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Old 01-09-2020, 09:57 AM
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My understanding is that it will have VTOL capability and is based on an earlier design of Italian origins.

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Old 01-09-2020, 09:58 AM
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Okay. That didn't work. Clearly I don't know how to embed images in these forums.

My prior post had a picture of Da Vinci's aerial screw / helicopter attached.

It was supposed to be funny. Oh well.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:08 AM
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Old 01-09-2020, 01:07 PM
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:14 PM
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Default Request for RV-15 design input

See the Van’s FB page. Monday night (Jan 20, 2020) they asked for inputs on the design configuration of the RV-15.

https://m.facebook.com/pg/vansaircra...s/?ref=m_notif
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Old 01-21-2020, 05:55 AM
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All joking aside, I know a lot of people who are tired of hangar expenses, logistics of hangar locations, waitlists, convenience and just lack of them.

A 1 person required folding wing RV with a Lycoming engine would put me #1 on the list. I’m moving to Phoenix near Chandler and can’t find a hangar within 45 min of my house. That makes me cry. Will the distance finally force me out of GA...

We need to evolve how to reduce expense, improve the overall experience of owning a plane so the younger generation gets more engaged...before we lose GA all together.
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:07 AM
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You forgot that it will be a super quick build with stol capability 300 it cruise and cost under $100k...
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:16 AM
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They’re mounting a big marketing tease on Instagram and Facebook. Makes me suspect an announcement will be coming at SNF. Hope so!
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:27 AM
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See the Van’s FB page. Monday night (Jan 20, 2020) they asked for inputs on the design configuration of the RV-15.

https://m.facebook.com/pg/vansaircra...s/?ref=m_notif
So reading over the comments it looks like the next model will be a 4 seat twin. Engines will be Rotax but will also be jet turbine. The plane will be fully aerobatic. It will use construction techniques that will allow it to built in 600 hours. And building on the concept used in the Sportsman, it will be possible to convert back and forth between tailwheel and nosewheel in an afternoon. But it will also be able to be converted from low wing to high wing and slider to tip up by removing four simple pins. Oh yeah and it will go 220kts on 8 gph, takeoff and land in under 200ft and cost no more than $100k to build.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:06 AM
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So, is the teaser campaign on fb/instagram a genuine market research campaign, which would mean a 15 launch is still at the concept stage and therefore years away?

Or is it a pre-launch teaser which means all these decisions and engineering have already been done and the launch is imminent, so our responses don't matter much?

My feeling is you wouldn't focus your marketing on the 15, potentially causing people to hold off on committing to an existing model, unless launch was going to be very soon...

Waiting impatiently for for my Rotax 915 powered, RV-9 wing, RV-15
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