RV-9 N869RV S/N, 90869 flew for the first time on September 12th, 2005.
First flight was uneventful. I held the nose below the horizon on take off to keep the temps down and per the recommendation in the book. When I looked down everything on the ground seemed very small for just after take off. I checked the VSI and was climbing out at 1100 ft/min!! On landing I almost made the first turn off. I can't wait to Zen with this plane!
Build time, less waiting for the wing kit to arrive, was 19 months for a
"slow build". Thanks to my main bucker and cheerleader Doug Peterson
of RV -6 & 10 fame, all the friends who ran over after a phone call to buck a few and mostly to my wife, who without her buy in and total support I never could have tackled a job this demanding. What will I do in the evenings now.............-8?