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DeltaRomeo 05-11-2005 10:33 AM

Show us a picture of your FINISHED RV-6/6A!
I'll start....
This picture was taken by Ed Hicks during Van's Homecoming a couple of years back. Van himself was flying the photo ship (no pressure). I was running a Lyc O-320 Sensenich FP setup when this was taken, but am now using a ECi KitEngine (180hp) and a Hartzell blended airfoil C/S.


Ben Beaird 05-12-2005 06:19 PM

O.K Let's see if this works:

Ben Beaird
Plymouth, WI

Jamie 05-24-2005 08:32 AM

The picture of the white and red -6A above is an optical illusion. The 'runway' that you see there looks like it's a parallel runway. In the bottom right-hand corner of the picture you can see a little bit of the runway he's arriving at/departing guess it departing based on the pitch angle.

Kahuna 05-24-2005 10:50 AM

Top This!! This was over an Island in Grand Turk
Pretty cool picture. One of my ALL time favorites

Vince Koehn 05-25-2005 01:48 PM

Here's mine...

Doyce Graham 05-25-2005 08:24 PM

Doyce Graham
KCEU homebase
Photo made at KIC, Crystal, in Twin Cities

Harvey 05-25-2005 11:03 PM

Rv's over Bay
This is a pic taken from a Yak 52 over the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. In the foreground is my RV6 "Harvey" and the other RV6 is Ray Taylors "Z9"


Martin Hone

mark manda 05-26-2005 10:39 AM

question for 19VK
can I borrow your stripe if I paint it a different color?


Sheldon 05-27-2005 09:58 AM

Here's a picture of my RV6A... At 345 hours... Been to OSH once.. Took champion RV6 at LOE3... 0-360 Sen. FP prop... Based at St. John's, Az. (KSJN)...

Shorty 05-30-2005 09:08 PM

Here is my RV6A, N214MV, fresh out of the hanger at Gillis Aircraft Painting in Tuttle OK. :)

Mark Van de Bogert
Walworth, WI

Rosie 06-06-2005 06:51 PM

Can't top that!
I can't top Kahuna's picture but I can say I was there looking up when his photo was taken ;)

Here's a picture of our plane at one of my favorite airports; On the ramp at Telluride (TEX), Colorado :) Rosie

RV6_flyer 06-08-2005 07:39 PM

Flying near Lake Tahoe

Bob Axsom 06-08-2005 10:15 PM

Blue Bird

stepdaddy 06-27-2005 11:47 PM

Adopted 6A
Painted and ready to go! Almost 100 hours now.

Vince Koehn 05-22-2006 02:17 PM

New look for N819VK
New stripe...

pierre smith 05-22-2006 02:57 PM

My 6A's in paint
My airplane is in paint and it's a plain vanilla RV6A but this is what pays for these toys, :D

George in Langley BC 05-23-2006 12:20 AM

Here is picture of my RV-6A "Underdog" taken from echelon right.
Trim is vinyl graphics done by my son.


Bob Gordon 05-23-2006 05:39 AM

First Flight into First Flight (FFA)

After 100 hours, I finally made it to FFA!

Excaptusmc 05-30-2006 07:48 PM

New pics
For those of us still building 6's, it's great to see some new pictures. Anybody else out there proud of their airplane? Let's see some more pics!

Doyce Graham 05-31-2006 05:24 PM

This is the first Orndorff plane. Videos were made on another plane. We have had the plane since March 2005. Based at KCEU in South Carolina.

wooody10 06-02-2006 06:12 AM

Very nice graphics, George.

Jim Streit

Dgamble 06-02-2006 06:27 AM

Vinyl Graphics
My father drew a nice nose art picture for me, and I spent hours getting it digitized, but I now have no idea how to get it made into a vinyl graphic. Where did you get that done?


Originally Posted by George in Langley BC
Here is picture of my RV-6A "Underdog" taken from echelon right.
Trim is vinyl graphics done by my son.


Bob Martin 06-02-2006 08:37 AM

I saw a vendor at Oshkosk last year that turned pictures into posters.
Also, my flying buddy is also a "sign" guy and has just invested in a new printer that prints pictures for signs , instead of cutting vinyl letters for banners or sign material. He tells me and has show me samples of the printer printing out fabulous looking pictures, plus he has a laminator to make it last longer too..
This is new to him, just in the last two weeks, so he isn't up to speed 100% yet but I'm already thinking of things to do to our RV's....
The machine prints on material that is ...I think 54 inches wide.
So you could check with local sign shops to see if they have this type printers.
Hope it helps.

Rick6a 06-02-2006 03:52 PM

Art in Vinyl

Originally Posted by Dgamble
My father drew a nice nose art picture for me, and I spent hours getting it digitized, but I now have no idea how to get it made into a vinyl graphic.......

Use the 800 number and call Marilyn can quickly reproduce your art on vinyl. You can simply send her your digitized picture via e-mail.

Dgamble 06-02-2006 09:14 PM

I'll give it a try!

gvgoff99 06-03-2006 09:25 PM

RV-6A Kit # 20320 Completed March 2006

Updated Paint on the Orca:

gar didericksen 06-29-2006 11:12 PM

Its about time-527BC,RV-6A image
This bird has been flying about twelve months. It's got 86.1 hours of fun soaring!
0360 Lycoming c/s prop leather interior.

So much credit has to go to Wally Anderson and Chris and Ross at Synergyair. I'm so blessed to have gotten to know them all.
John Stahr did a very professional paint job and I'm very pleased with it. He's a true artist. These guys are all from the Eugene, OR area. Melissa from Medford, OR did the leather interior and did a very professional job as well. I'm not too savy on how to post two images at the same time, so I will post a pic of the interior next.


gar didericksen 06-29-2006 11:29 PM

Its about time, 527BC RV-6a, interior
Thank you Melissa for your super job!

See you all in the skies!

Bryan Wood 06-30-2006 12:12 AM

Very nice!
Gar I just wanted to tell you that your RV really makes me happy to look at. Wow... I now have a favorite 6A... Your 6 counterpart that holds this place at the top of all the others for me is Laird Owens in So. Cal. If I had a picture of the two planes together I'd probably hang it over my fireplace.

Well done,

gar didericksen 06-30-2006 08:47 AM

Thanks Bryan
It is so rewarding to have everything come together in such a nice way.
So many fine people are in the Vans community.
By meeting Wally and ross at synergyair, John Sthar and his painting ability.
I really struggled with the paint scheme because that is what you see everytime you look at it and I wanted it to be pleasing to the eye.
Melissa in Med. Ore - Well, I just let her go. I could have told her what I wanted but it would'nt have turned out. I farm for a living and dont do airplane interiors
I'm very pleased, Thanks again


NYTOM 06-30-2006 09:48 AM

Raising my bar
Gar your plane is absolutely beautiful. Like most RV builders I scour the flight lines and pictures of RV's to help in forming the final out come my own RV-6A. These pictures will be on top of my heap at the head of the line. I want to head to my shop right now!
RV-6A ( still in many little pieces)

Dgamble 06-30-2006 11:22 AM

CraigH@KRPH 07-07-2006 08:11 AM

Here's a shot of my new (to me) RV-6A. It's an OSH award winner built by Ralph Koger, and boy do I love it!

I've only had her about 3 weeks, but have already racked up close to 20 hours. Just got back from a trip to Canon City / Leadville Colorado over the 4th of July weekend. This shot was taken at KLXV.

Sam Buchanan 07-10-2006 09:22 AM


Very nice photograph of your "new" plane!

One thing in the photo reminded me of something you might keep in mind; never, never, walk away from your aircraft with the towbar still attached to the plane! We had a local RVer who did this, got distracted, and managed to take off with the towbar attached. The episode resulted in a trashed C/S prop and an engine that required teardown. Fortunately he was able to return to the runway without personal injury.

The towbar if not being used should always be either stowed in the hangar (or aircraft) or in your hand. :)

Enjoy your new plane!

f1rocket 07-14-2006 10:18 AM

This is a picture of my RV-6 that I sold in 2002. I now fly a Rocket.

Tony Kirk 07-14-2006 07:51 PM

Here a photo of my RV-6A, N57TK. First flight was 9/5/05. It has a Lycoming O-320-H2AD, fixed pitch Sensenich prop and a Dynon D-10 VFR panel.

This is a wonderful aircraft and I just love flying it!

rv969wf 10-02-2006 06:32 PM

RV969WF Picture

Alan Judy, Beaver, OK rv969wf 460hours on RV. IO 360A1B6 215HP

rv969wf 10-02-2006 06:54 PM

Alan Judy RV-6
My RV-6 along with my grocery getter,,, 58 Lister/Jag with all aluminum engine, Kinsler fuel injected,etc etc..... RV-6 is 1,112 lbs. 200+ HP and the Lister is 1,750 lbs. at 685 HP,,, Power to weight ratio is extreme on the Lister. Must say that the Lister will eat the RV-6 and have it for lunch in the first Both have about the same top speed though. Happy flying. Yes I like to go fast!! Alan Judy, Beaver, OK RV969WF

CraigH@KRPH 10-03-2006 10:53 PM

Not the most "technologically advanced" panel, but here it is:

RFazio 01-26-2007 07:58 AM

The Rebuild of N966RV
Some pictures of my RV-6. It was ready for flight last summer and awaiting the final inspection. There was a fire in the hanger and my plane got damaged. So it's now getting rebuilt. I'm on it like a fanatic. Never was I so motivated. It's coming back way better than it was. It will fly this summer.

Go here for pictures. My RV-6

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