★ TECHNICAL COUNSELOR: Steve Formhals
Kentucky | Skybolt
This project took 14 years from start to finish. The work was satisfying but not always fun. My family can vouch for that. My Skybolt is
scratchbuilt and is powered by an IO-540 with an MT prop, and it was
covered using the Superflite VI process. The first flight was accomplished in May 2008 and was uneventful. It flies and performs well.
I’m not likely to do a scratchbuilt project again right away, but I am
looking for the next project.
Dan Gidzinski, EAA 399448; Campbellsburg, Kentucky
Texas | RV- 7
Recently completed, painted, inspected, and flown, this 200-hp RV- 7
is straight and true at 200 mph. It has a Dynon EFIS and EMS and an
AvMap GPS, as well as Tru Trak autopilot with altitude hold. Another
great cross-country airplane from Van’s.
Larry Daudt, EAA 48616; Boerne, Texas
Ron Carson, EAA 227303; San Antonio, Texas
Brazil | Acro Sport II
Arkansas | KR- 2
I bought this KR- 2 project in the fall of 1997. I was the third owner.
The previous owners thought that it would never fly. Boy, were they
wrong! I finished the KR- 2 in the summer of 2005 and taxied for two
years because I was afraid it would be way too sensitive to fly. After it
passed the airworthiness inspection, I flew it on April 2, 2007. Wow,
was I surprised! This KR- 2 is the best flying airplane I’ve ever flown. It
has a 2100 Revmaster engine.