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Spoon 02-20-2014 10:56 AM

Mike,

Thanks for the welcome, and to the others for the compliments. Credit is due Kevin Horn who built the plane. He is a true craftsman and I feel like I'm dating his daughter when I fly it.

It has been a tough winter around here and the guys at W & C who have put up with me have got to be glad to see it flying and me out of their hair...at least while I'm out flying. I recommend them highly to anyone seeking build assistance. They have shown patience, skill, humor....lots of humor...Just good RV guys.

Apexeon 04-02-2014 08:52 AM

New to Me RV-6
 
Purchased back in October as a flying 6 but found out in Dec that the engine needed a full overhaul. In process of overhauling the O-360-A1A. Hope to be flying again by May 2014. Panel is plain jane steam gauges

Mike S 04-02-2014 08:53 AM

Welcome to VAF!
 
Bill, welcome aboard the good ship VAF:D

WatkinsT1 04-03-2014 10:13 AM

Welcome
 
Welcome to the RV family Don, but wondering how you fight such a natural tendency to bling up your panel, why would you deny yourself such a natural tendency as that. Maybe all that Piper time you have that has not quite worn off yet. HA.. best of luck with you RV6 I know you will enjoy it.

Tod
N359HW

jmcanty3 04-03-2014 10:38 AM

Oh No!
 
Don - too bad to hear about your need for an overhaul. May I ask what prompted it and if the seller had anything to say about it? I have been looking at a flying RV-6 and hearing your story gives me pause.

Apexeon 04-04-2014 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmcanty3 (Post 867958)
Don - too bad to hear about your need for an overhaul. May I ask what prompted it and if the seller had anything to say about it? I have been looking at a flying RV-6 and hearing your story gives me pause.

Sent you a PM.

Gary Baker 06-03-2014 08:59 AM

After 18 years, an Airworthiness Certificate!
 
Last Thursday evening, May 29, Matt Tomsheck, of the CLE FAA MIDO office, came to my hangar and conducted a public inspection of my RV-6. He was open to hosting a quasi-EAA Chapter meeting and let other builders see how he conducts an aircraft inspection. We had about twenty people attend the inspection and everyone got something out of the evening.

I began the construction of this project in March, 1996, and while my two sons were growing up, I coached approximately twenty-five of their sports teams. So after the initial building spurt, I quickly slowed and did not make fast progress each year until the boys were out of school. Many thanks to Dave Ross, RV-4 builder and this year's recipient of EAA's Tony Bingelis Award, for being very patient with me, allowing me to rent space at his farm for twelve years and work on the project. Dave was also a great instructor, showing how to use tools and look at problems from different perspectives to arrive at a solution.

I moved the project a little closer to home to Jeff Paden's shop six years ago and my construction time really took off! Jeff has built a Lancair IVP and a Titan T-51 Mustang. Jeff was my fiberglass guru and gave me a great deal of confidence in working with the 'dark side' material.

It has been great to surround myself with guys like Dave and Jeff, as well as many other Chapter members willing to give their time to my project. I conducted the first flight two days later, May 31! Photos to come.

Now I can say: "Keep bucking those rivets!"


Michael White 06-03-2014 10:18 AM

Congratulations Gary! As many have said here, it's not money or talent that gets these airplanes built...it's perseverance!

(But having lots of money sure does help... :D )

Stevea 06-03-2014 10:38 AM

Congratulations Gary! Welcome to the VSB club. (Very Slow Build....to borrow from Gil Alexander's signature :) )

mgregory176 06-04-2014 06:28 AM

Congratualations Gary!!!
 
A VERY nice looking plane! :)
Enjoy it for many years to come.


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