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Old 06-13-2016, 11:29 AM
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Default The (first?) Stretched RV-8

Haven't seen this on the search function.


Innovative wings in canada has flown a 'stretched' RV8 TC IO-400
Seems like some major redesign work was put into it. Very cool though!

https://www.facebook.com/InnovativeW...91584284214085
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:44 PM
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We anticipate that normal cruise should exceed 300Kmph
If by "300Kmph" they mean 300kph, that's only 187 mph, meh.

If they mean 300 mph, well, that's a thing to give pause. I hope they've done their homework.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:48 PM
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If by "300Kmph" they mean 300kph, that's only 187 mph, meh.

If they mean 300 mph, well, that's a thing to give pause. I hope they've done their homework.
Structurally, I doubt it can hit 300mph.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:37 PM
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If the text is correct, they stretched it more than 3 feet. And for some strange reason, the photos include a rear cockpit with a placard that says "Passengers Prohibited" and "Aerobatics Prohibited".
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:46 PM
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I normally try not to ask why someone would build a plane the way they did. In this case it's kind of tough. You still have a 160-kt two-seat tandem (apparently), it's just longer and heavier and has a bigger engine. More fuel for transoceanic flights? More room for a really tall person?

I'd love to hear what would motivate someone to go to the enormous time and expense it must have taken to build this. I'm sure there's an interesting story there.
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:02 PM
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If the text is correct, they stretched it more than 3 feet. And for some strange reason, the photos include a rear cockpit with a placard that says "Passengers Prohibited" and "Aerobatics Prohibited".
Perhaps that's only there while it's going through the first couple flights and tests.
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And for some strange reason, the photos include a rear cockpit with a placard that says "Passengers Prohibited" and "Aerobatics Prohibited".
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Perhaps that's only there while it's going through the first couple flights and tests.
In Canada there is a process you have to go through to remove the aerobatic prohibition. Also, no passengers are allowed for the first 25 hours.
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:18 PM
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If the text is correct, they stretched it more than 3 feet. And for some strange reason, the photos include a rear cockpit with a placard that says "Passengers Prohibited" and "Aerobatics Prohibited".
The "Passengers Prohibited" placard is mandatory in Canada until the flight test phase is complete. The "Aerobatics Prohibited" placard is required in Canada until the aircraft starts the formal process to obtain aerobatics approval.
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:28 PM
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That looks AWESOME!
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:52 PM
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It looks kinda like a rocket; would have been a lot easier for the same effect.
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