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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Bavafa
During my build, I dropped a nut plate straight...

During my build, I dropped a nut plate straight down on the floor where your feet typically rest. At this time, there wasn't much installed and the floor and surrounding area are fairly bare. I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-16-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Bavafa
Beside the things Bill has mentioned, consider...

Beside the things Bill has mentioned, consider that the three position switch will either require both hands to be involved (one to hold the switch and one to work the p-lead switch) or turn the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Bavafa
If any thing, in addition to these...

If any thing, in addition to these recommendation, I recommend to check the timing of you ignition. That is something that is well worth checking and could have an effect on the CHT temp.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-16-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,353
Posted By Bavafa
Honestly, I think that is a bit more than a...

Honestly, I think that is a bit more than a slight. It will only get worse if left unchecked.

Many, including myself either replace the bolt on top with a close tolerance or even better go to a...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Bavafa
I had a B&C 40A alternator in my dual glass, IFR...

I had a B&C 40A alternator in my dual glass, IFR plane with heated seats and never pulled enough juice that the alternator could not support. Now, I don't believe I ever head ever single electronic...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Bavafa
MT governor is basically the same as Jihostroj...

MT governor is basically the same as Jihostroj Governor with the MT tag on it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Bavafa
I think 11G is just about right for 23" of...

I think 11G is just about right for 23" of manifold and 2600 RPM for that engine. Your EGT shows that you are a bit on the lean side.

You can always test your fuel flow rate thru your plumbing and...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Marvin, this is significantly lower RPM...

Thank you Marvin, this is significantly lower RPM than I get with my Hartzell governor.
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Marvin, Thank you for checking and yes, I am...

Hi Marvin,
Thank you for checking and yes, I am wondering how far it can drop. Perhaps you can pull your prop in the air at cruise speed while closed manifold.

One of my emergency procedure for...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By Bavafa
Marvin, What is the lowest RPM your governor...

Marvin,
What is the lowest RPM your governor operates at the coarsest setting. I have the Hartzell governor and not very happy as it goes down to 1700 RPM when it is pulled all the way. Hartzell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By Bavafa
Just curious if the tank is 2/3 full or even...

Just curious if the tank is 2/3 full or even half, would the fuel gets pushed or sucked out? Can you fly with the fuel cap off at all?
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By Bavafa
I have done a hose testing and have not had a...

I have done a hose testing and have not had a leak but have not flown in the rain to see if it leaks. Based on my past experience with the RV7A, the rain has more force and more of a chance to leak...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bavafa
Wiring aside, which frankly I did not use any of...

Wiring aside, which frankly I did not use any of them and returned them for good chunk of $$$, things like Andair fuel selector (this is an upgrade to the VANS basic model), dual break, sniffle...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bavafa
Hands down, the 14. I loved my 7 and it was a...

Hands down, the 14. I loved my 7 and it was a beautiful, trouble free and capable RV but the 14 has grown on me so much more and I love some of the improvements that they have done to the kit....
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Bavafa
I highly doubt there is going to be any issues...

I highly doubt there is going to be any issues with the larger hole. But if you have not dimple the skin yet, it might be worth getting a new set and fit them before you have dimpled the skin since...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bavafa
I probably characterize it slightly different. A...

I probably characterize it slightly different. A 14-A compared to a 7-A ( so I can speak of personal experience) takes a bit less time to build but much easier and more repeatable. The canopy is by...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bavafa
I use one switch for all my avionics but I use...

I use one switch for all my avionics but I use the switch to energize a relay which powers the bus avionics bus. The relay is rated at 40A and
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Bavafa
Your prop hub and crankshafts bolts are indexed...

Your prop hub and crankshafts bolts are indexed in such way that the prop can be installed in only two ways, which is 180 degree from each other. take a look at the inside of your hub and you will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Bavafa
Forgive my spelling, I had mean seize, which...

Forgive my spelling, I had mean seize, which might just cause to cease my RV ownership :)

I use soft paste Boelube on my pins and strongly recommend to avoid dry spray lube that is often used on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Bavafa
A nightmarish thought regarding cowl pins

I love the clean look on my top cowl which uses piano hinge and they go in/out with relative ease but I wonder if they would ever cease in place for any reason as that would be a nightmare.
Forum: Safety 05-09-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Bavafa
I have a miniature toggle switch for the PMAG...

I have a miniature toggle switch for the PMAG power. They can easily be flipped to the off position by mistake, if your hand accidently hit them. For that reason, I have installed a LED that will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bavafa
Most shops that I have talked to or read their...

Most shops that I have talked to or read their Q/A on their website, recommend not to any prep as this may add even more work for them.

This is really beautiful, I am going to have mine done as soon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,484
Posted By Bavafa
Marvin, Just curious what sort of oil temp you...

Marvin,
Just curious what sort of oil temp you are getting, now that we are in the warmer weather.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,484
Posted By Bavafa
Marvin, Just curious what sort of oil temp you...

Marvin,
Just curious what sort of oil temp you are getting, now that we are in the warmer weather.
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,647
Posted By Bavafa
If you need another reference point, my 14A does...

If you need another reference point, my 14A does about 170k with 8.4G running LOP.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Bavafa
Plus 1 for this suggestion.

Plus 1 for this suggestion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks for the info. Looks great and expensive.

Thanks for the info. Looks great and expensive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bavafa
Wow, this looks awesome. Just curious if anyone...

Wow, this looks awesome. Just curious if anyone can share a ballpark cost for chroming the spinner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,382
Posted By Bavafa
Certainly did not mean to bring discouraging...

Certainly did not mean to bring discouraging thoughts and I feel your pain.

I assume you intend to cover the entire crack in the layup in which case you do not need to worry about how it may look. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Bavafa
Mike, If the non-heated Garmin is the same...

Mike,
If the non-heated Garmin is the same shape/size as the heated one, it will fit that mast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,382
Posted By Bavafa
Sorry to hear it, tough luck. I am thinking,...

Sorry to hear it, tough luck.

I am thinking, would this stop at this point or is it going to grow eventually even with stop drilling a hole. If it needs to be replaced, this is the best time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,509
Posted By Bavafa
This is what I was just reviewing again and if I...

This is what I was just reviewing again and if I understand it correctly and have never tried it, that refers to change timing on an existing and running program on the fly (I.e. increasing or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,509
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure if this is correct. I had done it...

I am not sure if this is correct. I had done it with my old plane in flight and multiple times and did not have any issues. I have not tried it on the new plane. If I recall correctly, the advise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,509
Posted By Bavafa
Since the original thread is about using PMAG, I...

Since the original thread is about using PMAG, I ask, wouldn’t’ using a version of EIC in conjunction with PMAG essential accomplish the same thing. One custom program that limits timing between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,509
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Marvin for the info and the link. I...

Thank you Marvin for the info and the link. I went back and read all six pages, great info.

My own and very limited data jibes down with what you have indicated here for LOP. My average for the...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Bavafa
A jig saw with fine metal blade then clean up...

A jig saw with fine metal blade then clean up with sanding drum or similar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,509
Posted By Bavafa
I know Carl and Brantel already responded and...

I know Carl and Brantel already responded and correctly noted.
Only to add that if you want to have the ability to change timing in flight, i.e. some thing similar to LOP switch, then you will need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,509
Posted By Bavafa
Dan, I am curious about the 28 BTDC at LOP...

Dan,
I am curious about the 28 BTDC at LOP (Advancing only by 8 degrees) and would this imply that if ROP, we can advance more and still safe but with LOP it will not be safe?
I know you are a very...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By Bavafa
Interesting and have been meaning to test this to...

Interesting and have been meaning to test this to see what speed difference I get. Should be easy enough to test.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-01-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,281
Posted By Bavafa
Ross, I believe Brantel covered it really well. ...

Ross,
I believe Brantel covered it really well.
Such comment from a well knowledgeable person such as yourself on the subject matter will sound like he is trying to misrepresent the situation...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-30-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,281
Posted By Bavafa
With that, perhaps we should never trust or use a...

With that, perhaps we should never trust or use a Lycoming engine and render it poor design since there has been a few failures on those engine.
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure how much bigger a RV10 is compared...

I am not sure how much bigger a RV10 is compared to a RV14, but easily done in a RV14. The new maximum length of CAN is 66', based on my recent info unless it has changed again, and not too long ago...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Bavafa
The seal comes in two strips connected together...

The seal comes in two strips connected together (one foot of the seal will be sufficient for two one-foot section). If you take a look at the picture in the link I provided, it makes it easier to...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Bavafa
Here is one but they come in all different sizes...

Here is one but they come in all different sizes and since not all canopies are fitted exactly the same, you can get the size that fits yours a bit better. They are rather...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Steve, Thank you for this and I will try it...

Hi Steve,
Thank you for this and I will try it and report back. I am using 8.20 version.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Steve, this is exactly what I am hoping...

Thank you Steve, this is exactly what I am hoping to have but I tried multiple menus/setup and did not see the filed or how to do it.

Can you help with this by any chance?

Edit: Looks like this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Bavafa
Displaying GPS reported altitude in G3X

Just curious if anyone know if and how we can display the GPS reported Altitude on G3X touch. I found a way on the 650 to show it but it would be nicer if I can display it on the G3X.

I learned...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Bavafa
It is a D-Shape weather strip cut in half. Both...

It is a D-Shape weather strip cut in half. Both Home depot and Amazon carry them and you can use different size that fits your canopy better.

On my RV7A, I changed it from the VANs supplied to a...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Bavafa
It needs to go back, maybe 3/16" (only the middle...

It needs to go back, maybe 3/16" (only the middle part, between the hinges) but I am only going by memory and don't have a pix of installing it. It took me a couple of tries that I don't see it any...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,607
Posted By Bavafa
I tested mine, (14A) by running all the fuel thru...

I tested mine, (14A) by running all the fuel thru the pump and then pulling the drain plug out. I had about 4 oz (half a coffee cup) drained out of each tank. Left side had maybe about an ounce...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Bavafa
I have installed M.L. Skunk Works Rudder Trim...

I have installed M.L. Skunk Works Rudder Trim which is just the same as Aerosport with spring but about half the cost. Sadly, he looks like is getting out of business but great product.
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bavafa
Welding a piece as a doubler is a great idea but...

Welding a piece as a doubler is a great idea but consider welding the piece on the outer side since you might run into issues with the spacing to the center bearing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Otis and Flyinhood, Knowing myself, I...

Thank you Otis and Flyinhood,

Knowing myself, I won’t allow myself to get seduced unless the ground I am over, my option one, is absolutely nasty.
My plans/strategy on any engine hiccup would be to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By Bavafa
Will someone educate me as why a...

Will someone educate me as why a partial/intermittent engine out is worse than complete engine out, this is providing the operator is treating as a complete engine out and seeking to execute...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-26-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,080
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure if installing the pitot tube in the...

I am not sure if installing the pitot tube in the inspection plate would be great idea. For one thing, each time you remove the inspection plate to inspect things, you will need to disconnect and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you all for your feedbacks. Bob, You are...

Thank you all for your feedbacks.

Bob,
You are correct on the temp, it was certainly much cooler in the morning than my return trip which was just around noon or after and was considerably warmer,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Bavafa
Speed varition - RV14A

I took a two hour X-country trip yesterday to buy a tug. The tugs weighs about 65 lb which was in the luggage area. What I noticed about my speed, for the same power settings/altitude, I was about...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By Bavafa
I built my own, only a rudder lock, and it is...

I built my own, only a rudder lock, and it is working very well. It is very light, 6 oz but more importantly easy to use. I will take a picture next time I get a chance.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Bavafa
I am curious of two things, are you looking at...

I am curious of two things, are you looking at the battery voltage or the Alternator voltage when you say fluctuating?

Also, during the hot start, the voltage drops too quickly due to the need for...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Bavafa
Before I installed my cover of the fans, even the...

Before I installed my cover of the fans, even the tag/label that is on the fans would reflect big time in my canopy when the light was right. Now the added cover covers the reflection very nicely.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Bavafa
My method in other RV other than 10 but hope it...

My method in other RV other than 10 but hope it works as well for the 10.

There are some gadgets made to drain the oil out of the oil fitter first. I did create a such gadget which consist of a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 90,141
Posted By Bavafa
This is a nice feature to have and wondering if...

This is a nice feature to have and wondering if it is available with Garmin.

With GRT, you get a few seconds to revert back to your pervious Baro if accidentally changed it. It will also compare it...
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