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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Coaltowngarage
I bought a kit in almost the same stage as the...

I bought a kit in almost the same stage as the one you are saying. Once I got my fuselage jigged up and everything lined up good enough to help me sleep at night, it started moving pretty well. I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-13-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,056
Posted By Coaltowngarage
The full plans will show both configurations....

The full plans will show both configurations. Technically the bulkhead is doubled in both models. They are just configured differently. Here is the drawing for the assembly of the 611 bulkhead.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-13-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,056
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Engine mount and gear leg kit is $1750 as of June...

Engine mount and gear leg kit is $1750 as of June this year, wd-409 $50. Bulkhead 611 and 612 are $52 and $19 respectively, the 611 and 12 bulkheads are doubled for the tailwheel and also the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-09-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Ok, good to know. I was hoping for the option to...

Ok, good to know. I was hoping for the option to possibly upgrade to a 360 some day. Based on what they told me I had figured i would just have to get a new mount and re-do pretty much everything...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-09-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Im confused. I am building a 6. I ordered my...

Im confused. I am building a 6. I ordered my mount in June. Thats just what they told me.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By Coaltowngarage
When I ordered my engine mount a few weeks back,...

When I ordered my engine mount a few weeks back, they told me that the 320 mount was built 2 inches longer for weight and balance. Would that put you nose heavy?
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-06-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,521
Posted By Coaltowngarage
If no one bites, I would be willing to pick up...

If no one bites, I would be willing to pick up and drive her the rest of the way. I cannot wait until my RV is done so that I can become a part of these awesome missions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By Coaltowngarage
I don't know if i can help too much, I've never...

I don't know if i can help too much, I've never done the practice kit, but in case someone else doesn't chime in. It may be a discrepancy. On the plane(mine at least) the plans call for 3.5's most...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-03-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,023
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Paint over the fuel tank screws.

Paint over the fuel tank screws.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Its an early 6, the skins are riveted with flush...

Its an early 6, the skins are riveted with flush rivets and the holes are countersunk. The plans say that countersinking is acceptable on panels .032 or over. Ive read of a few others doing it this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By Coaltowngarage
What would you do? countersink vs dimple

ok, so the kit I bought had the tailfeathers mostly complete and the wings about 75% done. The top wing skins and the tailfeather skins were all countersunk rivets. The surfaces are flawless. I'm at...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-08-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,746
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Glad you are making progress. I definitely think...

Glad you are making progress. I definitely think there are some discrepancies in the plans and/or some of the parts that you just sort of have to field modify. With mine, I think it was bulkhead...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-06-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,746
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Still speaking as a newb here. I had cone to a...

Still speaking as a newb here. I had cone to a realization that in many cases on the 6, what is on the plans 'loosely' resemble what you actually see when assembling the fuse. I built my jig per the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,125
Posted By Coaltowngarage
What is it about the 6's that makes the wings...

What is it about the 6's that makes the wings more difficult to remove than others? I am trying to plan ahead, The shop I am building in is plenty big enough to completely assemble and complete the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,746
Posted By Coaltowngarage
I think I am pretty close to the same stage of...

I think I am pretty close to the same stage of the build as you are right now. I did notice a very slight outward bow when jigging it up, but it hasn't had any adverse effects on the side skin. The...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-03-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Sourcing brakes

A member on here has a brake setup for sale. How can i tell if they work for an rv6? They are cleveland 5 inch.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-21-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Its an early 90s kit, I haven't purchased the...

Its an early 90s kit, I haven't purchased the finishing kit yet. I had found a mount and gear legs someone was getting rid of for an engine change, but now that i'm actively looking there doesn't...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-21-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Engine mount/Gear leg drilling question

Ok guys, I had found an engine mount and gear legs for my project and the seller needed to keep, I have found a reasonable set of landing gear legs. Question, Is it possible to drill a new engine...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Thanks guys, I know what I have to do :cool:

Thanks guys, I know what I have to do :cool:
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By Coaltowngarage
I have the pieces I believe you are referring to,...

I have the pieces I believe you are referring to, these are long sections about 27 inches long.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By Coaltowngarage
...was hoping that wouldn't be the answer, that...

...was hoping that wouldn't be the answer, that sucker is 27 inches long. Oh well, moving right along:)
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Aluminum angle material substitute?

Building this early 90s kit. Was passed around a bit over the years. As you can imagine...theres stuff missing. On my plans, it calls for an aluminum angle 1 inch by 1 1/4 by 1/8 that runs from the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-06-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By Coaltowngarage
I have a 1991 kit, a couple things I've noticed...

I have a 1991 kit, a couple things I've noticed with mine in the short time I've been working on it....There were some changes to the firewall. The older ones had a different layout for the bracing....
Forum: Painting your RV 11-01-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,527
Posted By Coaltowngarage
As someone already said... there is a significant...

As someone already said... there is a significant difference in doing a repaint than doing a fresh job. Man hours and chemicals required to properly strip and prep the plane.
The crew over at Evoke...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Welp, thats gotta be it then. This kit was...

Welp, thats gotta be it then. This kit was ordered in 1991. I dont foresee the one on the bottom skin being an issue as the builder has it tied in with the flange for the inspection plate. So its got...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Coaltowngarage
My plans show the half rib piece and two gussets...

My plans show the half rib piece and two gussets tying the aileron bellcrank rib and the adjacent outboard rib together. One on the top skin and one on the bottoon these wings, the gussets only span...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Coaltowngarage
Wing gussets question. Take a look

Im beginning work trying to make progress on an almost 30 year old project. First order of business is getting my mind wrapped around where the previous owner left off and get going. I noticed in the...
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