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Forum: RV-10 11-10-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,639
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Because we're passionate......

Kyle,
You hit the nail right on the head with the above statement.

"We buy/build RV's (and own Comanches) because we're passionate, not because any of it makes sense or can be reasonably...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,639
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
PA-24 vs RV-10

So here are the numbers from the two airplanes I have personal experience with:
1968 Comanche 260-B C-FTOP
Horsepower: 260
GTOW: 3100 lbs
Empty Weight: 1915 lbs.
Useful load 1185lbs
Cruise...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,639
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
RV-10 vs Piper Comanche 260-B

In 1990 I bought a 1968 Comanche 260-B, I flew it 1500 hours before selling it in 2002. Yesterday I saw it for the first time, at the Orillia On.airport, since I sold it.
The airplane still looks...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Fuel pressure drop

A fuel pressure drop like you describe is not unusual during climb out but rarely during level flight. I suggest that you do the checks as described in the above posts but consider the following.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
3amp TCW and SDS CPI

I recently installed my second TCW battery. This time a 3amp IBBS to power an also recently installed SDS CPI electronic ignition system from Racetech.
I would like to echo the above endorsements of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 430,324
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Monumet Valey Utah

This shot was taken last month at the Monument Valley airport (UT25) in southern...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-18-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
RV traveler extaordinaire

Vlad, I have been following your travels for several years, your exploits to places and lands far beyond are an inspiration to all of us. Keep it up we love reading about your adventures.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-18-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Canada visit

Now that I look at this picture I see the tail of your airplane, how could I have missed it? I'll have to confess that I didn't notice it that day I guess I was so focused on my problem that I didn't...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-17-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Tire brake??

Okay your were able to remove the wheel but how did you get the tire off the two rim halves without a tire brake? Or did you?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Flat tire..

Yes I had an issue with a flat tire while I was there. It just went flat overnight, the reason was that the inner tube developed a leak where the valve stem intersects with the tube. I am sure glad...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-15-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Not finished yet?

Chris, I saw your pictures transporting the airplane in a trailer all painted so you must be close???

Ivan
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-14-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Monument Valley (UT25)

When I visited this place 10 year ago I promised myself that some day I would come back and fly in among these gigantic buttes and land at this airport. This was a "Bucket List" item for me and what...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-14-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
2019 date?

Great write-up. I would like to attend next year, do you have a date?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-14-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Ramp security?

As a rule I will choose an airport with an approach (I fly IFR) an FBO with services and access to rental cars. as such, these airports are generally well secured and have tie-down spots available....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-14-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Keep building!

Keep pounding those rivets Scott, the reward awaits you! I finished mine in June of 2010 and now have 1140 hrs on it. The RV-10 is a great traveling machine....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-13-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Rapid City SD.

It would be difficult fly a two week 5000mi. trip without something not going quite right. Out first "hick-up" was with Customs in Rochester MN. Turns out that due to a staffing issue in Rochester...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-12-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,623
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Ontario to California and return

Three of my "Bucket List" RV-10 flying items got checked off on this recent trip. They were #1. Fly by the Mount Rushmore monument, #2. was the fly by the famous "Mittens" buttes near the Monument...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Hudson River flight at 1000ft.

Yes very privileged we are indeed to be able to fly our home built airplanes here in North America. In Europe it is a struggle to get one approved to fly VFR and totally illegal to fly IFR.

How...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Bay area VFR???

I would love to fly a VFR tour around that area but it would scare me to death to do so in fear of violating that complicated airspace.

If someone familiar with this airspace would meet up and fly...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Bay area/Yosemite visit

Wow! Thanks guys for all the great suggestions. Looks like Mariposa is going to be the place to land for Yosemite. I will be sure to check on the fire situation.

I am looking at the various options...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-28-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
San Francisco & Yosemite recomondations?

My wife and I are planning to fly from South Western Ontario Canada to California in the next week or so. Several stops are planned incl. Rapid City SD, Page Arizona and Las Vegas.

Our goal is to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-08-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,852
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Mag failures.

I did not install a Dual Crank sensor, a decision I am sure I will regret should I decide to replace the LS EI with a second SDS CPI.


At this point I do not plan to replace the LghtSpeed as it is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-05-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,852
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Back-up Battery

When I ordered my engine from Aerosport back in 2009 I decided that I would get it with one electronic ignition (LightSpeed EI) and one Mag. I have flown this set up for almost 1100 hours but the Mag...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-05-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,852
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Back-up battery

Thanks Ross, I really enjoy these EFIS screens they are GRT 8.4" HXr on the left (PFD) and a HX (MFD) on the right with an Avidyne IFD440 as the main navigator coupled through the HXr EFIS to a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-04-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,852
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
NEw CPi installation

I took this picture today just before shut down after my first flight with the new SDS CPi electronic ignition. Obviously with no room in the panel for the CPI display module I felt that its current...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
RV-10's in Kitchener

Alex,
We have 3 RV-10's at the Kitchener airport. I would be happy to show you mine and take you for a ride, could you come to CYKF?

...Ivan
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Surefly Pirep!

The good folks at GRT are working on a solution and so is Jason Hutchinson at Surefly. Neither have come up with the fix at this time but I am sure they will soon.

I am well please with the Surefly...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-23-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Tach from Surefly EI

I already have tach info from my LightSpeed EI but would like to have it from both.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-21-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Surefly RPM lost

Recently I replaced the LH Slick Impulse Mag with a Surefly EI but in the process lost tach info from that side. If anyone has experienced the same problem and found a fix posting it here would be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
430W swapped out for IFD440

I made the switch from a 430W to an IFD440 about 18 months ago using the old tray and antenna. It has worked perfectly from the start although I will agree that it seems hotter to the touch compared...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,819
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Thanks for your replay! I also lost the RPM...

Thanks for your replay! I also lost the RPM readout from the Surefly, Jason is working on a fix for that now. I am using a GRT EIS.
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,819
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Surefly EI pirep..

Now that you have had a chance to build time on your new Surefly EI could you give us an updated flight report?

I have recently replaced my LH Slick Impulse Mag with a Surefly EI but have very...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,819
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
MAP hook up?

How did you handle the MAP line? Did you tap a different Cyl. and if so what fittings did you use?

Thanks,

Ivan.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,808
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Failed Coil

I just had a Slick Mag failure last week with only 386 hrs on it since new. This one the secondary coil failed. I was lucky and landed at my home field and had a local Mechanic repair it from use...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Another Slick Mag issue!

In 1050 hours of flying my RV-10 I have had two Slick Mag failures. the first one was a total failure returning from Oshkosh in 2014 at about 700 hrs TT. the second one, a partial failure, was last...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,495
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Wind shield?

What is the reason that you guys are replacing your windshields? Mine is 8 years and 1000+ of flight hrs. old and still looks nice and clear. It scares to think that I should have to replace it in...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,372
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Static wicks.

Weasel,
Your last statement seems to be at odds with your description of what happen. Static wicks might have prevented it??
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,886
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Fitting the cowl

The above link is no longer valid since I switched to SmugMug. Here is the new link
https://ivankristensen.smugmug.com/Building-an-RV-10-EXPERIMENTAL-aircraft/Engine-cowl-and-spinner-installation/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
DVT

Larry,
I see that you are located at the Deer Valley Airport (KDVT). I know the place quite well as I flew in there a number of times in the Nineties. I used to attend Model Airplane competitions at...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Pictures

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc/i-ZFKtv7n/0/b55c5500/XL/Ron%27s%20phone%20374-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc/i-bbSqkX8/0/ee49cfdc/X2/Ron%27s%20phone%20376-X2.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
PM

Ron,
PM sent...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
This is really cool. Will you make this available...

This is really cool. Will you make this available to the RV community?

Ivan.
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,372
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
VFR or IFR?

The question is are you going to fly VFR or IFR? If VFR only then I'd say forget the VOR antennas and receivers all together. The Future is GPS!!
Like Carl said, you will rarely if ever use it. I...
Forum: Canada 01-14-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
IFR subscriptions for Canada

I don't have a GNS480 but I did use a GNS430 for a long time before I traded it in for an Avidyne IFD440. The annual cost for an "Americas" subscription, which includes Canada, from Jeppesen is about...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,063
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Bonding straps?

Could you give some details on how and where to install these grounding straps on a flying airplane? I expect that removal of the control surfaces will be necessary to accomplish this task.

I have...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,063
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Static wicks

Could you elaborate a bit on that. Things like placement, number of wicks and the requirements for bonding straps etc.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
VP-200 shut down issue!

Gordon,
After your incident a couple of years ago where the VP-200 shut down in IMC conditions did you ever figure out what caused it? At the time you indicated that you were going to add some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,060
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
CHT's

Actually this information would be interesting to know from anyone posting here who have experienced burnt exhaust valves. The brand of oil used is also useful information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,060
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Cyl. Temps?

Can you share with the group what kind of Cylinder head temps you are typically seeing? Also, ROP or LOP?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,060
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Borescope

A good quality one is the ViVidia AbleScope VA-400. I see them on Amazon for 199.98 I got mine over a year ago and find that it works very well.

Here is a link to a great article on the AOPA web...
Forum: Reviews 10-28-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
GRT Pirep!

In addition to producing a top quality product GRT really stands out when it comes to their service, as evidenced by the post above.
Try and get that from one of the "Big" companies. They will barely...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
GRT 8.4" HX+TCW back-up Pwr.

I have been flying with dual 8.4" HX screens and dual AHRS for 7 years without back-up power and always disliked having to wait for boot-up after engine start.
About a year ago I finally decided to...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,481
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
South West trip

Tom,
Glad to hear you got your A/P issues sorted out. Here is wishing you and your wife a super good trip to Arizona, I will look forward to hearing all about is upon your return. Post some pictures!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
GRT 8.4" HXr touch

At Oshkosh I had a chance to try out their new 8.4" HXr Touch and immediately decided to upgrade. I have had a two screen 8.4" HX system with dual AHRS in my RV-10 for 1000 hours and it has been...
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
An RV-10 Milestone!

A milestone! - 1000 Hrs.
Yesterday during an IPC (Instrument proficiency check) I topped the 1000hr. total flight time in my RV-10. This airplane has proven to be a great traveling machine with trips...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Matco upgrade?

Bob, could you give a little more detail on this upgrade? Part numbers and cost would be helpful and also installation difficulties if any? Thx.
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
I stand corrected, I meant to say "Rapco" brake...

I stand corrected, I meant to say "Rapco" brake Pad.

I rarely use the parking brake and I don't do much winter flying as I take the plane to Florida for the winter months. I will contact the Mfg....
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Brake rotors

My rotors are looking fine, they don't have the original smooth machines surface but relatively smooth.
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Matco brake pad issues.

During a routine inspection and tire change I found the Matco brake pads deteriorating. There was still a fair bit of pad left before the rivets but the edges had deteriorated rather than worn...
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
McMaster Carr door seal

Here is a link to the section of my build for the doors which includes a number of pictures showing measurements of where to cut. The very first slide is actually a little video, which I had...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Funny vehicle

Saw this love seat come driving by in the camp ground.....

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV10-Build-and-flying-trips/Hudson-River/i-FHBt8Qj/0/5cfef799/XL/2017-07-24%2016.06.42-XL.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,862
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Niagara Falls

Yes I was going to mention that in my last post but forgot. Since the weather was clear and our route took us very close to Niagara Falls this gave us a good opportunity to view the scenic falls from...
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