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Old 08-05-2012, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by NYTOM View Post
"Wow" that turned out great Jim. Did you design that paint scheme yourself ?
Very,very nice!
Thanks - Prestige did the design based on an RV-6A they did before. Very pleased with Walter and his team's work and service - and the result!
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:13 PM
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:25 PM
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:10 AM
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Default RV-6 Pic

Here is N863JJ Finished in 2005 by John McMahon Galatin TN

Panel Just Upgraded

RV-6 O-360 CS 750 hrs and counting
RV-4 O-360 CS Bulit and sold
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:02 AM
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Default What about N94TB?

Originally Posted by Bob Martin View Post
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.
Searched everywhere on google but had no luck finding a pic of 94TB...
Could you post one, so we can dribble?
Thank you!
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:53 PM
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Default 18 Hours into Phase I

I spent the first 11 hours making sure the engine was broken in. Then 6 hours of lots of slow flight and landings. For 17 hours the airplane was hands off, centered ball all the way to 165KIAS at 6500MSL. After I quit patting myself on the back, I decided to put the wheel and leg fairing on. On a today's test flight I was about 1/4 ball out to the right at 130KIAS at 2500MSL, then about 1/8 ball to the left on an idle descent at 120KIAS. Looks like next flight will include a 8" balsa wood rudder trim wedge. I guess that's why we do Phase I. At least everything is finally bolted on and in place.

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This airplane deserves a better pilot
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:40 AM
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Very pretty airplane! Congrats on getting it "done".

You might want to spend some time "fine tuning" the leg fairings before adding the wedge. The leg fairings have been known to affect the aircraft in yaw. I've heard of guys using disolved crayons to do this. Put several drops of the crayon mixture (thin enough to flow, thick enough to not run down the fairings before you take off) on the gear legs and go fly. Compare the streaks left by the crayon on both sides of the fairings after you land, then tweak the fairings slightly, clean them off, re-apply the crayon and do the test again. Repeat until the streaks meet at the trailing edge of the fairing. This makes the fairings parallel to the wind flow and cancels any turning effect they may be generating.

Have fun with it, best of luck with the fine tuning, and again, congrats on a pretty airplane!
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:50 AM
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Congratulations Dave, that is a very elegant looking -6 you've created.
RV-3B G-CCTG - Purchased May 2020
RV-8 G-MIRV - First flight 1 July 2019
RV-6 G-BZRV - Flown the nest.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:22 PM
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Default wedge

From my experience, an 8" wedge will be too much. You might want to start by re-fitting the fairings if that is when you noticed the difference. I also found that checking the adjustment of the flaps makes a difference. I raised my right flap 1/32nd of an inch and it made a 1/2 ball diff.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:31 PM
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Default Like the paint

I like the paint
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