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smokyray 09-30-2021 07:25 AM

RV15 Prototype Sighting...
 
Seen at a Vans Skunkworks Black testing site somewhere in Texas....



Just kidding Van..!.
:)
V/R
Smokey

PS: CC'D Vans Aircraft...haven't heard back yet!

jhallrv4 10-08-2021 04:56 PM

Looks somehow familiar...

Dave12 10-08-2021 06:48 PM

The RV15 will be better. It will have a stick.

abwaldal@gmail.com 10-09-2021 09:51 AM

Ain't no way Van's would product an airplane that looks like that. They have more pride in their product.
They like slippery planes not draggy ones
Art

smokyray 10-11-2021 12:27 PM

The Mission...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by abwaldal@gmail.com (Post 1560856)
Ain't no way Van's would product an airplane that looks like that. They have more pride in their product.
They like slippery planes not draggy ones
Art

Maybe.
However, you obviously have never flown in or visited Maule Air Inc.
I vehemently disagree that Maule Air Inc has no pride in product. Their aircraft began humbly in BD Maules garage much like Van however the Maule mission statement has always been producing a certified flying STOL Utility aircraft first, not a Sport Aircraft kit. Their service over the past 50 years in the obscure regions of the globe performing STOL missionary and backcountry operations (with a lack of roads runways and infrastructure) is legendary, draggy looks notwithstanding.

The point of my thread was to emphasize how tall an order it is for any aircraft design to improve upon already well proven designs, but I'm confident "Vans can". If the 15/16 is what I think it will be, I'll dig out my checkbook, rivet gun and start banging rivets...again.

V/R
Smokey
.

abwaldal@gmail.com 10-12-2021 09:48 AM

Well, I agree Smoky it is a massive huge leap for anybody to design a new aircraft. Beyond my thinking ability.
I wasn't implying the Maule doesn't have pride in the product. I thought we were talking about the general design and used the picture as an example.
Maule builds great airplanes that are a tough and well built design.
My three cents worth Art. Maybe only worth two cents now though.

ty1295 10-12-2021 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smokyray (Post 1561300)
If the 15/16 is what I think it will be, I'll dig out my checkbook, rivet gun and start banging rivets...again.

V/R
Smokey
.

I predict you will want a pneumatic rivet puller, and it won't require a lot of banging. Aka high wing RV12 ish.

Purely a guess on my end though.

PilotjohnS 10-12-2021 10:49 AM

Disappointed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ty1295 (Post 1561454)
I predict you will want a pneumatic rivet puller, and it won't require a lot of banging. Aka high wing RV12 ish.

Purely a guess on my end though.

With the success of the RV14 and RV10, and the RV12 covering the LSA/trainer market. if it is pulled rivets, ala RV12, i will be sorely disappointed.
I can't see this since the older Cessna 172's have the low cost, high wing market pretty well covered.

I see a Maule clone, which would be great, maybe with a little more speed and no so Piper Cub-ish.

azrv6 10-12-2021 11:22 AM

RV15itis
 
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. Donít leave until your complete RV15 kit is loaded on the trailer. And one for Doug while you are there.

PilotjohnS 10-12-2021 11:59 AM

First
 
Quote:

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.

Cant beat me, I am already camping out there. bring me some bagels please, I ran out.

(OK just joking, I wont be there till Friday)


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