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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-11-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Bavafa
Sent a PM.

Sent a PM.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-10-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Bavafa
Sent a PM as well.

Sent a PM as well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
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: 317
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: 9
Views: 753
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: 21
Views: 981
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: 17
Views: 1,488
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: 391
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: 391
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: 2,030
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: 1,040
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: 10
Views: 416
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-25-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By Bavafa
I could not view it either. I sent a request.

I could not view it either. I sent a request.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,256
Posted By Bavafa
If it helps our environment, I am all for it. ...

If it helps our environment, I am all for it. Better yet, I hope they put the effort into a workable solution for an electric engine that does not require fossil fuels.
But I doubt I would be alive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
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: 1,329
Posted By Bavafa
Congrats... from here on is only joyful flying.

Congrats... from here on is only joyful flying.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-21-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,919
Posted By Bavafa
I sent an e-mail about the alternator and tube...

I sent an e-mail about the alternator and tube bender.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-20-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By Bavafa
WTB: EICommander

Looking to see if anyone has an EIC that is not using anymore.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
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: 1,604
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: 1,604
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: 7,088
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: 1,168
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: 430
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: 736
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: 736
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: 963
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: 4,793
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: 4,793
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: 424
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: 1,314
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: 597
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: 2,427
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: 1,000
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: 1,000
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: 784
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: 2,308
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: 2,308
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: 1,450
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: 607
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: 2,236
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: 1,358
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: 553
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: 1,608
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: 1,608
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: 1,513
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: 3,212
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: 3,212
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: 1,986
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: 2,381
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: 834
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: 2,446
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: 1,323
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: 1,251
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: 756
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: 575
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: 6,647
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: 3,865
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: 620
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: 1,627
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: 2,098
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: 2,098
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,...
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