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Old 06-09-2018, 04:22 PM
Flying Canuck Flying Canuck is offline
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Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Default First start, RV-9A alive!

After fixing a couple small issues discovered while pre-oiling my zero time IO-320, we got it started up for the first time. Does that ever make it feel like an airplane, don't have to make my own airplane noises anymore. A couple of minor squawks, lost my oil pressure sensor after start - came back after shutdown, probably a loose connection. I've got a bit of fuel leak at my fuel flow transducer and my #4 CHT sensor is offline. Unfortunately, my left fuel sender is still stuck on empty. The local guy that I had build my engine was pretty pleased with it, so that pleases me lots. Only ran it for a few minutes, we'll give it another start in a few days after fixing the issues we discovered. Planning my final inspection for the week after next and if that goes well, the RV-9 counter will be jumping up by 1 in early July.
Claude Pitre
RV-9A #91081, C-GCPT
Dynon SkyView HDX, IO-320 and WW 200RV C/S. Flying as of August 6, 2018

Added GPS 175 and authorized for IFR April 1, 2021

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Old 06-09-2018, 04:28 PM
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Mike S Mike S is offline
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Congratulations

Claude, congrats on bringing it to life
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:18 PM
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Location: Utah
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Good job Claude! I know how it feels. Waiting for first flight report.
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:26 AM
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Location: MN
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Default Congrats!

You will love flying your -9A. It just never gets old!

Amateur Plane - RV-9A N789PH - 2450+ Hrs
Amateur Radio - KD0CVN
Doggies Delivered - 25+
St. Paul, MN
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:37 AM
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Default amazing

The 9 is just amazing. I love mine and head skyward every week. It surpasses the certified planes I have owned over the last 40 years. I won't be going back to that side of aviation in this lifetime.
Cheers---- KL7KA (Ketchikan, Alaska) back in early days.
Have fun with first flight hours....
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