The Ka-6 series began with the 14 m Ka 6. This was followed by the Standard Class (15 m) Ka-6b, with skid, and Ka6br with main wheel. The Ka-6b won the OSTIV prize for the best Standard Class design at the 1958 World Championships at Leszno, Poland. The -6c version is a -6b with modified wing root. It has more of the wing covered with plywood and incorporates other minor improvements, and also comes in skid and wheeled (-6cr) models. All models have airbrakes for approach control. Some later -6cr models are designated as Ka-6crpe's, the pe standing for pendulum elevators (the all-moving tail used on the Ka-6e). Heinz Huth of Germany won in the Standard Class at the 1960 Koln-Butzwelerhof, Germany and 1963 Junin, Argentina World Championships in Ka-6's. In 1963 two Ka-6's were flown 876.0 km by Karl Betzler and Otto Schauble from Germany to France, setting a world distance record, and in 1964, Wally Scott of the U.S. flew his Ka-6cr to a world goal of 837.7 km.
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