RV-6 Kitplane Construction

The RV-6 is an experimental aircraft built from a kit manufactured by Van's Aircraft.

RV-6 N442E was built over a period from 1996-2000.

Construction time ~1300 hours

Kit consisted of plans, instructions, custom molded parts, weldments, and stampings for the basic airframe.

Kit did not provide parts or plans for builder installed options such as engine, propeller, firewall forward, accessories, electrical, avionics, lights, interior, etc.

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RV-6 kit components Fuselage top skin during cutting and fitting Interior after control stick installation Tail group after fabrication
Fuselage after fitting canopy Left wing prior to installation of the top outboard wingskin Engine cowling after bonding airscoop and inlet vanes Fuselage after cowling installation
Instrument panel during wiring Interior view of finished aircraft Right exterior view of finished aircraft Left exterior view of finished aircraft