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Forum: GPS 02-16-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Navigator options

Have you tried the Avidyne IFD series of Navigators? A couple of years ago I traded in my 430W for an IFD440 and would call that a very "good option"..
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 146,793
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Handle retro fit

I already have the side skins riveted on and the Vans handle installed. How would it be to do a retro fit?
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 146,793
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Latch system

Can you give us some details on the latching system you have installed?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,671
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Aveo Engineering?

Any "PIREPS" on these ZIP TIPS from Aveo Engineering for an RV-14? I seem to have read that early on they had some radio noise issues and wondering if that was fixed. Is this a good quality...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,617
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Cleveland jig

Here is a picture of how I set up the Cleveland wedge drilling jig on my drill press. Takes the guess work out and set up correctly produced perfect...
Forum: ADS-B 12-03-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
TailbeaconX

I installed a uAvionix tailBeaconX In the NAV/Strobe light position on the rudder of my RV-10 about a year ago. The ADSB 1090 out tested perfectly with the FAA on the first try and the Transponder...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-13-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Surefly trouble.

Had I not had a Lightspeed EI driving the top plugs I might not have know how poorly it compared. My main complaint was that for a EI check (aka mag check) that when the Lightspeed EI was turned off...
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Yea Jim that dolly is working out really...

Yea Jim that dolly is working out really well,thanks for lending it to me. I guess you will be wanting it back for your RV-8 build???
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
RV-14 dolly

I used the standard EAA tables for the construction and assembling the tail cone to the forward fuselage. That turned out to be the perfect solution rater than the saw horses shown in the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-10-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Surefly

I tried the Surefly EI and just couldn't make it work the way I wanted. I replaced a Slick MAG with the Surefly to run along side of a Lightspeed EI which was installed from the beginning.

The...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,020
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
I have been looking at that option of putting one...

I have been looking at that option of putting one in each wing root. However, I have been told that there should be a filter down stream from the fuel pump in case it was to make metal. I guess that...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,020
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Aerolab Gascolator

Stu,
Would you have any pictures of how you installed/plumbed the Aerolab Gascolator? I am in Canada and we are requires to install the Gascolator. Thx.

You can send me a PM or email to ivankris10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,189
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Andair

That doesn't sound good, what seems to be the problem? I have just ordered a fuel valve from them in England.
Forum: Canada 04-07-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,614
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
TBX

I would be interested to find out if anyone has been able to obtain a report from Nav Canada or from uAvionix as to the accuracy and compliance with the Aireon's space-based ADS-B system?

I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-28-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
More Low and Slow

The Queen Elizabeth Way aka QEW crosses the entrance to the Hamilton Harbour on the Burlington...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-28-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Great Lake shores, low and slow.

Recently I did something I have never done before. It was a beautiful day here in South Western Ontario so in keeping with the Corona Virus self isolation I decided to go for a long slow and low...
Forum: Southeast 03-28-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Be forewarned, that ride will cost you well north...

Be forewarned, that ride will cost you well north of 100k, Ask me how I know....:D
Forum: RV-10 03-06-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,074
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
You will be chasing this for a long time and find...

You will be chasing this for a long time and find nothing, I did. I will respectfully disagree with Vic. If it isn't "normal" it is definitely not "abnormal" many Vans airplanes have battled this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Kudos to AFP

Just want to share my experience with y'all about Don and his staff at Airflow Performance.
Last Sunday I went to start the engine in my RV-10. As I turned on the aux pump for the prime it...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,665
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Thank you Turner, that was what I was looking...

Thank you Turner, that was what I was looking for. Oh, and BTW Thank you very much for coming to X35 with your beautiful RV-14A and letting me fly it for a bit. Yor are , in part, responsible for me...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,665
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Tinting?

I am assuming that the Vans Canopies are tinted during the Mfg. process rather than an applied film. Not sure about that though.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,665
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Canopy UV tint?

I understand that the RV-14 canopy can now be ordered from Vans with a UV tint @ $705.00 for both front and back.
I would like to hear from you if this option is worth it, does it look nice and does...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,074
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Bill is correct I did and still do have this...

Bill is correct I did and still do have this problem, I have learned to live with it and mostly been able to eliminate it by running the aux pump to the top of the climb. At first I would turn the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,165
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
AV-10

The AV-10 control head was developed for and will be used only during the test phase, it will not be offered for sale. The price listed for the TBX of $2495.00 does NOT include a control head.

The...
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,165
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
TBX

Bob,
Yes it replaces whatever you have in the tail light position with a very bright LED white light. NOT a strobe.
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,165
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
TBX

Yes I see that as a potential problem as well. In my case (RV-10) I don't have the tail wheel issue but the possibility of a tail strike exists plus if your passengers in the RV-10 aren't loaded in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Flee the cold

Great video, Thanks for sharing... :)
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,165
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
TBX

Here is a statement I copied from the uAvionix web sirte

"The next era of global ADS-B. Compatible with space and ground-based ADS-B surveillance systems, tailBeaconX is a Mode S Extended Squitter...
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,165
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
TBX

The new uAvionix tailBeaconX (TBX). It is an "all in one" Mode S ADSB Transponder with GPS and tail light which replaces your white rear position light/strobe....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
HX and HXr discontinued.

On Dec. 19th. 2019 I wrote n email to Jeff DeFouw (chief software designer) and asked him the following question"

"I noticed on the GRT web site that the 8.4 and the 10.4 HXr screens are no longer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,448
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
SL-30 dual VOR

Bob,
I do not know how to do that and would like to find out, I upgraded tow 8.4" HX screens to HXr screens. Some things about this upgrade I like and some I don't but that is a story for another...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 133,671
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Great looking airplane with a paint scheme that...

Great looking airplane with a paint scheme that really suits it. Congratulations!
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-25-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
RV-14's in Florida

If anyone in Florida has a flying RV-14 they would like to show off I would like to come and see it. Send me a PM or email with a good time and your location so we can set something up. Thx.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
West coast trip

Great write-up and fantastic pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,653
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Ins. increases

Earlier this month my renewal was due and my premium was increased significantly, we are talking in excess of 50%. When I questioned my broker I was told there was nothing they could do as this was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,468
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
The eternal EFB debate

I read with some interest about how y'all continue to debate the pros and cons of Garmin Pilot vs Foreflight when you can get an equally capable EFB for free. I used to use Foreflight but switched...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Gascolator debate..

Ross, you talk about the "annual filter inspection" are you talking about an in-line fuel filter? If so, that would mean undoing two B-nuts on the flared 3/8 fuel line to remove this filter and then...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-27-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,303
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
adaptors

I broke the very first adapter when installing my SDS CPI last fall. Ross suggested that I have my torque wrench calibrated, which I did. It promptly failed! In fact it was so far out of calibration...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,167
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
GRT EFIS

I saw this new product at Sun 'n Fun and it looks really good. I already have two great working 8.4" GRT HXr screens in my airplane and not enough room for the 10.1" so very little reason for me to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
HXr and IFD440

I did the very upgrade you are talking about and love it. The change over from the 430W to the IFD440 is totally plug and play, I recommend you take a picture of each page of the settings menu of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-17-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,918
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Sun 'n Fun

Great write-up and great pictures. Thanks for sharing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-24-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,621
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Surefly

I installed one in my RV-10 and found it not to perform as well as my existing Light Speed EI. I sent it back and got my money back.
Subsequently I installed a SDS CPI from Racetech and it is...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,143
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
contact info

The mans name is Steve DiNieri mobil 716-579-5790, work is 716-283-0123

I have several emails for him but not sure if any of them are current as it has been several years since I last had contact...
Forum: Canada 03-09-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,992
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
I would recommend that you NOT go to Port Huron...

I would recommend that you NOT go to Port Huron to clear US Customs. As is pointed out above the agents come from the bridge and in my experience they are usually grumpy and late.
It has been...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-23-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,736
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Very well said! I will add my voice to the people...

Very well said!
I will add my voice to the people on this forum who disagree that our RV aircraft are not "critical transportation vehicles". My RV-10 has taken my wife and I from coast to coast,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-05-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,158
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Hi Mark, I feel your pain--sort of....I know...

Hi Mark,
I feel your pain--sort of....I know S'Western Ontario can be a brutal place weather wise in January especially for flying a light airplane, seems like January was especially bad this...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-04-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,158
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Cross border planning.

There are 4 basic things that MUST be done for crossing the US border in a private airplane.

1. File a flight plan (VFR or IFR) If VFR be sure to get a transponder code.
2. File an eAPIS
3. Call US...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-02-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,796
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Customs

Clearing US customs can indeed be a trying and frustrating experience. However, I have been crossing the US/Canada border numerous times each year for 50 years and by private, corporate and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-02-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,158
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Bahama trip follow-up

I just returned from my 4 day (3 nights) trip to the Bahamas in a nut shell it was a fantastic in every way. I began the trip fairly early the morning of Jan. 28 and flew to Fort Meyers airport...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,844
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
RV-10 picture 1.82MB

This is my "magic carpet" with 1150+ fabulous hrs on it.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc/i-mq4cVkL/0/3431410f/X2/P1060331a-X2.jpg
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 516,673
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Panel lay-out

https://i.postimg.cc/4m6MP4dy/IMG-0876-1.jpg (https://postimg.cc/4m6MP4dy)

This is how a single pilot IFR/VFR panel should be laid out with the two screens in front of the pilot. It is a bad mistake...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-14-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,394
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Ice Landing...

Now that looks like fun! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures and taking us along with the video.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-22-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,796
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Hawk's Nest Resort

Thanks Rick,
I thought it looked like a cool place, my wife is not too keen on flying over all that water so I'm taking a friend from Guelph who is a real keen fisherman so we may go out on a fishing...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-21-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,796
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Hawk's Nest Resort, Cat Island

Thank you very much for all the great information, suggestions and links provided here. We have decided to fly to Cat Island and have booked a 3 night stay at the Hawk's Nest Resort at the end of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-16-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,796
Posted By Ivan Kristensen
Bahama trip in Jan/Feb 2019

I am planning a trip to the Bahamas in late January of early Feb. time frame. I am looking for something between Nassau and Stella Maris with reasonably priced accommodations and preferably beach...
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,218
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,218
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,218
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, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,187
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, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
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 Photo/Video URLs 10-05-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 558,285
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,693
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,693
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, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,693
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?
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