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Old 05-28-2020, 02:55 AM
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Post Vans RVs Comparison Table

Maybe it’s been done here before, but couldn’t find it… Maybe it’s totally useless, maybe not… Here goes…

Here’s a Printscreen of a comparison spreadsheet. Top group lists Performance Details for all models, middle group Aircraft Specs, and lower group in standardized metric units.



It always surprised me that some essential data, such as typical useful load, is not to be found on Vans official site. Also interesting some never told facts such as the ever decreasing speed ration, look at the RV-3B figure and compare to other models...
All data presented here are as published on Vans official site about 2 weeks ago when I started playing with. Some of the figures are calculated by the spreadsheet, some are missing as not found on Vans site.

The original spreadsheet may be downloaded here:
http://www.aerofun.ch/download/vans-rvs-comparison-table.xlsx


Hope some of you find it useful or interesting
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Old 05-28-2020, 04:03 AM
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Very useful, I've done similar things on a smaller scale.

Suggestion, would be great to see a metric performance section (km, m, and ft for height).
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Old 05-28-2020, 04:27 AM
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Default interesting!

Very cool, Dan. I didn't realize that the RV-8 was such a mule! I guess that front baggage compartment helps.
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:25 AM
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Default Payload VS Useful Load

Not intending to create controversy but: What is the definition of "Payload" VS "Useful Load" ?
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:50 AM
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Unfortunately I can?t see the table and the link does not work for me. I am using an iPad Pro.

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Old 05-28-2020, 05:51 AM
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thanks for the quick feedback guys, Payload has been renamed into a correct Useful Load
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:57 AM
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Default mpg

Another interesting calc will be miles per gallon, I'm going to try that with the downloadable version. And if it correlates with the speed ratio. Van's were originally a bit unique with being able to achieve the 4:1 "total performance" speed ratio.
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Old 05-28-2020, 06:02 AM
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That?s why the b is so much fun to fly
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:40 AM
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I thought I read here on the forum that the -7 and -8 wing were the same but it shows here the -8 is a foot shorter. Still looks like the best performing plane overall though
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:42 AM
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Narrower fuselage.
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