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Old 01-13-2012, 09:37 PM
boeing737driver boeing737driver is offline
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Default Newby with a new to me RV-6

Hi guys,

I have been lurking her for several months, reading and learning about RV's. And I'd like to thank all who post here for the valuable info you have provided.

Last week I found the airplane I've been searching for. It's a low time RV-6 built in 2004 by an A&P/IA in Cortez, Co. It has an IO-320 with a Hartzel C/S prop and a 6 pack of steam gauges.

The flight home to New Mexico was at 155 knots burning 7.5 gph. With just a few knots of tailwind it worked out to nearly 24 mpg. What's not to like about that, LOL?

If I've read the photo posting correctly, here is a pic.


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Old 01-13-2012, 09:40 PM
David Paule David Paule is online now
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Very nice looking plane!

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Old 01-13-2012, 09:49 PM
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Looking good.

I'm interested in what a plane like that costs these days. PM me if you want
Retired Dam guy. Life is good.
Brian, N155BKsold but bought back.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:50 PM
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Very nice.

Welcome to VAF.
RV-7 : In the hangar
RV-10 : In the hangar
RV-12 : Built and sold
RV-44 : 4 place helicopter on order.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:51 PM
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Welcome, Bruce. Beautiful plane. Jealous!

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Old 01-14-2012, 06:03 AM
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Default Congratulations.

Bruce, the more hours you put on her, the more you'll discover why fighter pilots, crop-dusters and airline pilots alike, love their RV's!!

....and anyone else too

Rv10 Sold
46 years ag pilot/CFI
Air Tractor 502/PT-6
Building RV-12, Wings, fuse, emp complete. FWF in progress.
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:24 AM
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Default Looking Good!

You did good.
Nice clean, sharp looking RV-6.
The IO-320 and C/S prop is a nice combo often overlooked, especially with todays higher fuel prices. I know you are going to enjoy your new airplane.
Have fun!!
Bob Martin
RV-6, 0-360 Hartzell C/S, Tip up, 1200+TT
James extended cowl/plenum, induction, -8VS and Rudder. TSFlightline hoses. Oregon Aero leather seats.
D100-KMD150-660-TT ADI2- AS air/oil seperator. Vetterman exhaust with turndown tips.
Louisa, Virginia KLKU N94TB
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:40 AM
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very nice. congrats. how about some interior pics seeing your skills are good in that area .
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Ed D'Arcy
RV6-A 5,300+ hrs, R-44 1,600 hrs, Helicycle traded for 33 FFR coupe, 300 young eagles flown
Stuart, Fl / East Hampton,Ct / Virgin Gorda, BVI - villa sold.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:33 AM
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What a beautiful six and in New Mexico colors yet.
Larry Pardue
Carlsbad, NM

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Old 01-14-2012, 10:43 AM
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Default Interior pic


I retired 3 years ago and up 'til now have flown very little. Now I'm flying nearly every day. Is it ever nice to be back in the air again! And now I can fly when and where I want, even better.

Here's a pic of the interior.

My first project is to move the intercom and Davtron so I can put the Garmin 296 into an Airgizmos dock.

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