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RV–8/8A Performance



RV - 8

     
Solo Weight 1400 lbs
Gross Weight 1800 lbs
160 hp 180 hp 200 hp
Empty weight and performance measured with Hartzell 2 Blade C/S prop
Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)
 
Speed - Solo Weight
Top Speed 206 mph 214 mph 222 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 197 mph 204 mph 212 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 175 mph 182 mph 189 mph
Stall Speed 51 mph 51 mph 51 mph
 
Speed - Gross Weight
Top Speed 205 mph 213 mph 221 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 195 mph 203 mph 210 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 173 mph 180 mph 187 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 2,000 fpm 2,300 fpm 2,700 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] 855 sm 790 sm 780 sm
Range [55% @ 8000 ft] 1,030 sm 955 sm 940 sm

 

RV - 8A

     
Solo Weight 1400 lbs
Gross Weight 1800 lbs
160 hp 180 hp 200 hp
Empty weight and performance measured with Hartzell 2 Blade C/S prop
Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)
 
Speed - Solo Weight
Top Speed 204 mph 212 mph 220 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 195 mph 202 mph 210 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 173 mph 180 mph 187 mph
Stall Speed 51 mph 51 mph 51 mph
 
Speed - Gross Weight
Top Speed 203 mph 211 mph 219 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 193 mph 201 mph 208 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 171 mph 178 mph 184 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 2,600 fpm
Ceiling 20,000 ft 22,000 ft 24,500 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight
Rate of Climb 1,350 fpm 1,600 fpm 1,800 fpm
Ceiling 17,500 ft 19,500 ft 21,500 ft
 
Range
Range [75% @ 8000 ft] 845 sm 780 sm 770 sm
Range [55% @ 8000 ft] 1020 sm 945 sm 930 sm
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