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Old 07-20-2022, 12:29 AM
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Default RV7T build by Turbaero

RV7T build (RV7AT actually) should be interesting to watch.
Carlos in Arizona
EAA Chapter 538
Wittman Tailwind W8 N53CH (built & sold)
Pazmany PL-1 N2029 (bought & sold)
RV7 - N537TC (reserved & building)
Emp, Wings & Fuse done - working on FWF

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Old 07-20-2022, 12:32 AM
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Oooh vaporware on the front of a chunk of aluminum! I wonder if they'll put that 3d printed mock up on there and tell the people that stop by the booth to make turbine noises with their mouth.
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Old 07-20-2022, 05:46 AM
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I wish them the best and hope they succeed. I also appreciate the challenges they face.
Empennage Passed Pre-close Inspection
Wings mostly done
Fuselage assembly, it's a riveting job!
Dash 8 day job is financing the RV8
Donation till September 2023
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Old 07-20-2022, 08:02 AM
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Having seen this project from very early on, I too was intrigued. Yep, lots of development problems, but from our converstations with Dave, I think they have most worked out. We may be doing the FWF hose package for them.

Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC, AS Flightlines
Joint Venture with Aircraft Specialty
Teflon Hose Assemblies for Experimentals
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RV7A Tail Kit Completed, Fuse started-Pay as I go Plan, on hold while we develop new products for RV builders
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Old 07-20-2022, 01:49 PM
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It seems more than a bit irresponsible for a vendor to put a turbine on the RV model which has most often come apart due to overspeed.
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Old 07-20-2022, 01:51 PM
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Default Rocket

I agree, should be on a Rocket.
John S

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To Go: wing mounting, engine baffles, wing tips, move to airport
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Old 07-20-2022, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DanH View Post
It seems more than a bit irresponsible for a vendor to put a turbine on the RV model which has most often come apart due to overspeed.
Dave and team strike me as a pretty learned bunch, unlikely to risk either themselves or their early engines by doing stupid pilot tricks.

The turbine won't put out much more power at altitude than an AV 360 unless it's flat rated.

Several turbocharged 7s have exceeded 210 KTAS in level flight, at least one at Reno, AVERAGED over 220 kts so it's going quite a bit faster than that down the straights.

I believe Dave owns a White Lightning and has plans to put the Talon engine in that at some point for higher speed testing.

The -7 seems like a good and popular airframe to test the capabilities of the Talon engine, set up typical engine mounts and supporting systems with lots of room and see how the C of G works out.

Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 460.7 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016

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Old 07-20-2022, 05:58 PM
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Default Soon to be a VAF advertiser.

I couldn’t agree more with those looking forward to seeing this being built! TurbAero will soon be an advertiser here, helping me keep the lights on and these forums online. They will be documenting the build in the forums in their own ‘My RV Build Project’ thread. I should have their ad live here in a week or so.

I talked w/Dave for an hour or so last week and went through some of the challenges they are addressing/facing. It seems (to me) to be a fascinating project.

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