Originally Posted by Jcurry
I am contemplating selling my -12 and buying a -6.
However, I am concerned about parts availability for the -6. Does Van's still support this aircraft even though kit production has stopped? Are any of the -7 parts useable on the-6? As an example, flight controls?
The RV6 is the most popular experiential aircraft EVER!!! Van's will have parts for the six for as long as they are in business.
I chose the RV6 because every airframe part can be reproduced from the plans. That is something that the RV7 and above can't do...... You don't need Van's for any airframe part. But as long as they provide them, the easier it is to fix things.
There are many certificated aircraft that have not been manufactured in years. But well educated A&P's have kept them in the air for years after there was no support from the company that built them.
Go buy your RV6 and enjoy.