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VAN'S RV-9A AIRCRAFT STORY from Aircraft Spruce
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Van's RV-9A
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 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.

John Bowen
Mansfield, Ohio