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Old 02-06-2017, 07:50 PM
Neal Trombley Neal Trombley is offline
 
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Default Part of the club. 9A empennage is ordered

Pulled the trigger this week.
I have joined my local met some great guys. Two 9s are being built on the field now ( located at page in fort Myers)

I never took a ride in one, is that a mistake?

Been flying a lot sat in drooled over plenty!
I'm attending Eaa workshop this upcoming weekend in Lakeland for sheet metal.

Anyway I hope it's everything I think it is.

Let the journey begin.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:57 PM
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Congrats Neal -

I have a 9A in Zephyrhills and would be glad to give you a ride some time. Maybe I can meet you over at KLAL next weekend or I can meet you next time I am flying south.

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Old 02-06-2017, 07:59 PM
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Chris that would be awesome.
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:03 PM
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Good move Neal! Welcome to the Club of Tails! Put a deposit on the wings as soon as you build the horizontal stabilizer. Make it a quickbuild if you don't like your fabricated brackets or order a standard kit if you do. You have 36 months before first flight unless you enjoy the tinkering...
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:19 PM
Neal Trombley Neal Trombley is offline
 
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Vlad
You were one of my motivational gods.
Your flights and experiences were incredible at best!!
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:17 PM
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I had only one short flight in a -9A before I pulled the trigger. I had a couple of other motivation flights much later in the build process. Now flying with over 360 hours and I can't say enough good things about flying the RV-9A. It does exactly what I want it to do. Fly fast and slow, high and low. Great for traveling places!

I agree with Vlad, get those wings ordered now and they will be ready to go when the tail is done.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:07 PM
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Have fun with your build Neal. Consider the QB kits as a great option for a first time builder. You will have plenty of things to do and test your skills even with the QB. Lots of help here and at almost every airport in the country!
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:10 PM
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Congrats!! I only had a 10 minute ride with Vlad and I knew I had to do this. Having a blast building the fuselage now.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:16 PM
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Default Giddy Up!

Neal,

Prepare for a fun ride! You will love the -9A. I'm still grinning after 10 years! Like the others have said, she is really good at lots of things, from a trip around the pattern to a trip across the country!
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:37 AM
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Default Welcome!

You are in good company here. Enjoy the build!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neal Trombley View Post
I never took a ride in one, is that a mistake?
I am building a -7 and have only gotten a ride in a -9a. Not sure if that's a mistake but I did it too.
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