The AircraftThe RV-8 is a high performance, aerobatic, 2 seat homebuilt kit aircraft. The RV range covers 8 similar models & 7,000 are flying worldwide, there are 230 flying in the UK.
These are amazing aircraft and the specification speaks for itself:
- Max speed - 230 mph
- Cruising speed - 204 mph at 8,000 feet
- G limits - +6 /-3
- Max range - approx 1000 miles
- Max height - 23,000 feet
- Wing span - 7.3 m
- Empty weight - 500 kg
- Take-off distance - 84m
- Landing distance - 106m
The RV is an affordable homebuilt aircraft that is much more versatile than other expensive factory built types. It has a very short landing and take-off performance that means it can land at small airstrips or farm fields.
The excellent view from the cockpit and quick response of the controls enables the formation display to be flown only a few feet apart.