It's a 2012 RV7-A
It's kinda what happened to the 6 when it turned into the 7.
It's progress, which I think is good, it is a really nice aeroplane, works well, looks well, but ......................
It's got a wheel on the front, which, unfortunately seems to be the Vans future and I do hope it isn't because of Elfen Safety liability problems.
Sure, I am biased - I wouldn't build a nosewheel aeroplane, because many times I operate out of grass strips that are - er - agricultural. A bit like what Van started out on many, many years ago.
I would predict the 7 will stop production, the 8 will be the last tailwheel and all will be safe.
Nothing wrong with that, but think ahead to a post Van era.
Say, Pop, when you built your RV, why did it have a little wheel at the back ?
Because it was fun son - because it was fun