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Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,621
Posted By Don Patrick
Long flights?

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

Got these from Brent Owenís..donít know if he still sells...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Don Patrick
Rawg

Good talking to youÖbe in touch shortly.

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Don Patrick
And

Iím flying to Arnprior to pick up a friend on Sunday to retrieve his swiftÖ.let me know!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Don Patrick
Where is the airport?

Iím in OshawaÖI built my RV8. Iím happy to help. A number of my friends are AMEs and Iím 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: 1,028
Posted By Don Patrick
Read ahead!

Hey Chris,

I completed my build a couple years backÖ.I miss building! Make sure you read other RV8 build logs to see what those builders had challenges with and to see some great tipsÖsome amazing...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Don Patrick
Yup

I would tend to agreeÖ
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,666
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: 4,225
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: 1,139
Posted By Don Patrick
Thanks

Thanks Gregg
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
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: 1,139
Posted By Don Patrick
Tail and wings.

Itís the tail and wing kit....

Thanks

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
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: 3,117
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: 2,143
Posted By Don Patrick
Sizing

Hey Pat,

Where are you located?

Iím in Oshawa...if you havenít sat in a 8, your more than welcome to come and sit in mine. Iím 5í9, 175 lbs and the 8 fits like a glove....

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 1,196,803
Posted By Don Patrick
Wow

What a beauty!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 29,593
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: 1,594
Posted By Don Patrick
Vanís

You can get the plans from Vanís 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: 2,224
Posted By Don Patrick
Nice!

Beauty shot!
Forum: Canada 03-11-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
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: 1,597
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: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By Don Patrick
Have you flown in a RV?

I see youíre in Oshawa....

Email me at 925@drps.ca and Iíll send you my number.

I have a RV8 in Oshawa...if you havenít flown in an 8, I know someone that can help you out with that.;)

Iím...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,015
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: 1,973
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: 7,368
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/

Iíve got over...
Forum: Canada 01-28-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
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: 1,004
Posted By Don Patrick
USPS

Hey Tony,

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

Never an issue there.

Howís the 8 treating you?

Don
Forum: Canada 01-25-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
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: 2,783
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: 8,426
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: 3,180
Posted By Don Patrick
Search

Thatís 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: 5,169
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: 605,735
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: 17
Views: 4,766
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: 1,022
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 Iíll 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: 6,874
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: 9,870
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: 14,877
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: 3,163
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: 3,163
Posted By Don Patrick
MDRA

Transport sets the conditions, not the MDRA.

Don
Forum: Canada 08-26-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By Don Patrick
Email

Jim,

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

Don
Forum: Canada 08-26-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
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: 972
Posted By Don Patrick
Gear?

Standard gear or Grove gear?

Iíve got grove gear, wheels and brakes.

Don
Forum: Canada 08-25-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By Don Patrick
CofA

Iíll have a look for my old cofa.


Don
Forum: Canada 08-24-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By Don Patrick
Modified 25 hr period.

Jim,

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

Wasnít a problem.

Don
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-30-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,327
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: 1,327
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: 1,027
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 canít solve 5e issue.

Thanks


Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,030
Posted By Don Patrick
Good luck

Don?t expect to get it anytime soon Ivan


Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,030
Posted By Don Patrick
Customer service is terrible.

I too have Andair products in my RV-8.

March 6, I purchased a 3-way valve on their website so I can add a ferry tank to my RV-8. Cost was $294.88 Can.

March 17, I send email asking for an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,030
Posted By Don Patrick
Andair

Before I begin a massive rant about Andair, has anyone else had issues with them recently?

Don
Forum: ADS-B 05-19-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,813
Posted By Don Patrick
AV-30

I?m using the AV-30....works great.

https://uavionix.com/products/av-30/


Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,312
Posted By Don Patrick
Beauty!

Great video,

By the time I got up there, it was overcast!

DP
Forum: Canada 04-07-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,275
Posted By Don Patrick
Yup

My setup is working perfectly.

Christian and Trent from Uavionics secured the testing data from Nav Canada and the FAA.

All seems to be working well with the TBX.


Don
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-04-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 64,874
Posted By Don Patrick
Museum

Looking good Andy,

Just wondering, do you volunteer at the museum at the airport?


Dn
Forum: COMM 04-02-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Don Patrick
Did you install?

Did you install the D180 and audio? If so, and you have a HS34 and/AP74, you could refer to page 4-11 of the install manual...a potentiometer .

This is what you probably need to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,496
Posted By Don Patrick
Going down the wrong path....

Maybe I missed something, aside from the early April fools day, but why is this in the classifieds?


Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,100
Posted By Don Patrick
Done.

I ordered the Andair fuel valve today that will accommodate the auxiliary tank along with both left and right tanks.

Just have to decide what size tank I want to get.

I may have to order some hoses...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,100
Posted By Don Patrick
Nice

Nice setup!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,100
Posted By Don Patrick
T-fitting?

I?ve read a lot about the different types of setups. I have the Andair FS20-3, which only has a left and right option. There is no extra port like the Van?s valve.

Anyone have experience in adding...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By Don Patrick
Disregard

Got it....


Thanks


Don
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By Don Patrick
Update

I?m only seeing 9.7.4.

I have IOS 13.3.1.

I?m in Canada...does that make a difference?

Don
Forum: ADS-B 02-19-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,080
Posted By Don Patrick
AV30

I?m installing one this weekend with the AV30....install will be documented and reported on....stay tuned.

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,044
Posted By Don Patrick
Awesome!

Congrats Tim,

The 8 is such a wonderful plane to fly!

Enjoy the phase 1!


Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By Don Patrick
ANL

Also check your ANL fuse.
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