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  #881  
Old 09-05-2016, 01:22 PM
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It is beautiful. What engine and prop?
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:44 PM
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Nice looking bird, Bruce! Well done.
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Old 09-06-2016, 03:54 AM
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Default 40 Hours DONE!

I can't quite call the project finished, but close enough is good enough, for now...

I finished the initial 40 hours flight testing today, and thought I'd celebrate with a bit of coastal flying on the way back to Cessnock. You know, some poor buggers pay hard earned cash for this kind of thing!


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RV-9A 19-8519 - Finished on 10th February 2016 after 4 years, 9 months and 19 days! The 1020th RV-9 flying.

First flight 26th March 2016. Phase I done. Essential specs 145KTAS @ 2400RPM, 8000', 24.2LPH, Initial RoC 1800FPM.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:00 PM
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Default Just hanging out...

It is hung... One more thing off the list. I haven't decided yet whether to nickname the engine the canary or the angry bird. Was a pretty painless hang, being conical. Have to talk more with Robert at EFII, because it's conical. One of the coil packs has a clearance issue with the mount. BTW, I had to pull the coil packs back off to clear the mount, in case you are like me and have your coil packs installed while the engine is off-mount.



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N112SB reserved
IO-320 w/EFII and Catto 3-blade
Beringer brakes/wheels/tires
Dual G3X Touch (Stein's bankrupted me!)
Emp - DONE! (90%) (9 mos, 4 days)
Wings - DONE! (90%) (1 yr, 2 mos)
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Finish - Engine Prep and misc
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:09 PM
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Hey Scott, just take your dremell and grind a bit off the engine mount. Im sure it will be OK! Ha!!

Looking good! Your cool color painted engine makes me jealous.
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Old 10-23-2016, 05:22 PM
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Default Cowling

I have been struggling with my cowling and baffles - just like everyone else. I was fortunate to have Darin fly over from the Seattle area today to show me his James cowl, plenum, and everything else I am trying to get finished. He wouldn't even let me fill his tanks up. Thanks Darin. I really appreciate it.

Sometimes just seeing something in person can make all the difference. It was a great afternoon and I am ready to keep moving forward.

Here is a picture of Darin's beautiful 9A.


Here is my plenum and baffles as they are now. I need to lower the back a bit for more engine clearance and glass the ends of the scoops so they fit tight at the plenum. I still have to trim the cone areas to allow for the wet suit material joint between the ring and glass - but that will come later. Now, back to wiring!!
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:12 AM
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Default First Engine Start!

Last Thursday Oct 20th! Getting Close!

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Old 10-24-2016, 05:17 PM
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Nice Jim. That is great. Have fun with the next phase and get that thing in the air!
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:26 PM
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Nice Jim. That is great. Have fun with the next phase and get that thing in the air!
Thanks! Can't wait...Transition training second week Nov

My terrific wife was sure happy to have the Mattituck IO-360 out of her dining room after 4 years!��
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:29 PM
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I only had mine in my entry for a couple weeks - but I had two of them! I think you still win. Have fun.

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Thanks! Can't wait...Transition training second week Nov

My terrific wife was sure happy to have the Mattituck IO-360 out of her dining room after 4 years!��
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