Do this thing fast. We are getting younger! Thank you.
How are you accomplishing this? Many of us want to know.
__________________ Mel Asberry, DAR since the last century. Over 1,000 certifications accomplished. Discount for Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters.
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I wonder if, and stay with me here, Vans could offer modular options.
It seems like Kitfox lets you order the "7" in 3 different flavors. I was about to pull the trigger on one (getting in the 2 year line, that is) but now that the 15 is coming out I hear my 4 whispering for me to stay in the family.
Originally Posted by rcarsey
I thought of one more design item.. Some sort of integrated mountpoint to carry a Onewheel under a wing or belly.
I love mine, it also doubles as a collar bone breaking machine which I'm sure is a downside for some.
Well, there are many iterations of carrying things on (or inside) small aircraft. I once carried a craftsman 1/2HP air compressor in the back of my RV4 with the seat removed and occasionally a fold up bike. My Six-X easily carried two full size MTN Bikes (wheels removed) and a grandson in a bolted in carseat!
Having spent quite a bit of time in AK I can assure you there are no end of creative minds strapping or carrying things to austere places. I once witnessed a piano being loaded into a Cherokee 6! Many of the users on the Maule forum have creative ideas on carrying things as well, having a M5 of my own I can attest to it's utility.
That said, here are a few ideas Van will have to take into consideration for the RV15/16:
Modest suggestion for Van's - if you do provide provisions for external equipment or supporting specific things inside, please make those provisions removable. That way there's a chance for people to make attachments for other things or just clean things up to save weight and drag.
I would love to see as much attention to sealing and weatherproofing designed-in as well as a car. Its a peeve of mine that almost all kitplanes leak air in the cabin and even with drain holes, collect water which can create high internal moisture or freeze up. I would love to have my RV-15 sit outside for a few days and not worry about the rain.
I can't believe this thread has gone 5 pages and NOBODY has asked for FLOAT FITTINGS!!
back country here means float flying!
The 15 needs to be like the Glasair Sportsman which can be ordered with a Nose-Wheel, or Tail-Wheel, or both Straight or Amphibious Float Landing gear. And the neat thing is after its built you can switch between configurations to match your mission.
Todd "I drink and know things" Stovall
RV-10 N728TT - Flying!