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Old 09-05-2017, 01:00 PM
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Very nice Greg. Would love to see it in person! Have fun.
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Looks great! I like the colors.
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Looks great Greg!
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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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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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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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