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Old 07-26-2021, 04:19 PM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
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Default Welcome: The OSH'21 video announcing it.

Welcome to the new RV-15 sub-forum. Van's Aircraft announced the RV-15 on 7/26/21 at OSH'21. The video below, shot by David Lee (the guy in the front row - white shirt and legs crossed), shows the announcement.

Looking forward to it!

Video of the announcement:

Greg Hughes pic before the forum asking folks to say hi: (full size)

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Old 07-26-2021, 04:28 PM
FlyinRhino FlyinRhino is offline
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I hope it is easy to build, very complete kit and instructions, 150ish cruise, and still somewhat aerobatic.
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:35 PM
FlyingDiver FlyingDiver is offline
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I expect it'll be RV-14 or better type kit, all final sized, etc. I hope it's a 2+2 at least, if not a full 4 seater. For me, it'll be that or the Sling HW which is now flying.
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Old 07-26-2021, 05:28 PM
eddie6172 eddie6172 is offline
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At 3:50 in the video he gestures about “getting in and out of the aircraft” while flipping imaginary seats forward. 4 seater?
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Old 07-26-2021, 07:56 PM
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Default Da Fifteen

Good news, for many of us who have grandkids or a need for even more off road than my previous two RVs allowed, now Vans has a horse in the race. I was considering building a Bearhawk but my wife beat me to the punch purchasing my RV15.

If it's half the utility of the M5 it will be a winner...
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Old 07-26-2021, 08:20 PM
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Default I’m ready

I sold my Maule and held up on building a bearhawk just so I could build the proposed RV-15. I was hoping it would come to market before I kicked the bucket. I’ll probably sell the RV-9 and Aerostar if the -15 is all the plane that I hope it is. The coming inflation numbers is going to be mind-boggling next year but we got to keep the faith and be prepared.

I am so thankful of everything Vans has done over the years in helping us aviators enjoys these designs and most importantly listening to the potential customers on a high wing offering. I know that this was a tough decision for Vans as they were a low wing group from the beginning but I hope that this design will keep the company profitable for years to come. I fear that some kit companies will not be able to compete but that is what competition is all about. We the consumer ultimately wins. Thanks Vans!

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1968 Twin Comanche - Sold
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1965 Maule M4 Bushwacker project… till RV-15 shows up
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