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Old 10-06-2008, 02:51 PM
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Default High Wing RV

Came across an interesting RV today while paging through experimentals on Barnstormers. Did a search here on VAF for something similar but didn't get any hits, so I thought I would throw this out.

It's a high wing RV I think it started life as an RV6 and according to the write up was modified with RV4 wings and RV8 tail.

Bet that took alot of extra time to build! I'm always amazed at the amount of inventiveness and ingenuity in the experimental arena.

If this link doesn't work, just do a search for "High Wing RV" in Barnstormers and it will pop up.

http://www.barnstormers.com/listing_....php?id=266559

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Old 10-06-2008, 03:08 PM
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Default Phase I testing

WOW.... how would you like to do the phase one testing on that? Its one thing testing a proven airframe and only having to worry about weather the engine keeps running and staying cool. Its another being a total test pilot.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:34 PM
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Well, the next question would be....."Why???"
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:41 PM
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Well, the next question would be....."Why???"
yeah, although i can't think of a similar type of homebuilt (high wing aluminum) off the top of my head.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:01 PM
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When I was building the wings of my -9 I kept wondering how they would work on a high wing, bush plane, type design.

Fast, yet short field landing capability is the reason why.

The guy must have just finished it as I seem to remember he was still working on it a few years ago. I wonder how it handles.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:08 PM
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Default Not too atrocious

Certainly it is ugly, but it isn't near as bad as I would have thought. It appears that the tail and parts of the wings and gear are the main RV parts though.

One has to wonder why things like this happen. There are good designs in that category.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:12 PM
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PS. Does someone have a picture of the first RV-6? The one designed and built by a customer? It really wasn't that nice looking, not like the Van's -6, -7, & -9.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:12 PM
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The guy must have just finished it as I seem to remember he was still working on it a few years ago. I wonder how it handles.
This plane first flew around three years ago. I've haven't seen it since it's been painted. The builder previously built an RV4, and had an extra set of wings. He passed away last year.

As to how it handles, I don't know. But I did see the video of the first test flight, that went okay.

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:35 PM
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What a plane.....looks like part BD4, Part tailwind, part hyperbipe, part RV and....welll, who know what else!

I love RV's, but if I want a short field plane that can haul a load and still do 150+, I'll take a Bearhawk, Sportsman, or something that truly does a good job at it and was designed for it. Lots of Bearhawk builders are also RV guys....I think we all need one of each! Someday I'd like to build a bearhawk - alas, too many projects, too little time and money!

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Old 10-06-2008, 11:05 PM
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Default not it's biggest fan...

but it's got quite a bit of custom fabrication!

can't say that i'd be real amped to see it in my hangar....

i really would like to see some performance specs though.....
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