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Old 05-23-2012, 04:49 AM
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Since more than 15 years ago when I saw an RV-6 for hte first time and got access to the original plans I dreamed about building a scale model of it.
Then last autumn I took the chance of having a little more time and began to draw plans using 2D and 3D in combination. After half a year of occationally bulding spending most of the time building molds for the few fiberglas parts Yesterday was the first time this baby saw the sunlight. Another two or three weeks and we go for maiden ... hope she flies well!

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Old 05-23-2012, 04:54 AM
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I own a 6-A and that looks great! What motor plant you using?
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:08 AM
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The prototype is using a DLA112 on MTW canisters, but ship is designed to accept engines in a range from G62 to DA120, even the new gasser four stroke flat twins like Moki or Vallach should fit.

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Old 05-23-2012, 05:54 AM
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Default RE: 35% Van's Aircraft RV-6A

Beautiful!!!!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:34 AM
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There is a group of fuul scale RV flyers around here that sometimes on weekends fly around in formation, very neat planes. Yours is gonna look terrific in the air.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:03 AM
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I have tried to maintain all typical features of the full scale.
So ailerons are frise type on the model, too, and flaps are gap free:


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Old 07-04-2012, 03:32 AM
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She did it, she did it !!!
Our 35% scale RV-6A had it's maiden last week. Still with the provisional canopy. Spinner for the three blade Biela prop is still missing, too.
But boy - it flies great!
Unfortunately on landing (strong sidewinds) the RV came off the runway (nervous pilot ;-) ) and bent it's nosegear just as the full scale ones. Nothing else hurt.
Yetserday we did the second flight, now with a spring steel nosegear instead of stainless steel and everything went right.
Our RV-6A is very agile but not nervous - just as the real one. Our scale model has just a little bit more power ... ;-) I think even a G62 would be enough.
For those of you who are interested: Most likely the RV6 / RV7 / RV9 will be availlable as a kit, trigear or taildragger ...
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:31 AM
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Nice!
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:29 AM
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Now with the final canopy she even looks better ...
Actually we are building 4 additional RC RV-6 / RV-7, all different versions (taildragger, different VS, different wingtips) ...
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:11 AM
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That is a beautiful canopy. That plane is a lot slicker than the aluminum full scale!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:28 AM
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The slick look is only because this first plane was finished using Oracover. The new ones will get a glas and dope finish with panel lines and rivets. But a clean built full scale look very slick, too! See picture ...
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:35 AM
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Hi!

Finally I handed everthing over to Michael Speier ([link=http://www.speiers-modellbautreff.eu]www.speiers-modellbautreff.eu[/link]) where the RV is now available as a kit.
So if anyone is interested in this ship contact him.
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As the owner of a 30% Byron's Glasair, this things looks great!
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Website doesn't work for me here in the U.S.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:43 PM
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Sorry, I made a mistake in the link.
Should work now - even in the U.S. ;-)
[link=http://www.speiers-modellbautreff.eu]www.speiers-modellbautreff.eu[/link]

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Originally Posted by chris110 View Post
She did it, she did it !!!
Our 35% scale RV-6A had it's maiden last week. Still with the provisional canopy. Spinner for the three blade Biela prop is still missing, too.
But boy - it flies great!
Unfortunately on landing (strong sidewinds) the RV came off the runway (nervous pilot ;-) ) and bent it's nosegear just as the full scale ones. Nothing else hurt.
Yetserday we did the second flight, now with a spring steel nosegear instead of stainless steel and everything went right.
Our RV-6A is very agile but not nervous - just as the real one. Our scale model has just a little bit more power ... ;-) I think even a G62 would be enough.
For those of you who are interested: Most likely the RV6 / RV7 / RV9 will be availlable as a kit, trigear or taildragger ...
Sorry for your misfortune on the nose gear but I had to chuckle a bit, during the time that I was building the 7A there were a spate of nosewheel collapses on 6s and 7As around the world, there was even a reputation being developed that the nosewheel design was a weakness and several modifications were introduced by 3rd party suppliers and even Vans offered an anti-shimmy mod (I have technical drawings and data on that mod if you require) but in reality the nose wheel design is as sound as any and in most cases there were factors like unusually rough runways, hard landings or other pilot error. Its a credit to your design that it so accurately mimics the full size🤣 Compliments on a great build, it really captures the spirit of the full size. I still have builder drawings from the factory and have wanted to scale them to build as scale a model as possible at around 1/4th.

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