Jeff Scott's Aviation
2020 The Van's RV-6
It looks like a decent machine. But, it was groundlooped as a
taildragger causing significant damage. It was put on
gear to help the owner, but he still didn't like the plane.
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
I'll change it back to a taildragger, will major the engine,
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.
- The rebuild continues. Airframe is nearly
Page 3 - The Engine.
- Finishing details.
5 - Flight Prep and Test Flying.
The Sport Trainer /
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
11 - MOGAS vs
Composite Fuel Tanks
for Scott Grizzly Cub N143W
Short video of Cub first flight.
could ever ask about a J-3
View from the back seat... the back of my head and shoulders.
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
hours in it over the years. It was sold in September of 2020
neared completion of the RV rebuild project. It didn't make
to keep two planes with similar speeds and missions, and the RV can
carry Becky and me along with some luggage. So, while I
loved the KR, it was sold and is now in Vancouver, BC.
1 - 1997
other Early photos
Page 2 - 2005 - Flaps
- 2005 - Wing
Page 4 - 2005 - New Tail
Page 5 - 2005 - Spring
Bias Elevator Trim
(Bad idea - Removed in 2013)
Page 6 - 2005 - Write up
Page 7 - 2007
installed Oct 2007
Page 8 - 2008
Page 9 - 2013 - Engine
Page 10 - 2013 - Cowling
Page 11 - 2013 - Elevator Trim
Page 12 - 2013 - Wheel
Page 13 - 2013 - Instrument
Page 14 - 2013 - New paint
Page 15 - 2013 -
16 - 2014 -
ADS-B Installation/Screenshots - Updated
Page 17 -
2015 - Fabricating a
new Spinner - New
of the KR in flight.
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
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.
bought the Champ in 1978 A couple of
months after leaving the Air Force. The biplane is a Parks
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
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
visible through the windows of the Champ.
It's a red and white Stinson 108-1. I was also
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
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
Inexpensive to feed. Hauls a load. And
for reasonable cross country. Yes, you do have to fly the
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
KR Gathering 2014 (Links
Baca and Rob Schmitt's slide shows)
1 at Chino
Trip to Chino -Rob Schmitt -
Overnight in Los
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
Text of what
was actually signed
2021 The Beech Skipper
Resurrection a.k.a. "The Corrosion Queen" (click
on the picture to follow the link)