VANS RV10 Aircraft Shoot

This week we were on location to shoot a very special VANs RV10 Aircraft that had just completed its build and had passed its final testing to go into commission.
15/10/2020
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The VANs RV10

The Van's Aircraft RV-10 is a four-seat, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt airplane sold in kit form by Van's Aircraft. It is the first four-seat airplane in the popular RV series.
The architect of the line of Van's aircraft, Richard VanGrunsven, designed the RV-10 to satisfy a market demand for a four-seat version of the popular RV series aircraft.
The RV-10 was designed from the start as a touring aircraft and as such it forgoes the aerobatic capabilities and the lighter handling common to the aircraft in the RV line from the RV-3 to RV-8. Instead the RV-10 design focuses on greater stability and payload.

This is the first aircraft in the RV line that does not have a hinged or sliding canopy. VanGrunsven instead opted for two gull-winged doors to provide access to the four seats.
This design has benefited from many of the production changes that were pioneered with the RV-7, RV-8 and the RV-9. Like those aircraft, the RV-10 uses computer assisted design to produce a kit with pre-drilled rivet holes, thus greatly reducing assembly time for the builder. The RV-10 is available only as a tricycle landing gear version and no tailwheel or retractable landing gear versions are planned.

The aircraft is constructed of aluminum with the cabin structure and gull-winged doors made from composite materials. The landing gear is tubular steel with the nosewheel mounting tube welded to the engine mount. As in all nose-wheel equipped RV aircraft, the nosewheel is free castering and the aircraft is steered with differential braking. The brakes are mounted conventionally on the rudder pedal toes.


aviation, light aircraft, plane, VANs RV10, airfield, aerospace, aviation photography, commercial photography, tim wallace

aviation, light aircraft, plane, VANs RV10, airfield, aerospace, aviation photography, commercial photography, tim wallace

aviation, light aircraft, plane, VANs RV10, airfield, aerospace, aviation photography, commercial photography, tim wallace

aviation, light aircraft, plane, VANs RV10, airfield, aerospace, aviation photography, commercial photography, tim wallace

aviation, light aircraft, plane, VANs RV10, airfield, aerospace, aviation photography, commercial photography, tim wallace



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