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Old 01-27-2023, 05:22 PM
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Default Updates Announced for RV-15 During 1-27-2023 Webinar

Screen grabs of just the slides listing the changes/updates (w/video clip)
You'll see two videos at the link. The first has no audio and is of higher quality. The second was shot from my phone pointed at the monitor during the webinar and contains Axel's commentary.

- EAA Archive link to listen to/view the entire webinar. (1hr 12min)

I think Van's will sell thousands and thousands of these kits. Clearing an area in the hangar now to build the wing kit (the first that will be released). Can't wait to get mine in the air, throw a telescope and tent in the back, and launch for dark West Texas skies.

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Old 01-27-2023, 05:43 PM
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A Vansís produced float kit! Awesome!
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Old 01-27-2023, 05:48 PM
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Bummer. Tons of two place designs. Looks like it is between a Zenith CH-750 SD and Bearhawk. Really wanted an aluminum Bearhawk 4 or at least 3 person
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Old 01-27-2023, 05:52 PM
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Default Grand Slam!,!!

With the changes the Vans team told us about tonight!
This is a World Series Winning Grand Slam Home Run!
I am super excited to hear about this.
Way to go team!!!
Iíll need 4 kits to start
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Old 01-27-2023, 05:59 PM
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Totally awesome, can't wait
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Old 01-27-2023, 06:21 PM
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This looks great! For me, this is the perfect size bush plane. Canít wait to see the kits being offered for sale.
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Sliding canopy mostly completed 10/2020
Wiring and Avionics harness completed 9/2/2021
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Old 01-27-2023, 06:24 PM
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Thank you to all that attended.
RV-4 fastback thread and Pics
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Old 01-27-2023, 06:31 PM
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Moving the wing, extending the fuselage, reshaping the doors, moving the engine. Seems like some pretty significant changes are required.
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Old 01-27-2023, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by uk_RV9A View Post
Moving the wing, extending the fuselage, reshaping the doors, moving the engine. Seems like some pretty significant changes are required.
That was pretty much the entire purpose of the first article airplane design. Each of these changes are fairly subtle and really itís all one change. This is improvement and refinement. Itís what we do.
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Old 01-27-2023, 06:38 PM
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To me, this is like when Porsche and Lamborghini build SUV. But I guess times and market changes and in order to stay relevant, they will need to change with the market.*
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