So, you're ready to order your RV-7/7A 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.
The "RV-7A" model is a tricycle-gear configuration, with a nose wheel. The "RV-7" model is a conventional/taildragger gear configuration. We'll configure this form based on your choice.
Standard manual elevator trim is controlled with a vernier cable supplied with the Fuselage kit. Electric option uses the same trim tab but a servo motor installed in the elevator replaces the manual push-pull cable. Kit includes servo motor, formed metal parts, hardware and instructions. Weight comparable to standard manual installation. The Electric trim switch can be mounted in any convenient spot.
NOTE: The spar center section is no longer included in the wing kit, for wing kits ordered beginning April 15th, 2023. It is now included in the Fuselage Kit.
Wing panel 80% completed at the factory. All parts primed before assembly. Fuel tanks finished, ailerons, flaps ready to install. Builder must rivet one wing skin, install wingtip, controls, fairings. Lights, fuel senders not included.
Note that this QB add-on cost is in addition to Standard Wing Kit price.
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.
The center section is the portion of the wing spar that travels though the fuselage, which in was delivered with RV-7 wing kit shipped prior to Aril 15, 2023. We now deliver it as part of the RV-7 fuselage kit. We need to know if you already have the center section, or not. We will adjust the price and contents of your fuselage kit if needed, according to the choice you make here.
The center section is the portion of the wing spar that travels though the fuselage, which in was delivered with RV-7A wing kit shipped prior to Aril 15, 2023. We now deliver it as part of the RV-7A fuselage kit. We need to know if you already have the center section, or not. We will adjust the price and contents of your fuselage kit if needed, according to the choice you make here.
Fuselage 75% assembled at factory. All parts primed before assembly. Builder must complete interior of cabin, instrument panel and forward deck. If Wing Kit is not ordered, some additional components must be purchased with the QB Fuselage.
Note that this QB add-on cost is in addition to Standard Fuselage Kit price.
While there is no difference in cost when ordering the fuselage kit components that affect the canopy (you'll acxtually get the canopy in the finishing kit), we do need to know whether you're building a tip-up or slider canopy on your airplane, so we can ship you the correct fuselage parts.
Eases the big step up to the wing. Includes parts to install steps on both sides.
Includes master cylinders, brake pedals and hardware necessary to install brakes for the second seat.
Includes static ports and lines to the instrument panel.
Includes the manual trim cable. Order only if Electric Elevator Trim was not ordered above.
Simple, light and effective spring bias system trims the roll axis. Inexpensive, too.
Includes servo motor, panel mount rocker switch and all hardware. May also be wired to “china hat” switch sold separately.
Note: All RV-7A Finishing Kits are now configured with the newer-style elastomer nose gear design. Because customers have been almost exclusively ordering the new-style gear, Van's made the decision to stop offering the original style gear on new kits in order to keep kit costs down.
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 an engine from Van's.
Note: Van’s has no suitable off-the-shelf cowls or firewall fwd kits for the following engines on the RV-7/7A.
You will need to provide an alternative or make manual modifications to our stock kit components to accommodate these engines.
Defining Your Engine
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
Use this option only if you are adding USB plans to a kit purchase. If you wish to purchase only the USB plans, please follow this link to place your order.
Note: Preview plans are a required purchase before beginning construction. The preview plans contain important introductory and planning information which the builder needs to be aware of before starting on the first kit. Electronic plans, delivered on a small USB "thumb drive," may be purchased for that purpose. Theses are provided in a searchable, printable PDF format that can be viewed on a variety of devices.
Please let us know if you plan to pick the kit up yourself at the Van's factory, or if we will be shipping it to you. You may add any related notes to the "Kit Order Notes" input field, below.
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.
Van's can send you a special link that will let you register for a FREE six-month membership to the Experimental Aircraft Association. EAA provides lots of great resources for builders and pilots that we know you will find useful. We believe that all RV builders and owners should be EAA members! If you choose "Yes" here, we will submit your information to EAA so they can sign you up for a new membership. You're eligible as long as you have not been an active EAA member in the previous 24 months.
Builders who have completed and registered/flown an RV airplane in the past are eligible for our "repeat offender" discount. Please provide the below information if you've built one or more RVs in the past.
Please provide the serial number(s) of your completed aircraft. In the past, we have also called this a "builder number." We will use this information to look up your prior build.
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.