The RV-7A is a two person, tricycle-gear, aluminum monocoque aircraft. The one that I'm planning on building will have a variable-pitch prop and a 180 HP engine.
The following information is from the Van's Aircraft website and is the performance specs from their factory demonstrator, N137RV. We are probably not going to get numbers quite this good as the prop we're putting onto the plane is a fixed-pitch prop instead of a variable-pitch prop (like the demonstrator), but this seems to have more of an impact on climb performance and takeoff distance than it does on top speed and range.
Note also that all RVs (except the 9 and the 10) are designed to be aerobatic aircraft even with a passenger - they are all rated to +6 and -3 Gs at gross aerobatic weight, which is roughly defined as two people, half tanks of gas, and no luggage.
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