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Old 11-22-2021, 09:59 PM
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I'm hoping the 15 will be a faster citabria, and the 16 a faster 180.
I think we are saying nearly the same thing.
I hope the 16 is announced at the same time as the 15. It would be a shame if people started the 15 kit, and then realize the 16 is what they really wanted.
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Old 11-23-2021, 06:04 PM
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First, I have no inside information just pure speculation as to what the 16 might be. We know the 15 is going to be a 2 seat, high wing, tail dragger with an A model option at some point.

I think the 16 is going to be a 4 seat version of the same thing. That's the only thing that makes sense. Many of the same parts will likely be shared. 390 powered.

We'll see!!
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Old 11-25-2021, 08:08 AM
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Take an -8, give the pilot about three more inches between the seat and panel, eight more inches between the front and back seats, and 1-1/2 wider with the canopy two inches taller. IO-540, one-piece airfoil landing gear, latest improvements to the kit for an easier build, and maybe carbon fiber cowl, tips and fairings.
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Old 11-25-2021, 08:26 AM
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Take an -8, give the pilot about three more inches between the seat and panel, eight more inches between the front and back seats, and 1-1/2 wider with the canopy two inches taller. IO-540, one-piece airfoil landing gear, latest improvements to the kit for an easier build, and maybe carbon fiber cowl, tips and fairings.
This is exactly what I would want to see as well. A slightly bigger faster and more refined 8 that is easier to build like the 14. I could probably be coerced into becoming a repeat offender.

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Old 11-25-2021, 09:34 AM
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Take an -8, give the pilot about three more inches between the seat and panel, eight more inches between the front and back seats, and 1-1/2 wider with the canopy two inches taller. IO-540, one-piece airfoil landing gear, latest improvements to the kit for an easier build, and maybe carbon fiber cowl, tips and fairings.
Again sounds a whole lot like a F1 Rocket!
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Old 11-25-2021, 09:50 AM
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TThe current crop of mini-Tucanos are too small and slow.
Yeah they're working on that. Turbine Tucano-R

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Old 11-27-2021, 02:38 PM
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I'm hoping the 15 will be a faster citabria, and the 16 a faster 180.
Agree completely although I think the 15 will be more of the size/performance of the Bearhawk Patrol but all metal, matched hole or pulled rivets with a cantilever wing optionally aerobatic. Or something like the Vashon Ranger...
I think The RV16 will (like you said) be a faster better Skywagon basically a high wing RV10 with numerous engine, cabin and utility options.

I don't see a Van's version of the Tucano a reality, although it would be way cool.
Having seen 60,000 PPH fuel flow during AB takeoffs in the F16 and 29GPH in my LyCon IO540 HR2, I can assure you, gas consumption does matter!

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Old 11-29-2021, 08:28 AM
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Is this a 4 seater your proposing or a 2 seater ? Cause it sounds like one amazing 4 seater platform
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:50 AM
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Is this a 4 seater your proposing or a 2 seater ? Cause it sounds like one amazing 4 seater platform
Based on Vans OSH announcement the answer to your question is yes, to both, two aircraft the RV15 and 16. Logically one would be a 2 seat, the other a 4 seat.

Although there is nothing from the company to confirm or deny skunkworks rumor control!

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Old 11-30-2021, 03:05 PM
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Van's should focus on an electric RV-12, then expand that skillset into other models. Electric flying is the future, ladies and gentlemen.

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