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Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 39
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Views: 7,225
Posted By ctbecker
Ctbecker@aol.com if you don't mind

Ctbecker@aol.com if you don't mind
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By ctbecker
Sales tax in PA

I just recently purchased a Lycoming XO360 thru Vans. Lycoming tacked a 6% sales tax on the invoice to Vans. Interesting since PA eliminated the sales and use taxes on airplane parts and services in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By ctbecker
O ring compatibility

Looking to find out if Viton o-rings are compatible wis aviation brake fluid?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,405
Posted By ctbecker
Much like Joe, I used the crating from Vans to...

Much like Joe, I used the crating from Vans to build temp floor panels that rested on the longerons. My bucking buddy weighs over 200 and there is not a dent or wrinkle to be found. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,313
Posted By ctbecker
Vortex Generators

Has anyone out there installed Vortex Generators? Were they worth the investment? What effect did you see on stall speed etc?
Forum: Safety 11-29-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,022
Posted By ctbecker
No 'aircraft factory' is properly christened...

No 'aircraft factory' is properly christened until a little blood is on the floor. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By ctbecker
Voltage for MT electric prop

I have an MT electric on my 8A with a subie. Prop will not adjust. I'm getting 3.8 volts to the prop and that doesnt sound correct. Calls to MT have been less that useful when trying to determine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,550
Posted By ctbecker
Does the sending unit (float type) need to be...

Does the sending unit (float type) need to be grounded? I've got the gauge wire connected to the center screw on from the sender, not sure of the ground.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By ctbecker
My return line goes thru the ribs to the most...

My return line goes thru the ribs to the most outboard bay to ensure that the warm fuel returning from the engine mixed well with the remaining fuel in the tank.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,786
Posted By ctbecker
We used 4 'lowes' small bolts on each wing to set...

We used 4 'lowes' small bolts on each wing to set the incidence. It may be different on the 8's, but on the 8a's the landing gear weldment causes significant interference in removing the 'big'...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-28-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,515
Posted By ctbecker
Great pictures. What airport were you flying out...

Great pictures. What airport were you flying out of?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,452
Posted By ctbecker
Well, we were able to back the bolts out enough...

Well, we were able to back the bolts out enough to get the washers and nuts on. A lever on the threaded end, and a half inch drive ratchet on the bolt plush a heavy dose of elbow grease.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,452
Posted By ctbecker
Close Tolerence Wing Bolts

Today we drove the NAS bolts for the wings of out 8A. Use beolube and a brass tipped Rivet Set # 12-01543 ECON BRASS RIVET SET from Aircraft Spruce. All 16 bolts in - 30 minutes or less. Now the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 125,510
Posted By ctbecker
Allan, is the Ball Bearing mod mentioned above...

Allan, is the Ball Bearing mod mentioned above and the 'nose wheel bearing mod' on your web site the same?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,332
Posted By ctbecker
Must be a common problem this weekend. My...

Must be a common problem this weekend. My drawing 17 only shows 12 rivet locations on the bottom of the wing, but there are actually 21 holes. I just assumed - it appears correctly - that the holes...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By ctbecker
Trio indicates about 45 minutes for the install...

Trio indicates about 45 minutes for the install in the wing using their bracket. The time was right on, and that included removing the existing bellcrank and connections. Its the only way to go...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,944
Posted By ctbecker
I'm not seeing the pictures. What am I doing...

I'm not seeing the pictures. What am I doing wrong?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 208,254
Posted By ctbecker
COO for a VA Hospital Retired Infantry Officer,...

COO for a VA Hospital
Retired Infantry Officer, US Army Reserve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By ctbecker
Wiring Needs - Vans Landing Lights

I'm considering the Van's wingtip landing lights for the 8A. The web store indicates that there are 2 lights in each wing at 75 Watts per. That's 300 Watts. Any thoughts on the wire size needed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,328
Posted By ctbecker
Removing Camloc

I've fitted the cowl installed all the camlocs. Came out great. Now I want to remove the camlocs for sealing and painting the cowl. Is there a way to remove the cowling portion (not the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,363
Posted By ctbecker
My radio stack (SL40, Transponder and 496) are on...

My radio stack (SL40, Transponder and 496) are on the left. I would rather not have to change hands on the stick at an inopportune moment.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By ctbecker
We used a Bosch oscillator - battery operated ...

We used a Bosch oscillator - battery operated Worked great
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 647,517
Posted By ctbecker
Unhappy Must have missed something. Cant find the...

Must have missed something. Cant find the pictures.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By ctbecker
Top Forward Skin

I'm about ready to rivet the top forward skin. Is it required/good idea to use proseal/RTV to waterproof the rivet line over the radios?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By ctbecker
If you really don't need to do sophisticated...

If you really don't need to do sophisticated financial reporting, Quicken has alot of things going for it. Its simple, inexpensive and robust enough. It may not meet some accounting standards for...
Forum: Rocket 08-14-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 194,905
Posted By ctbecker
Chin Scoop - Regular

I'm interested in the scoop on the standard rocket. I was under the impression that it was available for purchase but have been unable to locate a source. My fiberglass skills are, lets say,...
Forum: Rocket 08-13-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 194,905
Posted By ctbecker
Chin Scoop

Where does one purchase the awesome chin scoop. Building an 8 with a Subie Engine and the scoop would be perfect for cooling the PSRU and Oil Cooler.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,730
Posted By ctbecker
Sikaflex and Primer

We bonded the canopy on the 8A and are ready to fill in the gaps and smooth out the rough edges. The question for the group. When putting sikaflex over sikaflex, is primer required or necessary on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By ctbecker
I used their primer/sealer in a garage under the...

I used their primer/sealer in a garage under the bedroom, simple home built fan in the window and some plastic drop cloth as a pseudo booth with no comments from the rest of the family. Easy to use....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,464
Posted By ctbecker
Ive been using the system for years. The Dupont...

Ive been using the system for years. The Dupont cup is useful to determine the correct amount of water to add to get the desired viscosity. I was surprised how much it takes. Follow the directions...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,127
Posted By ctbecker
P51's is a perennial favorite, but for me, the...

P51's is a perennial favorite, but for me, the Corsair was/is the ultimate warbird. IMHO! :)
Forum: RV-12 12-21-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 33,526
Posted By ctbecker
Remote start? How about by cell...

Remote start? How about by cell phone

http://www.gsm-auto.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By ctbecker
I'm in the middle of wiring and plumbing. There...

I'm in the middle of wiring and plumbing. There are sooooo many items in this area that would have been easier to install/rough in if the side panels of the fuselage were not permanently installed. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By ctbecker
USB Bulkhead

Does this fit your need?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AA767K
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By ctbecker
Rocket Cowl

I'm trying to find the site to purchase a Rocket Cowl. Can anyone assist?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-02-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,399
Posted By ctbecker
How about a single SL-30 Nav/Com and and SL-40. ...

How about a single SL-30 Nav/Com and and SL-40. 696 is not legal for IFR nav but the 30 covers the requirement.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,665
Posted By ctbecker
Dont feel bad, I'd guess that many of us have...

Dont feel bad, I'd guess that many of us have failed to leave the tab.:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,708
Posted By ctbecker
Talking --But can she cook? :)

--But can she cook? :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-31-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By ctbecker
Angry Lets see - Red to + and Black to - ? Lets see, I...

Lets see - Red to + and Black to - ? Lets see, I reversed the battery . . . but not the cables! :o
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By ctbecker
Gil, is only the diode bad or have i fried the...

Gil, is only the diode bad or have i fried the contactor? Any idea of the diode #, I should be able to get one at the aviation section of radio shack.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By ctbecker
Angry Main Battery Contactor Smoke

I just hooked up the main battery for the first time. As with everything, it seems like there is a problem associated with firsts. In this case, the diode on the contactor starts to smoke. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 647,517
Posted By ctbecker
Gator, what did you use for the lettering?

Gator, what did you use for the lettering?
Forum: GPS 01-23-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By ctbecker
I find that a small wire tie on the connector...

I find that a small wire tie on the connector where the wire enters the connector strengthens the totally inadequate strain relief designed into the plug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,208
Posted By ctbecker
Does anyone have any experience with the...

Does anyone have any experience with the Position/Strobe combo that this company offers?
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 794
Posted By ctbecker
Terminal Strip Location

I'm in the process of finding a home for the terminal strip for the termination of the switches on the grip. I've notices that some seem to have terminal strips mounted on the external skin, under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,592
Posted By ctbecker
I found the surest way to use a fly cutter is to...

I found the surest way to use a fly cutter is to reinforce the panel to a piece of wood. Clamp it to the drill press. Drill out a pilot hole for the fly cutter and put 2 screws thru the aluminum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,902
Posted By ctbecker
Actually its a very interesting question. The...

Actually its a very interesting question. The gear weldment bolts go through the carry through section if you remove those bolts without supporting the entire fuselage, including the engine . . . ...
Forum: Northeast 08-23-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By ctbecker
Dont go there next weekend. Its not until Sept 6...

Dont go there next weekend. Its not until Sept 6 and 7. This message string started back in 2007. http://www.merfi.info/ is the website for this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By ctbecker
496 Memory

My 496 indicates that additional memory can be added. I'm having trouble locating a source for the memory. Is it off the shelf memory or is it exclusive to Garmin. Any recommendations for amount...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-04-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By ctbecker
Circuit Breaker is dependent on wire size which...

Circuit Breaker is dependent on wire size which is dependent on the continuous current (amps) drawn by the lamp.

http://support.anywheremap.com/pdfs/wiresize.PDF
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 902,536
Posted By ctbecker
Underlying Structure

Kirk, do you happen to have any pictures of the underlying structure of the armrest?
Forum: Northeast 05-28-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,975
Posted By ctbecker
Still a GO?

Is this still a go for the 31/1? Weather looks marginal for Saturday but better for Sunday.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By ctbecker
Smile Mine will fly on Wednesday -- Some Wednesday! :)

Mine will fly on Wednesday -- Some Wednesday!
:)
Forum: GPS 04-07-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By ctbecker
Those have to be the most poorly engineered parts...

Those have to be the most poorly engineered parts in history!:( I was using a friends 296 and the same thing happened. When my 496 arrived, I immediately took some small wire ties and reinforced...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-15-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 647,517
Posted By ctbecker
Armrest Mods

Near the beginning of this string the question was asked about internal structure of the armrest mod in N444TX. If any pictures of these or similar mods are around, I cant seem to find them. They...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,243
Posted By ctbecker
Clearly the hard point handles will create a...

Clearly the hard point handles will create a severe safety hazard. I would be opting for a soft canvas/rope handle if one is needed at all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 90,076
Posted By ctbecker
As with others, the good (low) numbers are gone. ...

As with others, the good (low) numbers are gone. N464CB - 464 Chemical Brigade - My former Army Reserve Unit and my initials.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,069
Posted By ctbecker
Print a business card using Word followed by a...

Print a business card using Word followed by a Purchase Order form (also in Word or Excel).
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-26-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,789
Posted By ctbecker
3 vs 4 Post Contactors

I recently got a continuous duty contactor from B&C. It came with 4 posts. All the drawings I've seen show contactors having 2 line posts and a ground post. Could someone explain the difference and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By ctbecker
It seems to me that if you have gotten this far...

It seems to me that if you have gotten this far in your project before you have encountered the AS's (Awh S@$t's) you are to be congratulated. Most of us have encountered that loooooong before you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By ctbecker
I for one, modified the floor panels into six...

I for one, modified the floor panels into six separate panels and they are a breeze to remove. All have platenuts for easy removal except for the holes in the longerons which I tapped. When I did...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-24-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,625
Posted By ctbecker
While its been a couple of years, I found that...

While its been a couple of years, I found that the parallel (all at once) approach was superior to the serial (one at a time) was much easier. I mean that before i put the skin in the jig, I put in...
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