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Van's RV-9A

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16th March 2023
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Aircraft Data

The RV-9 is a side by side 2 seat single engine sport aircraft supplied in kit form for home builders. The aircraft design favours cruising and economy over speed and aerobatics and has good field performance. The RV-9 has a tailwheel, the RV-9A a nose w

Summary data for Van's RV-9 -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United States1997412n/a11


1 x Lycoming O-235 (108 - 115 hp) or Lycoming O-320 (150 - 160 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 for Van's RV-9 -
Length20 ft. 5 in.
Wing Span28 ft. 0 in.
Height6 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
Empty Weight1,015 - 1,075 lbs.
Max Weight1,600 - 1,750 lbs.


Performance of Van's RV-9 -
Max Speed171 - 197 mph (depending on engine fit)
Cruise Speed149 - 168 mph (at 55% power, 8000ft/2438m.)
Ceiling17,000 - 24,500 ft.
Normal Range700 - 865mi.
Max Range850 - 1,025mi.

Updated 22nd January 2009

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