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Old 10-09-2012, 10:10 PM
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Default RV-9A Panel

Concocted this panel design along with the help of Paul at Stein and now I've been poking away at the assembly. So, What do ya think? dont be too harsh, as you can see im pretty far in already!. Im particularily interested in suggestions for panel color/paint paint options and lettering suggestions. You can see i've got some samples going... a couple of the hammered finish and a couple 3M Di noc samples....

Derek Hoeschen
EAA Tech Counselor
RV-9A #92103 - N803DK
G3X, Superior XO-320, Dual Pmags, Catto 3B

1974 Bellanca Super Viking - N16AW - Flying
RV-8 #83565 - N184DK - building
1968 Mooney M20C - N6801N - Sold
1956 C-182 - N744W - Sold
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:16 AM
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Default Wings are done thanks to my girls

The wings to my 9 are finally completed and "signed off" thanks to my two girls...
Jim A
RV-9 - 90% done 90% to go...still
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:57 PM
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Default Moved to the Hanger


So what do you think so far?

Jerry Turner
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by turneraero View Post

So what do you think so far?

Jerry Turner
Sweet! Looking good so far. We are almost at the exact same spot in the build.
Don Jones
Technical Support Manager
Dynon Avionics
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:35 PM
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Default Engine!

Status Update: The airframe is complete, wings and tail sections fitted. Gear mounts on and working on the wiring. Canopy fitted and hanging in the garage. It is actually starting to look like an airplane.


I was able to find a new engine, O-320 D2A, at a price I felt was a good deal. It has been sitting for just under 10 years in Wyoming at the Husky airplane factory. Lycoming pickled them for long term storage and they have remained in their box since. After doing as much of an examination as a person who knows nothing about Lycomings could, I purchased the engine. In fact, I bought 2 of them!! My friend Dave who is building a -3 said if they checked out, get one for him too. Now I have 2 shinny new Lycomings in the back of my car. I have to tell you, the Styrofoam crate they are sitting in is NOISY and squeaks at every bump.

Now I get to drive back to Colorado listening to squeaks the whole way. For the deal we got, worth every minute of it! [IMG][/IMG]

It looks like I am going to need the heater for the garage when we get back!

Williamston MI
O-320 D2A
Flying N376E

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:46 PM
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Wow, those look great!! congrats on your progress so far! that pic of the two of them in your car is classic
i need an engine too
RV9.... Tail done. Inspection done! Wings pre-cover MDRA inspection done. Closing them up now. Fuse is done... on the gear and canopy is cut.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:58 PM
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Rocky it looks like you move ahead fast indeed. Exactly as you stated. Motor looks great! I can't believe you got so much snow already.
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:06 PM
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Default When we going.......

......Skiing? We have been warm with rain all weekend. Let's get out the long boards and show the kids how it's done! When does Aspen open Wednesday?
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:55 PM
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Default First engine start!

I am making some real progress. Started the engine the first time last Sunday.
Ran like a dream, only squawk was reversed amp reading on the dynon's and my
used carb with no idle cut off. Replacement carb on the way. Mel is scheduled to do the inspection on January 6th.
Was hoping to test fly it New Years Day, but the MIDO had different plans and wouldn't allow
Mel to do the inspection until after the first of the year, (don't know what that's about)
Here is a short video. Turn up the volume. The audio is lousy. The mic sensitivity is turned down so it works
feeding it audio panel outputs.
You would never be able to tell my wife is really excited when it fires up, lol. (she almost seemed surprised)
Don Jones
Technical Support Manager
Dynon Avionics

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Old 12-19-2012, 02:45 PM
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That is a huge milestone! You almost got yourself an airplane there mister!

Kelly Johnson
San Jose, CA

Pink slip issued: 5/7/12

First flight: 5/28/12, Memorial Day.

Phase I Complete: 8/18/12!
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