RV-6A N94KB Home Page
I am now constructing my second RV. This time it is an RV-4.
Check out the construction progress here. I am currently working on the Panel RV-4 Project
This web site describes the
building and flying of my experimental aircraft, N94KB. This RV-6A
aircraft was built in my basement from a kit designed by Richard VanGrunsven
(RV) and kited by Van's Aircraft. I started in December of 94 and
performed the first test flight in July 2000 after 2500 construction
hours. This is the first full size airplane I've built -- my
RC models just keep getting bigger.
Engine: O-320 160 HP
Prop: Irlbeck 69 x 69 Wood
Empty Weight: 1056
Exterior Paint: Sikkens basecoat/clearcoat
Interior Paint: Sunfire
Interior: D. J.
Here is the panel before recent upgrade to IFR
GX-60 IFR GPS/Com
Marker Rcvr / Audio Panel
Mid Cont Annunciator
Collins VHF-351 Com
Collins VIR-351 NAV
Collins GLS-350 Glide Slope Rcvr
Collins IND-351 CDI
.Here it is after IFR upgrade
Kenna, my daughter, testing
before first flight. Daughter, Carolyn before her first
flight - 15 Dec 01
After 2550 hours of building
over 5 1/2 years, I flew RV-6A N94KB on July 22, 2000. Thanks to
My first flight was 22 July 2000 with Tom Berge flying chase and Fred Hiatt as the cameraman. It was uneventful - no falling parts, streaming fluids or smoke reported. The left wing was slightly heavy and 1/2 ball of right rudder was required. I logged 10 hours during the first week.