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Old 07-11-2021, 08:45 PM
beauzo beauzo is offline
 
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Default Any RV-14A's near Austin, TX?

This might be a long-shot coming up to OSH...

I'm (still) in the (hair-pulling) process of mission definition/kit down-selection -- very close to pulling the trigger on a 9A. However, there's a creepy, waggish voice instructing me to checkout a 14A before I jump. I would be obliged with an opportunity to get up close to a real 14A near the Austin, TX area. I can fly to you if within reasonable spam-can range of KGTU.

Thank you,
-Beauzo
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Old 07-12-2021, 07:19 AM
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Mine is only at the Empennage assembly point in NE Austin.
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Old 07-12-2021, 02:16 PM
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Hi BendOver...,

If you're willing, I'd appreciate a run-down of your selection process experience. I've scoured the Internet and forums on the topic, but have only talked to a handful of real folks on the matter.

Are you building at home?
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Old 07-13-2021, 09:40 AM
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Iím located at 0TX1 Pecan Plantation in Granbury (SW of Ft Worth) - about an hour flight in the RV. Iíd even be willing to fly down if youíre buying lunch.
(972)735-9136
Warning - I will shamelessly promote the RV 14.
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Old 07-13-2021, 10:00 AM
BOHICA BOHICA is offline
 
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Iím located at 0TX1 Pecan Plantation in Granbury (SW of Ft Worth) - about an hour flight in the RV. Iíd even be willing to fly down if youíre buying lunch.
(972)735-9136
Warning - I will shamelessly promote the RV 14.
I would love to see your 14 as well. I flew the RV-7A at Vans back around the time the 10 came out. Flew in my friends RV-6 some as well. But haven't actually touched a Vans for years. You could solve my withdrawal.
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Old 07-13-2021, 10:07 AM
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Hi BendOver...,

If you're willing, I'd appreciate a run-down of your selection process experience. I've scoured the Internet and forums on the topic, but have only talked to a handful of real folks on the matter.

Are you building at home?
Selection was based on:
Pro's
RV-14 wider than RV-9.
RV-14 range longer than RV-9
RV-14 cruise speed higher than RV-9.

Con's
RV-14 has a higher fuel burn. But if you run a RV-14 at 55% you beat a RV-9 top speed with up to 135HP engine.

My mission is to fly between Texas and Montana a lot so speed and and comfort (width) is what I went for. My impression is that the RV-14A will be a good cross country flyer with exceptional performance.
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Old 07-13-2021, 11:50 AM
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Iím located at 0TX1 Pecan Plantation in Granbury (SW of Ft Worth) - about an hour flight in the RV. Iíd even be willing to fly down if youíre buying lunch.
(972)735-9136
Warning - I will shamelessly promote the RV 14.
Keith,

Given both BOHICA's and my interest, and our close proximity, it sounds like we should coordinate a group lunch? The Georgetown area has above-average eating establishments.

BTW, I have a buddy working on his IR that needs a lot of XC time. So, I'm also willing to fly up to Pecan Plantation if you're unable.

In the meantime, I'll take this conversation offline by PM'ing y'all my contact info.

Thank you!
-Beauzo
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Old 07-13-2021, 06:41 PM
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Beauzo. Should you want to see build in progress I'm in GTU-engine mounted, panel done ready for gear, exhaust and cowling. She's a joy to build
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:57 AM
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Beauzo. Should you want to see build in progress I'm in GTU-engine mounted, panel done ready for gear, exhaust and cowling. She's a joy to build
I wouldn't mind taking a look as well.
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Old 07-15-2021, 10:16 PM
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That would be awesome, Jerry. Thank you. PM incomingÖ
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