So, you're ready to order your RV-3 kit!
We're just about as excited as you are! This form will allow you to choose which kit(s) you want to order and to specify which options you want as well. You can also use this page to choose various options and see the cost, which will update each time you make a choice. Don't worry - you are not ordering anything until you click the "Submit Order" button at the end of the form.
Note: We offer our "preview" plans on a USB stick-type drive (for a charge) as well as on our web store for anyone who creates a store account and registers their kit serial number on the store (all of which is free). If you are ordering a kit, you'll find an option on this form page to add the USB plans to your kit purchase. If you are looking to order only the USB plans, please click here to find them on our web store, where you can order them as a stand-alone item.
When you fill out this form, it calculates the estimated total price of your kit based on the assumption that when your order is executed, there will be no changes. Placing an order and submitting your deposit establishes the "place in line" for your kit, as we typically provide kits and parts on a first-come, first-served basis. The 25% deposit is calculated based on the price calculated on this form.
When you complete and submit this order form, our Kit Order Department will receive your order and will email you a confirmation. That email will include instructions directing you to reach out to our Kits Team to arrange any details as well as the collection of your 25% deposit if you have not already included it on this form. They'll also be able to help you with any requested adjustments and to discuss any other questions you might have.
Our latest kit prices and lead times can be viewed here.
We've subtracted $100 from the price of the tail kit for your April Air Show Special!
Arm with float which senses fuel level. Works with Van’s gauges and many other resistance gauges. Fits standard cover plates in wing kit. Includes gaskets. Two supplied: one for each wing.
Includes static ports and lines to the instrument panel.
Simple, light and effective spring bias system trims the roll axis. Inexpensive, too.
In order to send you the correct spinner, we need you to let us know what propeller you plan to use. If you dont need a spinner from Van's, choose "No spinnner" in the list below.
Please specify the engine you intend to install below, so we can provide the correct engine cowl for your build.
Note: You are not ordering your engine on this form. Rather, you are specifying which engine will be used so we can ship you the proper finishing kit parts for your configuration. Please use the engine order forms available on this site when you are ready to order and engine from Van's.
Defining Your Engine
The only available RV-3 cowl is designed for the carbureted O-290 or O-320 engines. All other engines will require modification by the builder. Other engine suppliers produce a wide variety of engines that may or may not be physically compatible with parts and accessories used on Lycoming models.
To provide us the information we need, you must complete this ENGINE INDENTIFICATION section with items that describe your engine. Without this information we cannot accept or process your order. If you are installing an engine that is not compatible with Lycoming style mounts or cowl, you may delete these items for credit. The exact amount of the credit will be determined by Van’s.
It is the customer’s responsibility to provide accurate information. Van’s Aircraft, Inc. is not responsible for costs incurred replacing or returning incorrectly ordered parts.
Need help identifying your engine type? Click for an identification diagram.
Note: Dynafocal 2 (D2) mounts are no longer being manufactured
Please provide any notes, details or requests that will help us understand and process your order. For example, if you'll be picking up from Van's youself, or if you're using a special shipping service and don't need crating, you have additions or deletions you wish to request from a kit, etc.
Crating, Handling and Prep Fees
Note: Van's no longer charges a separate crating fee, as we've determined our costs are very close to identical regardless of how kits are packaged, shipped or handled.
Your kit serial number was assigned with the empennage kit. If you don't have one yet, just enter "NONE" in this field and we will assign you one. If you're not sure, we hope you'll look it up as it helps us process your order as quickly as possible. But if absolutely necessary you can tell us you forgot, and we will look for it by hand.
1. Kit prices are prices in effect the day order is received.
2. A 25% deposit must accompany kit orders.
3. Customer-instigated delays may result in price increases.
4. Kits must be paid in full before they can be shipped.
5. $500.00 non-refundable if order is cancelled.
6. Payment in U.S. funds: check, money order, or Visa/Mastercard/Discover.
7. Kit/plans orders must be in writing (mail, email or FAX).
8. Prices are ex-works Aurora, Oregon.
9. Freight charges are prepaid or collect, depending on carrier.
10. Van’s Aircraft, Inc. cannot assist in certifying kits outside the USA.
11. Prices are subject to change without notice.