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blaplante 01-08-2022 09:04 AM

Poll: Van's Twin
 
Should Vans build a twin - in the style of the Rutan Boomerang? See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_Boomerang Note that design is a tractor engine, conventional tail - but the asymmetry fixes a lot of twin bad behavior. Read up on it.

Taltruda 01-08-2022 11:07 AM

Itís just so ugly.. how could anybody want to build and fly something so hideous? lol

jcarne 01-08-2022 11:12 AM

No but I sure dang wish I could afford to build and operate a Velocity V-twin!

rockwoodrv9 01-08-2022 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by jcarne (Post 1580890)
No but I sure dang wish I could afford to build and operate a Velocity V-twin!

I dont think there is a prettier plane than the Velocity. I saw one at OSH a few years ago and my jaw dropped.

bjdecker 01-08-2022 11:43 AM

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I'd go for something like the Wing Derringer (redux)

jcarne 01-08-2022 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by rockwoodrv9 (Post 1580891)
I dont think there is a prettier plane than the Velocity. I saw one at OSH a few years ago and my jaw dropped.

Same! They also largely minimized the twin single engine problems that plague many others.

jimdc8 01-08-2022 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by bjdecker (Post 1580895)
I'd go for something like the Wing Derringer (redux)

You mean like thisÖ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=GIMVkTk26fw

rocketman1988 01-08-2022 01:12 PM

velocity
 
I actually was going to build the Velocity XLRG before I started my -10. Had an entire kit lined up, worked with the previous owner, had money in hand. The day before we were to close the deal, I get an email saying that he sold the kit...

That was a dick move, for sure...but...it pushed me into the -10 and I am happy it did.

The V Twin is nice but given the choice, I would build the TXL...250+ knots at altitude would be really nice! You are, however, going to pay dearly for that performance.

No, I really love my -10. Flies great, carries what I need, and will go just about anywhere...

sprucemoose 01-08-2022 01:36 PM

Iím with Brian. Yes to a twin, but make it conventional like the Derringer. No Bommerang type. A 14 with two O-320s would be about the sweet spot.

Biggest problem I see is that the natural tendency to want bigger engines than recommended would be a much bigger issue than say an O-360 powered -9 or a Rocketized 6, 7 or 8. If I were Vanís that would be enough to scare me away from it. But Iíd love to build one.

bjdecker 01-08-2022 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by jimdc8 (Post 1580907)

Kinda, sorta...

:)


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