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Kit Prices and Lead Times

Below you will find the current prices and the estimated availability lead times of our aircraft kits as well as other items with longer lead times such as engines and propellers.

Important: The estimated lead times displayed below are our best projection at any point in time as to how long from the time of order before a kit will be ready to a) crate at Van’s and then b) ship to the customer. Variables in the supply chain, manufacturing, shipping, and order volume logistics can – and in the current environment often do – cause delivery timetables to shift, sometimes significantly. We do our best to estimate timeframes and keep you up to date, but please understand that the numbers below are estimates and are subject to change at any time.

When you order a kit(s) from us, you’re creating an order which will be produced and delivered to you as soon as we are able. You must take delivery of the order as soon as it is ready, and any cusrtomer initiated delays in delivery will result in prices being adjusted to current rates as of the date of the changed delivery schedule. 

Note that preview plans must be ordered with or before the purchase of the first kit. The “kit total” price listed includes the empennage, wing, fuselage, and finishing kits. For the RV-12iS model only, the “kit total” price listed also includes the powerplant and avionics kits. The QuickBuild price includes the empennage kit, QB wing, and fuselage kits, and the finishing kit.  The prices below (except preview plans) are for will-call pickup from Van’s and do not include crating or shipping charges. Please visit the Order a Kit page to access our kit order forms. Various aspects of the business and industry can affect pricing and availability; while we work hard to make things predictable for you, prices and lead times are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Builders of RV-3, RV-4 and RV-6 kits should read the Van’s Aircraft letter published in December 2017 regarding production timing, lead times, and prices for those kits.

RV Kit Prices

We maintain our current kit prices below for your reference. Prices charged are those in effect at the time of order and collection of your deposit and will be reflected on your invoice. Customer-initiated delays may require price adjustment if kit prices have changed since the initial price was established. 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 cost for a kit accordingly.

Kit prices effective: July 11, 2022, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
RV-3 RV-4 RV-6 RV-6A
Preview Plans ~ $45 < $50 < $55 < $55 <
Empennage/Tail $2,500 $2,700 NLA NLA
Wing $9,100 $11,120 NLA NLA
Fuselage $7,000 $9,550 $8,600 $8,650
Finishing $8,100 $8,600 $8,900 $9,300
Standard Kits – Total $26,700 $31,970
QuickBuild Kits – Total NA NA NLA <NLA
RV-7 RV-7A RV-8 RV-8A
Preview Plans ~ $55 < $55 < $55 < $55 <
Empennage/Tail $2,600 $2,600 $2,600 $2,600
Wing $10,550 # $10,550 # $10,050 # $10,050 #
Fuselage $8,450 ! $9,380 ! $11,200 ! $10,200 !
Finishing $9,750 $11,800 $8,300 $9,600
Standard Kits – Total $31,350 $34,330 $32,150 $32,450
QuickBuild Kits – Total $48,995 $51,975 $49,795 $50,095
RV-9 RV-9A RV-12 RV-12iS
Preview Plans ~ $55 < $55 < NA NA
Fastener NA $610 <
Empennage/Tail $2,600 $2,600 NA $3,550
Wing $10,900 # $10,900 # NA $8,400
Fuselage $8,400 ! $9,300 ! NA $8,500
Finishing $9,500 $11,750 $13,900 $13,600
Avionics $15,995
(varies on selection)
$20,465 – $29,355
Powerplant $33,900 $38,950 iS / $33,900 ULS
Standard Kits – Total $31,130 $34,550 NA ~ $94,075 $- $105,790 typical
QuickBuild Kits – Total $49,045 $52,195 NA NA
RV-10 RV-14 RV-14A
Empennage/Tail $5,300 $5,600 $5,600
Wing $12,150 # $10,050 # $10,050 #
Fuselage $21,800 ! $12,300 ! $12,400 !
Finishing $22,100 $15,250 – $15,450 * $16,350 – $16,550 *
Standard Kits – Total $61,350 $43,200- $43,400 $44,400 – 44,600
QuickBuild Kits – Total $80,850 $62,700- $64,700 * $63,900 – $64,100 *
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

Important: We have recently refactored our manufacturing and procurement operations to meet the higher demand we’ve recently experienced. Lead times on all kits are estimates only. When ordering a kit, you need to be aware that:

  1. There are times when the kit(s) you order could be delivered sooner than the published lead time, and you will need to take possession as soon as it is ready to deliver because we cannot store completed kits that are ready to ship. Customer-initiated delays in acceptance of ready-to-deliver kit(s) may result in the order’s original price being updated to the current price as of the new delivery date, and may require us to assign your kit to another customer and shift your order to a future production batch.
  2. We are now manufacturing each kit in significantly larger batches, and delivering individual kits as soon as they are produced and ready to ship. We are not able to hold completed kits to combine with another kit(s) prior to shipping due to the lack of storage room in our warehouse. Please be prepared and understand that each sub-kit will need to ship separately. If our team is able to ship more than one kit together due to a “happy” schedule alignment we will do so of course, but we will not entertain requests for domestic kits customers to hold and combine kits in one shipment.

Fuselage and Wing QuickBuild customers may experience extended lead times due to external delays in shipping parts to our QB assembly facilities in the Philippines and Brazil. Lead times may also vary depending on our current stock and/or component stock available at those locations. 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 times. Variability in international shipping services can also significantly affect delivery timeframes.

The timeframe estimates below are our best prediction of how long – if you place an order today – it will take to release your order from our factory to our crating team to be prepared for shipping. These estimated time frames do not include the time it takes for a kit to travel from the Van’s Aircraft factory to your location.

When you place a kit order, you agree and understand that you will need to pay your final balance due and receive the order as soon as we have produced the order and advised you it is ready to ship/pick up. Customer-initiated delays may result in price changes for the order.

IMPORTANT: The lead times displayed below are updated daily to reflect available kit allocations, so orders received since the last update are not accounted for in this list until the next day’s update. Therefore, there is always a chance the available kits in a batch have already been allocated on any given day, in which kits new orders are assigned to the next production batch. We indicate when a small number of kits remain available in this table. Your lead time will be confirmed upon receipt and entry of your order into our system.

In the below table we indicate either an estimated lead time (example: 12 months est.) or a specific estimated kit-ready window (example: February – March 2023) in which we anticipate we will be able to pack your kit. These dates are subject to change.

Lead times for finishing kits remain difficult to calculate with confidence due to significant supply chain issues. We are working every day to improve the acquisition of third-party components and reduce those timeframes.

Estimated lead times effective: November 28th, 2022
RV-3 RV-4 RV-6/6A RV-7/7A RV-8/8A
Empennage/Tail 3 months 4 months NLA December 2022 December 2022
Wing 18 months est. 18 months est. NLA February 2023 February – March 2023
Fuselage 18 months est. 18 months est. 18 months est. April – May 2023 January – February 2023
Finishing 18 months est. 18 months est. 18 months est. 12 months est. March – June 2023
QuickBuild NLA NA NLA 12 – 16 months **     12 – 16 months **
RV-9/9A RV-10 RV-12 RV-14/14A
Empennage/Tail December 2022 April – May 2023 January – April 2023 May – June 2023
Wing January 2023 August – November 2023  April – June 2023 August – October 2023
Fuselage January 2023 August – November 2023 September – December 2023 September – December 2023
Finishing March – June 2023 18 months est. September – December 2023 March – June 2023
Avionics Dynon: 8 months est. ##
Garmin: 8 months est. ##
Powerplant 9 months est.
QuickBuild 12 – 16 months ** 12 – 16 months ** NA 12 – 16  months **
NOTES:
In Stock Typically ships within 1 week of ordering.
* Estimate Only – RV-3/4/6 kits and replacement parts are produced on a limited run schedule and
lead times can be extensive.
** Quick-Build lead times: Due to the lack of predictability in international container shipping schedules, delivery timelines are estimated and will change based on actual shipping performance. Extensive delays are possible due to these external factors.
## Avionics kit lead times are currently variable based on avionics manufacturing lead times
NA Not Available
NLA No Longer Available as a Kit. Parts are available.
NYA Not Yet Available as a kit.
Does not apply

Other Items – Lead Times:

MT Propellers:  9 months (approx.)
Hartzell Propellers: 6-10 months (approx.)
Sensenich Propellers:  2-4 months (composite) / 4-6 months (metal)
Experimental Lycoming Engines:  8-14 months (depending on model)
Experimental Lycoming Thunderbolt Engines:  12-18 months (depending on model)

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