RV-6A N94KB Home Page
I sold this great aircraft in July 2008 after completing my RV-4. Check it out here: RV-4 Project
This web site
describes the building and flying of my experimental aircraft, N94KB.
This RV-6A aircraft was built in my basement from a kit designed by Richard
VanGrunsven (RV) and kited by Van's Aircraft. I started in December of 94
and performed the first test flight in July 2000 after 2500 construction hours.
This is the first full size airplane I've built -- my RC models
just keep getting bigger.
Engine: O-320 160 HP
Prop: Irlbeck 69 x 69 Wood
Empty Weight: 1056
Exterior Paint: Sikkens basecoat/clearcoat
Interior Paint: Sunfire
Interior: D. J.
Here is the panel before recent upgrade to IFR
Marker Rcvr / Audio Panel
Mid Cont Annunciator
Collins VHF-351 Com
Collins VIR-351 NAV
Collins GLS-350 Glide Slope Rcvr
Collins IND-351 CDI
.Here it is
after IFR upgrade
daughter, testing before first flight.
Daughter, Carolyn before her first flight - 15 Dec 01
hours of building over 5 1/2 years, I flew RV-6A N94KB on July 22,
2000. Thanks to the
My first flight was 22 July 2000 with Tom Berge flying chase and Fred Hiatt as the cameraman. It was uneventful - no falling parts, streaming fluids or smoke reported. The left wing was slightly heavy and 1/2 ball of right rudder was required. I logged 10 hours during the first week.
Kenneth Beene, Waco, Texas