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Old 08-30-2019, 04:19 PM
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Default Can I sit in your rv9 / is rv9 right for us?

Hello,
I'm a low time pilot, about 150 hours. I'm tired of the club rentals not being available / down.
I went on a test flight a couple years ago in an rv12. It's nice, but I don't think it's right for us.

Is there any one with an rv9a in Sacramento/bay area that I can sit in? I'm 6'4, and concerned that I'll fit in it.

Our most common mission: 3 day weekend trips and 1 day hamburger runs. There's just 2 of us, no kids/pets. We do enjoy camping at various airports on occasion. Eventually, would like to fly across the country on a 2 month sabbatical.

We would like to bring our foldable electric scooters to get around. They weight about 30 pounds each, but give us about 25 miles of range.

I'm concerned that the rv9 won't be able to hold our scooters or camping gear. Thoughts?

I really would like to build an rv-10 since it can carry anything we could need, but $$$$.

Thanks
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:27 PM
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Are you looking to build or buy?
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:30 PM
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You should also try fitting in an RV-7 if you can't find a -9 - the cabin is the same, and an RV-6 is very close except it has a little more room for taller (not wider) people.

We (a buddy and I who weigh >350 lbs total) camp at Oshkosh in the RV-6 carrying up to 110 pounds of gear. I'm sure a -9 or -9A would carry more. Prop choice (to move the CG forward) and where you pack your gear will make a difference on how much you can carry before going out of the CG range. Hint - the floor under your knees is a great place for dense items.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:31 PM
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Are you looking to build or buy?
Sounds like he's looking to sit. ;-)
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:45 PM
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Mitch, welcome to VAF

Try Lars Pedersen, he is the prez of the local RV group.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=2472
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:10 PM
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You didnít mention your weight, or your usual passengerís. Thatís fine; just look at Vansí web site and run the numbers. Remember that you need Ďno extrasí to come in at Vans empty weight.
It really sounds to me like you want a -14.
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:55 PM
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I too am 6'4" (170-180lbs depending on amount of beer and running) and am building a 7A. I fit with the standard seat layout, but added the "almost a 14" kit from Anti-splat and now fit much better with plenty of head room.

You'll be fine in a 7/9, but I'd say put this mod in not batter if you buy or build.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMJKmUeMJHM
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:40 PM
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Your challenge will be the baggage compartment. Depending on which version of the manual and the individual aircraft's W&B, you can load either 75 or 100 lbs back there.

That and getting something like a scooter in the back will be a challenge, unless you but a slider and add, if it doesn't already have it, the Flyboy Accessories Super Track Extension.
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:47 PM
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RV's are easy to fly; don't be afraid of RV7 or RV14, thinking they are some sort of high performance hard to handle plane- they are not. If you are looking to build, the RV14 is a third generation prepunch kit- it goes together very fast. The 14 is designed for tall big people- any big that is not you, can be camping gear and luggage.
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Old 08-30-2019, 10:51 PM
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I second the Flyboy track extensions. I have both these and the Almost a 14 mod- both are AWESOME and I highly recommend them both for support and quality of product.
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