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RANS S 6ES COYOTE iI
By James Lawrence
In American Indian lore, the coyote is a mythic totem, known variously as the prairie wolf, God's dog and the trickster. The coyote was respected for its intelligence, resourcefulness and adaptability. As an airplane, the Rans Aircraft Coyote II seems aptly named by making the most of its straightforward aerodynamic pedigree: It's lean, attractive, playful, and handles the elements athletically and with minimal fuss.
RANS s7S Courier
by Dan Johnson,
Rans designer Randy Schlitter is one of those restlessly creative types. Many aviators are aware he's created twenty airplane designs and these are not all variations on a theme. While a few are based on another, several are completely fresh approaches. Way back when, we used to joke about the Rans design-of-the-month club, so often did he emerge at an airshow with somethings we'd never seen.
Flight Report: UL Power 350 in the S-7S
RANS S 19 vENTERRA
Saturday was beautiful and a great day for flying, but it wasn't just the agreeable weather that caused me to land (quite well, thank you) with a big smile on my face. This combo is darn near perfect, in my opinion. Now, I'm also a fan of Rotax's 912 series, but this six cylinder Jabiru engine was one of the few experiences I've had where the powerplant ran like the proverbial sewing machine. That comparison is often made but not always entirely factual.
RANS S 20 RAVEN
By Dan Johnson
I view Rans' newest aircraft as a benchmark design for the airplane company based in Hays, Kansas, more than 100 miles northwest of another aviation hub known as Wichita. Rans started 31 years ago with a little single seat ultralight called Coyote. Company designer Randy Schlitter shows marketing savvy using both numbers and names for his models — they help people remember — so it was another benchmark of sorts when he hit 20, and that would be for the S-20 Raven. His designs don't plod along with incremental changes.
RANS S-20 Raven a Best of Breed?