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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bavafa
I can't tell if the crack is in Aluminum trailing...

I can't tell if the crack is in Aluminum trailing edge or the interface between the elevator and elevator tip/fiberglass. If it is in aluminum and this was my plane, I would be building a new one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By Bavafa
As I understand it, the Airflow system that VANs...

As I understand it, the Airflow system that VANs uses are the X series coolers and what is supplied for the RV14, 2006-x. The oil squirts will for sure raises the oil them and lower the CHT. I...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Bavafa
Depending on which brand equipment and component...

Depending on which brand equipment and component you will have, but for the RV14 specific and Garmin stuff, I am not sure if anything needs to be installed in that area. I have done two RV14s and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By Bavafa
I am actually more in favor of a hand tool,...

I am actually more in favor of a hand tool, something like Cleveland squeezer is great. My issue with the pneumatic squeezer is that is fairly heavy and using it will be very tiring, especially if...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-24-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Bavafa
PM sent for some of the parts

PM sent for some of the parts
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,040
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this, I do the same.

Plus one for this, I do the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,040
Posted By Bavafa
That is not cheap, it is anti wasting and getting...

That is not cheap, it is anti wasting and getting the your full money worth of material.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Brian again, I found it last night...

Thank you Brian again, I found it last night after I posted my comment. I appreciate your feedback and time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Bavafa
Brian, Thank you for the info. I found the...

Brian,
Thank you for the info. I found the SW10611R and it does look to fit as it has the same mounting hole/size as the 2006x but I did not find te 106611S dimensions or performance data.
Do you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Walt, Do you remember which model and/or...

Hi Walt,
Do you remember which model and/or replacement of the 2006x. In a 14, I am limited to the width if using the default mount location.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Bavafa
stewart warner replacement for Airflow system

I am curious if anyone knows an equivalent replacement oil cooler for the Airflow system 2006x-x that is installed in RV14 models. Throughout the years I have heard that stewart warner is a superior...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-12-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Bavafa
This is a great news and reassuring. I am...

This is a great news and reassuring. I am experiencing an issue with a vendor that provides parts for our airplane and so far has been rather poor. I am holding my breath and hoping they do right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Bavafa
I have done both and in some areas, I think I...

I have done both and in some areas, I think I have done a better job with the standard then my QB. But as others have said, there are more needs of helper for riveting with the standard build and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 590,600
Posted By Bavafa
All I need is one of those arms and $200 for one...

All I need is one of those arms and $200 for one arm is rather steep for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 590,600
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Steve, Do you think you can make the kind of...

Hi Steve,
Do you think you can make the kind of arms that gets attached to the rudder pedal for trim, something similar to this

https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rudder-trim/
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By Bavafa
Please note that the pins go in and lock in place...

Please note that the pins go in and lock in place only in one orientation, once it is in the correct orientation it stays on well but I admit they are a pain to work with.
The elevator trim is the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-25-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Bavafa
It would be great from Andair to at least...

It would be great from Andair to at least communicate as what is the cause of these type of failures. I had one version 7 that was also beeping and I sent it back to them, they repaired it and send...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By Bavafa
Digi-key part number for the male housing is...

Digi-key part number for the male housing is 43020 and 43025 for the female housing. The connector part number is 43031 and 43030 for male and female.

Good luck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Bavafa
I was told 4-6 weeks for crating.

I was told 4-6 weeks for crating.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-22-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one, I had got the same info from Vans and...

Plus one, I had got the same info from Vans and balanced again after paint. I had to add 5.5 oz of weight to the left one to balance it.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Bavafa
I added 1/16" think fiberfrax under the aluminum...

I added 1/16" think fiberfrax under the aluminum sheet VANS provide and the results has been amazing. My entire bottom cowl was covered and after shut down you could touch it and feel hardly any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,546
Posted By Bavafa
I have built and owned both and both are great...

I have built and owned both and both are great flying machine with subtle differences. I terms of the build, the 14 is a bit easier to build and the major difference in building would be the canopy...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-16-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,708
Posted By Bavafa
Very happy with performance and easy of...

Very happy with performance and easy of installation. I had a set on my 7 for nearly 600 hours and another set on the 14 for about 300 hours with zero issues but great performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,054
Posted By Bavafa
NO TIP

I do realize I am in minority here and likely elsewhere but I am very much against tipping especially for those who just do their job and nothing extra. If they are under paid, then they need to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,624
Posted By Bavafa
Perfectly put. The last time I had to work on a...

Perfectly put. The last time I had to work on a CB was when I installed them, never had any issues or need to work on them.
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,794
Posted By Bavafa
How are you going to secure that from wind and...

How are you going to secure that from wind and other elements. Wouldn't a storage be much safer?
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,794
Posted By Bavafa
Very similar to Sam, I built and fitted...

Very similar to Sam, I built and fitted everything in the garage, took it to the paint shop and from paint shop directly and for the first time to the hanger. My first flight was approximately two...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By Bavafa
Classic Aero, the best seats and worth the wait.

Classic Aero, the best seats and worth the wait.
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By Bavafa
If you are not going to install a map box, that...

If you are not going to install a map box, that would be a good place for it. I created a door for that mapbox and put the voltage regulator on the forward side of the door and put my forest of tab...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,624
Posted By Bavafa
What Dave said, plus I don't like to put all my...

What Dave said, plus I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By Bavafa
Which model RV? If a tip up, it looks like your...

Which model RV? If a tip up, it looks like your latch does not positively lock both sides. There is a good amount of lift created on top of the canopy when it is in flight and if not latched...
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this method.

Plus one for this method.
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,681
Posted By Bavafa
Where is the fuel pump installed on this setup?

Where is the fuel pump installed on this setup?
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bavafa
Unless you painted the inside of the entire fues,...

Unless you painted the inside of the entire fues, there are other parts that can be open to take a picture. There is a huge difference between a untouched skin and one that has been primed by VANs...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,672
Posted By Bavafa
Or rather timing...

Or rather timing...
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By Bavafa
The fuselage is all punched to the size unless it...

The fuselage is all punched to the size unless it was by design to allow for a better fit. But other shared parts such as wing or portion of the emponoge needs to be matched drilled much like other...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By Bavafa
Day and night.

Day and night.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-08-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Bavafa
Berry mount vs. Lord mount

Just wondering if anyone has real data between this two brand and if the Lord mount are worth the extra cost?
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,993
Posted By Bavafa
Gee, I didn't know there was a WIKI for RV14. ...

Gee, I didn't know there was a WIKI for RV14. Any link to it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,841
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure where we are getting these numbers...

I am not sure where we are getting these numbers from, seem really high unless it is a CA$. Even with the increased prices, I don't imagine the kit is going to run more than $180-190k including...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,841
Posted By Bavafa
Is that 300 American dollars?

Is that 300 American dollars?
Forum: Tools 06-23-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Bavafa
Tom, I order those from abbeon and while it was...

Tom,
I order those from abbeon and while it was OK, they are not nearly as good as the ones that you can get from TAP plastic. Unfortunately TAP plastic does not have numbered drill bit but my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-19-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Bavafa
If it is lose then it is not set right but a...

If it is lose then it is not set right but a picture will help to get a more educated opinion.
Forum: Reviews 06-18-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By Bavafa
Simple, one sitting slightly higher and to the...

Simple, one sitting slightly higher and to the right, that is for the right tank.
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,361
Posted By Bavafa
This is a an area that is common in a RV14 and it...

This is a an area that is common in a RV14 and it is due to the large area with one J-stiffener. I talked to VANs about it and installed additional J-channel, just prosealed and tied them to each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By Bavafa
Boelube and canopy

Does anyone know if Boelube is compatible with the canopy? The intention is to use Boelube for taping the screws into the roll bar as it needs some lubricant.
Forum: Primers 05-31-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you for the additional info. I can attest...

Thank you for the additional info. I can attest the Aluminum primer sticks really hard and durable to chemicals.
Forum: Fiberglass 05-31-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By Bavafa
I believe VANs recommend not as deep of a...

I believe VANs recommend not as deep of a countersink on fiberglass parts. If they aim is to get them nice looking after it is done, I have accomplished that with bondo and then using a 3oz...
Forum: Primers 05-31-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Bavafa
Whatever you get, don't get Rustoleum...

Whatever you get, don't get Rustoleum professional series primer in the link below. I got two cans and they are junk. It never cured and after two weeks, I could wipe it all clean with acetone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By Bavafa
It is your plane, do whatever you like to do with...

It is your plane, do whatever you like to do with it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Bavafa
I had that alternator in my RV7A which had a full...

I had that alternator in my RV7A which had a full glass panel, dual PMAG and lots of other electronics with no issues at all and the only time I ran out of a bit of juice that taped to the battery, I...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Bavafa
Same here, though on the portion of the kit. It...

Same here, though on the portion of the kit. It is a game of building this section, putting it on the side and moving to another section that you have the parts or at least some of the parts.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By Bavafa
Same here and zero issues. In fact this is a...

Same here and zero issues. In fact this is a preferred installation method by Garmin and VANs.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By Bavafa
I have used a simple air blower to get the oil...

I have used a simple air blower to get the oil out of the filter with great success. Just poke a small hole and put the air blower at the hole to force the oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By Bavafa
I know two people took it and then I worked with...

I know two people took it and then I worked with them further. I was amazed as how little they knew and had learned. It is certainly possible that they did not have as much of a back ground or not...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,497
Posted By Bavafa
Last time I checked, that was the case. They...

Last time I checked, that was the case. They just hosed the hanger floor to keep the dust down.
They painted a rudder for me (Base/Clear) and I thought it was a very poor job. The plane was smooth...
Forum: Tools 05-04-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,160
Posted By Bavafa
I do have a nearly full set and use them often. ...

I do have a nearly full set and use them often. They are especially useful in the area that you may have limited access to the other side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Bavafa
Awesome, thank you Dan and Kevin for your...

Awesome, thank you Dan and Kevin for your feedback.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Bavafa
Royco 782 in Beringer brakes

Just wondering if anyone has used Royco 782 in Beringer brakes and any feedback? Beringer says their system is approved for 5606 or 87257 and I believe 5606 is compatible with Royco 782 but this is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,748
Posted By Bavafa
Is there any pros/cons between Crow and Hooker...

Is there any pros/cons between Crow and Hooker harnesses beside the color choices?
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,016
Posted By Bavafa
Their pump comes with some oil inside and they...

Their pump comes with some oil inside and they recommend to keep it that way until close to installation. They also recommend not operate their valve dry too much as the fuel acts as lubricant.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-27-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bavafa
I suspect some issues with the primer, perhaps...

I suspect some issues with the primer, perhaps for sitting that long or temp that it was kept. In my experience even somewhat poorly prepped piece sprayed, it would not flake off that easy.
My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,748
Posted By Bavafa
I believe Hooker and Crow are priced...

I believe Hooker and Crow are priced competitively to each other. Hooker gives you all the padding where as with Crow is more of ala carte.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Bavafa
Ideally you want no physical obstruction to the...

Ideally you want no physical obstruction to the stick movement, your legs does not count as you can easily move the leg should that much movement is needed. But if it does hit the penal or any other...
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