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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-20-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Bavafa
PM Sent for the CB

PM Sent for the CB
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-18-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Bavafa
Folks, My Bose down cord was sold and no longer...

Folks,
My Bose down cord was sold and no longer available.

Kind regards
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-17-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By Bavafa
WTB: EICommander

Hello,
Just curious if anyone has a EIC that is no longer is using and willing to part with it?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-13-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Bavafa
Picture is not showing. Is that the standard...

Picture is not showing. Is that the standard battery box?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Bavafa
This is what I have if interested

This is what I have if interested
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Bavafa
I have one and it is in new condition with coil...

I have one and it is in new condition with coil cable. PM sent.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By Bavafa
PM sent. Is it possible to talk?

PM sent. Is it possible to talk?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
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, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
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, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
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, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
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, 01:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,286
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, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,535
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.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Bavafa
Please note for the RV14, there is a portion of...

Please note for the RV14, there is a portion of the canopy that overlaps the penal screws on top and if not flush screws are used, it will most likely interfere with that.
I have used .90 sheet in...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By Bavafa
You will need to pay the taxes and there is a...

You will need to pay the taxes and there is a form for it but I don't recall the form number.

Otherwise, the State tax board will bill you later and there might be some penalty involved. This is...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By Bavafa
Mike, You are absolutely correct. I just did not...

Mike,
You are absolutely correct. I just did not want to assume on Warren level of experience and abilities. Needless to say, as I am approaching the retirement age, my endurance for long hours in...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By Bavafa
As others have mentioned, probably unlikely but...

As others have mentioned, probably unlikely but it also depends on a number of factors.
Is there going to be any modifications/deviation from plans... any deviation/upgrade will add more time,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-03-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,357
Posted By Bavafa
Is the squeezer included the shipping or buyer...

Is the squeezer included the shipping or buyer pays shipping? If included, I will take it. I can do paypal or any other method you like that I am able to.
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By Bavafa
I have done it twice and did not have any crating...

I have done it twice and did not have any crating done. It saves you money and it saves you time not to have to uncrate.
I will be doing it again for sure. A one way ticket to Portland, pick up a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,224
Posted By Bavafa
I agree that it can be done and I believe it is...

I agree that it can be done and I believe it is easier with the gasket then proseal as cleaning the proseal with the tank in place will be a pain.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Bavafa
I requested mine in early Nov and only yesterday...

I requested mine in early Nov and only yesterday saw it to be assigned to me. I made a mistake and repaid for the same thinking that the first time it did not go thru.
Just wait as there is a long...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-01-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By Bavafa
PM sent for the Dorne and Margolin bent antenna.

PM sent for the Dorne and Margolin bent antenna.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-01-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,224
Posted By Bavafa
I have used proseal for the big access panel and...

I have used proseal for the big access panel and the rubber gasket for the smaller fuel gauge one. The reason that I prefer to use the gasket, the chance of the fuel gauge unit to need maintenance...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bavafa
Pretty much everything comes with the kit(s) that...

Pretty much everything comes with the kit(s) that is needed to build the plane but some folks will do some upgrades to other parts. The FFW has all the stuff for the engine installation whereas...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,148
Posted By Bavafa
Or you could just read the endless debate as how...

Or you could just read the endless debate as how to run your electric wires, this is what I am doing. I received my emp in Dec and have already completed it including fiberglass tips and waiting for...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bavafa
The control stick has forward/aft stops, correct?...

The control stick has forward/aft stops, correct? I believe the critical part is that when the control stick is at its stop, the rigging of the push/pull tube is done in such way that you would be...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bavafa
I am not really following or don't know about the...

I am not really following or don't know about the 4 degree aft for neutral. However, the stick hast stops at either direction which is just a hair pass the elevator travel in both direction.
With...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Bavafa
Denso Denso 5347 IKH27 which comes with a solid...

Denso Denso 5347 IKH27 which comes with a solid terminal. There are other Denso IKH27 which comes with the screw type terminal which is less preferred.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-28-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,273
Posted By Bavafa
See it is really your fault, you should have...

See it is really your fault, you should have taken it to Earl Scheib paint, I have no doubt they would have done a much better job.

I know this sounded a mean comment and it was really a jock, but...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-28-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Bavafa
These became available just a couple of days too...

These became available just a couple of days too late for me, darn it. I just purchased them, otherwise great price.
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bavafa
If for every smiley we were going to replace a...

If for every smiley we were going to replace a skin, few of us ever finish a RV.

White this is more pronounced then a typical smiley, I highly doubt they would suggest a rivet on each side or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Bavafa
Your part number looks to be correct. I am not...

Your part number looks to be correct. I am not sure why I got a different part, twice :(
Also, it looks like the pins for this housing is WM1837-ND‎

thank you very much for looking this up and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Bavafa
Can't say, I bought them from two different...

Can't say, I bought them from two different places that was advertised as Micro-Fit 3.0. It is possible that they advertised it wrong but it will not fit even by force. There difference is not just...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Bavafa
Yes, the black RTV works great. I was told by...

Yes, the black RTV works great. I was told by VANS that the Red RTV is a bit better since it is a bit acidy and does not dry hard. But the Red due to being acidy is also corrosive but as I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Bavafa
That maybe and if that is the case then Micro-Fit...

That maybe and if that is the case then Micro-Fit 3.0 comes in difference sizes. The two sets that I bought were Micro-Fit 3.0 and they are bigger and won't fit.
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Bavafa
Anybody is planting on painting the inside...

Anybody is planting on painting the inside portion of this area? But if you are, then be careful using RTV.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you. I visited Digikey but it was not easy...

Thank you. I visited Digikey but it was not easy to find one that fits this size. I purchased two different ones and each turned out to be wrong.

Bad research on my part, VANS part number is on...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Bavafa
They both stick really good and I have not had...

They both stick really good and I have not had any issues with RTV that has been used for 10+ years. If you have proseal handy, by all means and if you don't RTV works great.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-26-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Bavafa
Molex part number

Just wondering if anyone knows the Molex part number that VANS uses for the Trim servo. Perhaps a place to buy them or spec that I can find them on line would be appreciate it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-26-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By Bavafa
Please let me know if you are willing to part it...

Please let me know if you are willing to part it out and sell each item.

I would be interested in the PMAG and possibly the spark plug wires, essentially (everything excluding the gear and the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-24-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Bavafa
Which type? If you are looking for the plastic...

Which type? If you are looking for the plastic ones, I have some.
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bavafa
Mistakes will happen and this is really of no...

Mistakes will happen and this is really of no consequence so I would not let it bother me other than looking it as a reminder to pay attention.

When you are in that stage, just fit the cap and if it...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bavafa
It is not going to be much of an issue. Those...

It is not going to be much of an issue. Those holes will have to get dimpled anyway but after you fit the fiberglass cap. When it is dimpled prior, it will not help with the fitting as well or as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Bavafa
Just a heads up and this might not matter to you...

Just a heads up and this might not matter to you but only that you are making an informed decision, looks like VANS has made significant changes to their policy to credit for deleted parts. In the...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,740
Posted By Bavafa
Also consider, just because one thinks their...

Also consider, just because one thinks their plane is worth $$$$$$$, it does not mean he/she is going to get it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,422
Posted By Bavafa
My understanding is that who ever that applies...

My understanding is that who ever that applies for the repairman certificate needs to have built 51% of the plane. If 10 people work on it and each about 10%, no one can get the repairman cert. ...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,887
Posted By Bavafa
Mine was damaged in the similar way but not...

Mine was damaged in the similar way but not nearly as bad. I am trying to imagine why the trailing edge is damaged so badly and I don’t see any pix of elevator or trim tab.

One area that I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Bavafa
If anything, I would say maybe a small hub...

If anything, I would say maybe a small hub extension if one exist. But the right way to do it would be to rework the cowl. At least you are shortening it which is a lot easier than extending it out.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,756
Posted By Bavafa
As a point of reference, I burnt about 1 qt for...

As a point of reference, I burnt about 1 qt for every 7-8 hours and I keep it at 7 qt and add a qt when it goes down to 6.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you for posting your pix and your...

Thank you for posting your pix and your method.

What is the size of these vent (air inlet opening)? I like the larger one since it was an 1.625" and allowed for more air but not as higher velocity...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Bavafa
Steinair has another one that fits with little...

Steinair has another one that fits with little effort into the bracket but it takes some work to get it to fit into the plastic NACA. Once you do that, then the eyeball portion just screws into the...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By Bavafa
This is exactly what I was thinking. If this is...

This is exactly what I was thinking. If this is the same as elevator as a 14, there are 4 rivets on each side that are common to the elevator tip and the spar/skin. Removing those may give you...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bavafa
I believe if you make sure the lead weight is...

I believe if you make sure the lead weight is well seated on the skin (in its place) and not being held up with any rivet heads, the chance of them to come lose is extremely low. Alternatively you...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bavafa
No change to the oil cooler as far as I know and...

No change to the oil cooler as far as I know and the 5" scat tubing has been somewhat of a disappointment. I along with another person have installed the 5" scatt tubing and I saw only about 5F...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bavafa
I really like to see this done by some one and...

I really like to see this done by some one and get the result of reduced drag but also the effect of cooling it has for the oil temp. Many 14s already running a bit hot on the oil temp and closing...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By Bavafa
I wonder how one can drill into the head of that...

I wonder how one can drill into the head of that tapered part for the rivet to pass thru?
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,476
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure if you built the plane or...

I am not sure if you built the plane or purchased, during the build VANS has a method of measuring and they have different size shims that will go between the axle and landing gear based on what you...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,476
Posted By Bavafa
I would not say this is a normal wear. Mine did...

I would not say this is a normal wear. Mine did wear on the outsides which is normal for a RV but pretty much evenly and also not so excessively.
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,803
Posted By Bavafa
If the choice are between these two, then Garmin...

If the choice are between these two, then Garmin but I do favor GRT very much. I have flown behind all three so my choice is based on personal experience.
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,740
Posted By Bavafa
Like others have mentioned, asking price is not...

Like others have mentioned, asking price is not always the price that one may get. I also saw a RV7 here for $176k and change. It will be interesting if those two planes will get sold for the...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,740
Posted By Bavafa
it cost more to build a 14, most have a full and...

it cost more to build a 14, most have a full and nice panel with likely a new engine which might not be the case for a 7 or 9.

RV14 is more that meets the eye.
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By Bavafa
I would probably enlarge the relief area to...

I would probably enlarge the relief area to include/capture the crack, will not leave it as it is.
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