Van's Aircraft Total Performance RV Kit Planes

RV–12 Specifications

Exterior Dimensions
Span 26’ 9”
Length 19’ 11”
Height 8' 4"
Wing Area 127 sq. ft.
Empty Weight  740 lbs
Gross Weight  1320 lbs
Wing Loading
(gross weight) 
10.4 lbs/sq. ft.
Power Loading
(gross weight)
13.2 lbs/hp 
Engine Rotax 912ULS
Propeller  Sensenich Composite ground adjustable
Fuel Capacity 20 US gallons
Cabin Width 43”
Baggage   50 lbs

Removable Wings

The RV-12 was designed from the start to be "trailerable." Light, easily removable wings make it practical to keep the airplane at home, or hangar it in corners where nothing else will fit.

Pull a pair of pins behind the seats and the wings come off in a few seconds. All control and wiring connections are automatic and an ignition interlock prevents the engine from starting if the wings are not properly installed.

Glass Panel

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The RV-12 panel may be configured according to the builder's choice and budget. Two basic systems are The Dynon Skyview and the Garmin G3X Touch. Both use the GTR-200 radio/intercom (European customers can select the GTR-225 with 8.33kHz frequency spacing), and include a Mode S transponder and 406 mHz ELT. Proprietary switch and fuse panels combine with wiring harnesses supplied in the airframe kits to make the sophisticated panel truly "plug-and-play." A useful mapbox occupies the right side panel, which can optionally be replaced with a second display. Each system also has the option of a two axis autopilot and ADS-B weather & traffic (US only).

Interior Dimensions and Baggage Area

The RV-12 is sold in six separate subkits:

Empennage/TailCone Kit:
contains all components for empennage surfaces and the fuselage aft of the rear baggage bulkhead.

Wing Kit:
contains all components for wing and flaperons.

Fuselage Kit:
contains all components for fuselage
between firewall and rear baggage bulkhead.

Finish Kit:
contains cowling, engine mount, canopy,
wheels/brakes, nose gear components,
wiring harness and fuel tank components.

Avionics Kit:
avionics, engine and flight instruments,
switches, fuses, etc.

Powerplant Kit:
contains new Rotax 912ULS engine,
engine installation kit and a Sensenich
composite ground adjustable propeller. 

Four Stroke Rotax Power

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The 100 hp four-stroke Rotax 912 ULS has become the most widely used engine in the world in Light Sport class aircraft. And for good reason — it’s proven itself in all kinds of conditions, all over the world. It’s designed to operate on unleaded auto fuel. Altitude compensating carburetors automatically adjust mixture and a gearbox reduction drive keeps the prop in the most efficient rpm range.
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