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Old 08-23-2018, 01:22 PM
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Default Maybe Building a 9A?

Now that I have the -8 done and am looking at the potential of having nothing to keep me busy this winter, I am looking a building a 9A as a cross country machine for my wife and me. The -8 is a great plane and I have no plans to sell it but it doesn't really work for the wife and me as a "go to the beach for a weekend" plane.

So, I looked at the -14...great kit that costs an arm and a leg, not to mention the 390 angle valve engine. I want something I won't feel guilty building. The 9A looks like it might be the best compromise, so I am seriously considering it. Plus I really like the idea of the O-320 and the lower fuel burn!

The Vans website claims that it's matched hole. But I've seen posts indicating that maybe it isn't completely matched hole. Which is it? Would I need to build wing and fuse jigs like I did for the -8? Not interested in doing that again. I just want to build the plane, not build the jigs.

Thoughts?
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:38 PM
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Default Maybe Building a 9A

Bought my tail kit in 2004. All 9A kits are completely matched hole. Currently working on the canopy (which isn't matched hole )
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:49 PM
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:53 PM
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:24 PM
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You'll need a frame to hold the wings while working on them, but not a "jig" like you're thinking of. You could build what's needed in a couple hours.
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:27 PM
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You'll need a frame to hold the wings while working on them, but not a "jig" like you're thinking of. You could build what's needed in a couple hours.
So far, so good!
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:43 PM
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I know one couple that built their early-9 wings on a pair of sawhorses with no twist at all.

BTW, put the little wheel in back, you won't be sorry.
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:31 PM
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I know one couple that built their early-9 wings on a pair of sawhorses with no twist at all.

BTW, put the little wheel in back, you won't be sorry.
Heresy!

Quit trying to screw up the new recruits!
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:27 PM
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I know one couple that built their early-9 wings on a pair of sawhorses with no twist at all.

BTW, put the little wheel in back, you won't be sorry.
And I can build with one eye closed and one hand holding my girl friend. But why would I?
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:07 PM
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BTW, put the little wheel in back, you won't be sorry.
I'm really enjoying the tail wheel challenge in the -8 but the wife likes the level attitude of the nose dragger so if I go forward, it'll be a A model. I'd really be targeting her preferences in this build, since I did everything my way on the -8.
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