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Forum: RV-14 06-17-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
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: 1,591
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: 279
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: 1,591
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: 1,591
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 don’t end up regretting this decision.
So far, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
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: 606
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: 606
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: 2,799
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: 1,317
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: 1,069
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: 1,069
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: 460
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: 460
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: 4,907
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: 2,371
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: 2,075
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: 665
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: 643
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: 2,075
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: 566
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: 566
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: 1,910
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: 393
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: 743
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: 2,371
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: 650
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: 959
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: 2,371
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: 2,371
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: 2,799
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: 2,799
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: 1,285
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: 1,285
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: 462
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: 1,285
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: 462
Posted By Bavafa
Sources for laser engraving services

Looking for more reasonable priced laser engraving. Any recommendation would be appreciate it.
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By Bavafa
For a 14A, it is short of 8', more like 7' and...

For a 14A, it is short of 8', more like 7' and 8"

I was measuring it for the exact same reason, trailer but I have lots more to do before getting there. Heck, I even don't have engine, prop or...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By Bavafa
Do you guys have the lighting hole in your fork? ...

Do you guys have the lighting hole in your fork? I ordered the Matco axle and the spacer but the 1/4" bolt hole is too close to a lighting hole with not a proper edge distance. How do you keep the...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bavafa
+1 and don't forget to prime the inside. I...

+1 and don't forget to prime the inside. I primed mine as part of the very first batch of priming of parts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Bavafa
I am fairly sure they are and for about 1.5 hour....

I am fairly sure they are and for about 1.5 hour. My last engine was ran and I was told the new one that is on order will run as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Bavafa
I know EMAG sells them for about $23 a set. I am...

I know EMAG sells them for about $23 a set. I am sure you can get them else where as well.
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Bavafa
Can't you just level the plane in role but do one...

Can't you just level the plane in role but do one leg at the time?

BTW, tail draggers use a tubular gear leg which deflect both outward and backward so it is more important to do it with no weight...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Bavafa
I had jacked up the plane for nose gear leg/pants...

I had jacked up the plane for nose gear leg/pants fitting and installation and it was a bit of work but then I lowered it thinking that it only needs for the nose wheel. The main wheel pants are...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Bavafa
Thinking about this more, it is probably the...

Thinking about this more, it is probably the pedal that comes aft as the cable gets pulled. Extending the cable thru the linkage by one or two holes should give you the desired deflection.
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Bavafa
I think the pedal linkage just provide adjustment...

I think the pedal linkage just provide adjustment capability based on which hole position you have selected to mount the pedals. There are at least two but I think three positions available for the...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Bavafa
Interesting... the plans has a different way of...

Interesting... the plans has a different way of setting the stops which is based on the minimum clearance to the elevator tip.

I be interested to see which method is the correct method and how much...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Bavafa
Where did you get the 30, 35degree numbers. I...

Where did you get the 30, 35degree numbers.

I believe the rudder deflection is based on the clearance to the tip of your elevator and not based on a degree. You want to make sure there is enough...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Bavafa
Main gear leg intersection fairing Page46A-26

For installing the intersection fairing, do you need to jack up the plane off its gear? Page 46A-26 step 2 says “The aircraft can now be returned to the ground and the jacks removed” but at no point...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,350
Posted By Bavafa
Sorry if this is a hijack of this thread, please...

Sorry if this is a hijack of this thread, please delete if you think it is so.

What are the advantage of Airflow performance servo over the skyhwaks that VANs provide.

My engine will be shipped in...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Jared, I used the same axle on my 7A and I...

Hi Jared,
I used the same axle on my 7A and I loved it. It takes all the guessing out for torqueing the axle nut. Of course the 7A doesn't have that solid piece (U-1009) that 14 has.
Did you have...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By Bavafa
Nose wheel axle bolt

I have installed the nose wheel axle bolt with all the spacer and washers per plan and it looks to be a bit too short. When I tighten the nut to a minimum of 90 inch/lb I am still one or two threads...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By Bavafa
Correct, trust but verify. The heavy lifting has...

Correct, trust but verify.

The heavy lifting has been done and looks great. I must have put the fairing on&off more than 100 times (a bit of exaggeration) to get the good fit but it was worth the...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks all for chiming in. I have noticed on the...

Thanks all for chiming in. I have noticed on the nose wheel pants that more clearance is needed for the L&R turns then straight and would imagine the same would apply for the gear fairing. Just...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Chris. When I line up the upper and...

Thank you Chris.

When I line up the upper and lower bolt holes location per plan, I have more than 1/8" gap between the fairing and the wheel pants. Considering that I still need to clean sand the...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By Bavafa
Nose gear leg fairing

Looking for some good pix of the nose gear leg fairing installed. I have done the initial cut as it is marked on the fairing and it looks like it is leaving more of a gap that needs to. Also, I am...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By Bavafa
I will there soon, I have built the wings and...

I will there soon, I have built the wings and will need to install them to get my intersection fairing installed. Due to the space limitation, I will be doing one wing at the time but I am hoping to...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,267
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks Mike.

Thanks Mike.
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,267
Posted By Bavafa
Mike, Do you know if the restriction still is...

Mike,
Do you know if the restriction still is removed for Placerville? UP to a few years ago, they would not allow first flight out of KPVF but I believe it was removed.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,529
Posted By Bavafa
Just wondering why no cowling... wouldn't that...

Just wondering why no cowling... wouldn't that have helped with drag and specially cooling
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By Bavafa
Install the gear and torque it to the value for...

Install the gear and torque it to the value for the size bolt, I believe around 15 ft/lb or 180 in/lb

on the orientation, you might want to set it in such way that you can easily see the temp stick...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
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...
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