This RV-6 is the last plane we built. Hard to believe it was 28 years ago. Reese was my partner in business and on the plane and later I sold my share to him. Since then he has upgraded the panel which also included auto pilot. I thought having a radio was a big deal when we built it as I was used to flying with just the Rand McNally Atlas for navigation, including to the EAA convention in Wisconsin and back.
When he was flying to Chandler on Sunday I jumped at the chance to fly along and see the new panel in action.
|Lake Havasu City|
|London Bridge, Lake Havasu City|
|190 GS, Ground Speed, with headwind|
|Havasu Palms, Down Lake|
|Agriculture in the Desert|
|Sister ship, Chandler Airport|
|Lake Havasu Airport|
One hour down, one hour back. The drive would have been 4-5 hours each way, if the traffic was light.