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Old 01-23-2019, 12:42 PM
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Good afternoon. This is my first post.... I'm very interested in the rv-14, but I have a problem. I'm 6'6'' with a 35'' inseam. Half the people I talk to say no problem, the other half say no way. Would love to be able to "try one on". I'm in central Florida. At the very least, I would like your opinions. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:50 PM
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Welcome Michael,
We have a few RV's @ KSFB and a few building but I do not know of a RV-14 local. Hopefully someone will reach out.
I am 6'5 w/ 36" inseam and I built my RV-9 to fit me. I have no issues. Seems like a RV-14 would be even better height wise and mostly width wise.
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:53 PM
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I am 6'4", 32 -34 inseam with an RV9a I built with almost 14 mod, rudder pedals moved forward and have plenty of room. The RV14 will not be an issue.
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:56 PM
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Micheal, I am 6’3 and 200 lbs with a 99th percentile sitting height. Small aircraft have always been an issue with my head hitting the canopy. I got the opportunity to sit in an RV7/8/10/ and 14. The 7 was too short in either seat (head pressed into the canopy). The 8 was good in the front seat but impossible in the rear seat. The 10 was ok, but with the headset on it was occasionally touching the cieling. In the 14 I had no contact between by head and the canopy except in low G maneuvers, but that was likely due to the loose seatbelt. Not saying you will be the same, but hopefully this helps.
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:13 PM
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Good afternoon. This is my first post.... I'm very interested in the rv-14, but I have a problem. I'm 6'6'' with a 35'' inseam. Half the people I talk to say no problem, the other half say no way. Would love to be able to "try one on". I'm in central Florida. At the very least, I would like your opinions. Thanks in advance.
Mentioning inseam means you are more concern about leg room than head.
I am 6’3”, tall in the torso. I sit on 4” of Medium dense foam that compresses down to 2”, 3” of back foam, Bose headset, geezer accordion sun shade above head. All this leaves me with about 1” between headset and shade.
I wear 31” inseam pants and thinking of bring the pedals 1” closer. Plenty of leg
room available.
I say 6’6’ should be no issue.

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Old 01-23-2019, 04:20 PM
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Hey Tall Guy,,, I’m tall too,

,,,added this bar to recline my seat (-8A) and it’s helped a lot. Also, using a thin high density foam seat cousion with an Air Hawk air cousion on top of that-just right 👍🏼. I’m 6’3” and on the larger side. The -8A fits great.

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Old 01-23-2019, 04:36 PM
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Hey Tall Guy,,, I’m tall too,

,,,added this bar to recline my seat (-8A) and it’s helped a lot.

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Hi Rob,

Could you tell me more about this Van's option? Is it along the lines of the almost a -14 mod?
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:03 PM
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Michael
I’m am building an RV-14 and wondered the same thing. I flew in a local RV-14A and had no issues with leg or head room. I’m 6’-6” 36” inseam and weigh 250#. You should have no trouble at all.
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:12 PM
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I’m 6’4” 210lbs 36” in seam, I fly a -6 with almost a -14 mod, I fit quite well.
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:50 PM
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Thx for all the quick replies. Very helpful
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