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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Bavafa
Wow, what a fantastic mods especially on the...

Wow, what a fantastic mods especially on the canopy opening mechanism. Having built one of these canopies, I can appreciate the awesome work you have put into this to make it so much better.
Forum: Safety 05-17-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,007
Posted By Bavafa
A very good advice. I found them setting them in...

A very good advice. I found them setting them in a vise will give me the most control.
Forum: Safety 05-17-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,007
Posted By Bavafa
They are hard rivets to set so I would not...

They are hard rivets to set so I would not countersink especially that they are small diameter tubes. You just need to make sure you have enough clearance which needs to be check regardless of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,852
Posted By Bavafa
Agreed Larry. Not only I have been very careful...

Agreed Larry. Not only I have been very careful with covering all the openings in the engine area (breather tube) the baffles on a 14 comes predrilled, other than the holes for the cooling tubes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,852
Posted By Bavafa
I spoke to Lycoming and they believe the same,...

I spoke to Lycoming and they believe the same, thinking it is from one of the internal port in the crank case that was left uncleaned. Nevertheless I am sending it in to be analyzed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,852
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you everyone for chiming in. The engine is...

Thank you everyone for chiming in. The engine is IO390-EXP119 and I have already sent a pix to Jeff @ Lycoming. I do agree that it looks like drill swarf and it was in the finger screen.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,852
Posted By Bavafa
Metal found in oil screen

I did a oil change today and found this metal in the oil screen. The engine now has about 42 hours on it and the metall is not ferrous, look to be brass but can't say for sure.

Any thoughts as what...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Bavafa
You can also cut from the top, my 14 clears the...

You can also cut from the top, my 14 clears the panel including the cabin heat push pull which typically is a the problem.
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Bavafa
These numbers jivs with what I see. My EXP119 is...

These numbers jivs with what I see. My EXP119 is a bit faster and a bit thirstier but more or less the same.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-14-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Bavafa
What I like about places in EU and for that...

What I like about places in EU and for that matter much of the world, you pay the price that you see as compared to the US where the price of a meal is $20 on the menu but you end up paying nearly...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Bavafa
Does this motor require any modification to the...

Does this motor require any modification to the original mounting structure, similar as the PH motor or is it a drop in type?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,351
Posted By Bavafa
With best wishes, get well soon Tom.

With best wishes, get well soon Tom.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,581
Posted By Bavafa
I guess you are right, everytime I think this is...

I guess you are right, everytime I think this is an ridiculous asking price, you see the plane sold. Right now there is a 14 year old RV7, VFR with about 1000 hours asking over $200K.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,581
Posted By Bavafa
Agreed when they are priced right. This is, I...

Agreed when they are priced right. This is, I believed priced for a quick sale.

Honestly, I have seen some ridiculously priced (high) RVs recently on the market which makes me wonder, are they...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-06-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By Bavafa
I have used them on my most recent project and...

I have used them on my most recent project and really like them. They seem to give a very good mechanical bond and prevent the wire to be weak where the wire insulation ends.
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Bavafa
These things happens so I wouldn't sweat it. You...

These things happens so I wouldn't sweat it. You are on the correct path on replacing it.

I think you can still drill in the same way as the original way with that has been done with the pilot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Bavafa
I hate to say it but it seems I have seen more...

I hate to say it but it seems I have seen more report of Dynon in flight reboot than perhaps any other competitors. For VFR not a big deal but it would scare the heck out of me in a IFR flight.
Forum: Reviews 05-05-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By Bavafa
Brad, Obviously you are a kinder person that I...

Brad,
Obviously you are a kinder person that I am. If they had charged my CC and not shipped, I would have promptly canceled the order since that is not the honest way to do business.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By Bavafa
larry, Good way of explaining it, thank you. ...

larry, Good way of explaining it, thank you. Both the bicycle and 70's car example make the light bulb in my head go on much better, so thank you.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By Bavafa
I was pulling those numbers out of thin air and...

I was pulling those numbers out of thin air and exaggerated on the numbers to make the question clear. So given that number and understanding the chart doesn't have this, what happens in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By Bavafa
I am just wondering (the technical/mechanic side)...

I am just wondering (the technical/mechanic side) what is the harm if manifold (air) is more than RPM by the greater number in these charts.

I assume the air/fuel mixture is correct, lets say at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Bavafa
That plumbing is a work of art, just beautifully...

That plumbing is a work of art, just beautifully done.
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Bavafa
I have never used a stick to measure my fuel...

I have never used a stick to measure my fuel quantity but I would imagine it would be pretty accurate from the same model plane to plane as these parts are made pretty precise and a tank from one...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Bavafa
Eric, I have never had any issue with the...

Eric,
I have never had any issue with the negative settings. I do have a -3 for the reflex position.

Oren,
I had troubles with my flap (G3X and GAD 27) that was puzzling and did not make any sense....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Bavafa
Oren, Is this the triangle on your G3X screen for...

Oren,
Is this the triangle on your G3X screen for flap? If so, lets look and verify the voltage reading on your calibration page when you are in the config mode and get the voltage readings.

I am...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Bavafa
I assume that the flap moves in the correct...

I assume that the flap moves in the correct direction in both up & down but does not work as expected before reaching 10 degrees, correct?

If that is the case, have you checked the voltage reading...
Forum: Interiors 04-26-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,514
Posted By Bavafa
I can't speak of quality and comfort of other...

I can't speak of quality and comfort of other offerings other than Classic Aero but I can confirm that Classic Aero seats are absolutely top notch in quality and comfort. I know looks is rather...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Bavafa
Jim, The tech is correct on all account and...

Jim,
The tech is correct on all account and specifically about the experimental part.
The NL model has been far more reliable and if you can fit it, it would be wise to go with that model if you are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Bavafa
Hi Jim, This part is the solenoid that is on...

Hi Jim,
This part is the solenoid that is on mounted on the side of the starter LS, if that is causing trouble and the common part that has been failing on this model starter.

You can get it from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Bavafa
Those solenoids on this model starter has been...

Those solenoids on this model starter has been the weakest part and many have failed. You can buy the solenoid from the auto store (Ford Crown victoria) and it is very easy to replace. If you do a...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Bavafa
Archer and in the wingtip.

Archer and in the wingtip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,542
Posted By Bavafa
When I was in the market for it, they would sell...

When I was in the market for it, they would sell the housing but not the filter element for aviation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,542
Posted By Bavafa
I have a brand new filter element which I believe...

I have a brand new filter element which I believe it has a 13/16-16 thread for sell if anyone is interested. This will fit the housing for CP-48108C I can look up the exact part number if anyone is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-25-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By Bavafa
I am glad you said it and not me :) Let's say...

I am glad you said it and not me :)

Let's say one gets really good at this and does it fast, 1000 hours per RV. That is 50000 hours of RV building, outstanding !!!!
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Bavafa
Building a good canopy is perhaps the hardest...

Building a good canopy is perhaps the hardest part of the project but in case of the 14, it is by far simpler than 7 and more assured to have a great fitting/looking canopy.
As for sealing for water,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Mike, that is what I thought. So, this...

Thank you Mike, that is what I thought. So, this is going to get returned.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,542
Posted By Bavafa
If you are in need of one that you can't wait,...

If you are in need of one that you can't wait, let me know and as I have some spare ones that I can let you have one.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Bavafa
SkyTec starter Solenoid

I bought a spare solenoid for the Skytech LS starter and the plastic part in the front is broken. I don't think this is normal and it should be intact, correct?

I have never replaced these so I...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Bavafa
That is correct, you need a position sensor which...

That is correct, you need a position sensor which VANS sells or you can buy it direct from Ray Allen. VANS part is a kit which makes it easier and probably for the same price.
The part is POS-12
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Bavafa
If you have GAD 27, you can set it to relative...

If you have GAD 27, you can set it to relative position mode and then go to Engine page to set/calibrate it to set it at different position/degrees. Then pressing the flap switch, it will take it to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Bavafa
The rear baffle is the most common place,...

The rear baffle is the most common place, possibly the hardest part of ensuring no leak since it is done blind
By countersinking the skin, it ensures that there is no gap between the skin and the...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Bavafa
What Jon said... I have installed this on all...

What Jon said... I have installed this on all three RV and works great with zero leak which is important especially for IFR certification.
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Bavafa
Can't confirm or deny :) I can confirm that they...

Can't confirm or deny :)

I can confirm that they are for the Exhaust hanger and I can also confirm that you will get them in your kit even if you have the EXP119 which does not require them.
I did...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Bavafa
Yes, very easy. Just connect your canopy switch...

Yes, very easy. Just connect your canopy switch to one of your discreets and configure that discreet for Canopy. You have multiple discreets from your GAD27.
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By Bavafa
I had my aluminum spinner chrome plated and after...

I had my aluminum spinner chrome plated and after about 40 hours of flying, it started hairline cracks so I remove it. The same type/made spinner without chrome plate on my plane had over 120 hours...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,178
Posted By Bavafa
Chris, Could this be a timing issue? What do you...

Chris,
Could this be a timing issue? What do you have for mag?
Not that I am an A&P or know these things well, but I can't imagine what causes for kick back or to go back and forth.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By Bavafa
All my three RVs have had a full 1/16" layer of...

All my three RVs have had a full 1/16" layer of fiberfrax on the lower cowl covered with Aluminum from VANS. Spruce sells a glue for fiberfrax but it was worthless for my use and did not stick. But...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bavafa
This deserve an award But seriously, no big deal...

This deserve an award
But seriously, no big deal just remove and put a proper safety wire.
Two other note, is the oil is coming from the drain or from your sniffle valve? If you have a sniffle valve,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Bavafa
I do believe I have a role of baffle material...

I do believe I have a role of baffle material that VANS sells. Let me know if you are still interested. I believe it is a full role.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By Bavafa
Another Plus 1 for HF balancer. I used it for...

Another Plus 1 for HF balancer. I used it for both of my RVs and it worked fine , the wheel was balanced and the weight never came off so what else can one expect.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By Bavafa
They did have price increase twice since last...

They did have price increase twice since last year. $35K sounds about right for the standard IO-390 whereas the IO-390-EXP and thunderbolt is more expensive and probably in that $50K range.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,358
Posted By Bavafa
I was told by Lycoming of absolute minimum of 3.5...

I was told by Lycoming of absolute minimum of 3.5 qts for the IO390-EXP119 which has a smaller sump (7qts max)
If memory serves me right, 4 qts was the minimum for my last IO390 which had a 8qts max...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,358
Posted By Bavafa
Ask yourself or your sources, will moisture...

Ask yourself or your sources, will moisture evaporate at minimum temp of 180?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Bavafa
7A CB or fuse if you are inquiring about the...

7A CB or fuse if you are inquiring about the input power.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-15-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bavafa
Let me rephrase that. It will not fit well. The...

Let me rephrase that. It will not fit well. The 14 is a bigger/wider fues and the RV14 back seats are taller.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-15-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bavafa
If they were made for RV14, they would not fit a 7

If they were made for RV14, they would not fit a 7
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By Bavafa
If it has only 5 hours since the mag was...

If it has only 5 hours since the mag was overhauled, one would hope the shop will check it for free, obviously something wrong.
Can you run a temporary wire to the mag Plead and after it has warmed...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,730
Posted By Bavafa
It is as common as any other model and as...

It is as common as any other model and as reliable as any other model. I had two pins (one on each side) during a trip and they were both bent/broken with a couple of good size ding in my rudder. ...
Forum: GPS 04-15-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Bavafa
You can redeem your free DB update by going to...

You can redeem your free DB update by going to flygarmin dot com and in the same manner that you would update your DB but it will give you an option to put a coupon code. Then instead of purchasing,...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,178
Posted By Bavafa
Do you have a part number for that NAPA solenoid?

Do you have a part number for that NAPA solenoid?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Bavafa
Unless you are insisting of making your own fuel...

Unless you are insisting of making your own fuel lines, there are a couple of great places that you can order your fuel lines which might end up cheaper but certainly safer since they have a lot of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Bavafa
Some connectors seal better under positive...

Some connectors seal better under positive pressure than negative. This type of test might not be as conclusive as a test with negative pressure.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Bavafa
I am not sure what kind of connector/T-fittings...

I am not sure what kind of connector/T-fittings you are using? If it is a barb type fitting or any similar, I would highly recommend to remove them all and replace them with the type that more or...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,645
Posted By Bavafa
I don't know what PlA material is but I am...

I don't know what PlA material is but I am wondering if they are strong enough to be riveted. I also imagine that the VANS provided handle is also meant to provide some strength/rigidity to the part...
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