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View Poll Results: Are you building an RV-15?
Yep 56 20.36%
Nope 137 49.82%
Maybe 82 29.82%
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Old 09-01-2022, 12:58 PM
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I haven't decided to build since I am still building my 8. But I reserved my N-number specifically for the RV15 because all the short numbers are almost gone. I would love to build the RV16 speed machine that we discussed a while back.
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Old 09-09-2022, 12:46 PM
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My other half works as a flight attendant for SWA. Of course, we get free flight benefits as a result of her job. I have yet to use the free flight privilege. But once I even sniff the fact that the ordering window will officially open? I may fly from Dallas to Oregon, and hand them my check

Since I wasn't able to make OSH this year, my rationale is that I can also try to look at the prototype at that time

I can hardly wait!!!!
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Old 09-09-2022, 04:42 PM
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I didn't get a chance to see the plane in person, but when Greg from Vans stands next to it, it looks BIG. Not sure if that is an optical illusion or not.

I think I will wait to see the real RV15 in person before ordering. If it is as big as it seems, it may be too big for me.
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Old 09-12-2022, 07:24 PM
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I may fly from Dallas to Oregon, and hand them my check

Since I wasn't able to make OSH this year, my rationale is that I can also try to look at the prototype at that time

I can hardly wait!!!!
We're here. Let us know when you plan to head this way.

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I didn't get a chance to see the plane in person, but when Greg from Vans stands next to it, it looks BIG. Not sure if that is an optical illusion or not.

I think I will wait to see the real RV15 in person before ordering. If it is as big as it seems, it may be too big for me.
Or maybe I'm just really short? "I make this airplane look huge!" haha. Actually, I'm a supremely average 5'10" on a good day. Funny though - at first everyone was saying the RV-15 looked tiny in the early photos and videos, and now people say it looks big (at OSH people were frequently saying "Oh it's bigger than I thought!"). When it stands on the 26-inch Alaska Bushwheels it does stand taller, for sure. The airplane is fairly similar in size to a Cessna 170.
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Old 09-14-2022, 06:27 AM
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No backcountry here in Western Europe. Off-airport landing immediately triggers "911" calls and police investigations here. No float flying either, as each individual flight would need to be requested 3 months in advance. No thank you.

So the '15 makes a lot less sense here. Plus I am a low-wing guy. So I'll stick to rebuilding and modding my '3. Love the Vans initiative though!
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Old 09-14-2022, 09:03 AM
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This answer makes Good case for being very thankful for the many FREEDOMS
WE HERE IN USA THAT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED !
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Old 10-10-2022, 10:18 PM
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Iíve thought about building a kit plane for over 20 years. I think this might be the right time and the right plane.

I got my Private Pilot Cert in 1984. I few for several years and fell out of it due to work and life circumstances not being ideal to keep it up. Iím now at a place where I can finally get back into it, and Iím stoked.
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Old 10-18-2022, 06:18 PM
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Looking forward to doing this as my first build!
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