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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Bavafa
Are you willing to part the kit? If so, I am...

Are you willing to part the kit? If so, I am very interested in the wings kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
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: 268
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: 261
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: 268
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-27-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Bavafa
I have used these on my RV7A and 14A with...

I have used these on my RV7A and 14A with excellent results. $35 is a steal compare to some of the mods that some will do for many more times to accomplish the same thing. I highly recommend these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Bavafa
I am interested in the second one, do you have a...

I am interested in the second one, do you have a picture or model/brand of which it is.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
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: 566
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: 1,254
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: 475
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: 1,377
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: 1,541
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: 2,159
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: 457
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: 457
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: 2,182
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: 1,351
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: 728
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: 2,182
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: 371
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...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By Bavafa
Congrats... from here on is only joyful flying.

Congrats... from here on is only joyful flying.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By Bavafa
There is a retro kit available from VANs and it...

There is a retro kit available from VANs and it is not too hard to add it if one really wants to. What it would be involved is to install 8 nut plates (four on each side of the tunnel) which would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Bavafa
Possibly that is for the RV4 but for other RVs...

Possibly that is for the RV4 but for other RVs they come powder coated.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By Bavafa
Ouch, that is probably about 13-140 gallon of...

Ouch, that is probably about 13-140 gallon of fuel. I will check the air manually
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By Bavafa
They do have a real TPMS now but I don't know the...

They do have a real TPMS now but I don't know the cost.
Forum: Safety 04-13-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,502
Posted By Bavafa
Smile I think I am going to chuck this as my favorite...

I think I am going to chuck this as my favorite and see if I can find some speaker wire to use as spark plug wire. Wire needs to carry electricity right and I think speaker wire should be able to do...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By Bavafa
It is certainly over torqueing but I am not sure...

It is certainly over torqueing but I am not sure if these should break.

Do they break after some use or just as your torqueing them?
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Bavafa
It requires additional patience as it goes slow...

It requires additional patience as it goes slow but there are other options including safety wire or stainless steal cable. What you need to be careful about, is not to put too much force on the...
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Steve for noting that, I had forgotten...

Thank you Steve for noting that, I had forgotten about it.
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By Bavafa
If this is the upright B&C adapter, the only...

If this is the upright B&C adapter, the only thing you will need to change/modify is the breather tube routing. I used a soft silicon (not for radiator) and route it around the filter. Pretty easy...
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one here, no issues including adding oil.

Plus one here, no issues including adding oil.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,274
Posted By Bavafa
Greg, Thank you for the flow of info and sharing,...

Greg,
Thank you for the flow of info and sharing, it helps alot. I do realize some of these/realities might be out of one's control and fully understand that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,274
Posted By Bavafa
I wonder if the new time line for QB applies to...

I wonder if the new time line for QB applies to new orders or those who placed their order months ago as well.
Forum: Reviews 03-23-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By Bavafa
I have bought multiple items from them, mostly...

I have bought multiple items from them, mostly electronics, great service and great product.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By Bavafa
it is mostly for looks, so you will be the...

it is mostly for looks, so you will be the decider on that. But if I were to do it, my primary objective would be to select a paint that would make it easier to clean the bugs. Power coat is...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Bavafa
It is overlapped and I did break the edge. I...

It is overlapped and I did break the edge. I don't recall it was pointed out in the plan specifically.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,591
Posted By Bavafa
Vans has foam core for just this purpose. It is...

Vans has foam core for just this purpose. It is sized just large enough for the oil door and works great. Look it up on their store.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Bavafa
Carl, As I understand it, this is precisely the...

Carl,
As I understand it, this is precisely the reason for balancing, to reduce the possibility of flutter. There are a number of youtube videos on flutter.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Bavafa
As Bill mentioned, best practice and advice that...

As Bill mentioned, best practice and advice that I got from VANs was to balance each side individually. Now, you have not mentioned if the plane has been painted and if not, are you planning on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By Bavafa
Hooker vs. Crow harness

I was wondering if there is any real preference for each of these two company and their product. They both seem to offer similar harness for the RV but not sure if one is better than the other.
Any...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By Bavafa
If I understand it correctly, you have not...

If I understand it correctly, you have not riveted the TE yet. How confident are you that your table is flat in all its surface area?
I am not aware of any wedge that can be used to split the...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By Bavafa
This most likely happened during riveting the...

This most likely happened during riveting the trailing edge, there is a part in the plans that warns about this. I don't know if a way to fixe this and considering the parts are not that expensive,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bavafa
Beside being a small company, I still think GRT...

Beside being a small company, I still think GRT has hands down the best/most feature full EIFS. I have flown behind GRT/Garmin and Dynon and my order of preference is as I have listed them.
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Bavafa
Both work well but the 3M tape is easier to...

Both work well but the 3M tape is easier to use/apply. The trick is to clean and scuff pieces well. I also used a bit of heat with my heat gun on the wedge first which made it stick really...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,409
Posted By Bavafa
Is it electronic Mag or slick? I am not sure if...

Is it electronic Mag or slick? I am not sure if .4 GPH spread is all that good. The aim is for .2G or less. but to I think it is possible to have back fire in those condition depending on power...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By Bavafa
By configuration and then the max travel possible...

By configuration and then the max travel possible by the flap motor itself.
Forum: Tools 03-01-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Bavafa
I have been using the first one ($9) for over 12...

I have been using the first one ($9) for over 12 years with great success. I can not imagine $425 for a spark plug hole cleaner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,768
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Mel, I appreciate the input. Just a...

Thank you Mel, I appreciate the input.
Just a follow up question, I assume charging for that work (preforming annual) is also allowed, correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,768
Posted By Bavafa
While on that subject, and please feel free to...

While on that subject, and please feel free to delete if this is hijacking the thread,
Mel/others,
Do you know if one can still perform annuals and other work on a plane that he has the repairman...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-26-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Bavafa
It is fiberglass, so very repairable but it might...

It is fiberglass, so very repairable but it might be more work than buying a new one and retrofitting it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,480
Posted By Bavafa
If you read carefully, my post was not meant to...

If you read carefully, my post was not meant to suggest as a way of saving $20. The original question suggested proseal can get expensive and as a result was looking for alternative.

The two RV I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,480
Posted By Bavafa
Fire Barrier 2000 is about $40 and a qt of...

Fire Barrier 2000 is about $40 and a qt of proseal is about $60.
The Fire Barrier is in a tube that once opened, not sure how well can be sealed for future use whereas the proseal can be used for...
Forum: Propellers 02-24-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By Bavafa
I don't know the circumstance of the situation...

I don't know the circumstance of the situation that someone losing almost half of each blade and still decide to go back up in the air if he had already done a gear up landing but on the surface it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,697
Posted By Bavafa
Does anyone have a source for the fitting that...

Does anyone have a source for the fitting that fits to the AN826 fitting and small enough for the 1/8" hose to the PMAG?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Bavafa
I tried it on on a RV14 and since it has a...

I tried it on on a RV14 and since it has a compound curve, it was not easy or doable for my ability.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By Bavafa
I also see no draw back in conjunction with PMAG...

I also see no draw back in conjunction with PMAG but I am puzzled about the safety comment and unknowingly playing with it. In my view, it is has more of a chance of accidentally hitting that push...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By Bavafa
It is not difficult to pull the sender out and...

It is not difficult to pull the sender out and test it for accuracy. That would be the most accurate way of finding its accuracy. With the engine shut, pull the temp prob out and put it in a can of...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By Bavafa
I have wet sanded paint and had my plane wet...

I have wet sanded paint and had my plane wet sanded completely after a thicker than normal clear and I don't believe I have ever seen as smooth/shinier paint job as this one.
It must have cost an arm...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By Bavafa
Adhesion promoter would be great, if there is...

Adhesion promoter would be great, if there is one. But I scuffed and cleaned mine as well as I could, and used spray can glue in that area on the metal part, then the D weather strip. I has not...
Forum: GPS 02-09-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Bavafa
Only if you are willing to troubleshoot time and...

Only if you are willing to troubleshoot time and time again. The requirement is clear and it is also clear that it does not have to be an uncoiled/distance.

To the OP, coiling it is not an issue.
Forum: GPS 02-09-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,261
Posted By Bavafa
This is a beautiful work obviously but I wonder...

This is a beautiful work obviously but I wonder if a best solution for a hidden antenna? Beside the level of effort that I will take to do this, the added weight and chance of water leaking when...
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,207
Posted By Bavafa
I have made mine from wood, it is both for the...

I have made mine from wood, it is both for the safety reason and ecstatic.

I am considering making more if there are interest in it.
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