Van's RV-8. Specifications. A photo.
Van's RV-8. Specifications. A photo.

Van's RV-8. Specifications. A photo.


Van's RV-8 - A single-engine two-seater aircraft, developed by the American aircraft manufacturer «Van's Aircraft» in 1995 year.


Van's RV-8 photo


model airplane Design Van's RV-8 1993 was initiated in the year, and, as a base, aircraft manufacturers of the company «Van's Aircraft» used a model aircraft Van's RV-4, which appeared a few years earlier. The actual design of the aircraft is virtually no has not changed, however, the aircraft performance characteristics of the aircraft slightly improved, but the main difference between the two models was the placement of the pilot and passenger seats, arranged in a tandem combination.

His first flight of the aircraft model, Van's RV-8 1995 has made in the year, and due to the fact that the aircraft performance aircraft performance fully meet the requirements, the aircraft was sent to production. Issue aircraft Van's RV-8 carried the American aircraft manufacturer as a kit for self-assembly, however, taking into account the experience of previous models, the majority of units and parts of the aircraft has been optimized, which simplifies the assembly process and accelerated it.

During the design phase of the aircraft Van's RV-8, aeronautical engineer took into account the previous design features and greatly strengthened it, so the aircraft can be positioned as a sporty vehicle, as is the case with the base model Van's RV-4, but in fact, provide and execute complex aerobatic stunts, which is associated with increased resistance to the negative and positive stress.


A photoVan's RV-8


The cabin Van's RV-8 aircraft can accommodate two people - a pilot and one passenger, at the same time the plane actually suitable only for transporting people, and for use as a sports air means that although limited operational scope of this model, but nevertheless , did not affect the popularity of the aircraft. In the absence of on board additional space, and also because of the design features of the current model, transportation in air cabin vessel of any goods is not possible.

The aircraft is equipped with a piston-type power plant, consisting of one aircraft engine brand Lycoming IO-360, four working cylinder which can generate power in 200 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to accelerate to speed in 355 km \ h. (Maximum value), and to overcome the distance to 1515 kilometers.


AircraftVan's RV-8


By the end of the year 2015, 20 per-year production period of 1280 aircraft of this model were built, which testifies to the high popularity of the aircraft, and, on the territory of the United States and outside the country.


Specifications Van's RV-8.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,4 m .;
  • Wingspan: 7,32 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,7 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 508 kg .;
  • Payload: 308 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 816 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 340 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 355 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1515 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6850 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360;
  • Power: 200 hp



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