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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
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: 207
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: 435
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Steve for noting that, I had forgotten...

Thank you Steve for noting that, I had forgotten about it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-06-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Bavafa
I will be interested in the B&C 90 degree oil...

I will be interested in the B&C 90 degree oil filter adapter only if you are willing to separate them.
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-30-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Bavafa
There maybe some issue with PM, I received my own...

There maybe some issue with PM, I received my own post here as a PM.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-30-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Bavafa
Is the EIC still for sale, didn't heard back on...

Is the EIC still for sale, didn't heard back on this.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-27-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Bavafa
Interested in the EIC, sent you a PM.

Interested in the EIC, sent you a PM.
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
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: 17
Views: 3,689
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: 17
Views: 3,689
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: 285
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: 1,044
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: 429
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: 1,970
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: 719
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: 719
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: 697
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: 1,974
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: 1,974
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: 1,300
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: 507
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: 1,950
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: 1,152
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: 475
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: 1,418
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: 1,418
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: 7
Views: 733
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: 2,959
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: 2,959
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: 1,750
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: 22
Views: 1,494
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: 755
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: 2,053
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: 1,150
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: 1,087
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: 628
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: 482
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: 5,851
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: 3,477
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
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, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
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: RV-10 02-02-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,875
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, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
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: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-01-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,875
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, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,439
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, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,715
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
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, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
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, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,042
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: RV-14 01-27-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
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, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
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, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
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, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
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, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
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, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
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, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
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: RV-14 01-23-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
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...
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