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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 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 current prices below for your reference. Prices in effect at the time of order and collection of your deposit will be reflected on your invoice. Customer-initiated delays may require price adjustment if kit prices have changed since initial price was established. Prices last updated July 1, 2019.

RV-3 RV-4 RV-6 RV-6A
Preview Plans ~ $45 < $50 < $55 < $55 <
Empennage/Tail $1,800 $2,000 NLA NLA
Wing $7,800 $7,950 NLA NLA
Fuselage $5,700 $6,000 $7.025 $7,200
Finishing $6,850 $7,000 $7,395 $7,495
Kit Total $22,150 $22,950
QuickBuild NA NA NLA <NLA
RV-7 RV-7A RV-8 RV-8A
Preview Plans ~ $55 < $55 < $55 < $55 <
Empennage/Tail $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Wing $8,590 # $8,590 # $8,025 # $8,025 #
Fuselage $6,695 ! $7,475 ! $9,050 ! $8,350 !
Finishing $7,530 $9,395 $6,425 $7,550
Kit Total $24,815 $27,460 $25,500 $25,925
QuickBuild $36,205 $38,845 $36,900 $37,375
RV-9 RV-9A RV-12 RV-12iS
Preview Plans ~ $55 < $55 < NA NA
Fastener NA $380 <
Empennage/Tail $1,995 $1,995 NA $2,775
Wing $8,850 # $8,850 # NA $6,750
Fuselage $6,850 ! $7,485 ! NA $6,425
Finishing $7,510 $9,395 $10,520 $10,595
Avionics $14,850 $17,300 – $26,345
Powerplant $30,275 $35,350 iS / $30,650 ULS
Kit Total $25,210 $27,800 NA $74,400 – $88,240
QuickBuild $36,645 $39,260 NA NA
RV-10 RV-14 RV-14A
Empennage/Tail $4,325 $4,525 $4,525
Wing $11,450 # $8,210 # $8,210 #
Fuselage $17,125 ! $10,000 ! $10,200 !
Finishing $16,810 $12,475 $13,400
Kit Total $49,710 $35,210 $36,335
QuickBuild $63,250 $48,125 $49,375
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
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 Kit 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 call us with your questions.

RV-3 RV-4 RV-6/6A RV-7/7A RV-8/8A
Empennage/Tail * 6 – 8 Months * 6 – 12 Months NLA In stock In stock
Wing * 6 – 12 Months * 6 – 12 Months NLA 10 weeks 10 weeks
Fuselage * 6 – 12 Months * 6 – 12 Months * 6 – 12 Months 10 weeks 10 weeks
Finishing 8-10 weeks 8-10 weeks 8-10 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks
QuickBuild NLA NA NLA 3 months 3 months
RV-9/9A RV-10 RV-12 RV-14/14A
Empennage/Tail In stock 1 week 2-4 weeks 2-4 weeks
Wing 10 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks
Fuselage 10 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks
Finishing 10 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks
Avionics 6 weeks – original RV-12
5 – 6 months – RV-12iS
Powerplant 2 – 3 weeks
QuickBuild 5-6 months 5 – 6 months NA 5 – 6 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
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 12-16 weeks
Hartzell Propellers 3-4 weeks
Sensenich Propellers 3-4  weeks
Factory New “Experimental Category” Lycoming Aircraft Engines 15-18 weeks