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Old 08-28-2021, 07:30 AM
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Do this thing fast. We are getting younger! Thank you.
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Old 08-28-2021, 08:00 AM
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Do this thing fast. We are getting younger! Thank you.
How are you accomplishing this? Many of us want to know.
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Old 08-28-2021, 08:08 AM
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How are you accomplishing this? Many of us want to know.
Meant to say NOT getting younger. Sorry to disappoint everyone. I do not have a magic potion.
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Old 11-21-2021, 04:08 AM
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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.


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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.
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:49 AM
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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:














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Old 11-22-2021, 10:23 AM
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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.

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Old 05-15-2022, 12:40 PM
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I can't believe this thread has gone 5 pages and NOBODY has asked for FLOAT FITTINGS!!

back country here means float flying!
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Old 05-17-2022, 10:41 AM
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I second that!

Need some pretty big tires to roll over the trees and rocks in the Canadian Shield. Lots of lakes though
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Old 05-18-2022, 07:42 AM
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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.
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Old 05-18-2022, 11:41 AM
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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.
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