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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-18-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,899
Posted By aarvig
Such a good man...

I met Tom at a Twin Cities RV fly-in at KANE several years ago. I was a fledgling pilot who was trying to determine whether to build an RV-9A or an RV-7A. I was having a conversation about this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By aarvig
Keep in mind too, the cost of ownership and...

Keep in mind too, the cost of ownership and operation of an RV 8 is going to be significantly more than an aerovee powered Sonex. So its not just the acquisition and building costs to consider. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By aarvig
Blind rivet problems

Hey guys...working on my "other project" a 1965 Cobra Shelby replica car. I am riveting aluminum sheet to fiberglass for the firewall of the car. The project calls for 1/8 blind rivets with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,344
Posted By aarvig
Try dawn dish soap, scrubbed in with a broom and...

Try dawn dish soap, scrubbed in with a broom and power washed out. If that doesn't work, try a vinegar and ammonia mixture and soak it for several hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,772
Posted By aarvig
Dang...you are one talented dude. ...

Dang...you are one talented dude. Congratulations on a job well done, that is beautiful!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-24-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 123,029
Posted By aarvig
Vlad. You. Are. My. Hero. Way to go man.

Vlad. You. Are. My. Hero. Way to go man.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,228
Posted By aarvig
I've been there...

You're not the only one who has had to make that decision. I have had to as well. My wife has told me that I have to many hobbies:D. I recently sold my RV-9A to buy a kit car...a 1965 Cobra Shelby...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,878
Posted By aarvig
All good advice...

I wouldn't depreciate the aircraft itself unless you owned multiple business locations that required you to physically move to and from the business locations on a regular basis, it's that simple. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,443
Posted By aarvig
Awesome!!

That is really quite the accomplishment!! Way to go Klaus! Can we hope to get a video walk-around and flight for this beautiful airplane someday soon? It would be great!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,811
Posted By aarvig
Cleaveland tools all the way. They have lists of...

Cleaveland tools all the way. They have lists of everything you need, call them up and they'll set you up. High quality tools. Get ready to spend some money, don't go cheap. Remember you're...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,728
Posted By aarvig
Love it!! Woman: I want to see the sunset... Man:...

Love it!!
Woman: I want to see the sunset...
Man: Looky there 190 at 8 gallons per hour.
:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,606
Posted By aarvig
What size is the hole? If I recall correctly I...

What size is the hole? If I recall correctly I opened up two access holes, both of which were intended to run electrical wiring in the wing. There is the larger 3/4 inch hole for the conduit and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,606
Posted By aarvig
Dave! Glad you are having a blast. That is...

Dave! Glad you are having a blast. That is exactly what it should be. Your work looks great by the way.
Yep, the car is ordered. It should be here by the first of April. I was out yesterday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,606
Posted By aarvig
Beautiful! I'm getting teary eyed!:D

Beautiful! I'm getting teary eyed!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,947
Posted By aarvig
Guys, the real takeaway here is that not everyone...

Guys, the real takeaway here is that not everyone is going to do everything just right 100% of the time. It's impossible and it's what accident investigators call Human Error. The reality of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,896
Posted By aarvig
Way to go Greg! Enjoy the ride!

Way to go Greg! Enjoy the ride!
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-29-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,663
Posted By aarvig
Dave, they look like they may be set a little bit...

Dave, they look like they may be set a little bit to far. Not far at all and definitely airworthy though. In the tool set is a little black tool that is shaped like a rectangle and has four holes...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-28-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,663
Posted By aarvig
Have the part cleaned in the house, step out into...

Have the part cleaned in the house, step out into the garage, place the part on a piece of cardboard, spray it, bring it in the house, let it dry. Flip it over, step out in the garage, spray it and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-28-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,663
Posted By aarvig
Dave, It was an absolute pleasure working with...

Dave,
It was an absolute pleasure working with you on this deal. You got a great plane! Remember, you owe me a ride when its done...I'll pay for your gas to get out and back! Thanks a bunch, I can...
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,406
Posted By aarvig
Top Cat, I hear you loud and clear. The General...

Top Cat,
I hear you loud and clear. The General Aviation Experimental group of buyers is a VERY small group of people to market products to. If a company provides bad customer service which is very...
Forum: Safety 10-18-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,163
Posted By aarvig
Have you ever had someone pull into an...

Have you ever had someone pull into an intersection in front of you while you have a green light to go through it? Ever had a pedestrian jump out in front of you in a parking lot? Ever accidentally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,798
Posted By aarvig
KRW5927...I didn't see a single typed word...

KRW5927...I didn't see a single typed word regarding making fun of someone's injuries. I saw a funny typed sentence about RV's flipped over. Please...don't be so darn sensitive. The ease at which...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 455,796
Posted By aarvig
Wow!!

Way to go Greg! That's awesome. Looking forward to the first flight.
Forum: Safety 06-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,903
Posted By aarvig
I understand the thinking here but I would argue...

I understand the thinking here but I would argue that every plane flying in this data group is subject to a 40 hour fly-off therefore that initial time is definitely relevant to the data regardless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By aarvig
Nice! Thanks for the tip.

Nice! Thanks for the tip.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 564,055
Posted By aarvig
Nice!! Congratulations.

Nice!! Congratulations.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-01-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,637
Posted By aarvig
Hang in there and don't get discouraged. I...

Hang in there and don't get discouraged. I personally replaced those brackets 4 times before I got them right. I also replaced both my fuel tank skins twice and my leading edge skins once. Its...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,637
Posted By aarvig
Without a doubt, I would replace. You were...

Without a doubt, I would replace. You were talking about a major structural attachment component. There should be no question on these types of parts about workmanship. My rule has always been that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,179
Posted By aarvig
I don't think the cracking in the rivets is...

I don't think the cracking in the rivets is normal. I had a whole bunch of rivets crack like that (10 in a row). I ordered new rivets, problem fixed. Maybe the problem is rivet quality.
I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,704
Posted By aarvig
Its all about time and money...

If you have enough of both, have at it. My recommendation is to get your pilots license first to make sure you can actually fly. Otherwise you will have an 80K paper weight. As soon as I got my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By aarvig
Thanks all y'all! Jobs done!

Thanks all y'all! Jobs done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By aarvig
How do I do this?

I am countersinking the main spar for a 426 rivet that mounts flush on the front of the spar and holds a tank attach plate nut on the aft side of the spar. My countersink won't fit into two of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 100,430
Posted By aarvig
I have been having a ball following this trip! ...

I have been having a ball following this trip! Thank you so much for spending the time posting everything. I tune in every day (just before I do should be doing paperwork) at my office and get the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-16-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,996
Posted By aarvig
Larry...aka MacGyver:D. Nice setup and kudos to...

Larry...aka MacGyver:D. Nice setup and kudos to you for using your noodle to figure out something cool like that!
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-10-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,263
Posted By aarvig
Pete! Sitting at breakfast with a mouthful of...

Pete!
Sitting at breakfast with a mouthful of cereal laughing my tail off. Thanks for starting my day off on a good note!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-31-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,168
Posted By aarvig
I had no idea that was even in Minnesota. Thanks...

I had no idea that was even in Minnesota. Thanks for the write up, I'll definitely check it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,690
Posted By aarvig
This has been a well traveled line of thinking...

This has been a well traveled line of thinking but in the end the result is the same. Unless you want a visit from the IRS forget about depreciating your kit and tools. The only feasible way I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,486
Posted By aarvig
Yep on the advice from well meaning builders:(. ...

Yep on the advice from well meaning builders:(. You win some you lose some I guess.
Benson airport is literally a mile from my house. They still are a very tight knit community but they are not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,486
Posted By aarvig
Yep, I read you loud and clear. I did...

Yep, I read you loud and clear. I did intentionally go a bit deeper and that was the deal breaker. If you look at my picture, it is barely deeper than flush but enough to knife edge those holes and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,486
Posted By aarvig
I was told to replace the skins due to the knife...

I was told to replace the skins due to the knife edge only. I was told that I could build the tanks with the existing skins but that the likelihood of the rivets working loose in that area was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,486
Posted By aarvig
I spoke to Vans technical support this morning...

I spoke to Vans technical support this morning regarding the knife edges on these holes and they were pretty resolute that the skin should be replaced. I was told that it would go together fine but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,486
Posted By aarvig
Thanks Dan. It's kind of what I figured but I...

Thanks Dan. It's kind of what I figured but I wanted to clarify for sure.



Vlad, you always find a way to cheer me up:D! Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,486
Posted By aarvig
Gil, I don't have a real accurate way to measure...

Gil, I don't have a real accurate way to measure the countersinks. Is there a tool to do this?
Dan, are you saying the only way to get the countersink done properly on .032 is to end up with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,486
Posted By aarvig
Tank skin countersinking...

I just finished countersinking my tank skins. I was very diligent to be checking the depth of the countersink with a rivet as I went along and went just ever so slightly deeper than flush. However,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-20-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,737
Posted By aarvig
LOL! Exactly what I thought...just what is the...

LOL! Exactly what I thought...just what is the ceiling on these planes?:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-18-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,651
Posted By aarvig
Still in the game...but still considering a...

Still in the game...but still considering a Factory Five...my wife is gonna kill me:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,651
Posted By aarvig
Mark, Loved the video. It looks like you are...

Mark,
Loved the video. It looks like you are having fun! Keep at it! I never did sell the 9, had some tire kickers but no one serious. Essentially, it motivated me to keep at it. I picked up the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-16-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,878
Posted By aarvig
Nice pics Pete! It just so happens that I flew...

Nice pics Pete! It just so happens that I flew through that exact area Sunday as well. We were on our way back from Florida. That pooch looks pretty content.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,402
Posted By aarvig
So great to hear such wonderful news this monday...

So great to hear such wonderful news this monday morning! Congratulations and may EVERY moment be a blessing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,648
Posted By aarvig
19 degrees! Thats a heat wave. Its -10 here...

19 degrees! Thats a heat wave. Its -10 here this morning. Yes thats MINUS 10. There are no justifiable reasons to quit working on a project unless it is below zero. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,584
Posted By aarvig
Please do your research on this painter.

Please do your research on this painter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,685
Posted By aarvig
Right there with ya buddy. I've been working on...

Right there with ya buddy. I've been working on my 9 since 2009. I'm mid way through the wings. But, three kids, a wife, my own business, and life in general always takes priority over building. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,803
Posted By aarvig
You guys rock!:D

You guys rock!:D
Forum: Midwest 01-13-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,834
Posted By aarvig
Bald Eagle Lake...brings back fond memories of...

Bald Eagle Lake...brings back fond memories of boating in the summer. With it being -17 this morning I sure miss the boat. Nice pic Pete! The lighting at that time of the day is priceless.
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,318
Posted By aarvig
Hmm.....

Is it me or does that hole look slightly countersunk? If so you need to rethink the repair. A doubler may be necessary.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,486
Posted By aarvig
When to check for wing twist...

The instructions ask us to check the wing for twist after the fuel tank has been cleco'd to the spar and the T912 attach brackets have been drilled to the wing. I am curious...why do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,293
Posted By aarvig
Another thumbs up for the Bergenator...

Tom helped me get my pilots license under AOPA's mentor program. He frequently took me out flying to show me things I didn't quite understand from my flight instructor. Not only that, he gave me my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,850
Posted By aarvig
Wow, both the Canadian and Australian accident...

Wow, both the Canadian and Australian accident reporting authorities put out very through reports. Especially relative to the NTSB. I wonder why that is?
My thoughts and prayers to all involved in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,693
Posted By aarvig
You bet. He's Vans endorsed and has been doing...

You bet. He's Vans endorsed and has been doing this for a long time. Plus, he's built two of his own RV's and had a hand many others...including mine:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,693
Posted By aarvig
Check with Tom Berge athttp://www.rvtransition.com

Check with Tom Berge athttp://www.rvtransition.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,409
Posted By aarvig
Agreed,

No offense, that cowling is one of the worst paint jobs I have ever seen. There is no way I would accept his explanation. In fact my method of fixing his problem would be to post a picture here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,120
Posted By aarvig
Thanks for all the advice guys. The big question...

Thanks for all the advice guys. The big question is, should I replace the skin? Obviously, this is something that needs to be smoothed out to prevent cracking but then it may be to big to use...
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