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Old 01-01-2021, 08:46 AM
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Default 2021. RV15?

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope we get lots of blue sky flying days in 2021.
Also I hope to finish and fly my third RV8 this year. 2020 found me without an RV to fly. It was a long year,,,,,,
In the past,,, I have tried to be the first of the year to donate to this web site, but I didn’t stay awake past 12:00 so donated a little while ago.. I send 4xs the requested amount,,, In case some don’t
This new RV8 I’m building will be my 6 th home built, probably my last,,,, unless ,,,,,, Van’s develops a RV15,,
My design preferences ..
Looks like a C170 / 172,, that will cruse 150 mph.
Have sticks
Have 180- 220 hp
Big baggage door
Struts
2+2 seating
My reserved N # for the new RV8 ‘Borrowed Horse’ is N6YH. (Ya Hoo)
There is a story behind the YaHoo. ! Ask me about it next Time we meet.
I hope we have Sun N Fun and Oshkosh this year. See you there!
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Old 01-01-2021, 08:50 AM
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Default Happy New Year Jay and Carol

Thanks for all your help and friendship over the years Jay!

Planning to see you at Hicks and Osh 2021!

Carl
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:23 AM
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Yep - 2021 will be my last RV build as well, another RV-10.

What I wish for the RV-15 - an updated RV-10. Such as:
- A redesigned cowl, following lessons learned from the updated RV-14 cowl. I believe there is opportunity for reducing drag.
- The new cowl to have a 14” spinner. The 13” spinner is just out of proportion on the RV-10.
- The new cowl to support a horizontal injection IO-540.
- Redesigned doors that open up and forward, like a Cirrus (less likely to be blown away).
- Redesigned main gear wheel pants (or just buy them from James Cowl). The current ones are way too wide.
- Option to upgrade the brakes.

Carl
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:50 AM
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Ok, since we are doing yet another RV-x thread -

Needs to be an updated Rocket. 2 passenger, tandem, tapered wing for high altitude performance, good baggage capacity, extreme seating comfort, lots of fuel - a no compromise "personal airliner". As long as we're at it, lets design it around the TSIO-550 engine so we can decimate yet another used engine pool.
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Old 01-01-2021, 10:10 AM
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Ok, since we are doing yet another RV-x thread -

Needs to be an updated Rocket. 2 passenger, tandem, tapered wing for high altitude performance, good baggage capacity, extreme seating comfort, lots of fuel - a no compromise "personal airliner". As long as we're at it, lets design it around the TSIO-550 engine so we can decimate yet another used engine pool.
Are you kidding me? 360 hp in a 2 seater? Do you want to beat Elon Musk to the moon?
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Old 01-01-2021, 10:37 AM
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Are you kidding me? 360 hp in a 2 seater? Do you want to beat Elon Musk to the moon?
My Rocket makes 336 on the dyno and its not nearly enough - so yes, 360 at altitude sounds reasonable to me. Id like to flight plan for 250 KTAS loaded, with 5 hours legal fuel
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Old 01-01-2021, 10:45 AM
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Happy New Year, Jay. Get that -8 in the air. I just donated to the site as well, more than requested as usual. We think alike. Gotta keep Doug in business.

Chris
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Old 01-01-2021, 11:48 AM
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Happy New Year Jay! Your post helped remind me, so I made my donation today. Always nice to be able to update my donation year in my signature. Glad to be here... glad we're all here. As I just told Doug: "Onward, into the fog..."
(I wonder if anyone reading these words knows the source of that quote...)
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Old 01-01-2021, 12:25 PM
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Happy New Year everyone!
I hope we get lots of blue sky flying days in 2021. My design preferences ..
Looks like a C170 / 172,, that will cruse 150 mph.
Have sticks
Have 180- 220 hp
Big baggage door
Struts
2+2 seating
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Why would you WANT struts? Iím thinking no struts, cantilever wings like on current RVs, 170 knots, 4 place, tailwheel, (with a nosewheel option for the impaired)
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Old 01-01-2021, 12:26 PM
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Ok, since we are doing yet another RV-x thread -

Needs to be an updated Rocket. 2 passenger, tandem, tapered wing for high altitude performance, good baggage capacity, extreme seating comfort, lots of fuel - a no compromise "personal airliner". As long as we're at it, lets design it around the TSIO-550 engine so we can decimate yet another used engine pool.
You forgot the retractable gear option. You really need it at those speeds.

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