Marvin Soward's RV-6A
A few words from Marvin...
On October 1st,1996 Marvin logged his 700th hour on this airplane!
N63TX first flew May 1991. As of May 1995, 540 glorious hours
have been logged. I used a portion of a two car garage at home
to build the plane which took me three years to complete. Momma's
car sat in garage most of the time, so I believe with proper motivation
it could have been built in a one car stall garage along with
some difficulty. The hardest part seemed to be in drilling the
first hole and messing up the first rivet. A buddy explained it
to me this way..."you're not an expert until you've drilled out
about fifty rivets." For three years I didn't do much else: No
Flying. No TV. No newspapers, with only short vacations. I kept
at my job because I needed the money to finish the airplane.
As I'm an older person, the plane has no landing lights and is
strictly day VFR with some goodies to keep me out of trouble:
Two Comm, one VOR, Northstar..LORAN/GPS, electric Gyros, WingLeveler,
electric flaps, GEM CHT/EGT.
I started with a new Lycoming 0-320/160 HP engine and Wernke prop.
I usually plan on a 141 knot cruise speed, burning 8 gph, uphill
or downhill. I had a lot of excellent help from the experts around
the Georgetown Airport in Austin, TX to get the plane flying and
keep it flying.
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