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Old 11-17-2021, 01:51 PM
Tucson Al Tucson Al is offline
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Location: Tucson, Az
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Default I have a friend that is 6 5 tall

Is there anyone in Arizona with a RV14/14A that my friend could sit in?

He is trying to decide between an RV8 and a 14.

We are in Tucson.

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Old 11-17-2021, 02:52 PM
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mill2978 mill2978 is offline
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Location: McMinville, OR (KMMV)
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Default no plane to sit in, but some experience

I'm 6'5" and have spent lots of time in a 14A in addition to my RV8-FB.

The 14 has more room overall, esp when flown solo. That being said I am much more comfortable in my RV8 with the fast back. The fastback mod gives me more shoulder room in the cockpit and moves the roll bar behind my head. That combined with the view advantage of center line seating fits my mission perfectly. I'm also fortunate that my spouse likes tandem seating, she doesn't have to compete with me for shoulder room and really likes that she has her own space. She says it's more comfortable than the Piper Saratoga we used to fly

There are other considerations as well, build time, aerobatic performance, ease of accessing gear/cargo in flight, always regretting not having an 8 , etc.
Aaron Miller
RV8 N127KT - First Flight October 16, 2018
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Old 11-17-2021, 03:12 PM
BH1166 BH1166 is offline
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Location: Eatonton Georgia
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Im thinking fit/comfort is based on more things than just height. 65 220 is one thing, 65 260lbs another.
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