time I wondered why, later on I found the reason for it and it was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By Bavafa
Awesome and thanks everyone, looks like my...

Awesome and thanks everyone, looks like my initial understanding was correct only unsure of.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By Bavafa
Alex, Can one use a circuit breaker in place of a...

Alex,
Can one use a circuit breaker in place of a crowbar? As I understand it, a crowbar is to protect a circuit and isn’t what a CB does?
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By Bavafa
I do have a set and have used them but they are...

I do have a set and have used them but they are not my first tool to grab when it comes to deburing. They especially can come very handy when you don't have easy or no access to the other side a hole...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By Bavafa
Crowbars and circuit breakers

Can someone set me straight here please, isn’t a crow bar pretty much the same as a circuit breaker?
Or is it that crowbar protect against voltage where CB protect against Ampage?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By Bavafa
Did you buy the ones that are posted here or a...

Did you buy the ones that are posted here or a different model?
Within the same price range and size, these are the best looking that I have seen so far and honestly the price is not bad at all.
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By Bavafa
On my old RV7 I had put a strip (targa top) on...

On my old RV7 I had put a strip (targa top) on the front part that covered the gap between the two halves and it worked really great to keep any water out and I am thinking of doing the same on the...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks for all info. Looks like there isn't much...

Thanks for all info. Looks like there isn't much other things to leave out. The only other thing that I was contemplating is the prefabbed panel as I may go with a different panel but not sure what...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bavafa
finishing kit

I am planning on ordering the finishing kit for my 14A next week and was wondering if there are any items that people left out or planned to exchange with other parts. I know about the following...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By Bavafa
VS attachment point

Obviously I am getting ahead of myself in my build but as a matter of curiosity, I looked at the plans for the front spar VS attachment point and it looks like it gets attached only with one bolt to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By Bavafa
Any important info that you can share, I am...

Any important info that you can share, I am really interested in these and are considering it. Of course I have a fair amount of time before I need to buy so any info would be great.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-21-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By Bavafa
I am also looking for some stainless steel foil...

I am also looking for some stainless steel foil to cover the firewall sandwiching with fiberfix and wonder if .002 is thick enough. Any thoughts or advise would be appreciate it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you every one for the tip and experience. ...

Thank you every one for the tip and experience. I am on my second RV, so I have used squeezers before and some what familiar with the technic. I use the same technic as Rob when is possible and have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By Bavafa
Cleaveland main squeezer usage/report

Just wondering if there is a trick in using the main squeezer, I bought one and still getting used to it but not very impressed so far. My main issue is that I feel a rather strong springy action in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,525
Posted By Bavafa
Mine broke off soon after phase 1 was complete...

Mine broke off soon after phase 1 was complete and did not suspect a kick back issue (slick mag). Skytech replaced it under warranty and said that they had some issues with the casting and since they...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-18-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By Bavafa
I am considering FLYLED but a bit concern about...

I am considering FLYLED but a bit concern about open system where water and moister can easily got to the components. I still have some time to decide so any feed back on those flying ones would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Rob, Do you know with one and half turned...

Hi Rob,
Do you know with one and half turned backed out, does your bearing still go pass the end of the nut plate. I know it can not be seen but perhaps you can test it with another nut plate and...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Bavafa
Just wondering what brand engine rubber isolator...

Just wondering what brand engine rubber isolator does VANs supply for the IO390 and has any one gone with the Lord mount instead?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Bavafa
Have you start using it or planning on it. If...

Have you start using it or planning on it. If already using, how bright are they and any RF noise noticed?
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By Bavafa
What size belt sander did you use. Most of them...

What size belt sander did you use. Most of them seem to be big to easily be handled for trimming canopy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Bavafa
If this is for a RV, then I would definitely...

If this is for a RV, then I would definitely recommend it and advise against flushed head static port. I had a flush head static port on my 7 which looked nice but it was not accurate. After a...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By Bavafa
Elevator trim tab

In a hast, I went ahead and primed (Akzo brand) the inside of the trip tab and the wage only to read that the ribs will be bonded and need to be unprimed. Just wondering did anyone else made my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-09-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,613
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Ross for the info, I appreciate having...

Thank you Ross for the info, I appreciate having the option and flexibility to fine tune the curve if I can but also I, unlike some, have little knowledge of fine tuning the curve.
Is there some data...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-09-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,613
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks Michael for summing up the advantages...

Thanks Michael for summing up the advantages here, things that had become the needle in the stack in the other thread.

Considering that I am somewhat familiar with the maintenance recommendation of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-08-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,613
Posted By Bavafa
Is this really the only advantage of CPI over...

Is this really the only advantage of CPI over PMAG, 100 hour inspection vs. no inspection? BTW, my understanding has been that PMAG asks to inspect at each annual which is relatively a minor...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,629
Posted By Bavafa
Smile I have been waiting for that light and hoping not...

I have been waiting for that light and hoping not to invest in an alternator, only the light alone :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-07-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,613
Posted By Bavafa
I read the chart that compares different ignition...

I read the chart that compares different ignition system and have failed to see the advantages of the CPI over PMAG, perhaps other than programmability. This maybe simply due to my lack of knowledge...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-06-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,613
Posted By Bavafa
I had two PMAGs in my RV7A and I was running v40...

I had two PMAGs in my RV7A and I was running v40 which ran flawlessly for the 150 hours that I had installed the PMAGs. The installation and timing of PMAG is super easy. I saw about a gallon of...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By Bavafa
Two down, 998 more to go

It has been said that building a RV consist of a 1000 projects, well I got two down and 998 more to go. The vertical and rudder has been done, well minus the fiberglass part. But it has been a lot...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,404
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Rick and Bob for the info. I can't...

Thank you Rick and Bob for the info. I can't think of any good way (for me) to wire this as each have a down side to it.

Rick,
Is your back up battery wired to the master and would it switch to...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,404
Posted By Bavafa
Brian/other G3X Users, I have been reading more...

Brian/other G3X Users,
I have been reading more about the G3X system and leaning towards the G3X for my project and I wonder how most people wire the system at the engine start up time to get the...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bavafa
A very good question, one that I have been...

A very good question, one that I have been thinking about. In my 7, I did not extend the handle beyond the subpanel for the very same reason. I wonder if there is a safety mechanism in place that...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,711
Posted By Bavafa
The paint job on my 7A which was from a quick...

The paint job on my 7A which was from a quick build kit was like new after 8 years. The only paint issues I had was some minor chip on the wheel pants from rain.
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you friends. Mike, After a lot of...

Thank you friends.

Mike,
After a lot of thoughts and consideration to a Ten, a four sitter didn't make a whole lot of sense but I am really excited about the 14.
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,135
Posted By Bavafa
I won't complain at all if mine is the same, I...

I won't complain at all if mine is the same, I will thank them too. I received the kit yesterday and have not got to this part yet.
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Bavafa
Let the fun begin....

I received my tail kit today, excited to get started ....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 54,697
Posted By Bavafa
I would love to see a more configurable pages،...

I would love to see a more configurable pages، especially with the engine page. With two screens, we could see a set of engine parameters on one screen and another set on the second screen. Also...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,035
Posted By Bavafa
Just out of curiosity, wouldn’t make it easier to...

Just out of curiosity, wouldn’t make it easier to impregnate the cloth first with resin in between two layer of plastic and then cut them in the sizes that is needed? It would take less resin to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,761
Posted By Bavafa
Let's not forget, one of the main advantages and...

Let's not forget, one of the main advantages and attraction of the P-Mag is the fact that they are self powered (after the start) and does not require a more complex, heavier and more expensive...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By Bavafa
This is great and what I did in my RV7, only I...

This is great and what I did in my RV7, only I made those hangers from .030 aluminum which took a bit of work. Are these hangers available at the local home depot/lowes?
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:41 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.