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Old 04-25-2018, 01:34 PM
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Default RV14 with RV10 wings?

Tt sounds appealing to have a longer aspect ratio wing like the RV9 available for the RV14 ?
the RV14 is very similar to the RV10 but shorter fuselage and wing, i wonder if the 10 longer wing would bolt on to the 14?
I know just leave well enough alone?
does anyone know if Vans has something like this on the drawing board?
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:47 PM
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Sounds interesting. I suspect weight and balance would be the big problem, not to mention the power needed with extra weight of the wings, associated structural stresses, etc etc.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:48 PM
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The RV-14 IO-390 engine has a hard enough time as it is. Bigger wings would dictate the IO-540 engine. In short, you would be building an RV-10 with just two seats and questionable performance - for a lot more money than just building an RV-10.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:50 PM
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The RV-14 IO-390 engine has a hard enough time as it is. .
Explain please?
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:24 PM
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The RV-14 IO-390 engine has a hard enough time as it is. Bigger wings would dictate the IO-540 engine. In short, you would be building an RV-10 with just two seats and questionable performance - for a lot more money than just building an RV-10.
Interesting comment. I find the RV-14 with the I0-390 somewhat of a hot rod. It has the same performance or a little faster than the 10 and climbs are really fun. Sometimes I see over 2200 FPM with half fuel and just myself on board.

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Old 04-25-2018, 06:33 PM
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I concur with Vic. I did a flight today with full tanks and over 400 lbs of passengers and still was able to climb out at 2000 fpm. Pretty good performance I think. ( IO390 on a 14A)
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:19 PM
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Perhaps I should have used some caviots with my comment on the RV-14. So some details:
- I use my RV-10 performace as a base line for comparison with other RVs I fly (stock IO-540). It exceeds Vanís numbers.
- I have only flown one RV-14A (stock IO-390). It did not quite meet Vanís numbers. Perhaps it will with some tweaking.

Back to the orginal question - no, do not put RV-10 wings on an RV-14.

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Old 04-25-2018, 07:52 PM
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I don't know if the parts will actually mate, but I think it would be an interesting RV-XX if you did. A comfy cruiser, if you will, with even better low speed handling than the -10 or the -14. Might need a bigger horizontal stab, but overall it sounds like a neat idea.

The -9 and the -7 share a fuse, but not the wings and tail, why wouldn't a -10/-14 mashup be a bigger version of the same?

Speaking of RV mashups, somewhere around there is a -6 fuselage mated to -4 wings, with extended chord flaps and tapered ailerons. To further stray from the plans, the airplane had an 0-300 Continental. The owner said it flew very well.
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