I have completed and flown (Dec 22nd 2002) my RV9A (C-FRVC) at Boundary Bay Airport just outside of Vancouver BC.
This is the first 9 to fly with the 0-290 D2 engine of 140HP. I previously built an RV6A which had the 0-320.The 9 is fabulous, it is a different aeroplane to the the 6, climbs better, (1500 fpm/2300/rpm 105ias) lands slower, has much better vis over the nose, and appears to cruise only slightly slower than my 6, and all this on less HP. I hope to save at least 15% on fuel, and the way fuel prices are going
In Canada, that's a big consideration.