Van's Aircraft RV-6A

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Van's Aircraft RV-6A
The RV-6A on the threshold
The RV-6A on the threshold
The RV-6A cockpit before takeoff
The RV-6A cockpit before takeoff
Type Civil utility aircraft
Configuration Low wing aircraft
Propulsion Propeller aircraft, Single-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Van's Aircraft
  • K.T (Panel, Texture)
  • tetsu (3D Model)
  • Tatsuhiro Nishioka (FDM, Nasal, etc.)
--aircraft= RV-6A
Status Unknown
 Website The website for the Van's Aircraft RV-6A developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Van's Aircraft RV-6A.
Download Download the Van's Aircraft RV-6A aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
Forum 'Van's Aircraft RV-6A' topic on the FlightGear forum.
License GPLv2+

The Van's Aircraft RV-6A is a side-by-side two-seat low-wing single-engine aircraft sold as a kit by Van's Aircraft. The RV-6A has tricycle undercarriage, while the RV-6 has conventional undercarriage. The RV-6 series aircraft first flew in 1985 and over 2,500 aircraft have been built and flown.


The Van's RV-6A model was a pleasant surprise. Painted in an attractive blue livery, the model really stands out in the air and on the ground. Starting using the usual procedure of Shift+] for and M for magnetos, pressing the s key brought the engine to life with a realistic growl. I could not increase the power beyond 75% but the aircraft took off and climbed on this power.

In the air, the RV-6A has a very direct and crisp feel to the controls. The aircraft is stable at the same time, and seems to be a good cross country machine. Visibility is good all around, and the exterior and interior model are well done, leading to some very nice screenshots. The instruments are clear and well placed within view.

I did not test the autopilot.

(Review by OpenFlight)


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Forum topic

  • RV-6A (September 2009–January 2014)

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