Jeff Scott's Aviation Activity Web
2020 The Van's RV-6 Rebuild Project
It looks like a decent machine. But, it was groundlooped as a
taildragger causing significant damage. It was put on tricycle
gear to help the owner, but he still didn't like the plane. It
had a metal Sensenich prop that was bent beyond repair, but they didn't
do an engine tear down or inspection. It also has numerous
mechanical and electrical issues that need to be sorted out and
repaired. It has apparently also been sitting for a few years.
I'll change it back to a taildragger, will major the engine, and
the airframe to do an IRAN (Inspect Repair As Necessary). The
pages below document the work, and my mistakes, during the rebuild and
Page 1 - March - June 2020 - The initial project and tear down.
Page 2 - The rebuild continues. Airframe is nearly done.
Page 3 - The Engine.
Page 4 - Finishing details.
Page 5 - Flight Prep and Test Flying.
The Sport Trainer / SuperCub
Page 1 - The Cub
Page 2 - Fabric
- Firewall Forward
4 - Firewall Forward (page 2)
5 - O-320
Overhaul (for the Cub)
Page 6 -
Final Assembly (2010)
7 - Final Assembly (2011 page 2)
8 - Final Assembly (2011 page 3)
Page 9 - Completed
Page 10 - Later Updates and
Page 11 - MOGAS vs
Composite Fuel Tanks
for Scott Grizzly Cub N143W
Short video of Cub first flight.
SuperCub.org - All
J3-Cub.com - Everything
could ever ask about a J-3
View from the back seat... the back of my head and shoulders.
My KR-2S over the years.
First Flight in June 1997
I bought this plane as a partially built project in 1995 and had it
flying in 1997. I really enjoyed this plane and flew some 1300
hours in it over the years. It was sold in September of 2020 as I
neared completion of the RV rebuild project. It didn't make sense
to keep two planes with similar speeds and missions, and the RV can
carry Becky and me along with some luggage. So, while I dearly
loved the KR, it was sold and is now in Vancouver, BC.
Page 1 - 1997
other Early photos
Page 2 - 2005 - Flaps
Page 3 - 2005 - Wing
Page 4 - 2005 - New Tail
Page 5 - 2005 - Spring Bias Elevator Trim
(Bad idea - Removed in 2013)
Page 6 - 2005 - Write up after testing
Page 7 - 2007 - New
installed Oct 2007
Page 8 - 2008 - New Exhaust Headers
Page 9 - 2013 - Engine
Page 10 - 2013 - Cowling
Page 11 - 2013 - Elevator Trim
Page 12 - 2013 - Wheel Fairings
Page 13 - 2013 - Instrument Panel -
Page 14 - 2013 - New paint and colors
Page 15 - 2013 - Flight Testing
Page 16 - 2014 -
ADS-B Installation/Screenshots - Updated
Page 17 - 2015 - Fabricating a
new Spinner - New
POH for KR-2S N1213W
of the KR in flight.
KR Gathering Web site.
KR Gathering Photos.
September 2015 - My hangar in Los Alamos.
With the EAA B-17 roughly 1998 and with
the CAF B-29, Aug 3, 2014. The KR and I have both changed a bit.
Where it all started.
This is a photo of my first two planes
(Albia, Iowa circa summer of 1979). I got my
PPL summer of 1976 while in the Air Force in Plattsburgh, NY. I
bought the Champ in 1978 A couple of
months after leaving the Air Force. The biplane is a Parks P-3,
was, in reality, a modified Starduster 1
with a Muskateer nose bowl built with the idea of looking like a Boeing
The builder, Bob Parks
of Greenville, SC was a WWII P-47 and P-51 pilot that loved the old
Boeing P-12. The plane was featured
in the Dec
1968 copy of Sport Aviation. The plane had extra flying and
landing wires for strength and used a
single rib plan form rather than the
eliptical wing plan form of the Starduster. At 740# empty weight
it was quite
a performer with an O-290 powerplant and a 40
mph stall. What later turned out to be my third plane is barely
visible through the windows of the Champ.
It's a red and white Stinson 108-1. I was also flying the
in the background. I parted ways with the
Champ during the fall of 1980 and sold the Biplane in the summer of
1985. I sold the Stinson spring of 1986 when it was time to
buy a house for a growing family leaving me grounded
for a couple of years until a J-4 Cub partnership piqued my interest.
My "other" plane, the
Tomahawk was sold November 2009. Wish I could have kept it.
The Tomahawks got lots of bad press and I got a lot of negative
comments from pilots that learned to fly in a Tomahawk.
However, I really enjoyed the plane. Cheap to own and maintain.
Inexpensive to feed. Hauls a load. And fast enough
for reasonable cross country. Yes, you do have to fly the plane,
but isn't that why you buy them?
A flying tour around the
NM area in my Tomahawk.
June 2010 fire in
from Casa Grande 2011
48' x 10.5' one piece home built hangar
KR Gathering 2014 (Links to Marc
Baca and Rob Schmitt's slide shows)
Day 1 at Chino
2014 Gathering overall
Trip to Chino -Rob Schmitt - Overnight in Los
KR Gathering 2015 (best
to download slide show files to avoid overrunning web cache)
Flight from Los Alamos, NM to McMinnville, OR
Weight and Balance Seminar
W&B spreadsheet (corrected)
KR Articles from KitPlanes in 1993
Sportplane for the Masses?
2016 Third Class Medical Reform
Text of what was actually signed