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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Bavafa
Steve, Sorry, after looking at your posted...

Steve,
Sorry, after looking at your posted checklist I realized that but was so excited to change mine that I forgot to edit/correct the reply. I have now done exactly as yours and will test it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Bavafa
Steve, I will rename my file to Emergency and see...

Steve,
I will rename my file to Emergency and see if that does the trick. I had two files, one for preflight, ect and one just for emergency and it was named Emergency and that did not work.

Thanks...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Steve, I do have a electronic checklist that...

Hi Steve,
I do have a electronic checklist that contains one group (Preflight) . Would I be making another subcategory/Group for the emergency and if so, does the wording matter or do I need to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Bavafa
Smart Glide Emergency Checklist

Just wondering how do you get the emergency checklist button to show up on the Smart Glide screen? I just upgraded to the newest version and Smart Glide works as expected but I don't see the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Bavafa
PM sent, I will take it

PM sent, I will take it
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Bavafa
The one area that is subject to more changes and...

The one area that is subject to more changes and newer equipment is the avionics. So if you have the funds, you can purchase things so you have them when you need them. Of course it is not good for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Bavafa
I have not and being using the same set for 200...

I have not and being using the same set for 200 hours and they seem fine.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,073
Posted By Bavafa
That is good to know. I was told by the company...

That is good to know. I was told by the company owner that is advisable to change it each time and I have seen them with their edges start tearing when I changed oil.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,073
Posted By Bavafa
This is a great find, if I am not mistaking this...

This is a great find, if I am not mistaking this housing is the same and works for the CH48108-1, but a different filter element will be needed? I am wondering what would be the equivalent of CP-620...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,073
Posted By Bavafa
I had used it in my last plane. I did not see...

I had used it in my last plane. I did not see any oil temp change, the cleaning is much easier and you would need to change the gasket each time or risk leaking oil but it would take more than 3...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Bavafa
As others have mentioned, average time will...

As others have mentioned, average time will depend on a number of factors.
I built in my garage and that allows me to work on it any time I am free and no wasted travel time to/from hanger. My first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this, though for my taste, I would...

Plus one for this, though for my taste, I would go narrower.
I did pretty much the same but using carbon fiber. Just scuff the trailing edge of the canopy really well, mask off and put a layer of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bavafa
It is interesting to note that in all the cases I...

It is interesting to note that in all the cases I know of, only the top of the tank rivets bubbles and I wonder if sun has any affect on it. I can't understand why not the bottom of the tanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2022, 11:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bavafa
Paul, I agree completely. I have had two sets of...

Paul, I agree completely. I have had two sets of QB tanks that they did not leak at all but they did have the bubble under the paint. I have also seen slow build tanks that had bubbles so it is not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bavafa
Can you elaborate what is the cause/poor...

Can you elaborate what is the cause/poor workmanship and what would prevent it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Bavafa
U.S. Identification in form 8050-88

At the top of the form 8050-88 has the "US Identification" and I was wondering if anyone can help me understand that that is?
Is it referring to the N-number or information about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,721
Posted By Bavafa
Down below, about 10+G/hour but for X-Country...

Down below, about 10+G/hour but for X-Country which I flew higher and LOP, I was burning 8 to 8.5G airport to airport at 162 knots speed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,721
Posted By Bavafa
I was at that cross road and although the build...

I was at that cross road and although the build time was not a factor for me nor so much the amount of fiberglass work, my decision was made based on the fact that I did not need a 4 seater (i.e....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-29-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Bavafa
In addition to what everyone said, it would be...

In addition to what everyone said, it would be good to know how are your sparkplugs connected? Does one mag fire all the top and the other fire all the bottom? If that is the case, that might...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-28-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bavafa
About $1200 annually.

About $1200 annually.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,604
Posted By Bavafa
So would this buzz all the time including during...

So would this buzz all the time including during flight?
I think it will annoy the heck out of me when I am upgrading avionics or do any other work on the ground that needs the master on.

I like and...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-26-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Bavafa
I suppose if you can mask the back window well...

I suppose if you can mask the back window well enough than that is the way to go to install window later. The only other concern that I can think of would be that installing the window while is not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bavafa
Oh yes, you are correct and I am sorry for the...

Oh yes, you are correct and I am sorry for the incorrect post here. I should have had my coffee first.
My comments are about the elevators.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bavafa
I am surprise or rather shocked by the number of...

I am surprise or rather shocked by the number of folks who say not to do anything about it.

Balancing ailerons are important and if there is significant misbalance, then it is required. Years ago...
Forum: Job Board 12-24-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Bavafa
That is fast building... it took me nearly twice...

That is fast building... it took me nearly twice the number of hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By Bavafa
It took a couple of months or more to reserve...

It took a couple of months or more to reserve mine and the expiration date was when it was reserved and not when I requested.
Forum: GPS 12-18-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bavafa
More accurately...... Garmin make Fish Finders...

More accurately...... Garmin make Fish Finders too!

For me, it also has much to do with the future of the company and if they are a big player or they could be pushed out of the game. If it was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,827
Posted By Bavafa
For me too, I don't even see where there is any...

For me too, I don't even see where there is any pop rivet in the snorkel, especially that it says for the baffle.
The only possible place that I can see rivets are used on the snorkel is the alt...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 28,236
Posted By Bavafa
Can someone please explain where/how this endplay...

Can someone please explain where/how this endplay is, I am not sure if I can picture it? I just finished one wing and will be riveting the second wing tip tomorrow.
The one I have done is pretty...
Forum: Reviews 12-06-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By Bavafa
A shout out for Aircraft Specialty

Many of us are familiar with the Aircraft Specialty and their product. They have consistently have provided top notch product only matched by their above and beyond service.
Steve has always been a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Bavafa
Looking for a ride in a RV10 in N. CA

A friend of mine is thinking about building but he has never seen a RV10 up close or got a ride in it. I was wondering if any one in N. CA is willing to show his plane or possibly taking him for a...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
Posted By Bavafa
Congrats! Interesting, looks like they are using...

Congrats!
Interesting, looks like they are using primer with pigment now. I wonder if it is SW primer or they changed to something else.
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 118,246
Posted By Bavafa
140890, should be ready for paint in about a...

140890, should be ready for paint in about a month hopefully.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By Bavafa
PMAGs with EIC will also display the advance in...

PMAGs with EIC will also display the advance in real time or you can change the advance in real time. And I am not sure if that would have helped the OP since the advance was expected and he had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By Bavafa
Finishing and getting my project ready for paint....

Finishing and getting my project ready for paint. That would be a great gift :)
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By Bavafa
Besides W&B, two things to consider for the...

Besides W&B, two things to consider for the location, easy of access and in case of an accident where is it more protected.
On my last plane I put it under the passenger seat, between the ribs. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By Bavafa
Looking for a hanger space in Sac area

I am looking to rent a hanger space in Sac area at the end of Dec, first part of January for about a week.
Please let me know if you know of a space available.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-20-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By Bavafa
Perhaps you mean the canopy itself as the frame...

Perhaps you mean the canopy itself as the frame is completely different. Yes, the canopy itself is the same.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Bavafa
What portion of the baffle is that? Is it...

What portion of the baffle is that? Is it possible to gain access from the access plate on the side of the tank. I believe the RV9 has the same access panel on the side as RV6,7 and 8.

I have not...
Forum: Job Board 11-11-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,696
Posted By Bavafa
I have done that trip in my RV7 but in summer...

I have done that trip in my RV7 but in summer time. In winter, it is a chore and taking chances since a good portion of it will be in the dark.
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,259
Posted By Bavafa
Did you cleco the trailing edge to to the steel...

Did you cleco the trailing edge to to the steel box or other area of the aileron/flap.
I have done similar method for the trailing edge of the rudder using angle instead of a box but it seems the...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,874
Posted By Bavafa
I am at this point and I was wondering if there...

I am at this point and I was wondering if there is any issue with installing the leading edge portion first would be any issues. It seems it is easier to install the leading portion and then put the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By Bavafa
I suppose you could put a slight vacuum in the...

I suppose you could put a slight vacuum in the tank and watch it to see if it leaks. I have a vacuum pump that I have used to test my pitot/static lines as well as the fuel lines since I built my...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bavafa
Scott, Thank you for explaining the reason, I...

Scott,
Thank you for explaining the reason, I suspected that might have been the reason after you explaining the reason for the tank skin to be CS. Based on that and the info here, I am planning on...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By Bavafa
Classic aero seats also has a long lead time if...

Classic aero seats also has a long lead time if this is what you are planning on going with.
It terms of the build, it depends on how much time you are going to put in it daily. It is going to be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Bavafa
I am actually in favor of cooler temp for the...

I am actually in favor of cooler temp for the tank sealant since it gives a longer period of time to work with it. Once it is applied, it will cure just fine only takes longer. If you want to speed...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By Bavafa
How do you know it is a 14 and not a 14A? Even a...

How do you know it is a 14 and not a 14A? Even a QB fuselage kit , I am not sure if there is any difference till you much farther in the build.
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you all for responding, it seems the...

Thank you all for responding, it seems the concensess are to dimple instead of CS. So, this is what I will plan on doing unless there is a compelling reason offered to do CS
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-30-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,865
Posted By Bavafa
I will be installing my baffles tomorrow. I am...

I will be installing my baffles tomorrow. I am hoping for a success but will not know till it is done + another week. I am planning on the normal method as described in the plans and demonstrated...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bavafa
Wingwalk doubler

The plan instructs to CS the top skin for the wingwalk doubler and I was wondering if there is a reason that one should or could not dimple both the skin, doubler and the ribs.
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By Bavafa
I have installed mine using similar bracket...

I have installed mine using similar bracket mounted directly on the engine. The CUBE is mounted solidly and a bit farther away from the exhaust but I am not flying yet so we will see how it will...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By Bavafa
A small hole at the bottom of your snorkel,...

A small hole at the bottom of your snorkel, unless you don't have a snorkel is a good way of preventing water getting into your intake.
Forum: Primers 10-26-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Poll: Rust-Oleum
Views: 1,207
Posted By Bavafa
I have had a very positive experience with...

I have had a very positive experience with Rustoleum professional aluminum primer but I can't get it anymore at HomeDepot or any other local stores.

I used it only for some small interior parts that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By Bavafa
Honestly, I don't see the cracks in any of these...

Honestly, I don't see the cracks in any of these photos, maybe it is time to check my eyes again.
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By Bavafa
It will not do anything in the function of the...

It will not do anything in the function of the valve and I installed it in the middle hole. In my opinion, there is enough clearance in that location. What I have not liked about VAN's plans is the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,865
Posted By Bavafa
Scott, Thank you for chiming on this and sharing...

Scott,
Thank you for chiming on this and sharing your thoughts. This is exactly what I was hoping to see/hear as over the years I have come to value your opinion very highly and have learned many...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,865
Posted By Bavafa
Clay, Is it my eyes are playing a trick on me or...

Clay,
Is it my eyes are playing a trick on me or do I see the blue plastic on the inside of the baffle still on, this is on the first pictures that you have taken the removed the baffle and has a...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By Bavafa
In addition to Walt's suggestion, I recommend...

In addition to Walt's suggestion, I recommend double checking the timing and noting that 390 engines have a 20 BDC timing and you need to account for that with the PMAG as it is by default set to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,865
Posted By Bavafa
I wonder if Scott has seen the attached pictures...

I wonder if Scott has seen the attached pictures and has any thoughts or comments about placement of the proseal on the baffle. I tend to agree to put the proseal right at the bottom of the rivet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,865
Posted By Bavafa
I don't think Scott's video is fair, he make...

I don't think Scott's video is fair, he make things look so easy but in reality it has not been for me :(

Today was my first day of tank sealant work and the fuel cap and stiffeners went in well but...
Forum: Tools 10-13-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Bavafa
Cleaveland Dimple die

I was wondering if anyone has had any quality issues with the Cleaveland dimple dies. I have had three of them broke off after only 40-50 dimples. This has happened in both my squeezer as well as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 646,677
Posted By Bavafa
Are these paintable? Can they withstand the...

Are these paintable? Can they withstand the chemicals that is used for paint?
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By Bavafa
I installed mine and it looks very much like...

I installed mine and it looks very much like Steve's, picture above. The rod end bearing is screwed all the way and I have a couple or more threads left on the bracket but it is working as expected...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,334
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.
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