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Old 05-31-2017, 06:45 AM
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:52 AM
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The RV-11 is a motorglider. Will most likely never see production as a kit.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:59 PM
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If you are interested in more info, change the setting at the bottom (after you first click on the RV-11 forum) at the bottom to show threads from the beginning (instead of just the past month).
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:56 PM
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Thanks guys!!!!
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:52 AM
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Thanks guys!!!!
Chris,
Many years ago (when building RV's required you to drill alot more holes) I flew my RV4 to the annual RV fly-in in North Plains (old factory location, Van's backyard) Van took a couple of us over to his garage/hangar and in the rafters was a small airplane not unlike my Sonerai 2. I asked what is was and Van said "The RV5". It was Van's answer to a low cost, VW powered RV anybody could afford. It too, never went into production as a kit.
My guess is Van's sport-plane marketplace savvy (as Mel so intuitively pointed out), ruled out production for the same reason as the RV11. Not enough demand.

The Xenos motorglider kit however by Sonex is probably the closest thing to the RV11 vision out there...
http://www.sonexaircraft.com/aircraft/xenos.html

V/R
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On a another cool note, my RV4 turns 20 this week...

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Old 07-10-2017, 12:02 PM
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As I recall, the 11 was to use a Rotax engine, and a set of production glider wings......you built the fuse and tail.
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:37 PM
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Chris,
Many years ago (when building RV's required you to drill alot more holes) I flew my RV4 to the annual RV fly-in in North Plains (old factory location, Van's backyard) Van took a couple of us over to his garage/hangar and in the rafters was a small airplane not unlike my Sonerai 2. I asked what is was and Van said "The RV5". It was Van's answer to a low cost, VW powered RV anybody could afford. It too, never went into production as a kit.
My guess is Van's sport-plane marketplace savvy (as Mel so intuitively pointed out), ruled out production for the same reason as the RV11. Not enough demand.

The Xenos motorglider kit however by Sonex is probably the closest thing to the RV11 vision out there...
Since you brought up the RV-5......

https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2017/...ecret-project/
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:01 PM
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Why do I think that trip had more to do with the suspiciously engine-less RV-12 sitting behind it? I'll pretend I didn't see the 3-blade prop hanging on the wall.
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:15 PM
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If you are interested in more info, change the setting at the bottom (after you first click on the RV-11 forum) at the bottom to show threads from the beginning (instead of just the past month).
Thanks for the tip Scott. I read them all. Now I anticipate and wait.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:49 AM
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Since you brought up the RV-5......

https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2017/...ecret-project/
Awesome Paul, I'll look forward to the article...
V/R
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PS:I guess DR will have to add another "RV type" to his thread list!
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