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Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Don Patrick
Prefer wheel landings.

I just started flying my RV8 in December after 8 years of building. I had quite a bit of time in Bellancaís and some T6 time, where For me, the norm was wheel landings.

Transitioning to the 8, I...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-03-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Don Patrick
Thanks Vern

Didnít know that. Iíll bring that and my mil ID.

Cheers,


Don
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-02-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Don Patrick
Thanks

It will be on my list.

Cheers,


Don
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-01-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Don Patrick
Scottsdale & Phoenix

Iím heading to Scottsdale for work on Sunday and will be there till Friday.

Iíll have some of Sunday and most of Monday open.

Any suggestions on what to see? Any RVers in the area?

Cheers,


Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,390
Posted By Don Patrick
Again

Up north Aviation....Great work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Don Patrick
VP

They are of no help for the legacy products.
Forum: Safety 08-21-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By Don Patrick
Engine fire

Engine fire


Keep cranking
Throttle full open
Mixture ICO
Boost off
Fuel off
Mags off
Master off
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,838
Posted By Don Patrick
Build on

Suck it up and build on....I made numerous mistakes and had to do it over...then, when I was close to flying, I put my battery in backwards and fried my system.....

I have 74 hours on my 8...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,650
Posted By Don Patrick
Congrats!

Congrats Tom,

Itís a wonderful accomplishment!

Enjoy it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Don Patrick
GRT HXR O-375

Does anyone have a GRT HXR using an 0-360 or a 0-375. Looking for your config file For the EMS data.

I have a friend with a cub looking for some help with the config file for the GRT...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By Don Patrick
Food for thought....know your emergency check!

I thought I would share this experience so that others may take something away from it.

Last evening I went for a quick flight in my 8 from my local airport to a BBQ about a 25 minute flight away....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By Don Patrick
Get one!

I used it quite a bit on mine...and I have 2 of them...both for sale! ;)

Cheers,



Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,324
Posted By Don Patrick
Made it...

Had a great flight from Oshawa to Oshkosh.

Weather was fantastic.

Had to switch gears due to the parking on grass issue and was able to make a call and park at Bassler Conversions. Tied down there...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By Don Patrick
Garage

Hey Tony,

Iím in Oshawa...built my slow build 8 in my single car garage.

I just had a plug in oil rad heater and I as comfortable all winter long.

Unless you have a straight in and out of your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 976,007
Posted By Don Patrick
Congrats!

Beautiful paint job! Love how these machines fly. You're going to love this bird!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,638
Posted By Don Patrick
Looking forward to it.

My first time to Oshkosh. Looking forward to meeting some of the legends in here!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,683
Posted By Don Patrick
D180

I ran my right tank low in my 8. My D180 goes green, yellow, red flashing, with audible and visual screen flashes.


Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Don Patrick
Vibration

Just wondering if other 8 owners have experienced a bit of vibration at the higher speeds. At about 190mph today, I felt a little vibration in the pedals.

Iím going to do a prop balance just to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By Don Patrick
Grove

I went with the credit and got the grove calipers and brakes...zero issues.

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By Don Patrick
Congrats Steve!

Congrats on the first flight!

Are you limited to the 25 NM?

I requested a variance from TC for 50NM and I got it for the first 25 hours...if you want my justification email to TC I can send it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,067
Posted By Don Patrick
Advice

Hello folks,

My RV8 is now out of the test flight phase and I have a clean unrestricted Certificate of Airworthiness!!!

I just read the info at EAA about OshKosh...this will be my first time...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 621,074
Posted By Don Patrick
Wow

That looks sharp!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 621,074
Posted By Don Patrick
Nice!

That looks great Ed....congrats!


Don
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,770
Posted By Don Patrick
Yeah!

Congrats Jon!

Quite the feeling and accomplishment...enjoy!


Don
Forum: Canada 02-17-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Don Patrick
CYOO

Have a new 8 in Oshawa....7 hrs on it so far...still in flight testing phase.

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,351
Posted By Don Patrick
Looks

Can you not put the PFDís much higher @nd cantered, with the 430 and audio panel below the PFDís and even out the other components to the left and right?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 976,007
Posted By Don Patrick
Wow...

Amazing looking plane Steve...congrats!

Time to hook up this summer!

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,667
Posted By Don Patrick
Welcome!

Hey Rich,

Iím in Oshawa and built an RV-8. Just had my first flight on Dec 30th. Weather has been the pits and have only been able to get 3 hrs on it.

Once I get the 25 hours off, Iíll come to...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,728
Posted By Don Patrick
What do you need at TC?

Every time I call TC, I always speak with someone.

Send me a PM and Iíll give you the number I have.

Cheers,


Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,492
Posted By Don Patrick
PM

Axel, tried to send you a PM but youíre full.


Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,492
Posted By Don Patrick
FAST

Hey Axel,

Are most guys FAST qualified at Reno?

What are the requirements to go to the racing school?

Cheers,


Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,945
Posted By Don Patrick
True

True enough, but it sure fits like one!!!

Cheers,


Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-30-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,945
Posted By Don Patrick
Unbelievable!!

Finally...

After a week of fighting the flu, I managed to get to the airport and strapped on my RV-8.

I can't say that I wasn't nervous..I sure was, but once the power was poured on, all...
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,124
Posted By Don Patrick
Wow

Beautiful machine....congrats!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 976,007
Posted By Don Patrick
Thanks

Thanks folks,

Just waiting for the Special C of A.

Much thanks to Simon who came the night before the inspection and had a good look over for some corrective actions.

Cant wait for the big day!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 976,007
Posted By Don Patrick
Almost in the air!

After 8 years, 8 months, and 8 days, the building stage has come to an end. Calibrated my fuel tanks yesterday and so far, I am impresssed with how accurate the capacitive system is...I filled the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Don Patrick
Thanks

Exactly what is required.

Thanks


Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Don Patrick
Thanks

Thanks Mark!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Don Patrick
Flap area

Iím not near the aircraft right now, but need the sq footage of one flap for my initial application for the CofA for Transport Canada.

Anyone know the sq footage off the top of their heads or have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,275
Posted By Don Patrick
Congrats!

Way to go!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 33,379
Posted By Don Patrick
Terrible news.

Condolences to Jonís family and friends...what a terrible loss.
Forum: Canada 10-12-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Don Patrick
Any marine place

I got mine at Whitby marina...they ordered everything I needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,298
Posted By Don Patrick
Thumbs up Right on

Congrats Claude!

Enjoy your ride!


Don
Forum: Flight Testing 09-09-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By Don Patrick
Awesome

Congrats Jeff!!! Hoping to be there myself next month!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Don Patrick
Small steps...

I too installed a Toddís canopy.....biggest mistake of the build....skirts will not fit and I spent too much time on it.

I cut the canopy in small increments until it fit the frame and. Had about an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,304
Posted By Don Patrick
In the box.

Hey Ross,

Iíll be there...in a front seat box with pit passes. Im there from the 12th to the 16th. Be good to meet ya.

Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 621,074
Posted By Don Patrick
Almost there!

I was hoping to be done to make it to Oshkosh this year, unfortunately I have to wait till next year...

Paint is coming along. Gettng ready for final...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By Don Patrick
Heading to Reno!

Finalized plans for the Reno air races in September. Iíve never been. Going to be there Sep 12 leaving the 16th. Any RVers on this forum racing there this year?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 621,074
Posted By Don Patrick
Thanks

Rob is adding the clear an hour after the color is added and no later than 12 hours...the sheets say max of 24 hours and with the metallic, were not going to miss that timeline!

Cheers,


Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 621,074
Posted By Don Patrick
Moving along.

Another quick update.

Here is the rudder masked, blue shot, then the clear.

Horizontal stab this week, elevators next week, and the wings are getting done after March break. The fuse will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By Don Patrick
Top quality

I have 3 of them...military grade...mirrors are perfect...and fit the 8.

Cheers


Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By Don Patrick
Check ebay

RAF tornado rear view

And

Vintage fighter aircraft rear view

Currently listed...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,025
Posted By Don Patrick
Awesome..

Congrats Rich!!!!

Hoping to be there soon myself.....parts are in paint.

Enjoy...any pics or vid?



Don
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,358
Posted By Don Patrick
Clarification.

Just want to clarify, the wing spars wont fit in the wing spar box?

What did you use for the spacer when you riveted that section together?

Quickbuild or slow build?

I would think that if you are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By Don Patrick
Local help.

Hey George,

If you have further issues, Iím sure if you reach out to Shane Daly at Innovative Wings in Calgary, he could help out or steer you in the right direction.

Lots if experience there.

Don
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By Don Patrick
Post a photo

Hey George,

It may be a simple adjustment. Put the micture to ICO, and look at where the ICO lever is in relation to the stop on the injector.

What type of injection system do you have?

If it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Don Patrick
Good write up here...

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=4885&log=117781&row=29


Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By Don Patrick
Here

https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/hapages/del37fittings.php?clickkey=9080
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 621,074
Posted By Don Patrick
Paint has started...

Thought I would share some of the paint work done so far from my very good friend Rob.

I couldn't be happier with the progress and how it's turning out.

Here us the vertical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By Don Patrick
Thanks

Much thanks everyone...had to put down in Kalamazoo today....the winds and turbulence was outrageous and it inly took me 7 hrs to get here.

Great FBO at Duncan Aviation...treat you grea

Cheers

Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By Don Patrick
Yes sir

I sure am Skid.


Don
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By Don Patrick
Friendly GA airports in the Chicago area?

Good day,

I will be ferrying and aircraft from CFB Trenton to Fox River Wisconsin on Wed, Dec 6th and plan on stopping somewhere before the Chicago class B and staying the night. Anything within...
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