Specifications

RV7

RV7a

Van's Aircraft RV7/7a

  • The RV-7 is the most successful utility kit aircraft with world-wide
    acclaim.

 

  • The RV-7 is a two-place side-byside conventional aircraft.



  • RV aircraft are cantilever low wing monoplanes of traditional riveted aluminium construction. RV structures are “monocoque” or “stressed skin” design, providing strength and durability.



  • The RV-7 has short, low aspect ratio, constant-chord wings, providing low wing loading with favourable stall characteristics and very good climb and altitude performance.

 

  • The all-metal construction withstands the rigours of training without compromising cost or performance.



  • The RV-7A is fitted with a rugged fixed steel landing gear (tri-gear).



  • The RV-7A is designed to accommodate a Lycoming 160 hp to 200 hp engine with 2000 hr TBO.



  • The RV-7A is fully aerobatic with excellent control response throughout the speed range.
     

Exterior Dimensions

Span

25 ft

Length

20 ft 4 in.

Height

7 ft 10 in.

Wing Area

121 sq ft

 

Weights

Empty Weight

1077 - 1130 lbs

Gross Weight

1800 lbs

 

Loadings

Wing Loading                      

14.8 lb/sq ft

Power Loading

12.0 - 9.0 lb/hp 

 

Powerplant/Systems

Engine

150-200 hp

Propeller

Fixed or C/S

Fuel Capacity

42 US gal

 

Other

Baggage

100 lbs

 

Performance

Exterior Dimensions

Span  

25 ft

Length

20 ft 4in.

Height

5 ft 10 in.

Wing Area

121 sq ft

 

Weights

Empty Weight

1061 - 1114 lbs

Gross Weight

1800 lbs

 

Loadings

Wing Loading                    

14.8 lb/sq ft

Power Loading

  12.0 - 9.0 lb/hp 

 

Powerplant/Systems

Engine

150-200 hp

Propeller

Fixed or C/S

Fuel Capacity

42 US gal

 

Other

Baggage

100 lbs

 

RV7

 

Empty weight and performance measured with Hartzell 2 Blade C/S prop

Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)

Solo Weight 1400 lbs/Gross Weight 1800lbs      160 hp       180 hp         200 hp

 

 

 

 

Speed - Solo Weight

Top Speed

202 mph

210 mph

217 mph

Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft]

192 mph

200 mph

207 mph

Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft]

173 mph

180 mph

187 mph

Stall Speed

51 mph

51 mph

51 mph

 

Speed - Gross Weight

Top Speed

201 mph

209 mph

216 mph

Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft]

191 mph

199 mph

206 mph

Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft]

172 mph

179 mph

186 mph

Stall Speed                                                                

58 mph       

58 mph        

58 mph

 

Ground Performance - Solo Weight

Takeoff Distance

300 ft

275 ft

250 ft

Landing Distance

350 ft

350 ft

350 ft

 

Ground Performance - Gross Weight

Takeoff Distance

650 ft

575 ft

500 ft

Landing Distance

500 ft

500 ft

500 ft

 

Climb/Ceiling - Solo Weight

Rate of Climb

1,900 fpm

2,200 fpm

2,550 fpm

Ceiling

21,000 ft

23,000 ft

25,500 ft

 

Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight

Rate of Climb

1,400 fpm

1,650 fpm

1,900 fpm

Ceiling

18,500 ft

20,500 ft

22,500 ft

 

Range

Range [75% @ 8000 ft]

835 sm

775 sm

765 sm

Range [55% @ 8000 ft]

1,025 sm

950 sm

935 sm

 

RV7a

 

Empty weight and performance measured with Hartzell 2 Blade C/S prop

Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)

Solo Weight 1400 lbs/Gross Weight 1800lbs      160 hp           180 hp         200 hp

 

 

 

 

Speed - Solo Weight

Top Speed

200 mph

208 mph

215 mph

Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft]

190 mph

198 mph

205 mph

Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft]

171 mph

178 mph

185 mph

Stall Speed

51 mph

51 mph

51 mph

 

Speed - Gross Weight

Top Speed

199 mph

207 mph

213 mph

Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft]

189 mph

197 mph

204 mph

Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft]

170 mph

177 mph

183 mph

Stall Speed                                                                 

58 mph         

58 mph       

58 mph

 

Ground Performance - Solo Weight

Takeoff Distance

300 ft

275 ft

250 ft

Landing Distance

350 ft

350 ft

350 ft

 

Ground Performance - Gross Weight

Takeoff Distance

650 ft

575 ft

500 ft

Landing Distance

500 ft

500 ft

500 ft

 

Climb/Ceiling - Solo Weight

Rate of Climb

1,800 fpm

2,100 fpm

2,450 fpm

Ceiling

20,000 ft

22,000 ft

24,500 ft

 

Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight

Rate of Climb

1,350 fpm

1,600 fpm

1,850 fpm

Ceiling

17,500 ft

19,500 ft

21,500 ft

 

Range

Range [75% @ 8000 ft]

825 sm

765 sm

755 sm

Range [55% @ 8000 ft]

1015 sm

940 sm

925 sm