RV-6 Experimental Aircraft


The RV-6 experimental aircraft is a low wing monoplane of aluminum construction. RV structures are “monocoque” or “stressed skin” designs. This means that the skins themselves provide much of the air frame’s strength. The skins are in turn supported by an internal structure of ribs, spars, and bulkheads, just like production light aircraft. The RV-6 has a top speed of 202 miles per hour. The plane’s width spans 23 feet from wing tip to wing tip and the length spans 20 feet 2 1/2 inches from nose to tail.

Built by Myron Marsh of Radford, Virginia, in 1991, and donated to the Museum in 2000.