Specifications

RV12

 

Exterior Dimensions

Span

26’ 9”

Length

19’ 11”

Height

8' 4"

Wing Area

127 sq. ft.

Weights

Empty Weight 

740 lbs

Gross Weight 

1320 lbs

Loadings

Wing Loading(gross weight) 

10.4 lbs/sq. ft.

Power Loading(gross weight)

13.2 lbs/hp 

Powerplant/Systems 

Engine

Rotax 912ULS

Propeller 

Sensenich Composite ground adjustable

Fuel Capacity

20 US gallons

Other

Cabin Width

43”

Baggage  

50 lbs

 

Performance

Van's Aircraft RV12

  • ​The RV-12 is the culmination of many years of experience in
    manufacturing the best aircraft kits available.
    

  • The RV-12 is a two-seat all-metal side-by-side airplane with a large
    cabin that seats the occupants ahead of the wing spar for
    maximum room and superb visibility.
    

  • The RV-12 meets the certification standards of the Light Sport
    Aircraft category.
    

  • It is powered by a Rotax 912ULS 100 hp engine.
    

  • The RV-12 is equipped with a newground-adjustable Sensenich
    composite propeller — light,smooth and affordable.
    

  • The low empty weight allows a generous useful load — two 210
    lb people, 20 gallons of fuel and 50 lbs of baggage — something
    rare in the Light Sport Category.
    

  • The RV-12 has all the performance the Light Sport Category permits as well as excellent handling qualities at all speeds.
    

  • It is very docile on take-off and landing and pleasantly quick and
    agile in the air.
    

  • The wings are quickly and easily removable in less than five
    minutes, making the airplane easy to transport on a trailer and keep
    off-airport.
     

RV12

 

Engine

Rotax 912ULS

 

 

Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)

 

Speed - Gross Weight

 

Top Speed

135 mph

Cruise (7500’ @ 5500 rpm) 

131 mph

Cruise (7500’ @ 5000 rpm)

116 mph

Stall Speed

47 mph

 

 

 

Ground Performance - Gross Weight

Takeoff Distance

700 ft.

Landing Distance

525 ft.

 

 

 

Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight

Rate of Climb

900 fpm

Ceiling

13,800 ft.

 

 

 

Range

 

Range (7500’ @ 5500 rpm) 

555 miles

Range (7500’ @ 5000 rpm)

614 miles