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Kit Prices and Lead Times

Below you will find information regarding current kit prices and lead times, as well as lead times for other items such as aircraft engines and propellers.

RV Kit Prices

We maintain the current kit prices below for your reference. Prices are subject to change up until the time of the final kit payment, due to fluctuating costs. Customer-initiated delays to delivery schedules will result in price adjustments to the price in effect at the time of delivery. In addition, if we experience significant third-party cost increases between the time an order is received and the time it is to be shipped, we may have to revise the price for a kit or certain parts accordingly.

Note that for kits ordered starting March 6, 2023, Van’s no longer charges a separate crating fee. All crating and handling costs are now included in the kit price regardless of delivery method. Shipping/freight remains an additional charge and is determined at the time the kit ships.

Kits for the RV-3, RV-4, RV-6, and RV-6A are call-to-order. You may call us for kit price information and production availability. Given the low volume of orders received for these particular kits, production for these models is scheduled after an order has been received.  Builders of RV-3, RV-4, and RV-6 kits also should read the Van’s Aircraft letter published in December 2017 regarding production timing, lead times, and prices for those kits.

The “Standard Kits – Total” prices displayed below include the empennage, wing, fuselage, and finishing kits. They do not include optional firewall-forward kits, engines, propellers, or avionics. The “QuickBuild Kits – Total” price listed includes the empennage kit, QB wing kit, QB fuselage kit, and the finishing kit.  For the RV-12iS model only, the “kit total” price listed also includes powerplant and avionics kits. 

Important Change: The following items, which were previously kit options, have either been removed or are now included as standard in the kit. For that reason, the percentage increase of the displayed kit prices may appear to be greater than 32% compared to the previous prices. However, the original kit prices increased 32% prior to the changes to the new standard-included kit equipment/configuration. These changes were made a) to reflect what most builders purchase, and b) to improve packaging and crating efficiency.

RV-14/14A 

  • Tail/Position Light has been removed and is an option in the web store 
  • Wing/Strobe Position Light Kit has been removed and is an option in the web store 
  • Electric Aileron Trim Kit is now standard and included in the wing kit 
  • The fuselage kit now includes the standard Grove wheels/brakes system that was previously included in the finish kit; the new prices of these kits reflect that equipment move
  • An option for Beringer wheels and brakes is available and has been added to the RV-14/14A order forms 

RV-12 

  • Stabilator fairings and related parts are now included standard in the tail kit 
  • The lighting kit with dual landing lights is now included standard in the wing kit 
  • Pre-built fuel tanks are no longer available and have been deleted from fuselage kit orders 

RV-10 

  • Electric elevator trim kit is now standard in the tail kit 
  • Fuel sending units are now standard in the wing kit 
  • Electric aileron trim kit is now standard in the wing kit 
  • Static air kit is now included in the fuselage kit 

RV-7/7A and RV-9/9A 

  • Electric elevator trim kit is now included in the empennage kit 
  • Fuel sending units are now included in the wing kit 
  • Static air kit is now included in the fuselage kit 
  • Dual brake controls are now included in the fuselage kit 
  • Electric aileron trim kit is now included in the fuselage kit 
  • The external step kit is now included standard in the 7A/9A kit 

RV-8/8A 

  • Electric elevator trim kit is now included in the empennage kit 
  • Fuel sending units are now included in the wing kit 
  • Static air kit is now included in the fuselage kit 
  • Electric aileron trim kit is now included in the fuselage kit 
  • Cockpit-adjustable rudder pedals are now included as standard in the fuselage kit 
Kit prices effective: December 10, 2023, 3:00 pm, Pacific Time
RV-3 RV-4 RV-6 RV-6A
Preview Plans ~ CALL CALL CALL CALL
Empennage/Tail CALL CALL NLA NLA
Wing CALL CALL NLA NLA
Fuselage CALL CALL CALL CALL
Finishing CALL CALL CALL CALL
Standard Kits – Total CALL CALL
QuickBuild Kits – Total NA NA NLA NLA
RV-7 RV-7A RV-8 RV-8A
Preview Plans ~ $55 < $55 < $55 < $55 <
Empennage/Tail $4,300 $4,300 $4,300 $4,300
Wing $13,150# $13,150 # $13,450 # $13,450 #
Fuselage $14,450! $16,300 ! $17,100 ! $16,000 !
Finishing $14,350 $17,000 $12,850 $14,100
Standard Kits – Total $46,250 $50,750 $47,700 $47,850
QuickBuild Kits – Total $69,675 $74,175 $71,075 $71,225
RV-9 RV-9A RV-12 (Legacy Model) RV-12iS
Preview Plans ~ $55 < $55 < NA NA
Fastener NA $825 <
Empennage/Tail $4,300 $4,300 NA $5,600
Wing $13,450 # $13,450 # NA $14,100
Fuselage $14,650 ! $14,450 ! NA $12,300
Finishing $13,950 $14,350 CALL $18,800
Avionics CALL (Check Back Soon)
Powerplant CALL (Check Back Soon)
Standard Kits – Total $46,350 $46,250 NA
QuickBuild Kits – Total $69,775 $74,575 NA NA
RV-10 RV-14 RV-14A
Empennage/Tail $7,600 $8,050 $8,050
Wing $17,550 # $14,600 # $14,600 #
Fuselage $35,450 ! $20,550 ! $21,150 !
Finishing $25,300 $18,100 – $18,400 * $18,400 – $18,850 *
Standard Kits – Total $85,900 $61,300 – $61,600 $62,200 – $62,650
QuickBuild Kits – Total $111,500 $86,775- $87,075 * $87,675 – $88,125 *
NOTES:
< Amount not included in kit price total
~ Preview Plans (required purchase before beginning construction)
# QuickBuild wing kit is available
! QuickBuild fuselage kit is available
* Price difference is between IO360/390A vs. IO390-EXP119 kit
NA Not Available
NLA No Longer Available as a Kit. Parts are available.
NYA Not Yet Available as a kit.
Does not apply

Lead Times

Our current backlog doesn’t allow us to display lead times for kits. We are working through production planning for kits already on order, as well as parts orders. The factory production of those orders will take some time. We will soon be working on future production planning, as well. At that time, we will post estimated lead times.

  1. For late 2023 and 2024, our delivery order, priority, and schedules will be determined by available kit inventory and meeting the requirements of the company’s Chapter 11 plan. We will not be shipping kits on a first-ordered, first-shipped basis.
  2. It is possible that your kit(s) will not be delivered by the estimated lead time. We do everything we can to meet published lead times, but in the event circumstances result in delays please understand we cannot always control the availability of materials and parts.
  3. There are times when the kit(s) you order could be available and delivered sooner than the published lead time. In that case, you will have to take possession as soon as it is ready to deliver because we cannot store completed kits once they are ready to ship. Customer-initiated delays to the acceptance of ready-to-deliver kit(s) may result in the original price being updated to the current price as of the new delivery date, or may require us to deliver your kit to another customer and reassign your order to a future production batch.
  4. We ship individual kits as soon as they are produced and ready to ship. We are unable to hold completed kits to combine with another kit(s) for shipping. Please be prepared and understand that each sub-kit will need to ship separately. If our team happens to be able to ship multiple kits together due to a “happy” schedule alignment we will do so, of course, but we cannot entertain requests to hold and combine kits in a single shipment.

Quick Build Fuselage and Wing customers may experience extended lead times due to delays in the overseas shipping of parts to and from our overseas QB contractor assembly facilities. Lead times may also vary depending on our current factory stock and/or stock of available parts at the assembly facilities. Since containers are shipped to the quick-build facilities approximately every 2-3 months, it is possible that QuickBuild kit orders placed only days apart could have significantly different lead/completion times.

Other Items – Lead Times:

Lead times for all engines and propellers are estimated. These products are made-to-order. The manufacturer determines the actual lead times for their products. Van’s cannot be responsible for changes to third-party manufacturer lead times.

MT Propellers:  9 months
Hartzell Propellers:  4 months
Sensenich Propellers:  2-3 months (composite) / 1-2  months (metal)
4-Cylinder Experimental Lycoming Engines:  9-18 months (depending on model and options chosen)
6-Cylinder Experimental Lycoming Engines:  9-18 months (depending on model and options chosen)
All Lycoming Thunderbolt Experimental Engines:  36-48 months (depending on model and options chosen)

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