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 aircraft of the Van's RV-8 model made its first flight in 1995, and due to the fact that the aircraft's performance indicators fully met the requirements, the aircraft was sent to production. The Van's RV-8 aircraft is produced by an 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 significantly strengthened it, thanks to which the aircraft can be positioned as a sports aircraft, as in the case of the basic Van's RV-4 model, but in fact, it also provides the execution of complex 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 power plant, consisting of one Lycoming IO-360 aircraft engine, four working cylinders of which are capable of generating 200 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to accelerate to a speed of 355 km / h. (maximum), and cover distances of up 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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