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Forum: Primers Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By Bavafa
Akzo epoxy primer

Akzo epoxy primer
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Bavafa
#2 and #3 cylinders share the same thru bolt....

#2 and #3 cylinders share the same thru bolt. While it is very unlikely, it is a good idea to check the torque on those nuts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Bavafa
I don't believe the dam will prevent this as I...

I don't believe the dam will prevent this as I have seen fuel stain on all my four cylinder. Airflow performance suggest to put the bleed hole towards the bottom , if possible, but clocking it that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 1,479,343
Posted By Bavafa
This may very well be the case for this set up of...

This may very well be the case for this set up of tanks but many have reported, including myself for the last two planes that fuel tank rivets show paint blisters which was not as a result of vent...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 1,479,343
Posted By Bavafa
Many have reported this issue and I believe it is...

Many have reported this issue and I believe it is still u known as why.
I have my plane painted, now it has been 5 months, and anxiously waiting to see if blisters will show up, none so far.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-24-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By Bavafa
I am wondering why you went with the 60A breaker...

I am wondering why you went with the 60A breaker for a 70A alternator. I have been told, to up size the breaker by around 5A from Alternator, in your case it would be a 75A breaker.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Bavafa
I used a laser pointer light attached to a fixed...

I used a laser pointer light attached to a fixed object and point to the bulk head screw hole. Then put the spinner on and mark it where it is shining. Once drilled, move the prop and align for the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,087
Posted By Bavafa
If I am spending $30-33k on a paint job, I...

If I am spending $30-33k on a paint job, I certainly would expect more than what I saw in their booth at Oshkosh this year. Their pain job was certainly great but not matching the price tag.
For that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By Bavafa
How much oil is it and where do you see it. If t...

How much oil is it and where do you see it.
If t is the prop, you should see it on the back of the blade.
If it is the crank seal, it may have traces of it by the seal

Please note that it is...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By Bavafa
Need or want! I certainly want it, especially...

Need or want!

I certainly want it, especially that is fairly inexpensive. It is almost the difference between a car with power steering and without.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,087
Posted By Bavafa
They do a great job but their price tag is way...

They do a great job but their price tag is way too high, even for the job they do.
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bavafa
So I measured my nose down trim and @182 knots my...

So I measured my nose down trim and @182 knots my trim tab is about 4 degree from neutral which is about one third of overall nose down travel. A full nose down travel is about 13 degree from the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Bavafa
I can't say why your Mooney is setup the way it...

I can't say why your Mooney is setup the way it is other than a mistake.
Your planned way is the standard way of connecting the static line for all RVs.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Bavafa
Plus one for this post which answers the question...

Plus one for this post which answers the question instead of trying to convince that one's choice is better than yours.

To chime in on the question, it depends on how far it has been done in regards...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bavafa
The OP question is about the QB fues, there is no...

The OP question is about the QB fues, there is no indication the finishing kit is included in his purchase which makes all the fear of extra cost just a moot point.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bavafa
Certainly doable and if memory serves me right,...

Certainly doable and if memory serves me right, very little to change.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,370
Posted By Bavafa
If I am seeing the pix from inside correctly, the...

If I am seeing the pix from inside correctly, the bolt is not going thru the longeron or it is very close to the edge. If that is the case, I am not sure how building a new HS will help with...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bavafa
I do have marker for my neutral position and my...

I do have marker for my neutral position and my 60% estimate was based on the run time of the trim. It is not hard to make additional markers or better yet, measure the deflection of the trim tab in...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bavafa
I can't say the actual position of the trim tab...

I can't say the actual position of the trim tab since I have not measure it but based on my trim indicator, I have about 60% more travel if that is a linear deflection. But I know that my leading...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bavafa
It will help if you define "lots of" forward...

It will help if you define "lots of" forward trim.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By Bavafa
I should add that I have bought three brand new...

I should add that I have bought three brand new engine from Lycoming and the first two have been flawless.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By Bavafa
I am sad to add my name to this list, though my...

I am sad to add my name to this list, though my issues have been different and they have been addressed by Lycoming. Mine is a EXP119 TB which I had expected a tad more attention. I have been...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-09-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By Bavafa
For the nozzle replacement you will not need to...

For the nozzle replacement you will not need to remove the injector and if you have, please pay close attention that they are brass and if they break or strip, then it is going to be a major hassle.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-09-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By Bavafa
I will be certainly interested in some trade,...

I will be certainly interested in some trade, even if it is just for experimenting to get the right size. Please note the there is a limit as how small you can go which is driven based on your fuel...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Bavafa
I have installed my TXP 45R behind the baggage...

I have installed my TXP 45R behind the baggage area in both of my RV14 with zero issues including bluetooth reception.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Bavafa
This is to some degree a cultural thing, American...

This is to some degree a cultural thing, American culture generally has a much higher tolerance for being in debt, sometimes up to the neck. Of course there are things in life that one might need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By Bavafa
Consider saving those monthly payment to pay from...

Consider saving those monthly payment to pay from the kit. As it is, itís not like you can go and pick up the entire project from VANS, unless you are buying it from an individual.
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,697
Posted By Bavafa
Consider this as an opportunity for a (side)...

Consider this as an opportunity for a (side) business and help those "assemblers"
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,334
Posted By Bavafa
When it comes to comparing brand/type A vs...

When it comes to comparing brand/type A vs brand/type B, I find it often times (some) people make the comparison to support their view with little regards to objectivity. EI, tip up/slider or tail...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-06-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,744
Posted By Bavafa
Make perfect and common sense.

Make perfect and common sense.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,334
Posted By Bavafa
Yes, there has been multiple in-flight failures...

Yes, there has been multiple in-flight failures on this very site. None that I know of has been in IMC condition, nevertheless....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,334
Posted By Bavafa
Do a search for the reported number of in-flight...

Do a search for the reported number of in-flight failures of Dynon vs. Garmin, that might help you in your choice. Also, I will tend to agree with those who doubt the $12K difference for the apple...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,113
Posted By Bavafa
Plus 1.....

Plus 1.....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Bavafa
I just went thru replacing one and have learned a...

I just went thru replacing one and have learned a lot as a result.

You are correct about the recommendation by Lycoming in regards to the over size. There is a SI for it and you will need the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-04-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By Bavafa
After reading your original post, I was going to...

After reading your original post, I was going to suggest this but glad you are already consider it.
Iím have installed the ne and it is very easy, Iíll see s also great to work with but feel free to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-04-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By Bavafa
WTB: PMAG 114

Looking for a PMAG 114 with the gear if anyone has one that is not using.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,978
Posted By Bavafa
I am sorry for your misfortune and hope it is...

I am sorry for your misfortune and hope it is back flying again sooner than later.

I am surprised no one has asked, do you know the cause of fire. Perhaps that can be used as a lesson learned for...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,113
Posted By Bavafa
#8 holes are more prone to cracking. I would try...

#8 holes are more prone to cracking. I would try a hand squeezer to see how that works for you. I have not had any #8 hole cracked but I debur them even if they are to the size.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,652
Posted By Bavafa
You may get the report of worked fine from many...

You may get the report of worked fine from many but it really depends on what is meant by 'fine'

On my last build, I put my G3X antenna under the cowl, maybe a couple of inches from the FW and I do...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-31-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Bavafa
It is crucial to getting those holes precisely so...

It is crucial to getting those holes precisely so your aileron is in the correct position.

If it was me, I would by a new set of brackets that is already pre punched. Either build a whole new set or...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,435
Posted By Bavafa
Before it gets close, I just want to say well...

Before it gets close, I just want to say well said here, I completely concur.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Bavafa
The service instruction that I used from Lycoming...

The service instruction that I used from Lycoming specifically recommends that it needs to be wet and it list the type of lubrication it can be used.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Bavafa
Since I am a beginner when it comes to this type...

Since I am a beginner when it comes to this type of work, I would not even know how one would get silicone between the nut and flange but I am pretty sure I have not. We just lubricated the bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Bavafa
My wife has been my bucking partner and I always...

My wife has been my bucking partner and I always emphasized, who bucks is in charge of the command and we used a simple on-it to let the person with the gun know they can shoot. I used good to let...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Bavafa
Re-installing Lycoming cylinder

For those gurus who have done this before, how common is to see some oil leak at the base of the cylinder after reinstalling it.

I had to pull a cylinder for some work and installed it back with all...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-24-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By Bavafa
I have installed the fuel pump both ways, local...

I have installed the fuel pump both ways, local ground and also to the forest of tabs and have not had any RF noise as a result. The last installation it has a ground run to the forest of tab simply...
Forum: Propellers 08-24-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Bavafa
The same has also been sold under the name of MT...

The same has also been sold under the name of MT governor. I wanted to buy it directly from Jihostroj since they did not require a calendar base overhaul schedule unlike MT but communication with...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By Bavafa
I share the same opinion with Turner here. If it...

I share the same opinion with Turner here. If it doesn't polish out, then yes replace it but if it does, then I think you are fine. I have primed these parts and for priming, I needed to scuff and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-22-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Bavafa
A couple of questions, - Have you tried switching...

A couple of questions,
- Have you tried switching tanks when the pressure drops?
- If you turn the electric pump off, after you have turned it on to recover the pressure, does the pressure drops...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By Bavafa
And for a lot less $, you can experiment with...

And for a lot less $, you can experiment with this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09B1QMS8G?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

It works great, only a bit on the heavy side (approximately 1lb)
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,975
Posted By Bavafa
That is my typical cruise speed and I am guessing...

That is my typical cruise speed and I am guessing a slightly more nose down elevator deflection purely based on the dirtiness of the elevator horn. I will try next time to observe and see if I can...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,975
Posted By Bavafa
If you are getting 165k max speed, then there is...

If you are getting 165k max speed, then there is something not right.

I would imagine you have verified your speed that is not an error in the speed.

For reference, my first 14A top speed was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 57
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 40,471
Posted By Bavafa
[QUOTE=DanH;1628246] Such is life with a 390. ...

[QUOTE=DanH;1628246] Such is life with a 390. Which cooler are you using?/QUOTE]

The Airflow system 2006X, the standard cooler that comes with the kit.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 57
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 40,471
Posted By Bavafa
Boy, how willing I would be to make a good...

Boy, how willing I would be to make a good Persian dish and have you guys over to explain this in a way that I the light bulb would be on brighter. Nevertheless, I thank you guys for explaining...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Bavafa
This is not the case for me, I am going back to...

This is not the case for me, I am going back to straight mineral and don't want to mix that with the existing oil that is in the cooler which is ashless dispersant oil.

I will remove the cooler...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Bavafa
In another words, you are suggesting to remove it...

In another words, you are suggesting to remove it and drain it :D

BTW, this is in a 14 which the oil cooler is sitting on its side, so removing the line will only drain it partially.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Bavafa
Easy ways of draining oil cooler

Any suggest for an easy way of draining oil cooler other than removing it and re-installing it?

thanks in advance
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,975
Posted By Bavafa
The HS of the 14 comes with pre-drilled holes and...

The HS of the 14 comes with pre-drilled holes and there isn't much room, if any, for adjustments of incident setting like other RV models such as RV6 or 7. So, it is hard to imagine that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 194,763
Posted By Bavafa
Justin, Thank you for clarification, I see now...

Justin,
Thank you for clarification, I see now and will give this a try. VNAV is enabled on my 650xi but I can not confirm if it was enabled on the 650 or not.

The VNAV function on the G3X is very...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 194,763
Posted By Bavafa
Thank you Justin for confirming this. Looks like...

Thank you Justin for confirming this. Looks like this feature has been changed/removed from the 650 to 650xi since I was able to do this with my 650.
At least now I don't go continue chasing this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 194,763
Posted By Bavafa
Hi iamtheari, Can you use G3X VNAV function if...

Hi iamtheari,
Can you use G3X VNAV function if your GPS source is set to external?
On my last RV which I had a 650, I could use this function regardless of GPS source but with my new 650xi this...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bavafa
I made the same mistake and only realized as a...

I made the same mistake and only realized as a few holes were drilled with #30. I checked with VANS to see if I can use oops rivet in those holes but they disagreed and endup replacing the spar.
My...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,235
Posted By Bavafa
If you do remove the cylinder, try to leave the...

If you do remove the cylinder, try to leave the piston in place and not pull it out. Lycoming recommends re-honing the cylinder if piston comes out.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By Bavafa
Yeah, with that you might not get a nice and...

Yeah, with that you might not get a nice and straight trailing edge which is important.
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