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Old 06-21-2020, 06:58 PM
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Not being negative or anything but why isn't this a 14A?
Because it can't make book numbers without an incredibly hard to find 200hp engine or a 210 hp engine that requires really expensive replacement cylinders?

The -9 was build to produce impressible performance from engines that were relatively cheap to buy and fly and maintain. You cannot say that about the 14.
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Old 06-21-2020, 07:51 PM
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But the demographic for the 14 (and the 10) is somewhat different than the other RVs.

I think most folks that choose the 14 or 10 want dream machines, and know that those type of airplanes come with a significant price tag...
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I’m holding out for a two-place jet.

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Old 06-21-2020, 09:38 PM
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I’m holding out for a two-place jet.

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After seeing Paul Dye’s beautiful jet, it seems a 2 place jet will be really impractical. The range will seem to be the limiting characteristic. I cant see a 2 place net have greater than 250 mile range.
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I’m holding out for a two-place jet.

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After seeing Paul Dye’s beautiful jet, it seems a 2 place jet will be really impractical. The range will seem to be the limiting characteristic. I cant see a 2 place net have greater than 250 mile range.
Two-place SubSonex project announced:
https://www.sonexaircraft.com/pr_071019/
But Ken Balch mentions in the post below that the single place SubSonex is "effectively uninsurable". A two-place jet might not be insurable at all.
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...46&postcount=5
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Old 06-21-2020, 10:39 PM
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But Ken Balch mentions in the post below that the single place SubSonex is "effectively uninsurable". A two-place jet might not be insurable at all.
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...46&postcount=5
So as not to give people the wrong idea, a Subsonex is quite insurable for liability. Hull coverage is not available for a price anyone seems interested in paying, but to make a blanket statement that they are “uninsurable” is not correct.

We now return you to your speculation on Van’s business plans....

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