Van's Aircraft Total Performance RV Kit Planes

RV–4 Performance




Solo Weight 1160 lbs
Gross Weight 1500 lbs
150 hp 160 hp 180 hp
Empty weight and performance measured with fixed pitch wood propeller
Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)
Speed - Solo Weight
Top Speed 201 mph 205 mph 213 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 189 mph 193 mph 201 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 171 mph 174 mph 182 mph
Stall Speed 48 mph 48 mph 48 mph
 
Speed - Gross Weight
Top Speed 200 mph 204 mph 212 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 188 mph 192 mph 200 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 170 mph 173 mph 180 mph
Stall Speed 54 mph 54 mph 54 mph
 
Ground Performance - Solo Weight
Takeoff Distance 325 ft 300 ft 260 ft
Landing Distance 300 ft 300 ft 300 ft
 
Ground Performance - Gross Weight
Takeoff Distance 475 ft 450 ft 400 ft
Landing Distance 425 ft 425 ft 425 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Solo Weight
Rate of Climb 1,850 fpm 2,050 fpm 2,450 fpm
Ceiling 21,700 ft 24,000 ft 28,600 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight
Rate of Climb 1,500 fpm 1,650 fpm 1,950 fpm
Ceiling 18,000 ft 19,500 ft 23,000 ft
 
Range
Range [75% @ 8000 ft] 640 sm 640 sm 590 sm
Range [55% @ 8000 ft] 790 sm 790 sm 725 sm
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