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Van's Aircraft surprised the convention by bringing the new RV-14 to Oshkosh on opening day. (photo by Mariano Rosales)

AirVenture attendees, especially homebuilt enthusiasts, got a big surprise on opening day when a brand new airplane-the much-rumored Van's RV-14-led a parade of RVs to open showcase flights prior to the air show.

At AirVenture Today's deadline, Ken Scott of Van's described the airplane-kept tightly under wraps by all involved in its development for several years-as a cross between "a big person's RV-7 and a two-place RV-10." It's powered by a Lycoming IO 390 and has 50-gallon fuel capacity.

First flight was in April and the company is "very happy" with the results of the full flight test program, Scott said.

The RV-14 led a parade of RVs that included 40 aircraft and all the Van's models over the years (except the RV-5) all the way to the original RV-1, which was donated to the EAA Museum after the flight by the Friends of RV-1.


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