Over 1000 hours on the air frame
I purchased a RV-9A finished in 2004 in July of 2012 with 193 hours on it. The first two owners barely flew it in 8 years, but the second owner upgraded the panel. After taking my PPL checkride in it at night, and many other adventures including installing a brand new Lycoming engine in 2017 I now have 1100 hours on the airframe. It now also has dual HDX Dynon screens as an upgrade to the original SkyView screens it came with as well as a Garmin 650.
I feel the airplane has allowed me to learn, and has taken care of me during some difficult landings in gusty crosswinds. I have been coast to coast twice and to Canada and Mexico as well as 150 airports with it. It could use a better paint job but I hate to think about the down time to get that done. One thing is that the airplane lands so well, that tire life has been excellent. I'm only on my second set of mains, and have only replaced the nose wheel tire once!
RV-9A with NEW LYCOMING O-320-D2G with Roller Lifters
Catto 2 blade propeller
Dual PMAG with EI Commander
Dual Dynon HDX, Garmin GTN 650Xi
Dual PlanePower Alternators
Based at Santa Monica CA. The Socialist City Airport
Over 1,000 hours of Exploration and Bliss