Smitty's RV-9A - Experimental Aircraft from Van's Aircraft The RV-9A from Van's Aircraft  
Howdy Ya'll
Howdy! I building an RV-9A! I'm an aviation nut and am excited about building my RV-9A from Van's Aircraft. Have a look around!
Smitty on FaceBook
Smitty on Twitter
Smitty on YouTube
Do what yer' Momma said...
Go Play!
Navigation
Homepage
Log Search
RV How-to Videos
RV TOOLS & BOOKS!
Places to FLY your RV!
Aviation Videos!
RV Resources
Become a PILOT!
RV-7/9 Drawings
ID: Pswd: RV-6A RV6A RV6 RV-6A RV7A RV7 RV-9A RV-9 RV9 RV-8A RV-8 RV8 RV-10 RV10 aviation aircraft Van's Aircraft RV8 RV8A RV-8 RV-8A RV-6 RV6 RV-6A RV6A RV-9 RV-9A RV9 RV9A RV10 RV-10 aopa eaa aviation experimental homebuilt airplane aircraft plane oshkosh
RV Construction Log
Preparation
Empennage
- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
- Vertical Stabilizer (21:15)
- Rudder (32:15)
- Right Elevator (35:45)
- Left Elevator (30:50)
Wings
- Inventory & Setup (9:30)
- Left Wing Prep (54:30)
- Left Fuel Tank (45:20)
- Left Wing Skins (46:10)
- Right Wing Prep (34:15)
- Right Fuel Tank (47:50)
- Right Wing Skins (40:15)
- Ailerons (54:30)
- Flaps (40:30)
- Rods and ends (18:45)
Fuselage
- Fuselage Parts List
- Inventory and Setup (7:15)
- FireWall (14:30)
- F-704 Bulkhead (13:25)
- F-705 Bulkhead (14:20)
- Other Bulkheads
   and Longerons
(17:30)

- Tailcone (29:30)
- Center Section (35:15)
- Forward Section (52:40)
- Forward Assembly (24:30)
- Skins/Baggage Area (46:30)
- Seats & Seat Floors (30:15)
- Flaps & Gear Mounts (18:15)
- Fuselage Plumbing (14:0)
- Tail Feathers (16:35)
- Front Deck/Firewall (58:50)
Finish Kit
- Electrical (57:30)
- Electrical Part 2 (24:0)
- Canopy (22:30)
- Landing Gear (18:35)
How I Did Stuff
Pop-Rivet Dimpler 101
My Wing Jig
My Wing Cradle
Wing Cradle Mod
Tilting Tank Jig
Delrin Aileron Stops
Nutplate Preparation
Fiberglass 101
Events and News
Aviation Events
Aviation Events Around Texas
Fun Places To Fly in Texas
Aviation News
RV Groups & Support
Rivet Bangers
Van's Air Force
RV Information
How to Land an RV
Van's Aircraft
RV Resources
RV Photo Album
Completed RV-9's
RV-7/9A Drawings
Nut & Bolt Torque Values
Misc Goodies
Fuselage Parts List
How to Land an RV
My Tools
Fix a Heavy Wing
Paint Possibilities
Aviation Videos
Places to Fly!
Aerobatics Aircraft Construction Aircraft Maintenance Airshows
AirVenture Oshkosh AOPA News Aviation Blogs Aviation Fuel
Aviation History Aviation Learning Center Aviation News Aviation Safety
Aviation Videos Avionics Commemorative Air Force Cool Aircraft
EAA Electric Aircraft Experimental Aircraft FAA Related
Flight Planning Flight Training Flying Tips Fun Stuff
FunPlacesToFly Videos General Aviation Gliders Light Sport Aircraft
Military Aircraft Places to Fly! Shoot your own Video Special Interest
Sport Pilot Van's Aircraft Video/Photography Vintage Aircraft
Warbirds Why I Love to FLY Young Eagles
Airplanes Don't Go Anywhere - Friendly Skies Film
So you have an airplane! But how do you get where you are going on the other end? A good question! I'll do my best to describe the process I go through every time in this video.
Nevada: Why Sting Flight Loves it and Will Keep Going Back! - Sting Flight
A dearth of people and freedom to roam 57 million acres of public land!
Pilot Life = Paradise - steveo1kinevo
Flight is from Treasure Cay, Bahamas to Ft Lauderdale, FL. Flying the Cessna 208 Caravan...AKA, "Turbin Suburban". Filmed with the GoPro 3+ Black Edition.
Name this Grass Strip! Been there? Tell us about it! - FunPlacesToFly.com
Can you name this Grass Strip? How about the state, the name of the lake and the famous restaurant next to it? If you've been there, tell us about your adventure!
Flight to the Beacon Cafe, Hicks Field Airport, Fort Worth, TX - YouTube - FunPlacesToFly.com
We flew into Hicks Airfield in Fort Worth, Texas, and had a great Hamburger at the Beacon Cafe and Country Store. It was the best 100 dollar hamburger we've ever had (and it didn't cost a 100 dollars!). Highly recommended. Websites: http://www.TheBeaconCafe.com/ http://www.funplacestofly.com/funflydetails.asp?id=2251
HELP FOR THE HOMEBUILDER

A website designed for Van's Aircraft Homebuilders, helping them find the information they need to build the most dynamic aircraft in the world.
The "cover your butt" section
This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft.
This is website is owned and published by OpenAirNet, Inc. © 2015. All rights reserved.
Cool Stuff
How Far is that Airport?