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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Bavafa
What Carl said about tuning injectors. I don't...

What Carl said about tuning injectors.

I don't think there is a debri in the injector nozzle or spider as you would have seen this much more on the ground. Also, the same for leaking intake.

Once...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Bavafa
Gosh, I have had an issue somewhat similar but...

Gosh, I have had an issue somewhat similar but not exactly but as hard to explain.

On our way to Oshkosh, one stop before Wisconsin in Springfield Ohio which we had a very short stop for fuel, we...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By Bavafa
As Larry also has mentioned, you will need to...

As Larry also has mentioned, you will need to readjust the lower cowl to get the proper alignment to the spinner. Then setup the top cowl with the correct alignment with the spinner and then the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Bavafa
How far LOP are your cylinders at this...

How far LOP are your cylinders at this point?
Have you tuned your nozzles and if not, do you know what is your spread?

I have also had issues going LOP at higher altitude but that was around 12-13K...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,475
Posted By Bavafa
Does the oil to the oil cooler goes after it has...

Does the oil to the oil cooler goes after it has gone thru the filter or it is from the pump to the oil cooler and then to the filter?
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By Bavafa
I have had a blast tube to the alternator for all...

I have had a blast tube to the alternator for all my three RVs and have never had any issues with alternator. I can't see a reason why not do it as B&C told me it is a good idea to have it. I don't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,475
Posted By Bavafa
I don't know if the K&P S15 has the relief valve...

I don't know if the K&P S15 has the relief valve or not but the one that you get from Challenger/Spruce, you can get them with or without relief valve.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Bavafa
Jerry and JDeanda, Thank you both for chiming in....

Jerry and JDeanda,
Thank you both for chiming in. I have read the SI 1034A and in the process of getting the tool and the oversized Helicoil. I am hoping for some actual experience of doing it. ...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,533
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure if this is correct. The standard...

I am not sure if this is correct. The standard IO-390 max capacity is 8 qt and IO-390-EXP119 is 7 QT Max. The absolute minimum for the EXP119 is 3.5 QT based on the info I have got directly from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Bavafa
Replacing Sparkplug Helicoil

I was wondering if anyone has removed a sparkplug Helicoil and know of any tricks or definite steps to avoid.

I need to remove and replace my Helicoil and can grab one end of it with a needle nose...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 1,475,694
Posted By Bavafa
This is such peculiar damage, I can not imagine...

This is such peculiar damage, I can not imagine how and one wonders if it was during the installation or if it has happened after.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,203
Posted By Bavafa
We left Friday morning and touch down in KPVF at...

We left Friday morning and touch down in KPVF at 3:00. Amazing what you can do with a RV.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,868
Posted By Bavafa
Walt, I believe I am baffled by this response to...

Walt,
I believe I am baffled by this response to the question? What is "9.6" and programming limit to the advance has to do with the type of power switch?



I don't mean to speak for Bruce but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,801
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this, I can attest to it.

Plus one for this, I can attest to it.
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Bavafa
Looks great to me.

Looks great to me.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Bavafa
There is no chain in the A model. To the Op, are...

There is no chain in the A model.

To the Op, are you planning on using the existing horn when you rebuild? Unless it was very expensive, I would also replace the horn as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Ed for explaining the meaning of E, N...

Thank you Ed for explaining the meaning of E, N and U. I did plot the Vspeed and U and they match pretty much the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Bavafa
G3X GPSVieE, GPSVeiN and GPSVeiU

When looking at the log file from G3X flight, there are some GPS info available but I could not find any information as what they are.

My GPS antenna which is installed under the cowl, is not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bavafa
Have you tried pumping the brake after releasing....

Have you tried pumping the brake after releasing. In most cases, it will release after pumping it once or twice.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-13-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By Bavafa
I believe GRT make one of the best EIFS. A lot of...

I believe GRT make one of the best EIFS. A lot of functionalities, I am a big fan of their product.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Bavafa
Has anyone tried to dimple a piano hinge to see...

Has anyone tried to dimple a piano hinge to see what happens to it?

As a general rule, yes dimple is prefered over countersink but there are applications or types that VANS has you countersink...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Bavafa
Sometimes dimpling will cause the piece to curve,...

Sometimes dimpling will cause the piece to curve, this is particularly if the part is the flange of the piece.
While I am not familiar with the part that you are talking about but being a spar, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By Bavafa
3D audio with Garmin GMA 245

I was wondering if there is a trick to get 3D audio to work with the GMA 245? This is the feature that allows two difference source (Radio) to be heard from each ear.
I have turned it on the audio...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Bavafa
If you build one of the earlier models, then you...

If you build one of the earlier models, then you come to appreciate how awesome the 14 plans and instructions are.
Mistakes happens and that is part of the building and learning, we all have done...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,974
Posted By Bavafa
Just for another data point, my steel wire which...

Just for another data point, my steel wire which was put on both sides failed and caused rudder damage during a higher up wind. I ended up building a new rudder. So, I don't rely on that type alone.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-07-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,386
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one. For those who wish to not have any...

Plus one.

For those who wish to not have any resistance on the nose wheel, Matco sales a very nice axle for a very reasonable price (around $50).
I had installed it on multiple RV with great success.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,813
Posted By Bavafa
I think 3/4 turn is way too much. I go 1/4 turn...

I think 3/4 turn is way too much. I go 1/4 turn which comes to about 16-17ft/lb. And I always use safety wire. Considering the consequences, it is worth the additional 5 minutes work.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,780
Posted By Bavafa
Challenger oil filter, I have been using these...

Challenger oil filter, I have been using these for a while now.
The cleaning and inspecting them is a piece of cake, much easier than the standard filter. You just pull the filter element out and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-05-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Bavafa
PM sent.....

PM sent.....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Bavafa
I have had this issue with my Garmin setup. As...

I have had this issue with my Garmin setup. As others mentioned, oil temp doesn't go up and down so quickly and mine has gone all the way to 360F in just a few seconds.
I have recrimped my wire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Bavafa
I was wondering if you will be in Oshkosh this...

I was wondering if you will be in Oshkosh this year with these product available or should I order it on-line. If you will be in Oshkosh, I will just pick it up there.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Bavafa
So I guess we need to look at the LED on the unit...

So I guess we need to look at the LED on the unit itself, right? My Artex in my RV7 had a LED on the switch that was installed in the panel and that would show the error. The Artex 345 does not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Bavafa
How do you ground test for GPS position on a...

How do you ground test for GPS position on a Artex 345?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By Bavafa
As many have reported, there are a lot of varying...

As many have reported, there are a lot of varying factor and one's experience differs from another.
My last RV14 had the Red cube mounted per VANS instruction and it was rock solid. My new 14 had it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,955
Posted By Bavafa
I agree that if the primary motivation is faster...

I agree that if the primary motivation is faster removal/installation, then this mod is not worth the effort. I have done the standard way and my latest plane has the hinge method. I did it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By Bavafa
I often find it interesting that some have such...

I often find it interesting that some have such full trust in the big companies and near zero trust in Federal government.
Me thinking, the companies have lots to gain financially while they keep...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,069
Posted By Bavafa
Mine is above the throttle in such way that I can...

Mine is above the throttle in such way that I can push it while my hand is on the throttle. Unless there is a switch that disables flap above a certain speed, I would not be putting it on the stick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,201
Posted By Bavafa
Look forward to meeting some of the folks here in...

Look forward to meeting some of the folks here in person that I have come to know (virtually) and respect over the years.
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bavafa
I have used Desser retrades many times and they...

I have used Desser retrades many times and they wear much better and cheaper. I also believe they have them with tubeless type but can't say for sure. When times come, this is what I am going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,918
Posted By Bavafa
I don't think it is simply a matter of difficulty...

I don't think it is simply a matter of difficulty and ability to learn, all of those folks have learned to fly and a good portion are instrument rated, so they certainly demonstrate the capability of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-23-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By Bavafa
Awesome, seems you have earned this. Congrats

Awesome, seems you have earned this. Congrats
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By Bavafa
Thanks for recommending, this was the best price...

Thanks for recommending, this was the best price I have seen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,918
Posted By Bavafa
I would never make such decision for the above...

I would never make such decision for the above reason. Honestly, I believe those who badger others for the tail dragger, they either have some ego problem or some thing else wrong. Once in the air...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By Bavafa
I am probably getting off the topic but the...

I am probably getting off the topic but the shipping charges has been going up like crazy while their service has been declining in the same rate. For me, USPS has been the most reliable and often...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By Bavafa
PSC has reasonable price but their shipping cost...

PSC has reasonable price but their shipping cost will put them beyond reasonable. I usually order from Spruce and try to make it such that the shipping becomes free.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,955
Posted By Bavafa
Sean, Mine are also go forward just as the photos...

Sean,
Mine are also go forward just as the photos or possibly a little more. I believe only one rivet hole on top was installed without the hinge which I put a dummy rivet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Bavafa
Cheap Garmin compatible Temp sensor

I was wondering if there are any generic/cheap thermocouple sensor will work with Garmin GEA24 that one can install to get some input from the cowl side.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,955
Posted By Bavafa
I think most folks report some movement but don't...

I think most folks report some movement but don't think 1/4" as that seems excessive.
I have done mine and one side is rock solid and the other side has about 1/16 or slightly more but the pin slides...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,411
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Steve, Unless the provided link is taking me...

Hi Steve,
Unless the provided link is taking me to some other place, I am seeing this note in red.

"Notes:
This software update is intended to be loaded on GTX 3X5 Transponders only."

Or is it that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By Bavafa
As Joe mentioned, pictures will tell a lot more,...

As Joe mentioned, pictures will tell a lot more, but as I recall the big cut is only the preliminary step and lots of small cuts and tweaking is still there to get it to fit. Unless something is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Bavafa
In the regular mode, go menu * 2 --> setup -->...

In the regular mode, go menu * 2 --> setup --> Engine --> change from Auto to Manual
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,566
Posted By Bavafa
Dental floss

Maybe a crazy idea but how about using the dental floss and push it thru the guide to the cylinder. Then when all done, put the spark plugs back on and use a vacuum cleaner to draw the floss back...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,566
Posted By Bavafa
I have a hard time imagining the dental floss not...

I have a hard time imagining the dental floss not breaking by the reamer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By Bavafa
Not cheap but smart.

Not cheap but smart.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-15-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,455
Posted By Bavafa
With that in mind, one could say, in an aircraft...

With that in mind, one could say, in an aircraft any ignition that can not be self-sustaining for power is a poor design engineering.

Self sustaining and super easy of installation has been one of...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By Bavafa
Have you looked into the new generator that has...

Have you looked into the new generator that has become available?
https://monkworkz.com/
I am about to install one as the reviews have all been very positive.
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,566
Posted By Bavafa
Does anyone know a good video for doing this...

Does anyone know a good video for doing this valve reaming job? I searched for the "rope trick" and didn't find one for the lycoming engine.
I am wondering when the valve is pushed into cylinder,...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Bavafa
In my opinion, if there is going to be only one...

In my opinion, if there is going to be only one mod/upgrade, it would be this.

The 60A B&C for the experimental.
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By Bavafa
Let us know if retorquing will fix this or not. ...

Let us know if retorquing will fix this or not. If it doesn't then perhaps your gear leg fearing or the wheel fearing would be the cause.
Keep in mind that this type of misalignment will show...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,566
Posted By Bavafa
Has anyone talked to Lycoming/Jeff about this? ...

Has anyone talked to Lycoming/Jeff about this? This is way too few hours to develop.
As a reference point, my first 14 had a Thunderbolt engine and has around 250 hours now with no issue and my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-12-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,644
Posted By Bavafa
The way I did this, was to use a 3/4 ID hose to...

The way I did this, was to use a 3/4 ID hose to go to a 3/4 OD aluminum tube. The 3/4" hose was long enough to make a 180 to the firewall and then a 90 down to the aluminum tube. This made of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,705
Posted By Bavafa
Since I can't afford the gas prices, @ $7.50G, I...

Since I can't afford the gas prices, @ $7.50G, I sat inside my plane closed my eyes and pretended I am flying.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By Bavafa
I am all set to go and purchased my ticket...

I am all set to go and purchased my ticket yesterday but with the fuel prices now, second thoughts is kicking in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,231
Posted By Bavafa
Just a few random thoughts; - Does the in flight...

Just a few random thoughts;
- Does the in flight vibration changes by speed? Does it changes by RPM?
- Is there any movement of the flap when on the ground?
- Is there any noticeable...
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