RV Internet Builders List
Compiled by Russell Duffy
There are 76 listings that include 23 states and 6 countries.
I edited listings where necessary in an attempt to keep them in
the same format. I also removed phone numbers and street addresses.
I hope everyone is satisfied with the results. As they say, you
get what you pay for :-) We are, indeed, and interesting group.
Frank Marlowe Trinity, AL firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6A SN 22782(plans#)
The project has been in limbo for the past year due to overwhelming
business demands and govermental red tape. The tail is 75% complete
and I hope to continue the project soon. I have wing kit (non
drilled). Hope to install a 180 w/cs prop. Your mail group is
very encouraging. I'm glad to be a part of it and hope I'll be
able to contribute someday. Regards, Frank
Hi my name is Bill Fletcher and Im a RV addict. I have built a
RV-3 finished it in 1989 after 1835hrs of construction. It has
a 0-320 B1B (Lycom), 68x62 climb prop (Pacesetter), 42 gallons
fuel (30 wing and 12 fuselage) it goes like heck. Finished in
1989 hence N89RV. Now Im building an RV-4 started it in 1990 after
going through rv builders withdraw. Ive been poking along on this
one for 7 years and expect to have it in the air in spring just
after breakup 1997. Its N# is N97RV it has 0-360 A1A with Hartzel
C.S. prop. It also has 10 gal of extra fuel in fuse for making
those long legs to the lower 48. This is my first time on the
internet so im not sure what im doing . Im on the Polarnet.com
in Fairbanks Alaska. Fletcher@polarnet.com or 2800 Riverview Dr.
Fairbanks AK 99709 thank you for this service.. Bill Fletcher..
I guess I am the only builder in Arizona! Just about finished
with my wings and plan on ordering the quick build firewall with
the fuselage. I commute to California to work and I need to get
done ASAP. I currently fly a Cherokee 140 and am soooooo looking
forward to making the trip in half the time on half the fuel.
So far the kit has been a joy to build. Not without a lot of four
letter words, but fun just the same. I have built quite a few
street rods from the ground up and I can say that having someone
do the engineering for you makes all the difference in the world.
Also it is nice to come out of the garage with no grease on the
body. Anyone who has any advice on my next phase of construction
can get me at this address or email@example.com
Richard Ernst Conway, AR firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6A SN-23205
Tail is 85% finished (elevators not quite complete). Wing kit
should arrive late July. Planned options: manual elevator and
aileron trim, manual flaps. Will be building my own wing spar.
Brian K. Cooper Altadena, CA email@example.com RV-6A
SN-23141 I'm finishing up the empennage and just ordered my wing
kit. I'm planning on tip-up canopy, electric flaps and elevator
and 0-360 with CS prop. I work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(part of NASA). I'm part of the team that is building the first
robotic vehicle (rover) to be sent to Mars, launching Dec of next
Jess Mallian Bakersfield, CA RV4FLYER@aol.com RV-4, #3410
Edward Cole Cupertino, CA firstname.lastname@example.org RV- (didn't say)
Status: waiting for Emmpanage Kit to arrive Test Engineer at Maxim
Integrated Products (Semiconductors)
Remi D. Khu Long Beach, CA email@example.com RV-4 SN-3751 Project
started on 25 March 1994 Location: Compton Municipal Airport (CPM)
Empennage section assembled, primed. Tips not yet installed. Currently
(7/95) hanging left wing ribs onto Phlogiston spars. Plan: IFR
panel, loran, single comm cluster with handheld backup. Considering
Wenkel auto-converted engine block. C/S prop - suggestions? Sliding
canopy modification (if practical for rear pax) Dual-control linkage
- Electric flaps only! Color: Silver longitudinal trimming on
Gil Alexander Los Angeles, CA (near Marina del Rey) firstname.lastname@example.org
RV6A s/n 20701 Tail complete, wings 95%, fuselage out of jig and
installing cockpit stuff. Tip-up canopy, electric flaps, elec.
elev. trim. Have a 1800 hr. O-320E2G - needs a new sump for the
-6A, will probably convert it to 160 HP. 47 years old, electronics
engineer, glider pilot/owner and an Airframe Mechanic.
Gary A. Sobek Manhattan Beach, CA Work: GASobek@ccgate.hac.com
Home: 70176.1660@Compuserve.com RV-6 SN-20480 N-157GS Started
April 1989. Tail 100%, wings 99% (built own spar, fuel tanks were
easy, My employer provided OJT for Proseal!), Fuselage on Gear
98%, Manual flaps, manual 2 axis trim, sliding canopy 100%, Engine
O-320 B2B C with Constant Speed 98%, instruments 95%, cowl 95%,
FAB-320 5%, wiring 2%, plumbing 60%, Seats ordered with October
delivery scheduled, First flight planned for December 1995. Planning
on being at Oshkosh 1996 complete with paint. The -6 is based
at CABLE airport in Upland, CA (Southern California.) Cost to
build: 2 wives, 1 girl friend, 2 houses, 3 rental units, 1 house
of furniture and 1 car. Time to build to date: 1700 hours + engine
rebuild time not included. Attending night classes for A? license,
80% complete. I am a Electrical System Engineer designing satellite
test equipment interfaces.
Chris Ruble Milpitas, CA email@example.com RV-6 S/N# 22151 Tail
feathers completed, Wings in process Product Test Egn., Cisco
Systems Currently flying a '65 Cherokee 180 (8085W)
Jim Ayers Newbury Park, CA firstname.lastname@example.org RV-3 SN 10050
Flying :-) RV-4 SN 2708 Building :-( RV-3 N47RV Completed 1988.
First 323.7 hours on Lyc. O-290-G. 9 hours on LOM M332A (4 cyl
in-line inverted Czechoslovakian aircraft engine). Wing tanks.
Side-hinged canopy. Sportcraft NAV antenna in right wing tip,
and Sportcraft COM antenna in vertical stabilizer cap (10" tall).
RV-4 Started on tail kit. (Kits are a lot nicer than plans built.)
Russ Nichols Sacramento, CA Russ_Nichols@fire.ca.gov RV-6 SN 24010
Empenage in progress. Tool collection growing... Software engineer/project
manager, California Dept. of Forestry
Bruce Patton San Luis Obispo, CA BPattonsoa@aol.com RV-6A Started
11/94, Wings/tail complete, Fues in Jig, EAA chapter 170, Age
50, Engineer, Glider Pilot Other Projects: HP-18 glider, completed
Bob Hall Colorado Springs, CO RV6Bldr@aol.com RV-6 s/n 20719 tail
- 98% wings- 75% fuselage - preparing my order electric elev.
trim, electric flaps, sliding canopy USAF ret, dabbler in computer
Dane Heule Denver, CO Compuserve address is 76364.2426 or email@example.com
RV-4 18LR I have been flying my RV-4 for 6 years here in Denver
and I am active with the local Rockey Mountain RVators.
Jeffrey Hall Ft. Collins, Co. firstname.lastname@example.org RV4 sn2179
Ed Weber Ft Collins, CO email@example.com RV-6A SN-23945 Started empenage
in June 95.
Warren Gretz Littleton, CO (Metro Denver) firstname.lastname@example.org
RV-6 s/n 23270 N25WG Wings about 98% done. One year into project.
Nigel Kirlew Coconut Creek, FL email@example.com RV-6A SN-23221 I
purchased a set of plans two years ago and have yet to begin construction.
Current plan is to order empennage in a month. Wish list: O-360,
sliding canopy, electric flaps to save space in cockpit, VFR panel.
Russell Duffy Navarre, FL (near Pensacola) firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6 sn-22407
Empenage complete, currently working on fuel tanks, building both
wings at once. Basic VFR I'm a field service rep for Picker International.
I install and maintain Medical Imaging systems (mostly MRI and
John Winter Boise, ID WinterByte@aol.com RV-6A I began the project
by tooling up about 1.5 years ago. Construction on tail started
in May. Took 2.5 months of full time + to complete horz stab,
vert stab, and rudder. This is probably longer than average, but
I have never worked with sheet metal before this. Boy, have I
learned a lot! Got some good info on trim from the network. Thanks
to all who took time to comment. I've decided to go with servos.
Planned completion date is the year 2000. Software Consultant
specializing in CASE tools and data base design.
Don Mack Chuck Mack (brothers) New Lenox, IL email@example.com
RV-6A SN-22307 Emp. Complete Left wing - Needs bottom skin and
flaps attached Using Phlsogen (sp) spar, London tanks, manual
trim Plan to us 360 with CS prop.
Thomas Boatright Urbana, IL firstname.lastname@example.org RV-4 empenage
complete, wings 85% complete. I work at the University of Illinois
mostly installing, maintaining and programming fire alarm and
Jim Delveau Ankeny, IA JDelveau@aol.com RV-6 Started project in
October of 1994 (got a very slow start) Left elevator just about
finished and waiting on the wing kit. Computer Consultant for
Goulden Computer Services, Inc. in Des Moines, IA. Married, no
children, two beagles (planning to make special beagle area in
the baggage area.)
Greg Tyler Derby, KS email@example.com RV-6 S/N 23685 I am
Greg Tyler, from Derby, Kansas - near the "Air Capital of the
World" (Wichita) and have plans to build a RV-6. (I have finally
convinced my wife that this is really going to happen! :^) I am
currently working on building a tool collection. I have a slight
advantage since Boeing surplus sales is nearby. (new and some
experienced Clecos for .25 ea!) I still havn't ordered my tail
kit but hope to soon.
Kevin Vap Olathe, KS (Kansas City metro) firstname.lastname@example.org (http://www.sky.net/~kvap)
RV-6 SN-24163 - just getting started (plans->tools->tail-kit any
day) - planning electric flaps, O-360, tip-up - attending late
September builders clinic @ Van's - software engineer working
for GPS manufacturer (Garmin)
Dave Hyde Chesapeake Beach, MD email@example.com RV-4 Empennage
complete, Wings ~70% complete, Ordering fuse soon Bells and whistles:
2-axis electric trim (installed) planning electric flaps. I'm
a flight test engineer for the Navy, working flying qualities/stability
and control of attack airplanes.
Gary Kozinski Attleboro, MA firstname.lastname@example.org. RV-6 s/n 20038.
Project started December 1986. I received one of the first shipments
of RV-6 empennage kits that Van's sent out and was the only known
builder in the area for some time. Bought the kit and tools and
dove in. Building with my dad in his basement. Dad's a perfectionist
so we continue to make progress slowly but surely. Empennage,
wings and basic fuselage completed. Doing some of the final touches
(fiberglass tips, gear legs, etc.) prior to purchasing the engine
and instruments. I made a career move to Long Island in March
96 that gave me more money but definitely less time for me to
do RV work. Plans to get married and have kids (a late starter)
(after getting the RV flying). I have a '69 172 that will get
me to the shop hopefully a few days a months and to OSH again
in 97. Planning on a 0-360 and full, yet, basic panel. The project
will get done! Looking for RV's on Long Island. My 172 (and RV
someday) is based at Brookhaven.
Mike Draper Bridgewater, MA email@example.com RV6 Status:
Tail nearing completetion Industry: Software, Systems Development.
Myself: Married, two boys (7 & 9). Project was placed on hold
past 3 years while my job had me on the road 70% time. Joined
a new company in April, 0% travel, found this list and can't wait
to dust off my project. Was able to get some acro training in
the past few years, makes you really appreciate the RV...
Gary Bataller Westboro, MA firstname.lastname@example.org RV6A, N615RV
I am transporting my plane to the airport on August 12th, and
will complete it there. I estimate about 2 more months of work.
Married, 4 kids (8,13,15,17); software engineer (ATC systems)
My son Richard and I have been working on an RV6A for about 3
years now. We have completed the empennage and are working on
the main wing spars.
35 William Street
Andover, MA 01810
508 470 1363
Joe Larson Golden Valley, Minnesota email@example.com RV-6A Working
on an RV-6A. Just finishing the HS this weekend.
Jim Wittman Minneapolis MN Jim Wittman@73362.2004 (CompuServe)
RV-6 S/N 24048 Tail @ 50%; Wings on order I have 51 yrs, though
it doesn't seem like it except when I try to get out of bed. I'm
married; one of our combined 7 kids is away and three more will
be out in the next year. I run a truck maintenance business; but
unfortunately that does NOT make me a mechanic. I flew helicopters
for 10 yrs, Army and comm'l, and had a little exposure to our
maintenance operations (still didn't learn enough to help me now).
I'll get the best engine I can afford when I get that far. O-360
w/ C/S, Throttle-body fuel system and elec ignition preferred.
I hope to equip for IFR so that my trips can be somewhat more
Larry Groom Prior Lake, MN firstname.lastname@example.org KE0VZ email@example.com
RV6 #23782 Horizontal Stab complete. (Summer is here gotta golf!)
Pilot for Northwest Airlines
James Cone St. Charles, MO firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6A 22929 N929JC
TAIL, WINGS, & FUSELAGE COMPLED. WORKING ON FINISHING KIT. FULL
IFR PANEL, O-320E2D 160HP, MICRO MONITOR ENGINE INSTRUMENT SYSTEM,
ELLISON THROTTLE BODY, SKY-TECH STARTER, PELICAN 65 AMP ALTERNATOR,
SENSENICH FIXED PITCH PROP, SLIDER CANOPY, ELECTRIC FLAPS, ELECTRIC
TRIM, MANUAL AILERON TRIM, SELF DESIGNED MANUAL RUDDER TRIM. HOPE
TO BE FLYING NEXT YEAR. AIRLINE CAPTAIN FOR TWA. RETIRED LT. COL.
USAF PILOT. AVIATION NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST. EDITOR OF VAN'S AIR
FORCE, TRI-STATE WING NEWSLETTER. COMPLETED AND FLEW A SEA HAWKER
COMPOSITE AMPHIBIAN THAT HAS SINCE BEEN SOLD. EAA FLIGHT ADVISOR
FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT. VICE PRESIDENT OF EAA CHAPTER 32,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Gary Corde Asbury, NJ RV6junkie@aol.com RV-6 s/n 21194 N211GC
My RV is based at Alexandria Field in NJ and is about 99.9% complete.
The aircraft was started in October of 1990. Should be flying
around the time Oshkosh starts. It has a slide-back canopy, electric
trim. auto-pilot, IFR pannel, DJ Larsen interior, CD Player and
a list of stuff that I can't even remember. It is powered by a
160hp Lycoming turning a Performance 3-bladed prop. I had the
prop on a friends RV-4 and it was great....can't wait to fly it
on my -6. My wife (Malia) and our two children (Kyle & Connor)
live in Asbury, New Jersey. I am 32 years old and make my living
as an aviation insurance broker in New York city. This was the
first aircraft that I have built. I had a lot of support from
local RV-ers. There are three other RV aircraft in my hangar.
There are about 3 more RV-4 flying in the area with another 4
or 5 other RV's going together.
Tom Goeddel Fair Haven, NJ email@example.com RV-6a SN-22041 Empennage
is complete, left wing is almost done, much of the little stuff
(fluting, deburring, and priming ribs, making fittings, etc.)
done for right wing. Planning on manual trim, electric flaps,
and sliding canopy. Avionics will be basic VFR (radio, GPS). On
the fence about gyros. No decision on engine, prop, etc. Building
in a 1-car garage. Married, with 2 kids (8 year old twins) and
an overweight cat who doesn't respect tools. Started project 4/92.
Sloooow but steady progress.
Mike Pilla Old Bridge, NJ firstname.lastname@example.org RV4 s/n
2866 tail - done wings - done, lights installed and tested, strobes
working, ... fuse - still in jig, installed flap control blocks
last evening finish kit - in hand electric flaps, O-320-E2D being
converted to -D1A involved with small startup in computer-telephony;
struggling, so it cuts into building time, unfortunately.
Dick Steffens Mooresville, NC email@example.com RV-6 Finishing
wings (8/95), HIO-360-B1A, Electric Elevator Trim, Manual Aileron
Trim, Sliding Canopy, etc. Occupation: Civil Engineer, Duke Engineering
& Services, Charlotte, NC. Currently Own a Citabria.
Donald J. Karl Raleigh, NC firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6A SN-not_yet
I want to start a 6A in early 1996. I'll go for 360ci (parallel
valve) maybe injected, maybe carb. I'll start with VFR planning
on expanding to IFR (only for occasional use). Might go to c/s
prop right away?$$? Hinged canopy, electric flaps, trim unknown.
I'm 32 years old. I'm an operating system kernel programmer;10
years at IBM and now 1 year at Data General working on UNIX. Until
three years ago, I knew nothing about planes, but since then I've
read everything I can get my hands on. I still don't have plane
building experience, but I probably have about 8000 hrs of experience
doing construction and woodworking. I think the big attraction
to planes for me is the materials will weigh much less and I won't
have sawdust up my nose. I bet that aluminum is sharp though???
Fellow rv-lister Wayne Westerhold works one aisle away and is
teaching me a lot. We both wanted an RV before we met. Small world.
Carl Weston Aloha, OR email@example.com RV-6 23876 Finishing
empennage kit (control surfaces), electric trim. Wing kit on order,
electric aileron trim. Planning for 0360/CS, full gyros, tilt-up.
Software Engineer (UNIX distributed computing).
Jim Caufield Beaverton, OR firstname.lastname@example.org RV-4 SN-3453 I
am a first-time builder with zero previous buiding experience.
Graduate of the May '93 Vans Builders Clinic. If I finish this
project, literally *anyone* can! Empenage completed, wing 50%
completed (ready to start fuel tanks). I bought the factory spar
and don't regret it. Project was stalled due to recent move, but
I hope to pick up the pace in the next 6 months. The 'mission'
of this aircraft will be day/night VFR with aerobatic capabilities.
I want inverted fuel and oil, but don't think I can afford a constant-speed
prop. No gyros. No fancy interior. A lean and mean ship.
Frank Justice Beaverton, OR email@example.com RV-6A >From his
manual, we know he's working on the fuselage Compiling detailed
instructions for RV6 build
Steve Kimura Corvallis, OR firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6A S/N 24376
At preview plans stage. Computer programmer at Hewlett-Packard.
Around 90 hours total, with three little kids. 33 years old, and
have been an RV dreamer for the last 15.
Ross Mickey Eugene, OR email@example.com RV-6A SN-23203 Empanage
done, wings done, working on firewall, and other bulkheads. Standard
except for electric flaps. Plan on IFR, autopilot. Undecided on
engine/prop. Married with two children, 2&7. Association executive
representing primary wood manufactures in public policy issues.
Calin (Earl) Brabandt Hillsboro, OR firstname.lastname@example.org
RV-6 SN-21830 N66VR: RV-6 with slider, mech. flaps & trim. Empenage
& wings completed, fuse out of jig. 0-360 w/ Hartzell C/S (from
Van's). Building an IFR sport x/c machine. Planning for floats.
Jim & Jackie Eastburn Hillsboro OR (two miles north of van's)
JIMNJAC@aol.com RV-4 tail section under const. firefighter (I
get to drive the fire engine) wife, paramedic
Mike Graves Hillsboro, OR email@example.com RV-6A After
messing around for two years, I finally bought a plan set. That
was one year ago, and I am saving up for the tools now. I am planning
on a basic VFR panel and probably manual flaps/elevator trim.
I have not decided on engine/prop combination yet.
Jerry Springer Hillsboro, OR ( 6 mi from Van's) JerryFlyRV@aol.com
RV-6 s/n 20241 N906GS Third customer built RV-6 to fly Tip-up,
Elec flaps, Elec trim, Vac Gyros, Navaid autopilot, Rocky MTN.
Encoder O-360 A4A,Warnke Prop First Flight July 14, 1989
Randall Henderson Portland, OR (Near Van's) firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6
SN-21946 Tail, wings- done, just started fuselage Editor, Portland
RVators Newsletter PPSEL&S, Instr, Currently fly a 1965 Champion
Citabria Software Engineer, EDT Inc.
Don Wentz Scappoose OR (20 miles from Van's shop) Don_Wentz@ccm2.hf.intel.com
RV6 s/n 20369 N790DW tip-up canopy electric flaps, elevator, aileron,
rudder trims 180hp fixed Warnke prop First flight June 30, 1994,
196hrs as of today, July 22, 1995 Technical Marketing Engineer
supporting PC Baseboard OEM customers, for Intel
James Mike Wilson (go by Mike) St. Helens, OR (Portland area)
James_Mike_Wilson@ccm2.hf.intel.com RV4, plans# 3369 tail, wing,
all control surfaces- done, fuse in jig (skinning) started Feb.
93, Plan minimum configuration no bells or whistles, except electric
flaps Want 180hp
Bill Garrett Pottstown, PA 19465 email@example.com
RV-6A SN#22641 Empennage 90% complete, wings 60%? complete, envision
as 4-6 yr. project Canopy, engine, prop configurations undecided
Currently planning IFR to be able to get through light "soup"
only of the northeast US in summer
Ken Harrill Columbia, SC KHarrill@aol.com RV - 6 SN 23917 I started
my RV - 6 project in early spring, 1995. The empennage should
be completed by late summer. I plan to build my own wing spar
(suggestions & advice will be appriciated).
Shelby Smith Nashville, TN Shelby1138@aol.com RV6A #22666 Currently
working on my wings, Fuel tanks finished but not tested Did the
Barnard Option hope to order my fuselage by end of the year. Want
to do 0-360 with constant speed but will decide next year or the
year after. Intrigued with Zoche, MDB, and Suburu options, but
waiting to see. Planning sliding canopy - currently trying to
decide on lights - whether to put them in tips or wings - hearing
rumblings from Steve Barnard Re: different wing tips so am leaning
toward wing placement. Using an interesting jig for my wings that
allows 360 degree rotation - Dave Hudgins makes them here in Nashville(advertised
Chris Brooks Murfreesboro, TN firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6 SN-22935
Empennage is completed with electric trim. Right wing is started
using Phlogiston spars. Plan on installing a heated pitot and
sliding canopy. Haven't decided on what type of flaps yet. Seriously
considering the Precise Flight speed brakes.
David Bonorden Austin, TX Dave.Bonorden@amd.com RV-4 SN-2562 Emmpenage
98% done, wing kit waiting in the garage. Garage full of wife's
junk. When the time comes, I will look seriously at any auto engine
conversion that has several examples flying successfully. I have
my own consulting business and I'm an electrical engineer at AMD
in Austin, working on verification of the K5 processor. I'm a
former Air Force avionics and missile flight test engineer.
William Downey Austin, Texas email@example.com RV-6A SN-22334 I
work for IBM designing PowerPC microprocessors. I have a wife
and a cute little girl getting close to two years old. I love
building things and I love flying. Constructing an RV gives me
a chance to combine these two. So far I am still stuck on the
tail. Most of this is inertia rather than any difficultly with
the plans or kit. I moved into a new house last October with a
three car garage. I have most of my new home projects out of the
way and hope to get back to building soon.
Kent & Laurie Williams Austin, TX KWilli8027@aol.com RV-6A O-320E2D
- finish painting after oshkosh. plumbing contractor - austin,tx
5yr's this month. apx 1900 hr's const time. oh btw. tilt up canopy,
std flap mechanism(this seems to be an item here) lucky enough
to have locals like tony bingelis to assist in construction (he
owed me-i helped him with two of his), jim stugart on electrical
(elec engineer), seth hancock on engine rebuild (machinist) and
finally bob seibert and mark fredrick with painting a metallic
teel green . one more thing. all you builders who have just begun
need to spend less time here and more time on your project !
Ken Gray Bryan, TX firstname.lastname@example.org RV6 SN: 23069 Almost done with
finish kit. Setting it up for IFR, 0320 E2D, Fixed pitch. Started
October 1993 expect first flight December 95. N number applied
Tom & Bonnie Lewis Dallas, TX TommyLewis@AOL.COM RV6A SN 22844
Comments: started tail kit in Nov 93, started wing kit in May
94, building in our garage, have both wings in jigs, have runout
O320E2D, flying a Cessna 182 and make it to most flyins in area
and the major ones like Oshkosh, Sun and Fun. Home airport: Aero
Country - TX05
Diane & Bob Seibert Georgetown, TX Bobseib@aol.com RV-6 N691RV
S/N 20691 Completed October 92 455 Hours TTAF Engine 52 Hours
SMOH O-320-E2D Sliding Canopy Took 2300 HRS to build EVERYTHING
Quality Manager @ Motorola
Jim Stugart Round Rock (Austin), TX DerFlieger@AOL.com RV-6 One
of the first finished in 1990. 180/cs prop, Tip up, Steerable
tailwheel, Navaid AP, 300 Hrs. Presently converting to an RV-6A,
Elec. flaps/elev. trim, Van's air filter, removing center console,
adding lower panel, and fixing various other problems.
John Hovan Pflugerville, TX email@example.com RV-6A Assembling Tail
Gregg Sloan Herndon, Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6A s/n 22425
Tail, control sufaces complete, wing 75%. Planning simple vfr
airplane. Member EAA National Capital Chapter 186.
Richard E. Bibb Reston, VA email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org RV-4
SN 1187 Finishing electrical wiring, plumbing brakes, misc cockpit,
paint, the test fly - all as of July 1995. Been buiding since
1988 with major layoffs but the end is in sight.
Alan Reichert Reston, VA email@example.com RV-6 s/n 24179 Still
in the "study the preview plans and get tools" stage. Communications
systems analyst and theatre technician.
John Ammeter Everett, WA firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6 I'm
flying my RV-6, N16JA, out of Paine Field.It has about 215 hours
on it and made it most of the way to Oshkosh in 1992. A broken
prop can really ruin your day.
Doug Medema Everett, WA email@example.com RV-6A #21140
Working on wings, built my own spars, working on ribs. Purchased
one-piece top skins from Van's. I have an O-320-E2D. Planning
on sliding canopy, VFR panel. Hope to get in the air for about
Dan Davis Seattle, WA firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6 I am currently working
on my wings on my rv6.
Mike McGee & Jackie Stiles Vancouver, WA email@example.com
RV-6 ..sn 23530 Mike McGee and Jackie Stiles are partners in crime
on a (planned) RV-6. Currently we have only the plans in the box
that I purchased after Sun & Fun '94. We didn't think the old
apartment would have worked well so we bit the bullet and had
a house built that will accomodate the project. As soon as we
get all this dirt to turn green the jigs go up in the garage.
Doug Weiler Hudson, WI Doug.Weiler@swamp.mn.org RV-4 Started in
1/91, currently working on fuel tanks with wings about 50% finished
(I work slow!). Plan on a 160 or 180 with c/s prop. VFR simple
instrumentation. President of MN Wing of Van's AirForce. One of
the larger builder's groups with over 200 members. B-727 second
officer for Northwest Airlines. Currently own a 1959 Cessna 180
(which is for sale... need to finance RV-4 and will probably get
a Citabria in the interim). The 180 won best contemporary custom
at OSH last year. I've also restored a Cessna 140A and an Aeronca
John Morrissey Canberra, Australia John.Morrissey@its.csiro.au
RV-4 Tail group finished wings almost finished - Fuselage, next!
Just relocated to new house, building my dream workshop! ( Helped
build Australia's first RV6) I work fo the CSIRO (Commonwealth
Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation) as a computer network
Dr John Cocker. Newmarket, Ontario, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
RV 6A Started in Feb 1994, and have finished the empannage, wings,
and am busy with the fuselage. I have just ordered the finishing
kit. I am a retired family doctor, ex flight surgeon, and I have
been a certifiable aviation nut since age ten, when Spitfires
were the latest thing. I own a Cherokee 180. I am the publisher
of a humor magazine for physicians, send me your address, and
I will send a free copy. In 1981, I took three years off flying,
and went sailing. I managed to get halfway round the world, before
making the mistake of returning. I hope to be flying the RV 6A
in 1996, I will be painting in quasi-military colors.
Terry Gannon Calgary, Alberta, Canada (CYYC and CYBW) Compuserve
74267,3003 or Internet email@example.com RV-6 S/N 24414
Status: Preview Plans, . Hopefully attending the Builder's Course
in September, kit purchase at the same time. Spouse: Michelle
(no children) Occupation: Team Leader, Information Services, Sceptre
Resources Limited Flying Exp: I currently have my Private License,
and about 80 hrs. Other: Building is something that I have dreamed
about since I was about fifteen, which is getting on for 20 years
now. My inspiration at that time was Peter Garrison's Melmoth
(sp?), particularly after it flew the Atlantic (whatever happened
to it?). Current interest inspired by the remarkable determination
of Delmar Benjamin in building the GeeBee. His work is a testament
to what is possible if you REALLY believe in something.
Curt Reimer Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6
Empannage & 1 Wing complete (almost) Electrical Engineer, Manitoba
Gordon Lomoth Kitchener Ontario, Canada GH.LOMOTH@resonet.com
Prospective RV6 builder 35 yrs old, married, I work for Bell Canada
Integrated Computer Services. Maintaing wan, lan and voice mail.
Learning lots from this list and watching Gord Baxter build another
Mark Richardson Nepean, Ontario (suburb of Ottawa), Canada email@example.com
RV-6 s/n 20819 - tail about to be mostly redone, almost complete
(previous builder wasn't all that skilled!) - planning sliding
canopy, electric flaps, and electric trim on ailerons and elevator
- I expect it to be a VFR (maayyybeee IFR), 160hp, Sensenich machine.
- planning on O-320B or D - attending RV forum near Syracuse NY
in Sept. - software engineer/project manager - Naval EW systems
Ken Hitchmough Toronto, Ontario, Canada J.Ken_Hitchmough@mail.magic.ca
RV6A s/n 21450 tail, wings, fuse, finishing kit - done engine
installed - 360 with injection wiring and doing all the fiddly
bits tip-up canopy, electric flaps, electric elev. trim AirBeetle
landing gear, 3 piece instrument panel with side cheeks home designed
electronic instruments (similar to VM 1000) Spent 6 months in
Nigeria building AIrBeetles
Luis Madsen Copenhagen, Denmark firstname.lastname@example.org RV-6, OYLUI Finished:Empenage,
wings and fuselage(almost) Options:as few as possible, I think
a good a/c is a light a/c. Instruments will be Rocky Mountains
Encoder and Monitor and a G-meter. Tilt-up, manual flaps and fixed
pitch prop. This is my first try to build a aircraft sow a keep
to plans. I fly Fokker 50 as a commuter captain, will soon fly
Boing 737. In Denmark one RV4 is flying, 2 under construction,
5 RV 6 under construction.
Barbara & Uwe Bartsch 25548 Kellinghusen, Germany Barbara.Bartsch@dkrz.d400.de
RV-6 SN-XXXXX Just started with the horizontal stabilizer, nothing
special yet. Our Professions: Physicist, Pilot at the army
Alex Truman Email , Email c/o email@example.com
Building an RV-4, Currently 90% through the empanage kit and
just about to order the Wing Kit. Hope to get a 180 Hp engine
driving a "Very Nearly" constant speed prop if I can find out
more about them. Working as an Aircraft Engineer for British Midland,
Completed an Aircraft apprenticeship at the Royal Aircraft Establishment,
UK. Glider Pilot and Full Cat Instructor with a share in a Kestrel
Stephen (Steve) Bell Christchurch, New Zealand. Steve@discus.lincoln.ac.nz
RV-6 SN-23747 As of July 95, empennage 95% complete, wing kit
in shipping. will probably end up behind an O320 & fixed pitch
wood prop. Computer consultant & soaring addict, flying a Nimbus
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