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
Here is a short video of N94KB with some rolls and loop. Click here for the high res version (10M) and here for the 2M version.
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.
<![if !vml]><![endif]>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.
N94KB's first trip to Lake Superior
Kenneth Beene, Waco, Texas
Van's World Wide Wing
Van's Air Force Minnesota Wing
EAA Chapter 25 - Minneapolis