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Old 11-22-2016, 03:10 PM
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Question Van's RV-15 (Next thing coming?)

Anyone have any ideas / guesses as to what the next product to come out of vans will be?

Any hopes?

I personally would like to see a complete refactor of the RV-3. More of a modern "fighter plane" for those of us who will never actually get to pilot one of those heh. Larger than the current three for us "bigger boys" (Fat.. okay fine.. I'm fat..).

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Old 11-22-2016, 03:15 PM
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I would love to see an f1 rocket with io 540 with vans nameplate and support.
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:35 PM
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I'll second a F1 Rocket kit from Vans

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Old 11-22-2016, 05:06 PM
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I have asked Van a number of times for a true acro mount, one that is competitive up to Advanced. So far, he hasn't listened, says it is too small a market but that is what he said about four seaters for many years!

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Old 11-22-2016, 05:13 PM
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My vote is for a 4 seater that slots below the 10.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:18 PM
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A pressurized 4-seater would be nice..... With ice squirters too! ;-)

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Old 11-22-2016, 05:44 PM
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I'd love to see a single-seat -8 that could take a -540 engine.
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:37 PM
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My guess is that it will be driven by commercial factors and the need to get the gross margin on several hundred kits to repay the development and tooling costs etc. and to follow the basic construction style that they know best.

So unlikely to be a high wing bush plane, twin or an all composite resin-rocket.

More likely:
  • Refresh of -7,-8 or -9 to take advantage of the kit developments in the -14
  • Motor glider
  • 2+2 seat development of the -14
I'm probably completely wrong, but await with interest
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Old 11-23-2016, 04:33 AM
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Completely speculation for speculation's sake ... but its fun:

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follow the basic construction style that they know best.

So unlikely to be a high wing bush plane, twin or an all composite resin-rocket
Agreed completely!

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Refresh of -7,-8 or -9 to take advantage of the kit developments in the -14
The -7 and the -14 are too similar, but I can see a -9 (the marketing would looks something like "Economical and easy to fly, and now even easier to build!")

An 8 kit like the 14 kit would be interesting. I would build one after my 14. An -3 or -4 kit would be even more interesting as a second airplane.

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Motor glider
You mean a -12 with a high aspect ratio wing? I quite like that...

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2+2 seat development of the -14
In some ways the 14 is a 2-seat development of the 10...

How about a taildragger STOL-winged version of the 12 with the balance adjusted to put a small Lycoming up front? That would be a great fun little plane.
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:01 AM
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My vote is for a 4 seater that slots below the 10.
RV9A Bill
How about making the -10 a conventional taildragger!!! Now we're talking!!
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