If you haven't figured it out yet, pilots have all kinds of ideas about what's best and how they like to do things. There's nothing special about the RV-9. Lots of ways to get the job done. BTW, there is a medium between the 3-point take off and "quick tail up" options you describe. As far as rudder use goes, it's again just another RV/tailwheel airplane. If you're smooth, just like any other RV and most other tailwheel airplanes, you can take off dead nuts straight down the runway with nearly imperceptible rudder movement...just finely tuned anticipated pressure changes during the t/o roll. The more you have to "tap and re-tap", pedal pump, or make large inputs, the more you're over-controlling and chasing the airplane, assuming no gust correction factors or runway surface irregularities. It's a regular tailwheel airplane, nothing special.
Last edited by luddite42 : 11-01-2017 at 11:46 AM.