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Old 12-31-2012, 02:05 PM
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Default engines

Any word on other engine options and performance??
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:35 PM
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Default Nope!

No, at the present time Vans is not offering anything
Other than the Lyc 390.
RV12 N1212K
Flying Since June 2010
1020 Hours as of 9/30/2017
RV14 Wing, arrived and building at Rdog's new Hanger at 16X
S/N 140014
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:18 PM
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Default RV-14 tail dragger.

OK I'm happy to say I saw the RV-14 at the AOPA convention in Camarillo CA, not the RV-14a. I spoke with the rep who tells me that it not only looks like an over sized RV-6 but with the larger engines performs well, which means if you want the same performance of a RV-6 you need a bigger engine. It even has the tilt up canopy which means you have the same roll bar for protection in case of roll over on the ground. Setting in it really felt great all though visibility over the nose is not as good as the RV-6 and fish tailing will probably be a must which I'm used to in my Stearman anyways. Over all I think the RV-14 will be a big hit but I have to say I'm not ready to get rid of my RV-6 any time soon.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by pilotgabe View Post
Over all I think the RV-14 will be a big hit but I have to say I'm not ready to get rid of my RV-6 any time soon.
The RV-6(A) is a great airplane (I love mine), and probably always will be.

The RV-14 wasn't designed to replace it (or the RV-7)..... it was designed for people that wanted/needed a little bit more payload capability, range, interior space, baggage space, or easier to build... (or all of the above).
Any opinions expressed in this message are my own and not necessarily those of my employer.

Scott McDaniels
Hubbard, Oregon
RV-6A (aka "Junkyard Special ")
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