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RV–7/7A Performance



RV - 7

     
Solo Weight 1400 lbs
Gross Weight 1800 lbs
160 hp 180 hp 200 hp
Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)
Empty weight and performance measured with Hartzell 2 Blade C/S prop
 
Speed - Solo Weight
Top Speed 202 mph 210 mph 217 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 192 mph 200 mph 207 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 173 mph 180 mph 187 mph
Stall Speed 51 mph 51 mph 51 mph
 
Speed - Gross Weight
Top Speed 201 mph 209 mph 216 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 191 mph 199 mph 206 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 172 mph 179 mph 186 mph
Stall Speed 58 mph 58 mph 58 mph
 
Ground Performance - Solo Weight
Takeoff Distance 300 ft 275 ft 250 ft
Landing Distance 350 ft 350 ft 350 ft
 
Ground Performance - Gross Weight
Takeoff Distance 650 ft 575 ft 500 ft
Landing Distance 500 ft 500 ft 500 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Solo Weight
Rate of Climb 1,900 fpm 2,200 fpm 2,550 fpm
Ceiling 21,000 ft 23,000 ft 25,500 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight
Rate of Climb 1,400 fpm 1,650 fpm 1,900 fpm
Ceiling 18,500 ft 20,500 ft 22,500 ft
 
Range
Range [75% @ 8000 ft] 835 sm 775 sm 765 sm
Range [55% @ 8000 ft] 1,025 sm 950 sm 935 sm

RV - 7A

     
Solo Weight 1400 lbs
Gross Weight 1800 lbs
160 hp 180 hp 200 hp
Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)
Empty weight and performance measured with Hartzell 2 Blade C/S prop
 
Speed - Solo Weight
Top Speed 200 mph 208 mph 215 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 190 mph 198 mph 205 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 171 mph 178 mph 185 mph
Stall Speed 51 mph 51 mph 51 mph
 
Speed - Gross Weight
Top Speed 199 mph 207 mph 213 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 189 mph 197 mph 204 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 170 mph 177 mph 183 mph
Stall Speed 58 mph 58 mph 58 mph
 
Ground Performance - Solo Weight
Takeoff Distance 300 ft 275 ft 250 ft
Landing Distance 350 ft 350 ft 350 ft
 
Ground Performance - Gross Weight
Takeoff Distance 650 ft 575 ft 500 ft
Landing Distance 500 ft 500 ft 500 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Solo Weight
Rate of Climb 1,800 fpm 2,100 fpm 2,450 fpm
Ceiling 20,000 ft 22,000 ft 24,500 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight
Rate of Climb 1,350 fpm 1,600 fpm 1,850 fpm
Ceiling 17,500 ft 19,500 ft 21,500 ft
 
Range
Range [75% @ 8000 ft] 825 sm 765 sm 755 sm
Range [55% @ 8000 ft] 1015 sm 940 sm 925 sm
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