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Forum: RV-15 10-10-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,113
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Couldn't you do the same with the 172 Skyhawk? If...

Couldn't you do the same with the 172 Skyhawk? If I'm not mistaken, the older 172s built back in the 175 era are almost identical firewall aft, and include the same fastback fuselage. Some 172 models...
Forum: RV-15 10-09-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,696
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Clue about seating arrangement?

On the recent Super Aero Live video, Greg Hughes said the wooden "Pigeon" ergonomic mockup is done. However, they still wont reveal the seating arrangement. This makes me think it may have two...
Forum: RV-15 08-31-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,852
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Crashworthiness

Interesting theory. Your odds of survival are certainly better at lower impact speeds. Depending on how rapid the deceleration, structure still plays a big part. If Vans decides to put a full wing...
Forum: RV-15 08-29-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,852
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Iím the 182RG guy you keep referencing out of...

Iím the 182RG guy you keep referencing out of context. I think Iím more tolerant of a realistic speed range than the STOL crowd seems to be. I have no problem going slower than my 182RG Ė Iíve said...
Forum: RV-15 08-28-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,753
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Vans Update

I have a suggestion most can agree on. I suggest Vans provide at least a snippet of an update every now and then. It's been a month since the announcement and not a peep. Maybe a better definition of...
Forum: RV-15 08-24-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,852
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Sonex High Wing

The Sonex series is interesting, but it's hard to get over the fact the fuel tank is right above your legs. I don't know what the safety record is. I know Ercoupe had the same design.

Sonex says...
Forum: RV-15 08-21-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,852
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Even though I’d have no use for a STOL aircraft...

Even though I’d have no use for a STOL aircraft (at least I don’t think I will), I’d be perfectly fine with one, providing cruise speed isn’t crippled. The issue I had with the STOL enthusiasts was a...
Forum: RV-15 08-14-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,852
Posted By FlyNSoCal
I thought the website always had that vague...

I thought the website always had that vague language of "plenty" fuel, and "oh yes" baggage.

Regardless, I'm banking on their assertion of "And [of course] Total Performance" to imply they have...
Forum: RV-15 08-11-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,753
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Cruise Speed

Bump up the cruise speed by 10 to 15 mph and I would agree with you. There seems to be two camps of people on these RV-15 posts: one wants to shift the RV speeds lower to meet their STOL desires, and...
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,753
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Rotax Engine

Interesting bit of information you got from Rotax.

Itís hard to say if Vans would entertain a Rotax. They did it with the RV-12, and I donít think there are any regrets. The Rotax shows promise in...
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,753
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Fuel System

Since the RV-15 will be flown to remote locations which lack fuel, it would be nice if there was ample fuel capacity for the round trip. They say long range tanks are the best speed mod if you can...
Forum: RV-15 08-06-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,852
Posted By FlyNSoCal
I'm probably the Cessna R182 guy you're referring...

I'm probably the Cessna R182 guy you're referring to. I can assure you I'm not looking for a "bush rig". I just want a high wing RV, speed close to existing RVs, that isn't crippled by the STOL...
Forum: RV-15 08-06-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,852
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Head Room

The strutted high wings generally have more room by design because the spar carry-through is minimal. The headroom region is squared-off, giving more left to right room vs. the low wing with rounded...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-05-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 29,994
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Cruise Speed

I too want to see at least 140 KTAS cruise speed. There seems to be two camps; one that wants STOL with no regard for cruise speed, others just want a high wing version of the fast Vans lineup. I'm...
Forum: RV-15 08-05-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,852
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Cruise Speed

I hope Vans doesn't take Zlin's cruise speed ideas. Some of those models don't break 100 mph.
Forum: RV-15 08-01-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,101
Posted By FlyNSoCal
Pull Rivet for Solo Build

I'm fine with a mix of pull and solid, providing the solid rivets can be installed without the need for a 2nd person to buck the rivets. I think it would save lots of hassle if the rivets can be...
Forum: RV-15 08-01-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 39,852
Posted By FlyNSoCal
First Post

This is my first post on this forum. Iíve always been interested in the Vans lineup, especially the R-14A. However, Iíve always favored high wings for the usual reasons. The rumors were the RV-15...
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