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Old 05-09-2020, 07:15 PM
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Default Convert a -9 to -9A?

Any idea what it would take and $$ to convert a 9 to a 9A?
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:28 PM
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Any idea what it would take and $$ to convert a 9 to a 9A?
I would guess about $5K.
Assuming you opted for the new mount and "A" gear.
New cowl
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:41 PM
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I did it during construction. It wasn't much of a problem. I did not take the hardware for the tail wheel out. You have the perfect chance to change to the new front wheel mount. Like Larry said, probably $5k but you can make up some of it by selling your old mount and gear to someone building a tw.
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Old 05-09-2020, 08:02 PM
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Leave the tailwheel on to confuse people..........

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Old 05-09-2020, 08:19 PM
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Leave the tailwheel on to confuse people..........

Love it! Also gives a guy options!
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:49 AM
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Default Tail low

Then one can land tail low and keep the weight off the nose!
Its like a RV9A diaper.
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Old 05-10-2020, 11:26 AM
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"Then one can land tail low and keep the weight off the nose!
Its like a RV9A diaper. "


Yep, could do that, but envision if the 9A was held in a 3 point TD attitude in roll out for a bit too long, elevator looses effectiveness & the nose comes down with a thump... everyone knows what happens after that.
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Old 05-10-2020, 12:31 PM
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Any idea what it would take and $$ to convert a 9 to a 9A?
Barry Wallace
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Looking at your signature, you're shopping for a 9A, but probably found a great deal on a 9? If this is the case, you might consider just continuing to look for a 9A. Assuming you want to fly, and not become a 2nd builder. If you are looking for a project, that would be a fun one!
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Old 05-10-2020, 12:53 PM
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Any idea what it would take and $$ to convert a 9 to a 9A?
Barry Wallace
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'41 PT-17 Stearman (sold)
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Barry, since you already know how to fly a taildragger, why not keep it as a -9?

I can assure that the -9 taildragger is the easiest taildragger you will ever fly, much easier than a Stearman!
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Old 05-10-2020, 03:42 PM
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Why would one one want to change a 9 to a 9 A . 9 is a easy taildrager
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