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Old 11-10-2010, 03:16 PM
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Phil Cline has enjoyed the pictures I took of his Dreamcatcher and Yellow Rose together, and the web page. He responded with this information, which I though ya'll might enjoy.

"The Rv series of planes are the most popular kit airplanes in the world. RV stands for Richard Van Gunderson and the dash number identifies the design sequence. Van is the designer and owner of the company and one of the leading authorities on aircraft. The airframe kits sell for around $27k and do not include engines, props and electronics. Kits later than the -6 are manufactured with CAD controlled machines and the forming and holes are all in the metal. A day Visual Flight Rules (VFR) airplane will cost the builder between $55 to $95k depending on choices in engine size and electronic complexity. The factory is located in Aurora, Oregon and the latest report is over 7000 flying over a 30 year period.

I have the larger engine and routinely cruise at 175 miles per hour. Top speed is around 200! Gas milage will suffer at the higher speeds. The RV series is the most popular homebuilt in the world due to it wonderful handling and speed. I will make it a point to find you at the next tbird get together. Many of us have also had tbirds! Phil"

If you would like to read more about the interesting RV aircraft, here is their web site.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/index.htm
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