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Old 07-23-2012, 02:35 PM
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:54 PM
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Awesome - a cross between the 7 (aerobatic), 9 (cruiser) and 10 (roomy)!

I can't wait to see one~

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Old 07-23-2012, 03:59 PM
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Seems to be a Frankentstein of sorts. Some of the better attributes from each model.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:02 PM
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A shout-out to Steve Smith (scsmith on this forum) for the airfoil design. It worked so well on the RV-10 that Vans used it on the -14.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:12 PM
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As a -6 builder/driver, this new RV-14 really gets me excited to build again! From the outside, I'm sure it looks to the uninitiated like kind of the same thing as the previous 2-seaters but really it's genius. This design addresses so many of the limitations I've found in operating my RV-6. 2050# gross weight! That's a 450# increase over the original RV-6! That by itself makes the 14 a huge advancement to me. Still aerobatic at 1900#! I really did not expect the 14 to be anything that I'd be interested in, but I think Van has really nailed it with this one.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:30 PM
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Hello, I'm deployed overseas right now and have a terrible time with streaming video. Is there anywhere I can go to download them? I'm very excited. These deployments got in the way of working on the -7 tail. There must be a reason for everything. Time to order some -14 wings!
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:54 PM
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Hello, I'm deployed overseas right now and have a terrible time with streaming video. Is there anywhere I can go to download them? I'm very excited. These deployments got in the way of working on the -7 tail. There must be a reason for everything. Time to order some -14 wings!
Kobwo, if you pm me your email I'll see if I can get the videos compressed and smaller-sized for you.

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Old 07-23-2012, 05:45 PM
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I love it. I wish it was introduced some 6 years ago. This machine would make Bermuda and Hawaii weekends possible for me and landing gear is perfect for Vanuatu dirt strips. The cross country winner is designed...
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:55 PM
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It's a 2012 RV7-A

It's kinda what happened to the 6 when it turned into the 7.

It's progress, which I think is good, it is a really nice aeroplane, works well, looks well, but ......................

It's got a wheel on the front, which, unfortunately seems to be the Vans future and I do hope it isn't because of Elfen Safety liability problems.

Sure, I am biased - I wouldn't build a nosewheel aeroplane, because many times I operate out of grass strips that are - er - agricultural. A bit like what Van started out on many, many years ago.

I would predict the 7 will stop production, the 8 will be the last tailwheel and all will be safe.

Nothing wrong with that, but think ahead to a post Van era.

Say, Pop, when you built your RV, why did it have a little wheel at the back ?

Because it was fun son - because it was fun
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I love it. I wish it was introduced some 6 years ago. This machine would make Bermuda and Hawaii weekends possible for me and landing gear is perfect for Vanuatu dirt strips. The cross country winner is designed...
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By the time all the RV-14 kits are available, your -9A will be worn out and it will be time to upgrade anyway
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