Sport Class

Popular, fast and fully aerobatic.

This year, an exciting new class will be introduced - The Sport class. This new class will be comprised of Van's aircraft, the most popular experimental aircraft in the world.

These aircraft are fast, fully aerobatic, and pure fun! ARC's Sport Class will include RV-4, -6, -7 and -8 aircraft from all over Europe, with engines putting out up to 200+ horsepower, generating speeds up to 370 km/h!.

RV aircraft have been highly successful over the past several years at the Reno Air Races and in the Sport Air Racing League in the US, and have been making their presence known at International Aerobatic Council competitions as well! ARC is excited to bring this fast, exciting and colorful new class of racing to Europe in the Air Race Championship series!.

RV-8 ( General Specifications )

  • Crew: 1
  • Lenght: 6,4 m
  • Spread: 7,32 m
  • Height: 1,7m
  • Wing Area: 10.8m2
  • Empty weight: 508kg
  • Maximum Take-off Weight: 816 Kg (1800 lb)
  • Engine: 1 × Lycoming IO-360 four cylinder, horizontally opposed piston aircraft engine with fuel injection, 200 hp (150 kW)
  • Load Factor: +6g - 3g