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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 in March 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 only 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 standard empennage kit, QB wing kit, QB fuselage kit, and the standard finishing kit.  For the RV-12iS model only, the “kit total” prices listed also include the powerplant and avionics kits. 

Kit prices effective: December 10, 2023
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 ! $16,400 ! NA $12,300
Finishing $13,950 $17,000 CALL $18,800
Avionics CALL $23,982 – $45,362
Powerplant CALL $49,821
Standard Kits – Total $46,350 $51,550 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

RV Kit Lead Times

Below are the estimated lead times for Van’s RV kits. These lead times are updated regularly to reflect the approximate timeframe in which we expect to have each kit available to be crated for a customer.

  1. For the first part of 2024, our delivery order, priority, and schedules are determined by available kit inventory and meeting the requirements of the company’s Chapter 11 plan. We will not always be shipping kits on a first-ordered, first-shipped basis.
  2. We cannot always control the availability of certain materials and parts. While we work diligently to gether lead times for third-party components, we rely on timely delivery of those parts when we are estimating lead times for your kits that include those components.
  3. The kit(s) you order may be available and delivered sooner than the published lead time. Please plan and be ready to take possession of your order as soon as it is ready to deliver, because we cannot store completed kits once they are ready to ship even if they are ready earlier than was estimated. Customer-initiated delays to the acceptance of ready-to-deliver kit(s) may result in the original price being updated to the price effective on new delivery date, and/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 make commitments 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 variability in lead times due to delays in the overseas shipping of parts to and from our 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.

Estimated lead times as of: April 10, 2024
RV-3 * RV-4 * RV-6/6A * RV-7/7A RV-8/8A
Empennage/Tail Special Order
18 months est.
Special Order
18 months est.
NLA Jun-Jul 2024 Jun-Jul 2024
Wing Special Order
18 months est.
Special Order
18 months est.
NLA May-Jun 2024 May-Jun 2024
Fuselage Special Order
18 months est.
Special Order
18 months est.
Special Order
18 months est.
Jul-Aug 2024 Aug-Sep 2024
Finishing Special Order
18 months est.
Special Order
18 months est.
Special Order
18 months est.
Nov-Dec 2024 Nov-Dec 2024
QuickBuild Wing NLA NA NLA Est. 18+ months** Est. 18+ months**
QuickBuild Fuselage NLA NA NLA Est. 18+ months** Est. 18+ months**
RV-9/9A RV-10 RV-12 RV-14/14A
Empennage/Tail Jul-Aug 2024 Jul-Aug 2024 May-Jun 2024 Jul-Aug 2024
Wing Jul-Aug 2024 Jun-Jul 2024 Jun-Jul 2024 Jun-Jul 2024
Fuselage Jul-Aug 2024 Oct-Nov 2024 May-Jun 2024 Aug-Sep 2024
Finishing Nov-Dec 2024 Dec 2024 – Feb 2025 Nov-Dec 2024 Feb-Mar 2025
Avionics Est. 2-4 months
Powerplant Oct-Nov 2024
QuickBuild Wing Est. 18+ months** Est. 18+ months** NA Est. 18+ months**
QuickBuild Fuselage Est. 18+ months** Est. 18+ months** NA Est. 18+ months**
NOTES:
* RV-3/4/6 kits and replacement parts are produced on a special-order, limited-run schedule and lead times can vary significantly.
** Quick-Build lead times: Delivery timelines are estimated and can vary based on shipping and parts availability.
## Avionics kit lead times are variable and substantially based on avionics manufacturer and avionics shop lead times.
NA Not Available
NLA No Longer Available as a Kit; Parts are available.
Does not apply

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:  3-4 months
Sensenich Propellers:  2-3 months (composite) / 1-2  months (metal)
4-Cylinder Experimental Lycoming Engines:  18+ months (depending on model and options chosen)
6-Cylinder Experimental Lycoming Engines:  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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