Van's RV-7. Specifications. A photo.
Van's RV-7. Specifications. A photo.

Van's RV-7. Specifications. A photo.


Van's RV-7 - single-engined aircraft double American-made manufactured with 2001, the aircraft manufacturer «Van's Aircraft».


Van's RV-7 photo


The development of the Van's RV-7 was carried out by American aircraft builders based on two previous models of light airplanes: Van's RV-3 and Van's RV-4, which became very popular, which in turn made it possible to say with a high degree of confidence that the new model Will also be very in demand among potential consumers. Moreover, the use of the previously established base-basis allowed to shorten development time, and thereby to reduce the cost of production of aircraft, which was also no less important for the great popularity of the aircraft of this model.

The first work on the design of the aircraft of the Van's RV-7 model began in 1999, and two years later this aircraft successfully completed its first flight, after which it was sent to mass production, where, due to its immense popularity, it continues to be in 2016 ...


Photo Van's RV-7


Manufacturing aircraft models Van's RV-7 carried out solely as a kit for self-assembly, which minimizes the cost of the aircraft. However, for the complete assembly of the aircraft takes about 1500 hours of free time, however, in the mid-2000's, aircraft manufacturers have also begun to issue and express kits for self-assembly, which reduces production time to 600-680 hours.

According to official data for the first quarter of the year 2016, in a very period of production, the ongoing already 15 years 1420 more sets of the aircraft were built.

The cabin Van's RV-7 aircraft can accommodate up to two people, which does not allow to use the aircraft in the commercial aviation sector, however, the presence of paired control, allows the aircraft to operate as educational and training tools that are also very widely used. Because of the design features of the model of Van's RV-7, the carriage on board the aircraft of any goods is not possible.


Aircraft Van's RV-7


The power plant of the Van's RV-7 aircraft consists of one Lycoming O-320 piston aircraft engine capable of developing a thrust of 160 hp, however, among other things, the aircraft can also use the more powerful Lycoming O-360 aircraft engine with thrust at 200 hp Using a standard propulsion system, the Van's RV-7 aircraft can accelerate to a speed of 365 km / h, while the cruising rate is 320 km / h. The maximum distance that the Van's RV-7 aircraft is capable of performing air travel is 1240 kilometers, which is more than acceptable.


Specifications Van's RV-7.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,26 m .;
  • Wingspan: 7,7 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,79 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 504 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Payload: 311 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 815 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Cruising speed: 320 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight speed: 368 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1240 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6900 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-320 (depending on configuration);
  • Power: 160 HP (Depending on configuration).



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