The RVs of Van’s Aircraft and Dick VanGrunsven

The story behind Van's Aircraft, the company that has forged a band of brothers among RV builders and pilots.

The RV-3 was designed to go fast and be aerobatic.
RV-4 and RV-3: After years of appeals, Dick gave the market what it wanted: a two-seat tandem version of the RV-3.
RV-6: There were those who demanded side by side seating... and got it!
RV-6A: The number of pilots proficient and comfortable in a taildragger was diminishing, so Dick created a tricycle version.
RV-7: This was an upgrade of the RV-6, wih an improved kit. It was followed by a Tricycle version, the RV-7A.
RV-8: This was a substantial upgrade of the RV-4.
RV-8A: Once again Dick made the move to accommodate those who preferred tricycle landing gear.
RV-9A: This is the third generation of the RV-6, with significant changes.
RV-10: It took a long time, but the inevitable came to pass: a four-seat RV-10.
RV-12: Van’s Aircraft has finally entered the ELSA market with the RV-12.
Dick VanGrunsven
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