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INTRODUCES RV-14, UP-SIZED TWO-PLACE
Van's Aircraft added one
more design to its stable this week with the introduction of the RV-14,
an aerobatic two-seat kit airplane, similar to the company's RV-7 but
with a roomier cabin and more baggage space. "You can also think of it
as a two-seat version of the four-seat RV-10," Ken Krueger, chief
engineer for Van's, told AVweb at EAA AirVenture on Tuesday. The
new seats will hold folks up to 6'4" in comfort, the company said. With
full fuel of 50 gallons, the RV-14 can handle 510 pounds of people and
cargo. Wing kits should be available this fall, the company said, at an
estimated price of $9,000. Kits for the empennage, fuselage, and
finishing "will be released in due course," the company said, and a
quick-build kit will become available after the standard kits are
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|Outside Oshkosh: Fighter Pilots Breathing
OXYGEN PROBLEM RESOLVED?
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$80 billion fleet of 180 Raptors while it failed to source the problem
and then attempted a list of fixes without results. Some attention
had already been directed at the pressure vests. Now they believe a
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COMING TO OSH WITH SOMETHING NEW
configuration of Diamond's D-JET has been frozen with the inclusion of
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prototype 003 arrives for static display at AirVenture's Phillips 66
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D-JET prototypes have so far amassed nearly 700 hours of testing. In the
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INVITES FEEDBACK ON TURBOPROP MOCKUP
Cessna has been
considering for some time adding
a single-engine turboprop to its line to fill a gap between the
Corvalis and the Mustang, and this week at EAA AirVenture the company
has a cabin mockup on display to help collect customer feedback on the
design. Cessna spokesman Andy Woodward told AVweb on Tuesday that
so far customers have been enthusiastic about the "space and comfort"
the mockup offers. Cessna staff wouldn't allow any photos of the
interior, but it was roomy and easy to get around in. On entering the
cabin, passengers find a bench seat to the right with an open baggage
area behind it, large enough for golf clubs and bags, and two
rear-facing seats to the left. So far, Woodward said, visitors have been
positive about the "space and comfort" the mockup offers.
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DIESEL LINE EXPANDING, STC'S PLANNED
Rhett Ross said Tuesday that the company has no intention of abandoning
its large-displacement avgas engine customers, but that diesel
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most important thing for us is diesel technology," Ross said in a press
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