Van's RV-6

Aircraft Data

The RV-6 is a side by side 2 seat single engine sport aircraft supplied in kit form for home builders. The aircraft is aerobatic but also a good cross-country cruiser with excellent field performance. The RV-6 has a tailwheel, the RV-6A a nose wheel.

Summary data for Van's RV-6 -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United States19852306n/a11

Power

1 x Lycoming O-320 (150 - 160 hp) or Lycoming O-360 (180 - 200 hp) piston engine.

Engine types as recommended by the manufacturers. Home builders may choose to substitute an alternate engine in a similar power range.


Dimensions

Dimensions for Van's RV-6 -
Length20 ft. 2 in.
Wing Span23 ft. 0 in.
Height5 ft. 3 in.
Empty Weight965 lbs.
Max Weight1,600 lbs.

Performance

Performance of Van's RV-6 -
Max Speed198 - 210 mph
Cruise Speed169 - 179 mph (at 55% power, 8000ft/2438m.)
Ceiling19,300 - 25,700 ft.
Normal Range705 - 775mi.
Max Range810 - 950mi.

Updated 22nd January 2009

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