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Forum: ADS-B 05-10-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,670
Posted By Don Patrick
Update

I previously mounted my tailbeacon X in the lower rudder position on the 8. It was a bit of modifying to get it to fit.

Had a problem with it and built a fibreglass bracket and installed it in the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,398
Posted By Don Patrick
Awesome !

Congrats Martin….

Hope it’s an easy fix for you!

Don
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2022, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Don Patrick
Explain please

I’ve never heard this before…and I seldom go above 5500 feet.

Can you explain this please. Thanks
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-22-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By Don Patrick
More info please

Time on the props? ADs? Serial numbers on the hub and blades? Overhauled 2016, but there’s no logs…how do you know it was overhauled in 2016?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-22-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By Don Patrick
Not drilled?

What do you mean by, not drilled?

What’s the serial number?

Thanks
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-31-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,398
Posted By Don Patrick
Congrats !

Way to go Martin…enjoy that first flight….awesome experience and feeling!

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,252
Posted By Don Patrick
No issues.

I have the vetterman trombone with a superior engine and cold sump….easy.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=Don%20Patrick&project=820&category=0&log=222392&row=3

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By Don Patrick
No prob

Bought avionics for my 8. No issues.

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,586
Posted By Don Patrick
One filter

Have an EFII filter in the fuselage after the fuel valve and before the EFII boost pump.

Very very tight in the wing root of the 8.

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,173
Posted By Don Patrick
Man!

Makes me want to build another 8. Looks beautiful!

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,700
Posted By Don Patrick
Here is what I did….

Just finished counting the nutplates and the locations for the K1000-8 and the K2000-8. I understand some folks countersunk and dimpled the floors (I did) and others just used the rounded #8 screw...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Don Patrick
Just checking

Wasn’t there a post here some time ago from Mahlon on this?

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By Don Patrick
Yes it is!

I am mimicking the process from the article. I will document it and provide my parts list as well.

I’ll add it to a thread here when completed.

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By Don Patrick
Amazing machines

Today is the third anniversary of my first flight in my RV8. It took me 8 years and 8 months to finish the project.

Over the last 3 years, I have completed 293 sorties in this aircraft,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,174
Posted By Don Patrick
Nice!

Congrats Eric and all the best…quite a few of us in the GTA that get together for when you get your restrictions lifted!

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 863,849
Posted By Don Patrick
Congrats!

When is the inaugural flight? What airfield? Would love to fly my 8 over to watch!

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Don Patrick
Smoke oil and EGT probes.

Has anyone with a smoke system experience any issues with their Dynon EGT probes?

Just wondering if their is the potential for pre mature failure of the prob when oil gets introduced into the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,827
Posted By Don Patrick
Long flights?

What would you know about long flights??. ;);)

Got these from Brent Owen’s..don’t know if he still sells...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By Don Patrick
Rawg

Good talking to you…be in touch shortly.

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By Don Patrick
And

I’m flying to Arnprior to pick up a friend on Sunday to retrieve his swift….let me know!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By Don Patrick
Where is the airport?

I’m in Oshawa…I built my RV8. I’m happy to help. A number of my friends are AMEs and I’m sure they would do a prebuy inspection.

I could fly them there if I knew where it was at. Let me...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,623
Posted By Don Patrick
Read ahead!

Hey Chris,

I completed my build a couple years back….I miss building! Make sure you read other RV8 build logs to see what those builders had challenges with and to see some great tips…some amazing...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By Don Patrick
Yup

I would tend to agree…
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,868
Posted By Don Patrick
Build it right.

I followed the plans on my 8….no bending of the rods required.

Don
Forum: Propellers 08-02-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,947
Posted By Don Patrick
Wow

Looks great with the 3 blade on it!

What are you doin with the old prop?

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Don Patrick
Thanks

Thanks Gregg
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Don Patrick
Correct

From what I understand, prior to the dash 1, the max gross was 1550 pounds and the dash 1 is 1600.

What is a good ball park price for this wing and tail kit?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Don Patrick
Tail and wings.

It’s the tail and wing kit....

Thanks

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Don Patrick
1996 kit

Afternoon folks,

Does anyone know if the RV8 kits sent out in 96 are different than the ones sent out in 2010?

Looking at another 8 build and have an opportunity to pick up a kit.

Thanks

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,403
Posted By Don Patrick
My dream plane!

Had the opportunity to meet a friend clearing customs in Hamilton, Ontario after leaving Florida this morning and escorting the plane to it’s new home in Oshawa CYOO.

Not everyday a RV7 and a RV8...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,765
Posted By Don Patrick
Sizing

Hey Pat,

Where are you located?

I’m in Oshawa...if you haven’t sat in a 8, your more than welcome to come and sit in mine. I’m 5’9, 175 lbs and the 8 fits like a glove....

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 1,265,514
Posted By Don Patrick
Wow

What a beauty!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 31,640
Posted By Don Patrick
Same here

If the drawings are still available, could you forward a copy please?

I had a high tail time friend land from the rear yesterday and the authority was terrible.

t6pilot@hotmail.com

Thanks


Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By Don Patrick
Van’s

You can get the plans from Van’s and they are cheap.

The cable lengths are preset...there is no adjusting them.

Don
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-15-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,685
Posted By Don Patrick
Nice!

Beauty shot!
Forum: Canada 03-11-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,046
Posted By Don Patrick
Update

For anyone in Canada currently considering selling their RV7, please reach out to me directly. 905 2 six 1 66 one 5 or 925@drps.ca

Unfortunately with the current COVID situation, it is difficult...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,889
Posted By Don Patrick
This is what I did.

I stole this from Matt Dralle. My gear are aligned perfectly.

Don

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=Don%20Patrick&project=820&category=7636&log=180248&row=38
Forum: Canada 02-10-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,046
Posted By Don Patrick
Have you flown in a RV?

I see you’re in Oshawa....

Email me at 925@drps.ca and I’ll send you my number.

I have a RV8 in Oshawa...if you haven’t flown in an 8, I know someone that can help you out with that.;)

I’m...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,366
Posted By Don Patrick
Wow

Had a look at those photos....how did those ever get shipped?

I wonder if it was their first time welding?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,393
Posted By Don Patrick
Here is mine....

Easy Peasy,

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=Don%20Patrick&project=820&category=7636&log=179654&row=43


And here is...
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,290
Posted By Don Patrick
Yupper

Sure did. After 8 years and 8 months of building, I took my 8 on its maiden flight on Dec 30th, 2018...what a thrill!

https://www.vansaircraft.com/first-flights/don-patricks-rv-8/

I’ve got over...
Forum: Canada 01-28-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By Don Patrick
Canadian Insurance info

Got this from our local COPA chapter tonight. Might also be a good comparison for US insurance rates.

DATE: Thursday February 4, 2021

TIME: 19:30

TOPIC: Insurance

Belinda Bryce, Executive Vice...
Forum: Canada 01-27-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Don Patrick
USPS

Hey Tony,

I’ve been burned a number of times by UPS and FedEx....I always ask for USPS now.

Never an issue there.

How’s the 8 treating you?

Don
Forum: Canada 01-25-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By Don Patrick
Insurance for private aerodromes.

For anyone owning their own airstrip/aerodrome, a couple of questions for you:

Do you have insurance on the property in the event of an accident/mishap?

If so, what companies in Canada offer such...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,377
Posted By Don Patrick
Awesome!

Congrats....a day you will never forget. Enjoy your new escape from all he stressors below!

Don
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,815
Posted By Don Patrick
Dye

I have the same issue...sweating along my bnc and rear flange....fixed the bnc...no sweating and proseal is hard.

Proseal at Baffle has gone sticky....covered in dye. No where else has it gone bad....
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,827
Posted By Don Patrick
Search

That’s why the search function is a tool that folks should use more frequently. This is old old news.

DP
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,615
Posted By Don Patrick
1

I did 1....no issues.

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 647,539
Posted By Don Patrick
Very nice!

Awesome pic!


We need to the in formation!

DP
Forum: ADS-B 12-04-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,670
Posted By Don Patrick
Installed on the 8

I installed the tail beacon on my 8.

You will need to do a fair amount of interior cleaning of where the box portion of the beacon goes into the fibreglass. When the adapter/mounting plate goes on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
Posted By Don Patrick
Superior install.

I have the cold air sump.

I installed the Christen system and made my own hoses.

Send me your email address and I’ll send you picks of my install....I have a superior Io-360

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,976
Posted By Don Patrick
Wheel it...

I’ve got some time in tail aircraft, including T6, Scouts, Champs, and my RV-8.

I’m by no means an expert, however, landing with any substantial xwind, you will have more success and CONTROL with...
Forum: Safety 10-14-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,130
Posted By Don Patrick
What after market?

I have the Classic Aero Aviator seats....should I be worried?

Inspection tomorrow.

Thanks


DP
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,078
Posted By Don Patrick
My 2 cents

Power and aileron simultaneously. (Aileron aggravates the spin)
Rudder full opposite until rotation stops
Elevator ease out of the dive

Works everytime without over stressing the aircraft.

DP
Forum: Canada 08-26-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,698
Posted By Don Patrick
Here was my email to transport

Good morning Darryl,

I appreciate the time you have taken to respond to me about my request.

I'm a rule guy.....I abide by the rules. I enforce the rules whether it is in my job or secondary...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,698
Posted By Don Patrick
MDRA

Transport sets the conditions, not the MDRA.

Don
Forum: Canada 08-26-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,698
Posted By Don Patrick
Email

Jim,

PM me your email and I’ll forward you the emails, responses, and approved restrictions I received..

Don
Forum: Canada 08-26-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,698
Posted By Don Patrick
Found it

Found my email to Paul Baldasaro and Jeff Langford at Transport to extend the flight testing parameters, which was approved.

I also have the special c of a operating conditions as well,

Send me...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-25-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By Don Patrick
Gear?

Standard gear or Grove gear?

I’ve got grove gear, wheels and brakes.

Don
Forum: Canada 08-25-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,698
Posted By Don Patrick
CofA

I’ll have a look for my old cofa.


Don
Forum: Canada 08-24-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,698
Posted By Don Patrick
Modified 25 hr period.

Jim,

I applied to TC to have the 25Nm limit extended to 50Nm.

Wasn’t a problem.

Don
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-30-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,533
Posted By Don Patrick
Thanks

Spoke with Mark....have to do numerous checks to find the issue.

May be ripping out the VP and going old school....

Cheers


Don
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-27-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,533
Posted By Don Patrick
Need some insight

I got stranded yesterday.

Flew one hour, landed, and attempted a hot start 20 minutes later. Had difficulty starting, then I went full throttle, ICO with my friend on the tail...ran 10 secs and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-27-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,166
Posted By Don Patrick
Marc Ausman

Anyone have contact info for Marc?

My aircraft is stranded and I had to take a 4 1/2 hour train ride home. :eek:

I can’t solve 5e issue.

Thanks


Don
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