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View Poll Results: Now that the RV-12 is out the door, what should the next RV be?
Nothing for now - focus on efficiency, cut costs and prices, survive. 209 30.20%
A factory-built version of the RV-12 36 5.20%
The RV-11 Motorglider 120 17.34%
An amphibian 54 7.80%
An updated single-seater 111 16.04%
A twin, using the new IO-233 or Rotax engines 71 10.26%
A turboprop 36 5.20%
A jet! 55 7.95%
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:45 AM
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Kit built Grumman Tiger aka RV-9.5 - 360 powered four seater.
Jim Sherblon

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Stuck in Lodi CA
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:25 PM
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Taildragger high-wing LSA STOL bushplane similar to the Zenith CH-701 but with the cruising speed of the RV-12.

i.e. a jeep with wings
Neal Howard
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:52 AM
E. D. Eliot E. D. Eliot is offline
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Default Redesign RV-12 a bit

Since it seems that there are very few, if any, people who plan to trailer their RV-12 to and from the airport, redesign it so that the fuel is in the wings just like its big brothers.

Also, maybe update the panel option to SkyView and G-696.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:15 PM
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Just a Vans "Rocket" , PLEEEEEASE !!!!!!!!! On my knees please!!!!
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xp360, CS, All Glass cockpit
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:28 AM
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Default ok - I can get behind this...

Oh and maybe a stretched 9 twin engine on Rotax...

Bob Hassel

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Old 11-28-2010, 09:36 AM
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I'd buy the twin!

Originally Posted by bhassel View Post ok - I can get behind this...

Oh and maybe a stretched 9 twin engine on Rotax...

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Old 11-28-2010, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by rv72004 View Post
Just a Vans "Rocket" , PLEEEEEASE !!!!!!!!! On my knees please!!!!
Gimmee a Rocket!!
Greg Niehues - PPSEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2019 dues paid
N16GN flying 360hrs and counting!
Built an off-plan 9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:37 AM
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Default Rocket

TIO-540 J2BD powered Super-Rocket
Russell Brown
"Happiness may never be sensibly pursued as an end in itself, because happiness is the by-product of achievement." -- Northcote Parkinson (paraphrase)
Wasilla, Alaska
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:39 PM
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I think, as a lot of the others have stated, that an updated plans/manual for the 7/9 including an up to date electrical system kit supporting a glass panel (with a couple of options aka RV-12) and including lighting would be great. The build time and frustration could be reduced significantly (I estimate that at least 1/3 of my time has been spent on the web sifting through parts catalogs and ordering miscellaneous minutia). I bought a kit plane because I didn’t want to get an aeronautical engineering degree and design/fabricate one, only to find out part way through the build that I darn near needed to get an electrical engineering degree and design/build my own electrical/avionics system and order more stuff over the internet than I will for the combined needs of the rest of my life.

This “complete kit/QB” option should include everything except painting and fluids. I really, really enjoy building but my experience would be significantly enhanced if I could pull all my materials from my parts depot (spare bedroom) and become less chummy with the UPS guy (just kidding, I have never made it to the front door before he’s hitting second gear). And for those that want to do everything their way. No problem. Just choose the “slow build, extensively internet supplemented” option.
Bob B
RV-7A QB slider - IO 360 M1B Hartzell C/S prop w/Dual 10" Dynon Skyviews - Classic Aero interior. 50 hrs TT .
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:34 PM
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Default Rocket

With everybody making these airplanes faster, but the vne still a limiting factor, I vote a rocket design. The IO540 (with turbo in the design)

This design could be built on existing engineering. A bush plane would be nice and I'm sure there would be a market, but I'm thinking a rocket would be the quicker to market and share more parts.

I for one would be very interested.
Larry Buller
RV7A slow build, Tip up, IO360 200hp, Catto 3 blade, Dynon Skyview, arinc 429, ems, SV transponder, Garmin GNS430w, Aera 560, Dynon D6.
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