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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%
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:17 PM
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:21 PM
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Echoing what 543TB and rvbuilder2002 said: a plane with a pretty good speed ratio, including ~140kts cruise and ~400ft landing roll, can get the dogs and the camping gear into it for longer trips and a couple jump seats for the rare times we do sightseeing missions with friends or nieces/nephews, and parts and avionics that are available and don't cost as much as the plane. I'm so in...

I wrote out what my wants and needs were and it was 13 long-winded items. The only things the -15 didn't cover were light aerobatics and towing at the glider club (someone at the club has a cub that can do those 2 things, but it can't do most other, higher priority things like 140kts with room for gear, the dogs, and the wife....). I've been looking for about 3 years to buy a certified plane that covers at least ~75% of my list and a) they usually only cover ~50%, b) they rarely last on the market long enough to make a phone call, c) they're usually rust-buckets, and d) if they make it thru some combination of a, b, and/or c, they've got an asking price of $200-$300k (and that includes a few of the experimentals, too), or need enough mods or updates to compete with the RV-15 that they'll end up costing that much.

Sooo... given the expected/planned specs, the guesstimated build costs, and the value of not having to deal with an ad that ends "price firm, serious offers only. I know what I've got", I'd buy Greg that goofy Presso machine for his birthday if I thought it would help my placement on the not-yet-formed waitlist.
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:49 PM
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I started a waitlist. I am at the top.
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I started a waitlist. I am at the top.
Wait! What about my list? I'm at the top of that one. Now what?
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Old 08-17-2022, 08:28 AM
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Wait! What about my list? I'm at the top of that one. Now what?
Fine put me at number two on your list!
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:35 AM
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Heck, between myself, Doug R, and the initial kits Jay Pratt plans to order? We can probably have a dedicated delivery truck: from Oregon to North Texas
That would be me,,,, no probably about it
If we can get 4 or 6 kits in a rider box truck,,, I’ll pick them up and bring ‘em home.
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Old 08-25-2022, 10:35 AM
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IM going to build one but I guarantee Iíll have the 15 with the least amount of off airport time on it ha
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Old 08-25-2022, 11:22 AM
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IM going to build one but I guarantee Iíll have the 15 with the least amount of off airport time on it ha
That's what I'm talkin' bout
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Old 08-27-2022, 10:09 AM
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I get that! Getting old and want to enjoy using things. Hopefully they will have a very quick build option!
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