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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 estimates below are our best projection at any point in time as to how long from the time of order before a kit will leave our facility and start en-route to the buyer. Note that variables in manufacturing, shipping and order volume logistics can cause timetables to shift. We do our best to estimate time frames and keep you up to date, but please understand that the numbers below are estimates. 

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.

Kit prices updated: January 12, 2021
Previous kit price update: July 2019
RV-3 RV-4 RV-6 RV-6A
Preview Plans ~ $45 < $50 < $55 < $55 <
Empennage/Tail $1,850 $2,075 NLA NLA
Wing $7,875 $8,050 NLA NLA
Fuselage $5,775 $6,125 $7,175 $7,275
Finishing $6,925 $7,095 $7,525 $7,650
Standard Kits – Total $22,425 $23,345
QuickBuild Kits – Total NA NA NLA <NLA
RV-7 RV-7A RV-8 RV-8A
Preview Plans ~ $55 < $55 < $55 < $55 <
Empennage/Tail $2,075 $2,075 $2,075 $2,075
Wing $8,750 # $8,750 # $8,225 # $8,225 #
Fuselage $6,875 ! $7,650 ! $9,225 ! $8,525 !
Finishing $7,625 $9,495 $6,550 $7,675
Standard Kits – Total $25,325 $27,970 $26,075 $26,500
QuickBuild Kits – Total $37,035 $39,680 $37,785 $38,210
RV-9 RV-9A RV-12 RV-12iS
Preview Plans ~ $55 < $55 < NA NA
Fastener NA $425 <
Empennage/Tail $2,040 $2,040 NA $2,835
Wing $9,050 # $9,050 # NA $6,925
Fuselage $7,000 ! $7,650 ! NA $6,620
Finishing $7,550 $9,530 $10,850 $10,825
Avionics $14,850 $17,300 – $26,345
Powerplant $29,800 $33,780 iS / $29,100 ULS
Standard Kits – Total $25,640 $28,270 NA ~ $75,000 – $89,900 typical
QuickBuild Kits – Total $37,350 $39,980 NA NA
RV-10 RV-14 RV-14A
Empennage/Tail $4,425 $4,625 $4,625
Wing $10,300 # $8,390 # $8,390 #
Fuselage $18,275 ! $10,250 ! $10,450 !
Finishing $17,450 $12,750 – $12,950 * $13,675 – $13,875 *
Standard Kits – Total $50,450 $36,215 $36,335
QuickBuild Kits – Total $64,225 $49,190 – $49,390 * $50,315 – $50,515 *
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

Fuselage-Only and Wing-Only QuickBuild customers may experience extended lead times due to logistics in delivering ‘airframe specific’ parts to our QB assembly facility in the Philippines. Lead times may also vary depending on our current stock and/or component stock available in the Philippines. Since containers are shipped every 2-3 months, it is possible that QuickBuild kit orders placed only days apart could have significantly different lead times.

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 the shipping company. 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. Our Kits Team can supply additional information on approximate lead times relative to when an order is placed and will have the most up-to-date information, so please feel free to contact us with your questions.

The recent heavy volume of orders, as well as COVID-related delays on certain parts and components, have combined to result in lead times being extended in some circumstances. Quick Build kit lead times are especially impacted at this time. We’re doing our best to deliver kits as soon as we are able. We update this table regularly to reflect current approximate lead times. These timeframes may change depending on the practical circumstances associated with acquiring and producing parts. At times, certain unavailable parts may be back-ordered and shipped separate from the main kit shipment, if appropriate.

RV-3 RV-4 RV-6/6A RV-7/7A RV-8/8A
Empennage/Tail * 6 – 8 Months * 6 – 12 Months NLA 4 months 4 months
Wing * 6 – 12 Months * 6 – 12 Months NLA 6 months 7 months
Fuselage * 6 – 12 Months * 6 – 12 Months * 6 – 12 months 6 months 7 months
Finishing * 8 – 10 Months * 8 – 10 Months * 8 – 10 Months 6 months 6 months
QuickBuild NLA NA NLA 12+ months**     12+ months **
RV-9/9A RV-10 RV-12 RV-14/14A
Empennage/Tail 4 months 4 months 4 months 4 months
Wing 5 months 6 months 6 months 7 months
Fuselage 5 months 7 months 6 months 7 months
Finishing 5 months 10 months 6 months 8 months
Avionics 6 weeks – original RV-12
8 weeks – RV-12iS
Powerplant 4 months
QuickBuild 12+ months ** 12+ months ** NA 12+ months **
NOTES:
In Stock Typically ships within 1 week of ordering.
* Estimate Only – RV-3/4/6 kits are produced on a limited run schedule
** Quick Build lead time of 12+ months: A specific delivery timeline will be determined at a later date.
The QB kit deposit will be collected once an order’s lead time has been determined.
NA Not Available
NLA No Longer Available as a Kit. Parts are available.
NYA Not Yet Available as a kit.
Does not apply

Other Item Lead Times:

MT Propellers:  20 weeks
Hartzell Propellers:  12 weeks
Sensenich Propellers:  3-4  weeks
Factory-New “Experimental” Lycoming Engines:  15-18 weeks
Factory-New “Experimental” Lycoming Thunderbolt Engines:  8-12 months