VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #21  
Old 04-22-2021, 09:53 PM
David Z David Z is online now
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario
Posts: 605
Default

4 engines, so a Rotax powered Dash-7? Not sure if that's a dream or a nightmare. Be rigging throttles for days...weeks. I can see the posts now "FWF kit #3 and I'm fed up with baffles, only 1 more engine to go!".
__________________
RV8
Empennage Passed Pre-close Inspection
Wings mostly done
Fuselage started
83126
Dash 8 day job is financing the RV8
Donation till September 2021
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-23-2021, 01:01 AM
Gash's Avatar
Gash Gash is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Goodyear, Arizona
Posts: 923
Default

I don't have any photos, but here are the first 30 pages of the RV-16 plans set.
__________________
Karl, Goodyear, Arizona (KGYR) ATP, CFII
RV-14A
Yak 50
=VAF= donor 2021
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-23-2021, 02:34 AM
rmartingt's Avatar
rmartingt rmartingt is online now
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 1,096
Default

Well played, sir, well played...
__________________
RV-7ER - finishing kit and systems installation
There are two kinds of fool in the world. The first says "this is old, and therefore good"; the second says "this is new, and therefore better".
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-23-2021, 09:50 AM
rcarsey's Avatar
rcarsey rcarsey is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 220
Default

I think I got it:

RV-15: high wing bush plane side-by-side

RV-16: high wing bush plane tandem.

(I don't think a -A model is in the cards though just based on the mission of these two)

Developing two completely different aircraft simultaneously would be a lot to bite off. There would be a lot of shared parts/design here. With both offerings, it completely opens up this market to Vans.
__________________
Rob Carsey, North Brunswick NJ
RV-12iS (N713) / Completed 12/2020
ASEL, Glider, AGI/IGI, LSRM-I, FCC GROL
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-23-2021, 10:02 AM
sf3543 sf3543 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,074
Default

The May Kitplanes magazine had an article about the future of homebuilding. It included an interview with Rian Johnson, from VANs, where he advocated "something called LPA, or Light Personal Airplane...a category for larger-than-LSA aircraft that would be built like an E-LSA or produced complete like today's S-LSAs..."This category is a chance to revolutionize the kit industry.""
Although this category is not yet a reality, it seems to be on the FAA's radar.
A design like this would be something I, if I was a kit manufacturer, would be looking at and planning for.
Seems to me that the RV-7, RV-10 and maybe the RV-8 would be good platforms to redesign as the RV-15 or RV-16 in anticipation of the new rules. Even if the new rules didn't pan out, they would be great steps forward for kit builders who seem to be wanting more complete kits all the time.
Just a guess on my part.
__________________
Steve Formhals
A&P, Tech Counselor & Flight Advisor
RV3B
RV8
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-23-2021, 05:36 PM
Mel's Avatar
Mel Mel is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dallas area
Posts: 11,002
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RV8JD View Post
Don't tell CubCrafters!

https://youtu.be/0ogH0KG6br4
Putting a nose gear on a Cub is like driving a convertible with the top down and the windows up! It may not be against the law, but it should be.
__________________
Mel Asberry, DAR since the last century. Over 1,000 certifications accomplished.
EAA Flight Advisor/Tech Counselor, Friend of the RV-1
Recipient of Tony Bingelis Award and Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
USAF Vet, High School E-LSA Project Mentor.
RV-6 Flying since 1993 (sold)
<rvmel(at)icloud.com>
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-23-2021, 07:24 PM
rcarsey's Avatar
rcarsey rcarsey is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 220
Default

Yikes! I mis-typed on that one. I meant to say a -A is NOT in the cards.. because of the mission (bush flying). Yes, a nosewheel can turn things ugly quickly.

Of course, this is all speculation on my part.
__________________
Rob Carsey, North Brunswick NJ
RV-12iS (N713) / Completed 12/2020
ASEL, Glider, AGI/IGI, LSRM-I, FCC GROL
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-23-2021, 08:12 PM
wirejock's Avatar
wirejock wirejock is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Estes Park, CO
Posts: 4,391
Default Convertible

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mel View Post
Putting a nose gear on a Cub is like driving a convertible with the top down and the windows up! It may not be against the law, but it should be.
Ouch. That was my favorite way to drive to work on freezing cold days. Heater on full blast.
That was a Honda S2000. Now I have two Zuks. I pull the doors off.
__________________
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
http://wirejockrv7a.blogspot.com
wirejock at yahoo dot com
Donated 01/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (2,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit, now FWF
Disclaimer
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-23-2021, 10:32 PM
Captain Avgas Captain Avgas is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,944
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rcarsey View Post

Of course, this is all speculation on my part.
No need to be concerned....this is VansAirforce....the forum floats on speculation.
__________________
You’re only as good as your last landing
Bob Barrow
RV7A
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:04 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.