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Old 11-22-2016, 04:10 PM
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Question Van's RV-15 (Next thing coming?)

Anyone have any ideas / guesses as to what the next product to come out of vans will be?

Any hopes?

I personally would like to see a complete refactor of the RV-3. More of a modern "fighter plane" for those of us who will never actually get to pilot one of those heh. Larger than the current three for us "bigger boys" (Fat.. okay fine.. I'm fat..).

Thoughts?
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:15 PM
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I would love to see an f1 rocket with io 540 with vans nameplate and support.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:35 PM
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I'll second a F1 Rocket kit from Vans

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Old 11-22-2016, 06:06 PM
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I have asked Van a number of times for a true acro mount, one that is competitive up to Advanced. So far, he hasn't listened, says it is too small a market but that is what he said about four seaters for many years!

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Old 11-22-2016, 06:13 PM
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My vote is for a 4 seater that slots below the 10.
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:18 PM
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A pressurized 4-seater would be nice..... With ice squirters too! ;-)

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Old 11-23-2016, 07:01 AM
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My vote is for a 4 seater that slots below the 10.
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How about making the -10 a conventional taildragger!!! Now we're talking!!
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:03 AM
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I have asked Van a number of times for a true acro mount, one that is competitive up to Advanced. So far, he hasn't listened, says it is too small a market but that is what he said about four seaters for many years!
That would be cool, since the current options for building an Advanced-capable aircraft are limited to a few options, and none are available in kit form. I agree that the market is very small, at least compared to the RV market in general. As evidenced by the one in 40 posts so far in this thread that even mentions an aerobatic design, an airplane like this would need to appeal well outside the existing RV builder/pilot community to the dedicated acro/IAC community. I wish the pilot/builder community were larger than it is.

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Old 11-24-2016, 12:50 PM
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I wish the pilot/builder were larger than it is.
That is the problem (and high manufacturer risk) with specialty airplane designs.

This has been tried before with limited success.... numerous sailplane designs, one-design, etc.

Only about 4% of U.S. pilots have built their own airplane.
If we assume (probably safe to do so) that the percentages for soaring and aerobatic pilots would be about the same, that translates to a very small # of kits that could be sold.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:23 AM
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I personally would like to see a complete refactor of the RV-3. More of a modern "fighter plane" for those of us who will never actually get to pilot one of those heh.

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Yeah, what's the paperwork procedure for the wing mounted machine guns it really needs?
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