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Old 01-23-2019, 06:52 PM
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Tall, 220, size 14 shoes here. The RV-14 will be fine, although I'd suggest relocating the air vents and the throttle/prop/mixture, as they hang under the panel. Easy.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:31 PM
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I fly a Lancair 235, but the solution is the same: Lower the seat, recline the seat back, make sure your knees won't hit the instrument panel, move the rudder pedals back. I had to do all this stuff.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:45 PM
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You could always take a demo flight with Vic Syracuse, he's in the Atlanta area. I was in Jacksonville last January and decided to drive up and take the ride.... awesome is all I can say. I'm about halfway through the empennage at this point.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:15 AM
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6'5" 36" inseam. Sat in the demonstrator 14 at Osh a couple years ago. I found it very comfortable with plenty of room between my head and the canopy and no issues with knees and instrument panels. Oddly and possibly due to the tip up canopy Vs cabin top I found the 14 to be more comfortable and easier to get in and out of than the 10. If I was going to build a side by side I would build a 14.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:44 PM
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Never thought about the size 14 issue. I'm afflicted with the same condition. Thanks for all the replies. I have set up a meeting with Vic next month!!
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:19 PM
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What I did was to mock up the pilot seat and make sure I fit while sitting in the plane.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:55 PM
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I am 6’4 with a 34” inseam and very tall sitting height. Had the -14 demo flight at the factory and my size was no factor. Amazingly, I think the -7 had more clearance between the top of my thighs and the bottom of the panel. It sits lower than the -14. You should be able to make a -14 fit you, but watch the panel clearance on your long legs. That is the big challenge for me on the C 172 I fly. I always lower the seat to the bottom of its range.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:15 PM
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6'5" 36" inseam, as tall and as Dutch as can be.

In a tiny RV-12.

Removed the stock seat and wedge, and the back seat cover. 3" high density foam under the seat 2.5" high density foam for the back. No sunshade on the canopy. I have maybe 1.5" to spare under the Dave Clark headset.

I do sit very low in the plane, takes some effort to get up and out of it, sort of like sitting in a Corvette, trying to get your feet underneath you when you get out.

Will probably find out how 3 hours feels flying to Copper State Fly In in Feb.
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:33 PM
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I'm 6'6 w/a 36 inseam. I mounted my pedals full forward and my seat back is full aft. I have Classic Aero seats with standard foam thickness. I use a Halo headset. The airplane is very comfortable. In cruise I can slip my feet under the rudder pedals and pretty much straighten my legs and I have no head clearance issues.
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Thanx again for all the replies. Met up with Vic this week and found that I can fit with no problem whatsoever!! Now, I'm out of excuses........
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