The astute observer of the picture will say that this is an RV-7. I couldn't find a good represntation of an RV-9A quick build kit. Our version of the airplane will look very much like this, but it will be a tricycle gear and have a bit different configuration. For a specific picture you can see it here. Specific details on the performance and such are here.
Our plan is to build a Quick Build (QB) version of the airplane. This means that
the fuselage and wings will be substantially built before I receive them.
The dilema is that Kim want's an airplane sooner than later, and I want a
project. So the compromise is the QB. Other features that we've decided on are:
- Tricycle gear ("A" version) - This is what I'm used to, and Kim hopes to learn to fly in the future. Finding someone to give a tailwheel sign off is getting harder. This plane is designed for us to go places over being the acro fighter plane.
- Slider Canopy - Tough decision here, but in Florida, the summers are brutal and the ability to taxi with the canopy back is a big plus.
- Electric Trim
- Glass panel - I'm into computers and I can't see any reason not to go modern.
- IFR Rated - I have no intention of doing hard IFR, but there are many mornings and afternoons that the cloud cover is low and it's VFR on top. I want to be able to get above that, and get home if I need to.