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Old 01-14-2021, 01:53 PM
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Default RV10A?

Hi All,

I was asked this question and I donít know the answer, hoping someone might know.

Why is the RV10 not called the RV10A?

Rgs Chad
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Old 01-14-2021, 01:59 PM
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It is only available with a nose gear, thus to label it "A" is redundant.

Ditto the 12.

When Vans started the only thing you could get was a tailwheel, the 3,4, and 6. The 6 was eventually offered with the nose gear, thus the suffix "A" was added to differentiate tail vs nose gear.
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Old 01-14-2021, 02:00 PM
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The RV-14A was just called RV-14 until the taildragger was introduced. Maybe, Vanís is keeping the option open . . .
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Old 01-14-2021, 05:39 PM
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In order not to scare off customers.

Old adage: "Never fly the 'A' model of anything."
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