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View Poll Results: Should Vans build a Twin like the Rutan Boomerang
Yes - as a 4 seater 13 8.39%
Yes - as a 2 seater 4 2.58%
No 138 89.03%
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Old 01-08-2022, 09:04 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 01-08-2022, 11:07 AM
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It’s just so ugly.. how could anybody want to build and fly something so hideous? lol
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No but I sure dang wish I could afford to build and operate a Velocity V-twin!
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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.
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I'd go for something like the Wing Derringer (redux)
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Old 01-08-2022, 11:52 AM
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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.
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I'd go for something like the Wing Derringer (redux)
You mean like this…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=GIMVkTk26fw
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Old 01-08-2022, 01:12 PM
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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...
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I’m 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 Van’s that would be enough to scare me away from it. But I’d love to build one.
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Kinda, sorta...

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