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  #111  
Old 08-05-2021, 07:22 PM
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Default Great timing

The high wing, off road, STOL trend is not going away soon. It only makes sense for Van's to join this segment. 1) The kit will likely be superior to other offerings, 2) There is a ready market from existing Van's customers 3) There's a market for those who want such a plane and know of Van's reputation for fine kits.

Look at the interest just based on this thread. This is the only plane that could cause me to build again.

My wish list. 2 or 3 seats with lots of baggage space. Lycoming engine. Possible ability for both trike and tail dragger configurations. Speed at 140kts at least. Compatible with existing tail springs. (for obvious reasons)

Exciting times!!!
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Old 08-05-2021, 09:42 PM
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Default Cruise Speed

I too want to see at least 140 KTAS cruise speed. There seems to be two camps; one that wants STOL with no regard for cruise speed, others just want a high wing version of the fast Vans lineup. I'm looking for the fast cruiser. I hope Vans can appease both - maybe with some options that appeal to each camp.

As someone else mentioned, the Sling High Wing is a good performer with only a 141 hp Rotax 915 iS. They are advertising a cruise of 145 KTAS. Seems pretty good, especially for a 4 seater. The ability to use standard car gas with ethanol (without any modifications) is a big plus.
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Old 08-06-2021, 12:13 AM
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I too want to see at least 140 KTAS cruise speed. There seems to be two camps; one that wants STOL with no regard for cruise speed, others just want a high wing version of the fast Vans lineup. I'm looking for the fast cruiser. I hope Vans can appease both - maybe with some options that appeal to each camp.

As someone else mentioned, the Sling High Wing is a good performer with only a 141 hp Rotax 915 iS. They are advertising a cruise of 145 KTAS. Seems pretty good, especially for a 4 seater. The ability to use standard car gas with ethanol (without any modifications) is a big plus.
Not for purchase yet. You are reading what Sling thinks it will do. Wait and see what a customer gets out of a finished product.

If this is your direction, call Matt at ..... THE AIRPLANE FACTORY INC. 3401 Airport Drive , Torrance Ca. He is a Sling dealer.
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Old 11-07-2021, 05:50 AM
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I too want to see at least 140 KTAS cruise speed. There seems to be two camps; one that wants STOL with no regard for cruise speed, others just want a high wing version of the fast Vans lineup. I'm looking for the fast cruiser. I hope Vans can appease both - maybe with some options that appeal to each camp.

As someone else mentioned, the Sling High Wing is a good performer with only a 141 hp Rotax 915 iS. They are advertising a cruise of 145 KTAS. Seems pretty good, especially for a 4 seater. The ability to use standard car gas with ethanol (without any modifications) is a big plus.
Sling kits seem expensive to me. The sling TSI comes out more expensive than an RV10 and is really a 2+2. Much smaller inside and slower etc. The sling high wing has a fibreglass fuselage and is about $15 grand more expensive than the TSI.

I would like the RV15 to have a few engine options maybe inclusive of the 915is
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Old 03-09-2022, 01:44 PM
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Default Revival

As Oshkosh approaches, just curious if the team thinks we will see it at Osh this year?

Will it be a big reveal at the Vans beer garden,or just kind of show up?

Will there be ice cream too? (relates to another thread ;-)
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Old 03-12-2022, 09:43 AM
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Default Baited breath...

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As Oshkosh approaches, just curious if the team thinks we will see it at Osh this year?

Will it be a big reveal at the Vans beer garden,or just kind of show up?

Will there be ice cream too? (relates to another thread ;-)
If they do I suspect a artists rendering on an easel with accompanying chat.
Flying prototype?
Don't think I can hold my breath that long...

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Old 03-12-2022, 12:59 PM
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Will there be ice cream too? (relates to another thread ;-)
There will be ice cream there but definitely not free.
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Old 03-12-2022, 01:42 PM
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There will be ice cream there but definitely not free.
But free with a tail kit order?

Ok this is getting too much. I will stop now.

Glad to see you still have your humor; guess the move went well.
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