If you are really, truly interested in sport aerobatics and one of the reasons to have an airplane is to rotate freely in three dimensions, the RV-3, RV-4, RV-7/7A, RV-8/8A and RV-14/14A will fit the mission quite well.
Are RV planes safe?
The number of RVs has doubled since 2008 while the total number of fatal accidents has been cut in half. Over 10,000 RVs ranging from single-seat RV-3s to four-seat RV-10s have been registered and flown, far more than any other kit airplane.
How much does it cost to build an RV 7?
As of December 2016, the price of the “standard build” RV-7 kit was US$22,910 and the “quick-build” kit US$34,350. In 2008, Van’s claimed that most builders can complete their RV-7 projects for between US$41,000 – $97,000. In 2016, Van’s estimated the completion cost at between US$55,500 and US$116,000.
Is RV-12 aerobatic?
The RV-12 is a real airplane. … It’s no high-performance aerobatic airplane, but flying through various basic maneuvers makes you want to do them over and over again just because it’s such fun. The RV-12 is able to get a lot of performance from its 100 horsepower, liquid cooled Rotax engine.
Is an RV 10 aerobatic?
The RV-9/9A, RV-10 and RV-12 are not aerobatic airplanes.
How many RVS are flying?
The RV series of airplanes has been extremely successful, and as of November 2019, about 10,600 RV kits had been completed and flown, and thousands more are under construction. Completion rates currently average about 1.5 per day, making the series the most numerous of all homebuilt aircraft.
How much do aerobatic pilots make?
Aerobatic pilots, or stunt pilots, perform in aerial shows, compete with other aerobatic pilots, and train pilots in aerobatic flight. The pay of stunt pilots varies tremendously, but the median earnings of this job pay between $50,000 and $70,000.
How much is an RV 10?
Cost to build: The current price for the RV-10 from Van’s is $47,730 for the RV-10, and $34,900 for the RV-14.
How long does it take to build an RV-14?
Richard VanGrunsven, founder and chief designer of Van’s Aircraft, notes the RV-14A takes roughly 1,000 to 3,000 labor-hours to build. Most humans translate that into one to five years of construction. Who are the successful RV-14A builder-pilots in 2020? A lot of different people, it turns out.