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Old 01-09-2019, 11:56 AM
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Well maybe not "exact", but similar enough that I'd bet he used the Classic Aero side panels as a pattern.

Still wrong in my book.
I'd make a bet that he used an actual RV-7 as a pattern...
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:51 PM
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Their pricing looks great. I emailed them this morning for pics of the seat foam they do to compare it to other companies and also if they can do sheepskin. Within an hour he emailed back with pics and that they have 18 colors of sheepskin. He had to check on a price for it though. Sure wish I could sit in one first, but whatever company I get seats from I'm most likely not sitting in them before buying. From the pics on their site everything looks really nice. Looking forward to more reviews though.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:54 PM
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Well maybe not "exact", but similar enough that I'd bet he used the Classic Aero side panels as a pattern.

Still wrong in my book.
Did you see in the pics he has an RV interior mockup with seat backs and cabin walls. Most likely used that to design it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:32 PM
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Question..... are the -14 seats the same as the -7 or -9? Some of the interior suppliers have not added the -14 to their catalogs yet.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:00 PM
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Are you willing to share how much shipping to the US was?
$75 euro to ship the side panels via DHL.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:24 PM
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$75 euro to ship the side panels via DHL.
Thank you for that info. That seems very reasonable making him quite competitive.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:42 PM
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They seem to have a very nice selection of materials and colors with good pricing. I have an email in to get in on the 15% package discount going on until the 15th of this month, (its on the Home page) and FREE international shipping with the purchase of a full leather interior would also just about cover the upgrade to full leather.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:59 PM
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Well maybe not "exact", but similar enough that I'd bet he used the Classic Aero side panels as a pattern.

Still wrong in my book.
Guess that would mean that only genuine Lycoming engines should be used, not the Barrett/Titan/Lycon/whatever variation...

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Old 01-12-2019, 05:14 AM
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Guess that would mean that only genuine Lycoming engines should be used, not the Barrett/Titan/Lycon/whatever variation...

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Companies like ECI/Titan and Superior spent millions developing production methods, buying equipment and obtaining PMA's for their parts. Barrett builds engines using parts from these manufacturers (including Lycoming) and probably spent a good bit developing their unique cold air sump.

To me, this is a lot more like the Chinese stealing IP and copying it.

I've watched Luke and Jeremiah develop interior components. It's expensive and time consuming. I've seen some of the other suppliers interiors and they are different from the Classic Aero stuff - even though the planes are the same.

I have a Classic Aero interior on my RV-7 and believe the German interior is too similar to be a unique design. Some of you have no issue with this and that's fine. I simply disagree with that.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:43 AM
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Well theyíre leather panels over a shaped fuselage. Theyíre bound to be similar. I find all the companies similar but Iíve had amazing customer support from classic aero including some suggested custom work that I then stopped pursuing for personal reasons. Iíve used classic aero on all my airplanes and love it. Itís always good having options and bet this guy worked his a$$ off coming up with a package.

There is nothing worse than working hard to provide a product and people accuse you of copying. Just make your own purchase decision.
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