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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Bavafa
I am in the same place and my question/research...

I am in the same place and my question/research has shown that they are all self dimming and no external dimmer is needed. I hope I have not got the wrong info and would love to hear confirmation on...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Bavafa
I used good tools and still had trouble getting...

I used good tools and still had trouble getting them to lock-in but if carefully done, they will go in far enough to lock in place. Try turning them (changing the orientation) a bit as you are...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Bavafa
Interested, PM sent

Interested, PM sent
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Keith, I have no idea what that means and I...

Hi Keith,
I have no idea what that means and I trust you know what you are doing and at least now you are aware of it.


Best wishes
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Keith, Perhaps we are talking apple and...

Hi Keith,

Perhaps we are talking apple and oranges. The A curve and B curve are for the amount of advance that the PMAG will advance the timing based on RPM and Manifold pressure. If your engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bavafa
I just had Jesse cut my panel, the service has...

I just had Jesse cut my panel, the service has bee great so far and his price beats any other that I know of.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Bavafa
On your 14, is your PMAG configured for the 20...

On your 14, is your PMAG configured for the 20 BDC or manually adjusting the TDC to account for the 20 degree timing of the 390 engine?
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By Bavafa
I asked my avionics shop about this limitation...

I asked my avionics shop about this limitation and he did not agree. He said they have put many transponder in planes such as kingair with longer run and has had no issues.

I have also drilled the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-16-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Bavafa
FS: Tempest oil filter AA48110-2

I have five Tempest oil filter (sealed in its plastic bag) that would not fit my engine anymore. Normal price is $20.50, selling $16 each.
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By Bavafa
There is one, mid fuselage. Look for three small...

There is one, mid fuselage. Look for three small holes, little off center and away from the bottom ribs.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Bavafa
I think your push-to-test switch needs to be...

I think your push-to-test switch needs to be between the two lights otherwise each of the discrete input will light up both WARN and Caution at the same time.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you for the heads up on this. I will...

Thank you for the heads up on this. I will review the written instructions and possibly reach out to you if any questions.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Bavafa
Installing Cummins spinner

For those who have installed Cummins spinner, did you strictly follow the instruction (youtube video he has) and if so, was it adequate and resulted in a very satisfactory job. Any tip or gotcha...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Bavafa
It looks like the pins are too short, at fully...

It looks like the pins are too short, at fully pulled position, the pins needs to stay in place in the bearing block.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 57,826
Posted By Bavafa
I have also been searching and have great...

I have also been searching and have great interest to see them, so when you are back, I would greatly appreciate it sharing them.

Hope you are enjoying Sun&FUN.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,620
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks Bill, still the same with Firefox.

Thanks Bill, still the same with Firefox.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,620
Posted By Bavafa
Is it only me that can not view the pictures or...

Is it only me that can not view the pictures or the pictures are deleted?

I have signed up for photobucket but I get an error when trying to click on it to view it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,620
Posted By Bavafa
I am trying to look at some of these pictures but...

I am trying to look at some of these pictures but clicking on the photo, it says the file can not be found. Is there any other location I can search for them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,746
Posted By Bavafa
In CA, you can do it with 10 cents, that is how...

In CA, you can do it with 10 cents, that is how much a nice plastic bag at grocery store cost. Last year, it was free and I double bagged for extra measure :)
The new plane will have a upright oil...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bavafa
Charlie, Once I get a chance, I will draw it to...

Charlie,
Once I get a chance, I will draw it to confirm but for now and in short and barrowing your method:
From Battery -> master solenoid -> bottom pin of 70A CB -> bottom Pin of 70A CB to continue...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bavafa
Bingo... this is actually what I am aiming to...

Bingo... this is actually what I am aiming to have, *automated* as I would not be able to detect the problem and mitigate it in time to protect the wire and possible start of a fire.

I believe now...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,454
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Bill, What a great write up, many of us have...

Hi Bill,
What a great write up, many of us have dived in the 14 without flying it or even seating in one, a sort of a gamble so this is really a great feedback for me. I built a 7A and enjoyed it...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Bavafa
Same here, I even added a bit extra room between...

Same here, I even added a bit extra room between the corner of the elevator and rudder for extra margin of clearance
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-05-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By Bavafa
I believe I have one, let me locate it and will...

I believe I have one, let me locate it and will let confirm it and will get back to you soon.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bavafa
Please see my earlier post: If it helps...

Please see my earlier post:
If it helps explaining my understanding of using CB, I am aiming to protect the wiring rather than the equipment therefore I want to limit how much current can flow thru...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bavafa
Hi John, I am not planning on using the 8A...

Hi John,
I am not planning on using the 8A standby alternator. If I mistakenly gave that impression, my bad.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Charlie, I appreciate the good advice here. ...

Hi Charlie,
I appreciate the good advice here. Somehow either I am not writing clearly here or things get misinterpreted (not by you necessarily)

The 70A CB that I am planning on installing would...
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Bavafa
I actually got an e-mail from him that mine was...

I actually got an e-mail from him that mine was ready to ship so it is a positive news for ME :)

Looking forward to getting it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bavafa
I appreciate all the input. For clarity, I had...

I appreciate all the input.
For clarity, I had a two part question. The OV protection which B&C told me that I won't need since it is already provided by the external regulator was for voltage and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bavafa
OV protection, do I need one?

I am getting a 60A B&C alternator and their (external) regulator that goes with it which has a built in OV protection. I asked B&C if I should install any other crowbar/shunt for OV protection and...
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Bavafa
I agree and won't give up hope. I still have...

I agree and won't give up hope. I still have ways to go with my build so time is on my side.
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Bavafa
Fairly slow to respond is an understatement. I...

Fairly slow to respond is an understatement.

I have place my order more than a month ago and he told me two weeks. I have not heard anything thus far and no response to my multiple inquiries. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By Bavafa
Plus 1 for this method. All you need is a small...

Plus 1 for this method. All you need is a small pilot hole and light pressure on your drill press, throttle the arm of your drill press.

If this is the aileron push rod, the more challenging part...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bavafa
I wonder how many people have had leaks with the...

I wonder how many people have had leaks with the provided gasket. I used the gasket on my old plane and for 8 years that I owned it, there was no issues. I know the cork gasket has caused issues...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Bavafa
I am at about the point to order the ELT and...

I am at about the point to order the ELT and looking at the Artex 345. Any thoughts or critics of using Artex 345 instead? It can accept GPS data, a bit heavier but better battery life time.
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bavafa
Alternatively, measure the ohm reading from the...

Alternatively, measure the ohm reading from the sender for fully empty and also the full position. Use the measurement that has given in the plans for bending and install it with a string attached to...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-27-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By Bavafa
I would be very interested in the responses here...

I would be very interested in the responses here as well for a base/clear type paint. I am planning on painting myself and some of the paint seem to be very expensive ($2500 a gallon) so would not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Bavafa
My floscan leaked when it was installed dry. I...

My floscan leaked when it was installed dry. I replaced it with a Redcube and used liquid lubrication to install the fitting and never leaked.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Bavafa
Lots of good advise, none applies to my situation...

Lots of good advise, none applies to my situation as I have already drilled it and honestly the chip is so small that can not be seen without a naked eye.

I have done the backing it with a piece of...
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Bavafa
Drilling the canopy

In drilling the canopy, I used a drill bit for plastic (118 tip) from McMaster with not so good results. When looking at the holes with a magnifying glass from inside, on some of the holes there is...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Bavafa
Canopy Fairing template

Hello Everyone,
Just wondering where can I find the canopy faring template that is mentioned in step 9 on page 38-25, this is the template that is suppose to show the outline of the fairing on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Bavafa
I will certainly not risk that and will be...

I will certainly not risk that and will be replacing the washer. Any other consideration? I recall some discussion about the sitting of the valve that had some trick to it but can't find that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Bavafa
vernatherm installation

Just curious if there are any special gotcha or trick in installing a vernatherm.

I will be removing it from the existing oil adaptor and moving it to the new up right adaptor in an IO390. Also any...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bavafa
I have used a different system with good success....

I have used a different system with good success. Only providing alternative to this system not to imply any opinion on Aerosport product here.

http://www.mlblueskunk.com/Rudder_Trim_System.php
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By Bavafa
depending on the thickness of the material, a...

depending on the thickness of the material, a hole punch at Harbor freight should work nicely and rather inexpensive. I have cut many holes with it in the past and worked out great.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-08-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By Bavafa
That is certainly the case as I had Advanced AOA...

That is certainly the case as I had Advanced AOA and you had to preform the calibration twice, one time with the flaps up (clean) and a second set of calibration with the flaps down. My GRT AOA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 90,745
Posted By Bavafa
Likewise, I used a flashlight (trustfire 1100 LM)...

Likewise, I used a flashlight (trustfire 1100 LM) and worked great. I had just about zero noise on high, SOS or strobe setting but a bit of noise on the low setting which I never used. They were...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Bavafa
you will need to match drill the empennage...

you will need to match drill the empennage fairing to those holes, it will be easier if the nut plates are not installed. That is my guess for delaying the installation of these nut plates.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,980
Posted By Bavafa
It has been said "trade wars are good" only has...

It has been said "trade wars are good" only has not been clarified for who?

We all will pay for it one way or another, if not directly for aluminum, perhaps for something else that is not airplane...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Bavafa
Does anyone know if we can use a splitter to...

Does anyone know if we can use a splitter to share the signal from the G3X GPS antenna?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bavafa
Alternatively as it has been suggested, add a...

Alternatively as it has been suggested, add a couple of nutplates next to the elevator weight so you can bolt on more weight if you need to. Based on my experience, if you are going to paint and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Bavafa
Lots of options and good suggestions but I think...

Lots of options and good suggestions but I think I like the McMaster part the best, not as cheap as heating up the tube but neater and easier for servicing, should it ever need to be done.

Thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Bavafa
Connecter for Garmin Pitot tubes

Just wondering how most people plumb their pitot tube to the clear hose. The aluminum tubes are 3/16" OD and most push on type connectors are 1/4".
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bavafa
I would have thought the outside portion will be...

I would have thought the outside portion will be touching the spinner back plate or spinner but not the inside. I am not there yet with my build, way to go, but I am also having difficulty visioning...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Bavafa
If this option doesn't already exist, seems like...

If this option doesn't already exist, seems like Garmin has lots to catch up with other competitors.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,232
Posted By Bavafa
Congrats, shinny and nice looking engine. I...

Congrats, shinny and nice looking engine.

I place my order yesterday and can't wait till mine gets delivered.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,662
Posted By Bavafa
My suggestion or at least what I did that I think...

My suggestion or at least what I did that I think worked out well for the man prop bolt as they are harder to reach. Torque all the bolts to the spec and check to see which pairs line up well for...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,960
Posted By Bavafa
Scott, I will review section 5 again and if you...

Scott,
I will review section 5 again and if you know of a method to accomplish this task other than what I have already tried, please let me and other know here. It would be a very valuable...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,960
Posted By Bavafa
Considering that there is about 1/2" rivet shaft...

Considering that there is about 1/2" rivet shaft inside the hole, I tried all methods I knew how to get the shaft out, including using a modified C-clamp with a dimple die set, using a dimple die set...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,846
Posted By Bavafa
In my conversation with Hartzell, they mentioned...

In my conversation with Hartzell, they mentioned one of the concern is corrosion and if one lives in a dryer environment (CA, AZ, etc) it would be reasonable to extend the 7 year period providing...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,960
Posted By Bavafa
I am just dealing with this and it has not been...

I am just dealing with this and it has not been fun. I tried swapping washers method and it was no good, it would put an uneasy preload on the aileron bracket and still had very minimum clearance. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Bavafa
WTB: EICommander

I was looking for a EICommander for a reasonable price if anyone is not using theirs.
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