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Rodoc 06-21-2009 12:43 AM

Here is my RV-6..

jsharkey 06-24-2009 02:52 PM

No picture yet but.....
RV6 N959JS was inspected today and received its Special Airworthiness Certificate with a 40 hour phase I. I also received my Repairman Certificate. Now I need to get me as ready as possible for the first flight.

Jim Sharkey
RV6 Tip-up - FP Exp Lyc O360-A1A
Signed Off and Ready for Flight

NYTOM 06-24-2009 03:12 PM

A big milestone
Congratulations Jim. I'm looking forward to that first flight photo.

AMURRAY 08-06-2009 12:50 PM

20 years later

Jerry P. Sheppard 08-15-2009 01:21 PM

My New Panel on Sugar Charlie
I am presently deployed to the Middle East on a yearlong rotation. Prior to leaving the states last fall I ask the former owner / builder of my RV6, N601SC (AKA ?Sugar Charlie) if he would perform a little RV panel magic. Boy did he come through. Steve Campbell is now my new best friend. I cannot say thanks enough to the quality work he has done.

Below are the before and after pics. The before pic was taken in APR 2007 when I bought Sugar Charlie. The present is what I will return to in the fall of this year.

Though I have not personally made it home yet to enjoy the outcome of his magic ? I am sure the tricks will be countless. The major components for this particular upgrade included a Dynon 100, Dynon 2 axis auto-pilot, Dynon AP 74, Dynon AOA/Pitot, Grand Rapids EIS fuel analyzer, Carb temp probe, 2.25? backup Airspeed and Altimeter gages, Classic Aero leather glare shield trim and linking my Garmin 396 to the SL-40 and Dynon package.

Sugar Charlie was an incredible traveling machine prior to the panel upgrade ? I can only imagine my future VFR travels will be even more enjoyable.
Having made the cross country between 32GA (40 miles south of Athens, GA) and Old El Paso, TX on several occasions in my first RV (RV-3) and now the 6 in fewer than 8 hrs of hand flying ? I am sure the Dynon auto pilot and new situational awareness concerning attitude for those hazy summer days will be a welcomed addition.

Many thanks to the following in the retail industry ? Stein at Stein Air for providing all the great products, Mike at Dynon General Support and Tim at Grand Rapids. You folks are off the charts concerning costumer support. Throughout their emails to Steve all they wanted to do is make things right and get the 6 safely in the air. Finally, to all the helping hands at I17.

Over Old El Paso - Spring 2008

Apr 2007

May 2007

Jan 2009

Jul 2009

Jul 2009

My Grin

See you all on the top deck?



jsharkey 09-19-2009 01:02 PM

Flying Video
If anyone is interested....

Jim Sharkey
RV6 - Phase 1

jsharkey 09-27-2009 09:20 AM

Construction Video
sorry - youtube seems to be speeding it up and cutting it short - need to work out why

Jim Sharkey
RV6 - Phase 1

jsharkey 09-27-2009 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by RVnoob (Post 362708)
I love that cricket sound.
no, I don't mean the engine.

Hey - it's everyone else that has an accent :D

airtractor8 11-12-2009 06:51 AM

For work and play
Here is a couple of pics of my RV6 and my work plane that pays for it all. Pierre may be able to relate to the second one!


Graham in Western Australia

jetjok 11-12-2009 12:22 PM

Dumb Question
Graham (or Pierre),
The cockpit on the Air Tractor(?) seems huge. Like I said, I do not know much about these planes, but it looks like there is enough room for a second seat!

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