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Old 07-06-2021, 06:38 AM
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Default NEW RV-15

Wondering if Vans will be anouncing the new airplane they are working on at Oshkosh???
Vans admitted in there management restructing announcement that they were in fact working on a new airplane or project. Didn't see any speculation posts from that so I am wondering if some of the guys know about this and are trying to keep it quiet for a grand announcement for Oshkosh?
Thoughts?
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Old 07-06-2021, 07:11 AM
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Ya I had the same thought this weekend. Apparently, Vans has reserved several N numbers with”15” numerals, I wonder if any have been assigned to real aircraft?

I also noticed the various RV15 threads have gone quiet. I was hoping for a “spy” shot on the way to Osh or something.
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Old 07-06-2021, 07:55 AM
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This has been talked about so much since the 14 came out. I suspect there will be an announcement either just before Oshkosh or they will have a major unveiling there.

I have no specific information but have gotten a few subtle hints here and there. First, I must say that the Van's employees list at the top regarding integrity. Not one would reveal a thing during conversations on other topics. They are as quiet as the Skunkworks employees under Kelly Johnson!!!

Disclaimer done. I think it is going to be a high wing plane of some nature to compete with the Ran's S-21s. Hoping for 4 seater with Lycoming power. Might even be a Sportsman style that can go with conventional or trike gear.

Whatever it is, you know Van's will be doing it right.
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:35 AM
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I’d put my chips on the RV-15 as a high wing to compete with Sportsman or P2010. Likely Lycoming powered, but wouldn’t rule out a 2 seat high-wing with a Rotax 915is turbo engine.

Hopefully Van’s hasn’t abandoned the RV-9A with a 915is engine. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N179RV

That research from their test mule could have been a test platform for using this engine on a future model as well.

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Old 07-06-2021, 07:56 PM
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Well Doug hasn’t taken down the front page plug, so I guess it is true. It would be strange for Doug to have that front page, and then Vans comes out with something different.
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:29 PM
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With Lycoming engines becoming increasingly more expensive, it would be nice for some other options. Rotax, UL Power, I'm sure there's others.
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Old 07-07-2021, 06:43 AM
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Default Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelectric ?

okay, this would be a 'departure' from Van's stable of Lyc's, but they ARE a creative lot...if you recall an earlier model was a motorglider?
...then an electric folding high-wing bushplane trainer with JATO would make sense, right?
....or am I completely insane? cooped up a bit too long? drinking too much Tesla Kool-aide?
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Old 07-07-2021, 05:39 PM
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I want something like the sling TSI. But I think the sling is uglyish
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Old 07-19-2021, 10:07 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PilotjohnS View Post
Ya I had the same thought this weekend. Apparently, Vans has reserved several N numbers with”15” numerals, I wonder if any have been assigned to real aircraft?
Greg reserved (public information):
N115XV
N215XV
N315XV
N415XV

N18VX
N18XV

N5RV

N80VX
N81VX
N88EX
N88TV

but none of them are registered yet to an actual airplane.
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Old 07-19-2021, 04:41 PM
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Maybe it's a drone.............

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