Van's Aircraft RV-6A
The RV-6A on the threshold
The RV-6A cockpit before takeoff
|Type||Civil utility aircraft|
|Configuration||Low wing aircraft|
|Propulsion||Propeller aircraft, Single-engine aircraft|
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)
- RV-6A (September 2009–January 2014)