I'm hoping to get responses from actual RV-9 owners on the real world numbers for that plane. Both performance numbers and ownership costs. I am toying with the idea of selling my Mooney and buying experimental. At this point, the Vans line of aircraft are the only ones that make sense for me. I think I would be happiest with an RV-7/A, but they are priced a bit out of my price range. That leaves me with the the RV-9/A and possibly the RV-6/A. I am a little reluctant on the 6 because it is more of a "hand built" airplane and more dependent on builder skill for it's quality and consistency. My understanding is the 7 and later have the benefit of the CNC matched hole construction, so there is uniformity, better quality assurance and replacement parts are easier to fit. Also the 7 and 9 have many design refinements over the 6. While I have not totally discounted the 6, I am most curious about the 9 at this point. I have read all the stuff on the Vans site about it's performance, but I am really more interested in actual owner's experiences. It seems the vast majority of 9s have been built with carbureted 160hp engines and a fixed prop. I would much prefer an injected engine and a C/S prop, but that does not seem to be the Vans way. Anyhow, any help, advice or comments from owners would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!