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Old 03-24-2008, 10:05 AM
IDOC IDOC is offline
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Default First Flight RV-9

Here is Video of first flight of our slow build RV-9. Simple day VFR with a XO-340 and fixed pitch prop. Flight as expected straight and true. Dave Dollarhide flew chase with his son, and then made the 2nd flight.

Pat&Becky Cummings
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:09 AM
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Congrats! There is nothing like the 1st flight.

Nice looking 9!

That is one BIG RV grin.
RV-7 : In the hangar
RV-10 : In the hangar
RV-12 : Built and sold
RV-44 : 4 place helicopter on order.

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Old 03-24-2008, 10:10 AM
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Default Well done, Pat!

Thanks for sharing this. Looks like a very nice airplane.

Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Available as Contract Pilot (ATP. PIC typed in G-V(450/550) and Phenom 300). Flying resume.
  • Part time: G450/550 and Phenom 300 seat support at CAE (KDFW).
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:12 AM
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Congrats on the first flight. I love watching first flight videos, as it gives me inspiration to keep working! Have fun and be safe!
Peter McCoy
RV9A N35PM S/N:91335
First Flight: April 2013
Hobbs: 400 hours after Oshkosh 2017
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:28 PM
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Default Congrats

Congratulations on a successful first flight. Great video. You are going to have a lot of more enjoyment from your new steed.

From one Cumming to another.

Andy Cumming
RV9A 115hrs and loving it.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:44 PM
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Default chase plane

Pat, It was my pleasure to chase you on the first flight and I was honored to fly your machine on the second go. I really like your right seat solo setup and your workmanship is top notch. Here's a photo from our chase plane perspective.

Dave Dollarhide
Dreamland Squadron
Haller Airpark, FL 7FL4
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:40 AM
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Default Congratulations!

Congratulations on your airplane's first flight.

I also want to thank you for the information you gave me while talking last week on the phone about the 340 engine. Your plane gives me some incentive to keep bucking rivets so I can get my plane in the air.

Live Long And Prosper! 🖖🏻
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:46 AM
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Congrats on getting your -9 flying!

Please post some performance numbers with your O-340.
Bill R.
RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
O-360 w/ dual P-mags
Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build!
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:27 PM
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Default RV-9

Good to see another RV-9 flying in Florida. I was about to think I was going tobe the only Nine around here. Hope to see you at some of our gatherings. By the way Congratulations
Gerry Chancey, Ancient Oaks Airpark,39FD, Steinhatchee, Florida
RV-9, N92GC
Cub, NC88583
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:27 AM
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Default Pat what prop do you have?


What prop do you have. I'm tossing around the idea to stroke my O-320 to a O-340.
RV-9A Based KLBO
Flying - out of Phase 1
Building RV-12 with brother
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