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Old 12-11-2018, 04:35 PM
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Pretty interesting discussion as viewed from the outside. I'm a 'bush plane' builder and a RV dreamer. Someday I'd like to build an RV7.

There are many options available for every segment of flying a potential builder may be interested in so I don't see a market need anywhere. I think any market need is likely created out of brand loyalty rather than a lack of good options from other manufacturers. I certainly would be interested in what Vans could come up with though.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:09 PM
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Mark - you now just cut the market into another segment. Vans will never do a bush plane unless they have clear direction on what the market wants.
Thus far, all this poll thread has done is shown how little in common the VAF subscribers have when it comes to this type of aircraft.
If, together, this group can not settle on what they want and show Vans there are enough people that would buy it, they will not make the investment.
In a crowded market with lots of bush plane kit options, we better all settle on what you want Vans to do that is different, and what you would buy.
If I am sitting at Vans right now looking at this thread, I would be confused....
Precisely. There isn’t a one size fits all bushplane. I want a huge high horsepower plane that is at home on floats or wheels, fully loaded, on an Alpine lake. The next guy wants a 2 seat that’s easy on gas for putting around in the evenings. Same reason there isn’t just one model of RV. Different strokes for different folks...

The thing in common is we all want the vans factory support and outstanding kits they provide.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:49 PM
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Yep. I'm flying an RV-6. Building a Rans S7S.
I agree that there are multiple segments of the "bush" plane market. Between Bearhawk, Rans, Cub Crafters, etc..., it's pretty well covered.
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:43 AM
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Yep. I'm flying an RV-6. Building a Rans S7S.
I agree that there are multiple segments of the "bush" plane market. Between Bearhawk, Rans, Cub Crafters, etc..., it's pretty well covered.
Hows the S-7 build coming along?
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:00 AM
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I built my RV4 nearly 30 years ago under the premise it was a "180MPH Super Cub". My HR2, and RVX also have ventured where only Cubs roam, with a tiny bit of discretion. Having been a Jurassic RV kit purchaser and seen the company grow to the behemoth it is, Van's market savvy, value consciousness and Engineering prowess could easily design and market an all-metal Murphy Rebel/Moose type RV kit aircraft.
However comma, my guess is Van's simple answer is why mess with success?

Having not been a fan of Van's designs post RV6, I would have loved for the RV-10 to look more like the Cessna 180 and the RV14 more like the PA14...
An RV Super Cub wannabe? Count me in...

https://youtu.be/NGA5kZCC8Sc
This could be you...

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PS:I grew up flying Scouts, Super Cubs and Cessna 180/185's and still think they will never be truly "improved upon." One of my F16 Squadron Bros told me: "Houses, cars and personal items come and go but he will never sell his 180"!
https://youtu.be/CrPJac80W9Y

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Old 12-12-2018, 09:50 AM
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https://youtu.be/NGA5kZCC8Sc
This could be you...

V/R
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PS:I grew up flying Scouts, Super Cubs and Cessna 180/185's and still think they will never be truly "improved upon." One of my F16 Squadron Bros told me: "Houses, cars and personal items come and go but he will never sell his 180"!
https://youtu.be/CrPJac80W9Y
Its videos like these that keep all of us daydreaming about backcountry flying.
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:34 PM
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One-Off Experimental Cub. Fuselage started as Back Country but heavily modified. Wings are one-off metal design by Warren Arter, previous builds included RV-6, RV-8, RV-7a, RV-10, Double Eagle, and Carbon Cub. Fuel in leading edge of wing - 40 gal total, RV-7 tail pieces, All pushrod controls, Carbon Cub cowling, Lycoming 150 HP. I like it if ya cant tell...

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Old 12-12-2018, 06:20 PM
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One-Off Experimental Cub. Fuselage started as Back Country but heavily modified. Wings are on-off metal design by Warren Arter, previous builds included RV-6, RV-8, RV-7a, RV-10, Double Eagle, and Carbon Cub. Fuel in leading edge of wing - 40 gal total, RV-7 tail pieces, All pushrod controls, Carbon Cub cowling, Lycoming 150 HP. I like it if ya cant tell...

COOL! That is so KeWL!
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:30 AM
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One-Off Experimental Cub. - 40 gal total, RV-7 tail pieces, All pushrod controls, Carbon Cub cowling, Lycoming 150 HP. I like it if ya cant tell...

COPY-PASTE-TO: support@vansaircraft.com SEND!

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