Van's RV-12. Specifications. A photo.
Van's RV-12. Specifications. A photo.

Van's RV-12. Specifications. A photo.


Van's RV-12 - lightweight double American-made aircraft, manufactured by «Van's Aircraft» with 2008 years.


Van's RV-12 a photo


The development of the Van's RV-12 aircraft was carried out by American aircraft manufacturers based on the Van's RV-9A aircraft, which appeared several years earlier and also became very popular. Nevertheless, the Van's RV-12 aircraft was developed as a competing model capable of surpassing the performance indicators of aircraft of other American aircraft manufacturers, moreover, Van's Aircraft had every reason for this, since in fact, the two-seater aircraft was of interest to potential customers its low cost, although it was somewhat limited in terms of its operational capabilities.

The external design of the Van's RV-12 aircraft practically does not differ from the aircraft of the previous versions of this manufacturer, however, there are also its own structural elements that, to one degree or another, affect the flight characteristics of the aircraft, in particular, we are talking about aerodynamic parameters.

His first flight of the aircraft model, Van's RV-12 made in November 2006 years, however, due to the fact that in terms of some characteristics of the aircraft did not reach the required, the project was sent back for revision, and, in fact, in the serial production of the aircraft is entered only in 2008 year, where he continues to reside and 2016 year. Issue aircraft Van's RV-12 carried out in two different versions - as a kit for self-assembly, as well as the already fully ready to flights of aircraft, which in turn allows future owners to save on cost, or on time.


Photo Van's RV-12 


One of the lowest acceptable indicators Van's RV-12 aircraft seating capacity is small - in the cabin can accommodate just two people, which does not allow the aircraft to operate in the commercial sector of civil aviation. Moreover, because of the design features of the aircraft cabin, transportation of cargoes on board is not possible.

The power plant of the aircraft Van's RV-12 presented a piston aircraft engine brand Rotax 912ULS, having a capacity of 100 hp, allowing the aircraft to accelerate to maximum speed in 250 km \ h., And also allows non-stop to overcome the distance to 895 kilometers, it is quite satisfactory for customers.


Cabin Van's RV-12 


During the period at 2008 2015 430 year US aircraft manufacturers of aircraft have been built, with the production of aircraft continues to the present, that is mainly due to the high demand for these aircraft


Specifications Van's RV-12.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,12 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,15 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,53 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 336 kg .;
  • Payload: 264 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 600 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 250 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 895 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4206 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Rotax 912ULS;
  • Power: 100 hp



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