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Old 09-05-2017, 01:00 PM
rockwoodrv9 rockwoodrv9 is offline
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Very nice Greg. Would love to see it in person! Have fun.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:11 PM
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Looks great! I like the colors.
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:52 PM
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Looks great Greg!
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:53 PM
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Very nice, Greg. I really like the colors and the scheme. You should be proud. I know it's been a long journey.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:43 AM
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Nice paint job Greg.

I'm considering an O-360 for my 9A. How has your bird handled with that engine? Any concerns about the nose wheel weight? Do you recall off hand what Van's limit is on the 9A nose wheel?
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:46 PM
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Nice paint job Greg.

I'm considering an O-360 for my 9A. How has your bird handled with that engine? Any concerns about the nose wheel weight? Do you recall off hand what Van's limit is on the 9A nose wheel?
Handling is awesome, solo with mid-fuel I can maintain 2000/min off the runway, and it's still climbing 500/min at 17,500'. The nosewheel weight limit per Vans is 325 pounds, which can be an issue unless you do everything you can to move weight aft or eliminate it. I went with a carbon fiber prop to drop a few pounds up front and moved my battery aft of the baggage compartment, and all remotely mounted avionics went there as well. We have to carry those things but we can choose where we carry them. I also have 67 gallons of capacity in the wing tanks - so my CG and nosewheel considerations are different than most, but you can certainly make it work.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:00 PM
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I realized I haven't added any pictures in this thread of my RV-9A. I was painted by Corona Air Paint back in May. Design is by PlaneSchemer, Jonathan McCormick.

The purple definitely makes it stand out from the crowd! It gets a lot of attention everywhere we go.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:58 PM
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Lookin' good, Bruce! I can attest it was easy to spot in HBP this year at OSH.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:21 PM
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That is a very pretty airplane Bruce. Great colours, certainly will be noticeable.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:41 PM
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wow Awesome Paint scheme
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