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.

The first flight of the aircraft model Van's RV-8 made in 1995 year, and in view of the fact that the aircraft performance indicators fully met the requirements, the aircraft was sent to production. The production of the Van's RV-8 aircraft is carried out by the American aircraft manufacturer as self-assembly kits, however, taking into account the experience of previous models, most of the components and parts of the aircraft were optimized, which simplified the assembly process and accelerated it.

At the development stage of the Van's RV-8 aircraft, the aircraft engineers took into account the previous design features and greatly enhanced it, so the aircraft can be positioned as a sports aircraft, as is the case with the Van's RV-4 base model, but in fact also provides sophisticated aerobatic tricks, which is associated with increased resistance to negative and positive overloads.

Photo Van'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 propulsion system consisting of one aircraft engine of the brand Lycoming IO-360, four working cylinders of which are capable of generating power in 200 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to accelerate to speed in 355 km / h. (maximum rate), and overcome the distance to 1515 kilometers.

Aircraft Van'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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