VAN'S RV-9A AIRCRAFT STORY
First Flight of my Van's RV-9A on 10/04/2011! 1/2 hour flight went fine. Had a great ground crew to keep me on track. N685JB was started in April 2009 and moved along quickly as I went with the quick build option and am retired.
The aircraft came in at 1050 pounds empty, has an O-320 from Aerosport, Catto 3 blade prop, and an MGL Voyager as the EFIS. Not painted yet, still haven't thought up a color scheme. Great kit from Van's and many thanks to the contributors at VansAirForce.net who answered many questions (many times years before I had them).
Thanks also to Aircraft Spruce for being my primary "go to source" for parts that didn't come with the kit from Van's (and for the parts I miss-placed). I really appreciate the vast selection of parts and the fact that if ordered before 5pm they'll ship that day. UPS ground packages often made it to my home in 2 days.