Feb 7 - Painted at last! Just got the plane back and it looks great.
Jan 11 - Web site clean up and a little re-design
Jan 8 - IN THE PAINT SHOP! Told you I'd get to it soon! Grady at GLO Custom (52F) had someone who couldn't get their plane to him in time so I flew over there and helped him fill the opening. Should be back in a few weeks.
Added a new RV9 photo.
I haven't updated my "LINKS" page in a while. If you have an RV web site (or any web site, really) I'd love to add a link to your site if you can add a link to my site too.
Jan 1 - It has been a long time since I've added
anything new to this site. I hope you're still finding this site useful.
I've been doing some updates to the "flying RV9s" section so you might see some new and updated photos there. There have been several planes that have been sold to new owners and/or received new paint.
You might also notice I've added Google AdSense ads to the left side of each page to help offset the cost of hosting this site.
May 12 - I received a couple of new
RV9 photos and posted them. I don't hunt them down like I used to...
if you send me a photo, I'll be glad to post it though!
12-07 - New RV9 photos
6-9 - posted a series of firewall forward/engine photos
5-19 - Added a page for flights and travels.
5-12 - Moved the site to a new URL. Update your bookmark using the link on the home page. Added back the empennage and wing pages.
70 hrs on the plane. I've been to Sun-n-fun, TEX (almost rained out), and Pecan Plantation over the last few weeks. SWRFI is next if it doesn't rain!
4-07 - 55 hrs on the plane (no wonder the site
hasn't been updated!) Some minor page changes. First
flight data link added to first flight page.
3-17 - 22 hrs on the plane so far and having a ball! Some people had been asking about the panel, so I took a few closeups and posted them on a page.
2-22 FIRST FLIGHT! Lots has happened
during the last month and I'll try to continue filling in with photos and
pictures, but for now, I'm going flying!
1-28 More photos of completed RV9s... seems like everyone is finishing but me! First engine start was last weekend. There are a couple of electrical issues to work out, but other than that and I'm ready for my final inspection if the weather stays nice!
1-1 I've put a few pictures on a "recent photos" page, which will have to do until I have more space to post the rest. I've spent the last few days getting the wings installed, and have been finishing off many other details.
12-8 Still crossing stuff off the list. Hopefully going to the airport next week if a hangar comes available. I have a lot of new construction photos, but no more room on this site to post them. Make a referral to Vans with my builder number! (90481) A lot of updates to the completed RV9 pages. (hard to keep up with the number being completed lately)
11-18 I noticed it has been over a month since my last update. I'm still working a lot of hours on the plane, and the number of "little things" to finish up is unbelievable. Problem is, each "little thing" takes many hours of work before you can cross it off the list. I am getting close to the day where I won't have anything left to do in the garage, and must move it to the airport. Added a couple of sensor wiring photos.
10-13 Mapbox closeups and ELT installation on the wiring
page. Fiberglass photos on the empennage page.
Engine sensor wire routing on the Firewall
Forward page. New RV9 photos.
10-3 Added EFIS/One Sensor wiring info
9-2 Several new RV9 photos... thanks to those of you that have sent photos in and let me know of first flights when you see info about them on the web. Seems like a lot of people are completing 9s now.. and I should be joining them soon!
8-25 Two more RV9 photos - Not much else to report.. still really hot in the shop so it is hard to make much progress - just ordering electrical parts and installing them when I can
8-11 Two new RV9 photos - No other new photos.. still adding one wire at a time.
7-28 I've begun the electrical wiring phase.. initial schematic posted
6-25 new firewall forward shots
4-15 EFIS/One installation page added
4-7 Pictures from Sun-n-fun (removed to make space)
3-26 - New completed RV9 photo
3-17 new completed RV9 photo
3-7 - Sorry, nothing new recently as the weather has been cold and work has been really busy. Fitting the canopy is the next step, and I don't want to mess it up!
2-24 new Completed RV9 photos
12-10 Not much progress to report - I have been
painting some interior parts and it is slow going.
9-20 New Completed RV9 photo added. Not much progress to report over the last month as my travel schedule has been particularly busy.
8-8 Tank photos