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smokyray 10-12-2021 05:17 PM

Get er done...
 
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Originally Posted by azrv6 (Post 1561472)
Smokey is suffering from RV15itis. A condition with only one known cure. That is to load up the truck, hitch the trailer and head direct to Oregon and set up camp in Vans parking lot immediately. Don’t leave until your complete RV15 kit is loaded on the trailer. And one for Doug while you are there.

Ya got me there Dave, I'm looking forward to it as well. My guess being a Vans elder statesman is commonality of parts, ie existing sub kits.

Smokey guess:
1. Cantilever Wing, aka Helio Courier, Cessna Skylark/195/210, Monocoupe etc. (Flaperons? maybe)
2. Pulled Rivets
3. RV9 wing and tail derivative, full flying HS.
4. Helio tapered fuselage look, but better. Ski/Float attach options.
5. Cost under $50K.

We will see...:)
V/R
Smokey

PS: No worries Art, totally agree Maule is a great machine, albeit older design. New is coming.

https://youtu.be/uctFNjywIQc
The Mission...

Doug Eves 01-18-2022 10:14 AM

I too would be sorely disappointed if it was a pulled rivet version. One of those is one too many not to mention what powers it.

KatanaPilot 01-18-2022 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Doug Eves (Post 1582924)
I too would be sorely disappointed if it was a pulled rivet version. One of those is one too many not to mention what powers it.

Really don't understand the disdain for the Rotax 912/914 series of engines. They are beautifully engineered, fuel efficient and will run well beyond TBO if properly maintained.

Northernliving 01-18-2022 10:55 AM

They just don't sound like piston powered plane.
 
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Originally Posted by KatanaPilot (Post 1582925)
Really don't understand the disdain for the Rotax 912/914 series of engines. They are beautifully engineered, fuel efficient and will run well beyond TBO if properly maintained.

Probably the sound they make! I suspect the same thing was said when radials were being phased out. :)

PilotjohnS 01-18-2022 11:18 AM

Rotax
 
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Originally Posted by Northernliving (Post 1582935)
Probably the sound they make! I suspect the same thing was said when radials were being phased out. :)

My only complaint with the Rotax is the power. Just not enough umph for my missions.

Jaypratt 01-29-2022 05:57 AM

Copy and improve
 
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Copy the C175 ,, rivet for rivet,, improve on it,, and have a huge home run product.

BTG1996 01-29-2022 08:04 AM

Agreed!
 
I think Jay is right. RV15 will be a 175 and RV15A will replace 172....but with a stick, more spacious cabin, RV10ish useful load, and about 20 kts more in cruise.

A real four place, high-wing that can cruise at 135kts-140kts and be back-country capable would dominate the market. The only thing I can think of remotely similar is the Sportsman and that's a 2+2 and composite- not really comparable.

Will be cool to see what they come up with- I'm sure will be game changing like their last three introductions.

David Paule 01-29-2022 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by BTG1996 (Post 1585614)
....A real four place, high-wing that can cruise at 135kts-140kts and be back-country capable would dominate the market....

Or just buy a Cessna 180 and go flying. It will do that and more.

Dave
RV-3B building
C180 flying

jnorris 01-29-2022 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by David Paule (Post 1585625)
Or just buy a Cessna 180 and go flying. It will do that and more.

True that!!

gasman 01-29-2022 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by David Paule (Post 1585625)
Or just buy a Cessna 180 and go flying. It will do that and more.

And step BACK into the certified world?? NO THANKS!


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