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RV–6/6A Performance



RV - 6

     
Solo Weight 965 lbs
Gross Weight 1600 lbs
150 hp 160 hp 180 hp
Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)
Empty weight and performance measured with Fixed pitch prop
 
Speed - Solo Weight
Top Speed 198 mph 202 mph 210 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 187 mph 191 mph 199 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 169 mph 172 mph 179 mph
Stall Speed 49 mph 49 mph 49 mph
 
Speed - Gross Weight
Top Speed 197 mph 201 mph 209 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 186 mph 190 mph 198 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 168 mph 171 mph 178 mph
Stall Speed 55 mph 55 mph 55 mph
 
Ground Performance - Solo Weight
Takeoff Distance 325 ft 300 ft 270 ft
Landing Distance 300 ft 300 ft 300 ft
 
Ground Performance - Gross Weight
Takeoff Distance 550 ft 535 ft 475 ft
Landing Distance 500 ft 500 ft 500 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Solo Weight
Rate of Climb 1,710 fpm 1,900 fpm 2,275 fpm
Ceiling 19,300 ft 21,500 ft 25,700 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight
Rate of Climb 1,355 fpm 1,500 fpm 1,790 fpm
Ceiling 15,800 ft 17,400 ft 20,800 ft
 
Range
Range [75% @ 8000 ft] 775 sm 775 sm 720 sm
Range [55% @ 8000 ft] 950 sm 950 sm 880 sm

RV - 6A

     
Solo Weight 985 lbs
Gross Weight 1650 lbs
150 hp 160 hp 180 hp
Speeds and ranges in statute mph (sm)
Empty weight and performance measured with Fixed pitch prop
 
Speed - Solo Weight
Top Speed 196 mph 200 mph 208 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 185 mph 189 mph 197 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 167 mph 170 mph 177 mph
Stall Speed 49 mph 49 mph 49 mph
 
Speed - Gross Weight
Top Speed 195 mph 199 mph 207 mph
Cruise [75% @ 8000 ft] 184 mph 188 mph 196 mph
Cruise [55% @ 8000 ft] 166 mph 169 mph 176 mph
Stall Speed 55 mph 55 mph 55 mph
 
Ground Performance - Solo Weight
Takeoff Distance 325 ft 300 ft 270 ft
Landing Distance 300 ft 300 ft 300 ft
 
Ground Performance - Gross Weight
Takeoff Distance 560 ft 535 ft 485 ft
Landing Distance 500 ft 500 ft 500 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Solo Weight
Rate of Climb 1,665 fpm 1,850 fpm 2,225 fpm
Ceiling 18,500 ft 20,500 ft 24,700 ft
 
Climb/Ceiling - Gross Weight
Rate of Climb 1,305 fpm 1,450 fpm 1,740 fpm
Ceiling 14,750 ft 13,300 ft 19,700 ft
 
Range
Range [75% @ 8000 ft] 760 sm 760 sm 705 sm
Range [55% @ 8000 ft] 875 sm 875 sm 810 sm
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