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RV-6A Project Website

History/Background

A Quick Build 6A

History of My Hobby

The RV-6A is the most successful homebuilt kit in history. Thousands of the kits have been sold. I am starting one of the last ones. In fact, the week I ordered my empennage, Van's introduced the successor, the RV-7. I figured they had worked the kinks out of the 6, so I stuck with my plans to build the 6 and have not been sorry. There are a lot of great web sites out there that have helped me, and I thought I would hang some pictures and comments here to document my experience with the excellent kit.

My Background

I have some background in woodworking, but I had never driven a rivet before starting this kit. Some of my early rivets attest to this fact! I'm learning as I go and I'm not afraid to buy a new tool or a new piece from Van's if I make a mistake.

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The Quick Build Fuselage comes in a BIG box.
The separate box for the wings is leaning
against the fuselage at the left side.

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Some Assembly Required !

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The Wings come almost complete. The ailerons and
flaps are built, and are packed inside the fuselage.