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Old 11-09-2018, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MConner View Post
And a a 50 year old airframe with retracts and an FAA strait jacket on changes to avionics and airframes? Not even apples and oranges.
Being the manufacturer and maintenance shop, able to do modifications and use your own fabricated parts or "experimental" parts (engine, prop, avionics, EFIS), with less FAA restrictions, is priceless (and less expensive to own because of that). Resale of RV's had proved to be excellent.

For 2 seats side-by -side or tandem there are not many GA aircraft to compare to the RV-7/14 or RV-4/8, so that helps decision to built. Most builders love working with their hands, process and learning.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:51 AM
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I own a 260B Comanche and it is fantastic, stable, speedy, safe and has a huge CG range. No cowl flaps or cooling problems. And maintenance isn't too bad if kept up with.

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Old 11-10-2018, 12:14 PM
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Default Because we're passionate......

Originally Posted by Kyle Boatright View Post
A lot of very rational people would choose the Comanche or an equivalent Bo over the RV-10, given the $100k cost difference. We buy/build RV's (and own Comanches) because we're passionate, not because any of it makes sense or can be reasonably justified.
You hit the nail right on the head with the above statement.

"We buy/build RV's (and own Comanches) because we're passionate, not because any of it makes sense or can be reasonably justified."
Ivan Kristensen
Guelph, ON. Canada
RV-10 (C-GMDV) 1210hrs.
Dual GRT 8.4" HXr EFIS, VP-200, TT A/P, Avidyne IFD440, ADSB in/out, Dual EI's (one Lightspeed & one SDS CPI)

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Old 12-30-2018, 04:29 PM
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Default Indicated vs True

Descending out of 17,000ft at VNE (not recommended), the RV-10 would need to keep indicated airspeed around 148kts or less due to the weaker structure. It is true air speed limited to 200kts.

On the other hand, the stronger yet older (50yr) Comanche could descend at 201kts INDICATED which trues out to around 270kts.

Once the -10 gets down to around 8500ft, it'll will be back in the hunt..... unless the Comanche has already landed, refueled, and robbed the courtesy car. (I hate it when that happens!)

Happy New Year!

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