RV-4 For Sale
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20 ft. 4 in.
A total of 7 RV-4 for sale airplanes are shown on this page.
The RV-4 for sale from Van's Aircraft is one of the most popular kit built aircraft. Over 1,180 have been sold to date.
Designed by Richard Van Grunsven, the aircraft is generally powered by engines from 150 - 180 hp.
The aircraft is a fun machine to fly. Take off is generally done without flaps. Acceleration with the 180 HP engine is quick and the 75 mph rotate speed is soon reached. The aircraft will climb at approximately 2,220 fpm at around 115 mph.
During cruise, aileron control is very crisp and the aircraft exhibits excellent directional stability. Aileron and rudder interface in the aircraft is easily achieved for positive control.
Landing approaches with the Van's 4 are very comfortable in the 78 - 82 mph range. Three point landings are easily accomplished. The landing roll-out is uneventful and does not present any challenges.
Modified Van's 4 aircraft hold a number of world records, including time to climb in their class (class c-1.b) and maximum altitudes.
On November 13, 2004 a specially modified Van's 4 Aircraft set the
single piston engine manned level flight altitude record of 47,530 feet.
The Van's 4 is the highest flying manned single piston engine aircraft in the world and the second highest flying manned piston engine aircraft in the world overall. Only the four engine B-29 has flown higher.
The most significant modification of the record setting aircraft involved the fitting of a 350 hp engine in the airframe.
In 1995, 1996 and 2000 Jon Johanson completed round the world flights in a Van's 4 modified with extra fuel tanks, electronic ignition, a metal propeller, and a padded race car seat.