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Old 04-16-2016, 02:52 PM
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Default Considering selling the RV...

... I don't know if it's just a whim or what, but the idea of selling the RV has been coming up. I keep thinking maybe replace it with something like a Champ or a Cub.. Maybe a Citabria or a Starduster.

Then I start reading threads like "Citabria vs RV-6" and think, maybe I should just hang onto the RV..

If you guys were going to part with your RV's.. What would you replace it with?
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:57 PM
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Spitfire or P-47, but I doubt I'll get that much for my RV4 :-)
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:04 PM
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Default XA-42

Why, an XA-42 of course. A cool $350,000 get's you a nice used 2014 model. Yep, and then theres that . . .
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:08 PM
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I keep thinking about selling my -6 and building a Legend Cub. Love that airplane. Don't know how many medicals before Sport Pilot.

OTOH, Selling the RV might cost me big time in the divorce. And besides, no one would give me what I'd have to have.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:10 PM
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I keep thinking about selling my -6 and building a Legend Cub. Love that airplane. Don't know how many medicals before Sport Pilot.

OTOH, Selling the RV might cost me big time in the divorce. And besides, no one would give me what I'd have to have.
That's a big concern for my dad and partner in the RV. He's not sure how many more medicals he's concerned with passing.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:16 PM
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I'm with you both. Rather than a Cub-a-Like I'm seriously considering a Bearhawk LSA to replace the -9.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:18 PM
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I would take a closer look at one of these:

1. SPA Panther
2. Carbon Cub
3. Super STOL
4. RV 12
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:26 PM
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I'm also considering the Bearhawk LSA because it will take a Lycoming rather than a high rpm engine
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:46 PM
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I'm selling my project and will build a Carbon Cub EX-2. My mission has changed and here in Idaho there is wonderful low and slow country everywhere.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:59 PM
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Hi Jeff!

I’m assuming someone has already mentioned this to you, but if not I would humbly suggest:

Keep the RV and get three friends to go in with you on an old Cub to putt around in for a few years. Six grand a person will get you a perfectly flyable Cub. $50/mo to insure.

A&P friends will come out of the woodwork to help you with it. “Pay me? I’ll work on it for free if you’ll let me fly it occasionally!”

Having access to both an amazingly fast cross country RV and a low and slow J3C really lets you appreciate both designs’ strengths. I used to think there could be a perfect, meets most of your goals, aircraft. I later figured out that this mythical ‘one’ aircraft is an RV with a 65hp J3C parked next to it <g>.

Best case, you keep the Cub forever. Worse case you sell your share after a couple of years of fun.

It’s hard to get a picture like the one below in an RV….taken last year by yours truly.

As Stein says….my .02.

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