Van's RV-9. Specifications. A photo.
Van's RV-9. Specifications. A photo.

Van's RV-9. Specifications. A photo.


Van's RV-9 - Double US aircraft designed and manufactured by Aircraft «Van's Aircraft» with 2002 years.

Development of the aircraft Van's RV-9 become conducted by US aircraft manufacturers in 1995 year, however, unlike most other aircraft of this manufacturer, the model of Van's RV-9 created by individual design, which later proved to be very similar to the other aircraft in the general and a whole range of aircraft continued the company.


Photo Van's RV-9


The first flight of the Van's RV-9 model took place in December 1997, however, the actual serial production of the aircraft began only in 2002, which did not affect the cost of the aircraft and its popularity among customers. Moreover, according to the official data of Van's Aircraft, for the period from 2002 year to 2014 year, 935 aircrafts of this model were built, however, it is important to clarify the fact that the production of aircraft was and continues to be carried out exclusively in kits for self-assembly, Therefore, the actual number of operated aircraft may be less.

Due to the fact that the Van's RV-9 aircraft has a small size, it is a very maneuverable aircraft, which allows it to be qualified as a sports aircraft, although in reality, the aircraft does not officially belong to this type. The wide scope of the aircraft made it very popular among customers, especially since the cost of one set turned out to be very acceptable, and depending on the configuration and modification of the aircraft, it can vary from 44 to 85 thousand dollars.


Van's RV-9 a photo


The cabin Van's RV-9 aircraft can accommodate up to two people, and, thanks to the perpendicular placement of seats relative plane axis, here there is also additional space to accommodate the pilot luggage and passengers, but, in fact, for the transportation of aan its onboard cargo, Van's aircraft RV-9 is not suitable, that does not affect an its popularity among buyers.

The Van's RV-9 aircraft uses one Lycoming O-320 piston aircraft engine capable of developing a thrust of 160 hp as a power plant, however, the aircraft developers have also provided for the possibility of using a more efficient Lycoming IO-360 engine, which can develop traction of 200 hp The basic version of the aircraft can accelerate to a speed of 320 km / h and cover distances of up to 1140 kilometers.


Control panel Van's RV-9


Production aircraft Van's RV-9 model is carried out in two basic versions:

  • Van's RV-9 - The basic version of the aircraft;
  • Van's RV-9A - Modified version with a modified chassis.


Specifications Van's RV-9.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,22 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,5 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,39 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 466 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 328 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 794 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 305 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight speed: 320 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1140 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7460 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-320 (depending on configuration);
  • Power: 160 HP (Depending on configuration).


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