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Discussion in 'Home Builders and Sport Pilots' started by flyingriki, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. flyingriki

    flyingriki Ejection Handle Pulled

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  2. SkyDog58

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    Yes it does!
     
  3. frfly172

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    Nice looking airplane,wish them luck.
     
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    Just started an RV7, otherwise this might be a very strong contender. Wonder how long until it is ready for prime time.

    Also, +6/-4G loads? If this thing can do basic aerobatics it could be a real winner.
     
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    The promise is phenomenal. I always wanted a capability like RANS S-7 or Zenith CH750, but neither of them is fast enough to be useful for travel. CH750 is slower than Cessna 150 in particular. Heck it's only fractionally faster than my Carlson - only 80 knots! If Randy can to the promise of 120 knots while matching S-7's stall speed, it's going to be amazing.

    But this is the first all-metal kit for RANS. It's going to take them revisions to get it right. Even the S-7 saw numerous changes over years, like going from "spade" ailerons to high-efficiency ailerons.

    {Edit: Don reminded about the S-19, which basically lost in the marketplace to RV-12. I even forgot it existed.}
     
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  6. yakdriver

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    The S-19 Ventura LSA is all metal. Don
     
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    Avionics can be anything your hearts desire as it's experimental. Don
     
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    Unfortunately I'm sure it will come largely assembled for you so they can charge 50k for a kit as that seems to be the new trend. We need more RV-4 priced kits and less 45k+ kits.
     
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    According to Wiki the S-7's stall speed is 36 kts.
    A RV-9 is fairly close with a 38 kt stall speed and will cruise at 150 kts ...
     
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    I went to manufacturers' websites and looked it up.
    Book values for S-7S is 34 knots clean, 29 knots with flaps.
    Book values for RV-9 is 38 knots at solo weight and 42 knots at gross weight (not specified if flaps down).
    So, the difference is noticeable. And no wonder, the wing area loading for S-7S is only 9 lbs/ft^2, while 13 lbs/ft^2 for RV-9 (at lower gross weight of 1600 lbs).
    That said, I know that people use RVs for light duty backcountry flying. Their landing roll is rather short with the right technique.
     
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    The RVs are good short field airplanes. The problem is gravel runways beat the crap out of the flaps, horizontal leading edge and belly. Don
     
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    I like the design.