N159SB is finally worthly of a Virtual Hangar thread.
I call her finished as of 08/05/2011 even though I know they are never really finished!
It took 10 years for me to get this far. This kit started life as an RV6A and was converted after the 7 came out. Somewhere along the way I lost interest in the nose wheel!
I want to thank God for allowing me to reach my goal. I want to thank my wife and kids for the sacrifice and I want to send a special thanks out to Bob Dougherty, Tim McGinnis and my aunt and uncle Al and Johnnie Swann. Without any of these people, this would have never happened! VAF was there all the way!
The engine was built by Don Swords of Don's Dream Machines.
The panel was built by me.
The upholstery was done by Abby at Flightline Interiors.
The seat belt harnesses are CROW Camlocks.
The paint was done by Bobby Pott's of Tuscaloosa Interiors & Paint.
PPG Deltron 2000 Base/Clear
Redfire Metalic 5938
Arizona Beige Metalic 5584
Cloud White 4943
The DAR was Lonnie Phillips.
First flight was on 3/20/2010
Engine Lycoming O-360 Carbed
One Mag, One P-Mag*
Prop Sensenich FP Metal (Later converted to a new Hartzell BA CS)
Legacy D100/D120 EFIS/EMS (Later converted to a three Screen Garmin G3X System) (Later converted to a single screen G3X Touch, 796 with GDL39 3D setup)
TruTrak Gemini PFD Backup EFIS* (Later converted to a Dynon D6 EFIS)
Garmin GTN650 NAV/COM/GPS*
Garmin GDL39 Dual Band ADS-B Receiver*
Garmin GMA240 Audio Panel*
Garmin GTX23ES transponder*
Garmin 796 Portable GPS*
Icom A210 Com
Dual LightSpeed Zulu Headsets*
*= added as upgrades after first flight.
Here is a YouTube video of a quick virtual tour. Be sure to check out the HD versions if your computer and Internet connection can handle it...
High Tech map of all the places N159SB has been:
Click it for an interactive version...