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Old 07-10-2017, 12:53 PM
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Instead of a Super 14, why not build a two seat version of the 10?
Well, then you would just have an RV-10 with two seats removed, and you wouldn't be able to call it 'Super'. It would be like a 'Half RV-10' which sounds decidedly uncool
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:23 PM
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Well, then you would just have an RV-10 with two seats removed, and you wouldn't be able to call it 'Super'. It would be like a 'Half RV-10' which sounds decidedly uncool
Lol. So this js marketing?

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Old 07-10-2017, 02:57 PM
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It would be like a 'Half RV-10' which sounds decidedly uncool
Especially as it would not be aerobatic either!
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:24 PM
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Default It needs to have a taildragger option too!!!

The allure of a super 14 for me is the ideal of fast, comfortable, good panel realistate, decent stability, and best of all aerobatic capability. It could be a rocket with a sister by side comfortable cabin.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:25 PM
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Especially as it would not be aerobatic either!

I did not think of acro, but then that is not something I do.

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Old 07-10-2017, 06:42 PM
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I was a potential customer when the F2 Rocket mockup was shown at OSH a number of years ago, for the reasons mentioned early in this thread: A bit more performance, quite a bit more room, more baggage capacity, but primarily because the 6 cyl engines were so much cheaper than angle valve 360's back then (pre -10 days).

Mark, care to make the F2 design & files open source? There are lot's of places that will punch out aluminum stuff cheap these days.....

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Old 07-11-2017, 02:15 AM
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Is it really as easy to create a "Super" RV as they say? In theory a Super 14 shouldn't be too hard. In the Super 8 FAQ they say:

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Q. What has to be done to convert a regular RV 8 to a Super 8?

A. My favorite question because the answer is so simple. Shorten the engine mount, lengthen the cowl, throw the battery in the tail to keep the CG in range, and go fly. Seriously. That's it.
Supposedly (?) Super 8's are safe as long as you perform aerobatics in the normal RV acrobatic speed range (roughly 150 mph). Maybe with a little less fuel onboard to compensate for the extra 100 LB in the nose. But when you're done wringing it out, you can throttle up the big 540 and cruise at 230 in a straight line, or climb at 3,000 ft/min.

Would love it if the same were true in a Super 14. For me, a Super 14 would be the ultimate airplane -- unless I win the lottery.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:45 AM
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Well, then you would just have an RV-10 with two seats removed, and you wouldn't be able to call it 'Super'. It would be like a 'Half RV-10' which sounds decidedly uncool
Not true! You can call an amateur-built aircraft anything you want.
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