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Old 10-28-2017, 06:58 PM
Doug Rohrer Doug Rohrer is offline
 
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Default RV-9 and 9A Wings and Enpennage the Same?

I have a chance to buy a project that consists of a set of partially built tail feathers and wings originally intended for a -9. I am interested in building a -9A. It is my understanding that these parts are the same and the fuselage is the differentiating element. I need to know on Sunday and can't call Vans. Can anyone confirm this ? Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2017, 07:07 PM
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The wings and tail are the same.
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Old 10-28-2017, 07:39 PM
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I did the opposite, bought a 9A project and converted to 9. I do know that extra parts are reguired for the tailwheel structure. Also you need to be aware the gear legs are different lenght and will need mounts. The finishing kit which is unique to the A was not included in my purchase.

Dont discount the 9. Its a great soft or hard field AC. Easy tailwheel learner just wont full stall land without tailwheel first.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:04 PM
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The tail and wings with all the current kits, should all the same for for that model, tail or nose gear.
A 7 and 7A tail and wing are the same.
A 8 and 8A tail and wing should be the same.
A 9 and 9A tail and wing should be the same.

The fuselage and finish kits are different for each.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:40 PM
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Default Kits are not current

The kits were purchased in 2004. The tail is built and the wings are partially built. Does the age make a difference? If I do this, I will probably be buying a QB fuselage to move forward. Any compatibility issues? Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:15 PM
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I went from tail wheel to nose wheel. The biggest change is the engine mount. Not much other work to do. If the main gear has been installed, you will have a hole to fill but that is not much of a problem. I left the tail wheel mount - too much trouble to take it out. I may stick a fake tail wheel in there just to confuse people.

I am glad I made the change. Im just getting my license while I finish my plane so things are working out great.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:49 AM
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Actually rockwood ,i think you are the one who purchased the 9A main gear from my project. !!
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:31 AM
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Actually rockwood ,i think you are the one who purchased the 9A main gear from my project. !!
You are right! I'm about ready to get inspections finally. I can't wait to get this thing flying!
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Old 10-29-2017, 02:16 PM
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You are right! I'm about ready to get inspections finally. I can't wait to get this thing flying!
Has been a while. Send me a pic when you get that nose dragger flying. You will love it.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:17 PM
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You are right! I'm about ready to get inspections finally. I can't wait to get this thing flying!
It's about time... er, I mean... Congrats!
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