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View Poll Results: Are you building an RV-15?
Yep 58 20.64%
Nope 137 48.75%
Maybe 86 30.60%
Voters: 281. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-07-2022, 02:35 PM
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Default Who's In?

Who's already decided they're building an RV-15?
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N15Z RV-15 (Waiting ... impatiently)
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Old 08-07-2022, 02:59 PM
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Default Tent

I am trying to figure out where to pitch the tent on Vans lawn.
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Old 08-07-2022, 03:18 PM
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The group of guys I fly with have already told me to order 2 kits immediately when they are available - they know I'll be watching.
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Old 08-07-2022, 05:07 PM
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Default Maybe

Iím a maybe trending towards most likely. For me it depends on if they do provide the flush rivet option being considered.
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Old 08-07-2022, 05:18 PM
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I happen to have an O360 N.E.B. that would bolt right on to an RV15........
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Old 08-07-2022, 05:26 PM
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Not sure I have another build in me. All ready have one Lind up for as soon as I finish my RV-6.

Getting close, should have cowling modified by end of the week. Then back to plumbing the engine. Oh ya got to run the starter wires, and ground cables.
Then off to the finish work on the wings. ďIf the partís that are on back order come in ď

RV-6 o-360, WW ga200 prop. 90% to go
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Old 08-08-2022, 10:04 AM
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Default Flush rivets

Originally Posted by M McGraw View Post
For me it depends on if they do provide the flush rivet option being considered.
Greg quoted on the Experimental YouTube channel that it will be an option.
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Old 08-08-2022, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by - Poindexter - View Post
Greg quoted on the Experimental YouTube channel that it will be an option.
On one of the slides in the presentation, there were a couple of kids sat in the back of the 'Pine Pigeon' cabin mockupÖ
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Old 08-09-2022, 07:27 PM
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Default Iím in.

Iím in like a fox.
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Old 08-09-2022, 07:57 PM
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I'm glad they opened up the poll again so I could vote.

I've been waiting for the RV-15 since a few months after I sold my RV-8 but Van's decided to build another spam can for my taste so I'm going to pass on it. Yes, it has some technical differences, like the independent landing gear, but that's also been already kind of done by Luscombe.

If they had made it tandem seating then it would have been a game changer, since you can't get any nice new all metal tandem planes, unless you're wiling to spend $350k+ for a refurbished old ex-military plane.

I almost spent $250k last month for a plane I used to own 20 years ago, and it was a real old ex-military tandem plane.

Little disappointed I won't be buying an RV-15 but hey Van's, if you're reading, how about an option for the RV-15 for tandem seating, if it's not too hard to install the system you already have in the RV-4 or RV-8? Then I'll change my vote and buy it !
Sadly sold my RV-8 however still trying to enjoy life by living on my airport with FREE campsites & facilities for ALL visiting pilots to enjoy while I figure out what my next aircraft will be.

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