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Old 07-23-2012, 07:03 PM
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Default I like it...

I'm building an RV-7 and I like the concept of the RV-14. I especially like the larger cabin space and improved visibility. These are my two perceived shortcomings of the RV-7.

I also like the improved (RV-10-derived) nosewheel design (the main reason I built an RV-7 versus an RV-7A).

The "easier to build" canopy design is intriguing, as is the modular wiring design and engine baffle system. I am concerned that the new design would end up beyond my budget (especially with the angle valve engine), but that is yet to be seen.

However, while I like it, I really don't NEED the larger cabin (I'm about 165 lbs wet) and the RV-7 performance numbers appear to be better for my mission. I would appreciate the increased range.

So I'm not feeling like The RV-14 will make my RV-7 obsolete. In fact, It may just make the future value of my RV-7 higher due to the potential of fewer total RV-7's built in lieuw of the RV-14, especially if the 180 HP medical limit is ever finalized.

Overall, I like it...
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:16 PM
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I'm interested to know if Vans is going to approve of a range of engines for the RV-14 like they do for the RV-9. For example, they flew the prototype 9 with a 125 HP O-235 but designed it for up to a 160 HP O-360.

So I wonder if the RV-14 we saw today, with the IO-390, is at the upper end...hopefully the plane would also perform well with a 180HP O-360 and fixed pitch prop.

Also wondered why if they will have a taildragger option, why they won't have a slider option...is there something unique about the forward fuselage that precludes it?

Overall though it sure is a nice looking design!
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:21 PM
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So, this third generation (or is it fourth?) RV 6 has a nose wheel, but no "A" designation.

They mention a tail wheel model is in the works-----------what are they going to call it???
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The 14 will become the 14A and the conventional gear model will become the 14. Van did this with the 9.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:50 PM
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The RV-14 looks cool!
I hope they bring the kit improvements i.e prewired bundles and avionics kits to the 7-9
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:52 PM
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Also wondered why if they will have a taildragger option, why they won't have a slider option...is there something unique about the forward fuselage that precludes it?
The canopy has a jettison. In the walk-around video they show a handle that'll basically eject the thing off the airplane.

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:22 PM
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The canopy has a jettison. In the walk-around video they show a handle that'll basically eject the thing off the airplane.
The 6/7/9 series has that option although many do not build it into their plane during construction.
The 14 does seem to be a little more "user friendly".
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:26 PM
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They mention a tail wheel model is in the works-----------what are they going to call it???

Bad! That's what!
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:39 PM
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Watching the Walk-Through Video here were the highlights I picked up on:
  • Canopy can be jettisoned
  • Aux input on the center armrest along with 12v DC
  • Audio out for camera near pilot headset
  • Molex disconnect on the stick
  • Removable step
  • RV-10 flap and wingtip
  • New style fuel cap with lock
  • External wing attach bolts
  • Wiring harness included for all electronics
  • Molex disconnect for wing wiring harness
  • Cowl baffles precut because the engine is currently standard - possible rubber seals as well
  • Muffler on the exhaust
  • Pre-punched hole for 2nd com antenna

Here's the Flying Scotsman's List Reformatted
Code:
                       RV-7A      RV-9A      RV-14A
Light
Top Speed	       208	 197	    205
Cruise (75% @ 8000’)   198	 189	    195
Cruise (55% @8000’)    178        169        172
Stall Speed            51         44         56
Takeoff Distance (ft)  275        300        525
Landing Distance (ft)  350        300        545
Rate of Climb (ft/min) 2100       2000       1800
Ceiling (ft)           23,000     24,500     26,000
Range (75% @ 8000’)                          938
Range (55% @ 8000’)                          1103
Gross
Top Speed              207        196        203
Cruise (75% @ 8000’)   197        188        193
Cruise (55% @8000’)    177        168        169
Takeoff Distance (ft)  575        475        630
Landing Distance (ft)  350        450        715
Rate of Climb (ft/min) 1600       1400       1500
Ceiling (ft)           19500      19000      18,000+
Range (75% @ 8000’)                          925
Range (55% @ 8000’)                          1080
Specs
Span                   25'        28'        27’
Length                 20' 4"     20' 5"     21’ 1”
Height                 7' 10"     6'         8’ 2”
Wing Area (sq.ft.)     121        124        126.1
Engine (hp)            180        160        210
Gross weight (lbs)     1800       1750       2050
Wing Loading (gross)   14.8       14.1       16.25
Power Loading (gross)  10         10.9       9.76
Empty Weight (lbs)     1077       1015       1240
Propeller                                    Hartzell c/s			
Fuel Capacity (US gal) 42         36         50
Baggage (lbs)          100        75         100
(useful load)          723        735        810
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Archangel View Post
Watching the Walk-Through Video here were the highlights I picked up on:
  • Canopy can be jettisoned
  • Aux input on the center armrest along with 12v DC
  • Audio out for camera near pilot headset
  • Molex disconnect on the stick
  • Removable step
  • RV-10 flap and wingtip
  • New style fuel cap with lock
  • External wing attach bolts
  • Wiring harness included for all electronics
  • Molex disconnect for wing wiring harness
  • Cowl baffles precut because the engine is currently standard - possible rubber seals as well
  • Muffler on the exhaust
  • Pre-punched hole for 2nd com antenna
I think the ailerons are swapable with the ten but the flaps are shorter than the ten's.

Bob
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:49 PM
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Excuse me, but, I don't get it.
An improvement over the 7?
Longer wing, more fuel capacity, bigger engine, slower cruise, higher stall.

Is this a 9 upgrade as the 6 was to the 7?

Help me understand it.
Maybe I missed it because it's late.
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