Not yet. Will happen, couple of things stalling some production offers, Covid isn't helping, neither is my woefully slow recovery after the heart surgery (6 months they said, been 2+ years now), and these days the factory is over 100 degrees every day, so I'm not thereAnd...how is your project going? Any updates?
I got a full set of build plans for an RV6, "Wow" is all I can say, nothing easy about the build.My experience with Van’s RV-12 is that the instructions are pretty good but the complexity and parts count is too high. I’m certainly not saying that it isn’t a great little airplane because it really is. But, building 3 of them is enough.
Because to a lot of people, any STOL/backcountry airplane must be a Cub or clone, because reasons. Doesn't matter the performance or buildability, it must be a Cub. It's purely an aesthetics/tradition thing, I think. <shrug>but I don't get why companies pour so much effort in redesigning and improving the Cub when a clean sheet design would be so much better with less effort.
The lighter you want a given structure to be, the more complex it's going to get. Van's really had to dig deep to get a truly LSA-legal airplane with the payload they wanted.My experience with Van’s RV-12 is that the instructions are pretty good but the complexity and parts count is too high.
From my reading they were doing an informal poll of builder preferences.I didn’t catch all the Q&A, did Vans say anything about driven vs drawn rivets in their presentation? I imagine on something slower you could stand some prouder rivet heads, and drawn saves the builder a ton of time and equipment/skill costs.
Wow S21 was my first choice until we adopted a baby and then I needed the 3rd seat and bought C182P for the time being. We will be starting a CH750 Cruzer for our eaa chapter kids program, but boy wish we could have gone S21. If Randy would mod it a bit to allow 3 or 4 people or 2 with huge baggage then there would be no reason to search out a clean C170 anymore.Cub vs Champ; I’ll keep my Champ. We should see our version of the RV-15 within the next few weeks; an Outbound kit (S-21) showing up at the Granbury High School for our student build this year.
My experience with Van’s RV-12 is that the instructions are pretty good but the complexity and parts count is too high. I’m certainly not saying that it isn’t a great little airplane because it really is. But, building 3 of them is enough.
Maybe, but I'd bet that *something* would suffer. G-load, gross weight, and/or especially, build tolerance. And that last one's a biggie, as more and more 'newbees' decide to get in on the fun of building.I'd bet you could probably shave at least 50 pounds out of a basic short-wing RV structure, but the cost of the kit would likely go up by 50% or more.
... cruise at 73 miles an hour. Won't be f***ing impossible to climb in the mother-!($#&$& front seat.Won't have lots of adverse yaw. Won't have lousy ergonomics. Won't...