Specifications

Van's Aircraft RV9/9a

  • The RV-9/9A was designed for day-to-day flying, local trips,
    relaxed cross-countries, and occasional long flights.
    

  • It’s so easy to fly that low timepilots can make a quick and
    painless transition.
    

  • The wing design is what sets the RV-9/9A apart from other RV’s. It is
    longer and narrower, and uses a new Roncz airfoil.
    

  • A simplified constant-chord horizontal tail and large vertical tail
    are proportioned to work with the longer wing.
    

  • The robust fuselage and cabin are identical to the RV-7/7A, with the
    same sliding / tip-up canopy and trigear / tailwheel landing gear
    options.

 

  • The RV-9/9A’s efficient airframe does not need a lot of power to
    perform well.
    

  • Handling is docile and easy, but not mushy or unpleasant.
    

  • The RV-9/9A will do everything at less expense and at a higher "fun
    quotient" than any competing design.
    

  • It’s a great airplane for a great
    many pilots.

RV9

RV9a

Exterior Dimensions

Span

28 ft

Length

20 ft 5 in

Height

6 ft 

Wing Area

124 sq ft

 

Weights

Empty Weight 

1015 - 1057 lbs

Gross Weight 

1600 - 1750 lbs

 

Loadings

Wing Loading 

12.9  - 14.1lb/sq ft

Power Loading                     

13.6 - 10.9 lb/hp 

 

Powerplant/Systems 

Engine                         

118 -160 hp

Propeller 

Fixed or C/S

Fuel Capacity

36 US gal

 

Other

Baggage  (118, 160hp)

75 lbs

 

Performance

Exterior Dimensions

Span

28 ft

Length

20 ft 5 in

Height

7 ft 10 in

Wing Area

124 sq ft

 

Weights

Empty Weight 

1028 - 1075 lbs

Gross Weight                    

1600 - 1750 lbs

 

Loadings

Wing Loading (118, 160hp)

12.9 - 14.1 lb/sq ft

Power Loading

13.6 -10.9 lb/hp 

 

Powerplant/Systems

Engine  

118 -160 hp

Propeller 

Fixed or C/S

Fuel Capacity

36 US gal

 

Other

Baggage  (118, 160hp)

75 lbs

 

RV9

 

Solo Weight 1350 lbsGross Weight 1600 lbs-1750lbs.

118 hp

135 hp*

160 hp

 

Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)Empty weight and performance measured with fixed pitch propeller

Speed - Solo Weight

Top Speed

173 mph

180 mph

197 mph

Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft]

167 mph

175 mph

189 mph

Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft]

151 mph

158 mph

169 mph

Stall Speed

44 mph

44 mph

44 mph

 

Speed - Gross Weight

Top Speed

172 mph

178 mph

196 mph

Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft]

166 mph

174 mph

188 mph

Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft]

150 mph

157 mph

168 mph

Stall Speed

48 mph

49 mph

50 mph

 

Ground Performance - Solo Weight

Takeoff Distance

350 ft

325 ft

300 ft

Landing Distance

250 ft

275 ft

300 ft

 

Ground Performance - Gross Weight

Takeoff Distance

525 ft

500 ft

475 ft

Landing Distance

355 ft

410 ft

450 ft

 

Climb/Ceiling - Solo Weight

Rate of Climb

1,200 fpm

1,450 fpm

2,000 fpm

Ceiling

17,500 ft

20,500 ft

24,500 ft

 

Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight

Rate of Climb

1,000 fpm

1,150 fpm

1,400 fpm

Ceiling

14,500 ft

16,000 ft

19,000 ft

 

Range

Range [75% @ 8000 ft]

875 sm

745 sm

710 sm

Range [55% @ 8000 ft]

1,035 sm

910 sm

860 sm


 

RV9a

 

Solo Weight 1350 lbsGross Weight 1600 lbs-1750lbs.

118 hp

135 hp*

160 hp

 

Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)Empty weight and performance measured with fixed pitch propeller

Speed - Solo Weight

Top Speed

171 mph

178 mph

195 mph

Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft]

165 mph

173 mph

187 mph

Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft]

149 mph

156 mph

167 mph

Stall Speed

44 mph

44 mph

44 mph

 

Speed - Gross Weight

Top Speed

170 mph

176 mph

194 mph

Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft]

164 mph

172 mph

186 mph

Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft]

148 mph

155 mph

166 mph

Stall Speed

48 mph

49 mph

50 mph

 

Ground Performance - Solo Weight

Takeoff Distance

350 ft

325 ft

300 ft

Landing Distance

250 ft

275 ft

300 ft

 

Ground Performance - Gross Weight

Takeoff Distance

525 ft

500 ft

475 ft

Landing Distance

375 ft

410 ft

450 ft

 

Climb/Ceiling - Solo Weight

Rate of Climb

1,150 fpm

1,400 fpm

1,900 fpm

Ceiling

17,000 ft

20,000 ft

24,500 ft

 

Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight

Rate of Climb

950 fpm

1,100 fpm

1,400 fpm

Ceiling

14,000 ft

15,500 ft

18,500 ft

 

Range

Range [75% @ 8000 ft]

865 sm

735 sm

700 sm

Range [55% @ 8000 ft]

1025 sm

900 sm

850 sm

 

 


 

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