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Old 01-02-2020, 04:52 PM
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Hey Frank, I see you?re in Douglassville. You probably already know that there are some beautiful RV?s right up the road at limerick. Lots of advice to be found there. My current rv was built there. Good luck.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:26 PM
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Hey Frank, I see you?re in Douglassville. You probably already know that there are some beautiful RV?s right up the road at limerick. Lots of advice to be found there. My current rv was built there. Good luck.
Thanks
Saw a beautiful 14 before the holidays which made me decide to get AFS panel.
Also a really nice 8. I saw a picture of your 9 in the EAA builder hanger.
I will take all the help/ encouragement I can get as the advanced stage of the project I bought has me more than a little intimidated and overwhelmed.
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Old 01-03-2020, 02:58 PM
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Check out my build log (URL in signature). I've got lots of photos in galleries and each one is captioned.

I built a tip up, so I don't have much to share on the slider canopy. I will agree with others that the canopy is really the hardest part of the entire build. Once you get that done, it is all downhill and clear sailing.

Ask your questions here on VAF as you go, and I'm sure you will get the answers and help you need. The RV-9A is such a great airplane to fly!
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:14 PM
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Mucho dollars from AFS
Only things left are engine, panel and canopy.

Mucho MORE dollars for these.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:32 PM
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The AFS probably cost a little more, but well worth it. That was probably Al Rubin?s 8 you saw and it?s as good as any out there. Check your pm?s
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:08 AM
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Building a plane is a Journey of self discovery.
What I've learned so far:

*I can't rivet.

*Vans is really great with sending new parts!

*Changing one thing can really lead to a lot of work.

*I need to loose 50 lbs to crawl around the fuse like a teenager.

Decided to go with fuel injection.
Led to new fuel pump, learning soft tubing skills, cutting and building for new housing for new fuel pump, changing to electric trim since I would need a larger trim cable any way.
New lower cowl for the FI engine is also in my future.
I would say '1 step forward, 2 steps back....but I have not gone forward'

I have been soldering my Fly LED's for the wing tip lights and that has been really cool. That is a really great kit if anyone is thinking of them.

What will I learn next week?
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:06 AM
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if you can hang in long enough you will find that your skills improve. don't hesitate to ask help from others that have been there before. it can really help to have better and safer aircraft. the stop question I always asked myself is "am I comfortable having my children fly this build" because they will or others' children will at some time in the future.
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:28 PM
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[quote=frankbrown;1404933]Building a plane is a Journey of self discovery.
What I've learned so far:

*I can't rivet.

*Vans is really great with sending new parts!

*Changing one thing can really lead to a lot of work.

*I need to loose 50 lbs to crawl around the fuse like a teenager.

Decided to go with fuel injection.
Led to new fuel pump, learning soft tubing skills, cutting and building for new housing for new fuel pump, changing to electric trim since I would need a larger trim cable any way.
New lower cowl for the FI engine is also in my future.
I would say '1 step forward, 2 steps back....but I have not gone forward'


Depending upon which engine you decide on a lower cowl might not be necessary. As you can have FI on a vertical induction engine and it basically sits in the same position as the carb would have. My hanger mate did this with his Rv-7 and superior engine.
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:41 AM
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So would the cold air induction superior IO-320 work with the 'original' lower cowl?
Second thought, seems a lot of buzz about the WW200RV constant speed prop.
I was initially scared away by the recurring teardown or TBO thinking that life cycle costs would be higher.
Any input?
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