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View Poll Results: What do you want the 15 to be?
Two Seats 79 45.14%
Four Seats 61 34.86%
Six Seats 11 6.29%
Low and slow 44 25.14%
As fast as the rest (Just high wing) 65 37.14%
Tandem 20 11.43%
Side-by-side 88 50.29%
Gas guzzer with huge payload 22 12.57%
Light and efficient, 200 ft takeoff roll 64 36.57%
This poll is stupid 49 28.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 175. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-14-2021, 08:04 PM
Rallylancer122 Rallylancer122 is offline
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Location: Oconto, WI
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Originally Posted by Jaypratt View Post
You rarely see a C180 land with 4 people.. the cabin usually has 1 or two people, and their gear..
The 180 is the standard to go by. If Vanís takes a look at the C180 and improves on it. They will have a great airplane.
Let it lose 2 cylinders, and ,, 400 pounds. Keep the size and looks. It will still load 1000 pounds. 60 gallons of gas. 2 people and gear. Winner!
I had a 180hp Cessna 170B, which is essentially the airplane you describe and I can verify it was a winner! About the only things it needed were a few more inches of cabin width and about 20kts. Both are easily obtainable with a modern design.
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Old 10-15-2021, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by tgmillso View Post
" People don't know what they want until you show it to them. . . . . . Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page.Ē
-Steve Jobs
Excellent quote. I am an airplane configurator in my day job and that quote is so true. Nobody, even team members, rarely give input when the sheet of paper is blank but they come out of the woodwork after I have drawn an airplane to tell me what they donít want.

Originally Posted by Utah-Jay View Post
You expand business by reaching to new customers, so reaching beyond the typical RV crowd would be expanding the business I should think. Some of the RV crowd will buy into the 15 though for sure. I registered for the site because of the RV-15
I would bet this is exactly true.
Although I would think it would be cool to have a fast high wing, think Tailwind, it would not expand Vans market share. It would probably take away sales from the RV7 or 9.
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Old 10-17-2021, 12:14 PM
riobison riobison is offline
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Location: Oliver BC & Red Deer Alberta Canada
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Talking Look like a Cardinal 177

Look like a Cardinal 177, gets off like a Maule, cruise like a Vans and is quick to build as some of us are running out of time and energy.
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