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  • ABOUT THE S-12XL
  • SPECS
  • 3-VIEW
  • PAINT SCHEMES
  • KIT PHOTOS
  • VIDEOS
  • PRICING
  • FAQ
  • SHIPPING

 

OVERVIEW


 

The S-12XL Airaile went into production in March of 1990 and has enjoyed a progressive evolution. Improvements to cabin comfort, durability, and performance are the direct result of working with user input. This is typical of the Airaile program from the beginning. The Airaile was designed to fulfill many foreign and domestic requests for a two-place pusher with side-by-side seating that was economical to buy, quick to build, easy to fly, and rugged enough to withstand the rigors of training. Over the years, the Airaile has earned a respected position in over 40 countries as the plane capable of fulfilling these goals.

 

Typical of RANS aircraft, the Airaile only requires a two-car garage and common shop tools and skills to complete from start to finish.

 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT


 

AIRFRAME

 

  • ROTAX engine install kit (see pricing info)
  • 3 blade Warp Drive prop
  • Semi-focal 4-point rubber isolated engine mount
  • Welded 4130 cockpit cage comes powder coated
  • Mini pod
  • Anodized aluminum airfoil struts/ adjustable lift struts
  • 3” Main wing spar
  • 2” Trailing wing spar
  • 5” x .065 6061-T6 tail boom
  • Root rib tension system on wings, ailerons and flaps
  • Wings fold or detach
  • Folding jury struts
  • Steerable nose gear, dual rudder pedals, (pilot side hydraulic  brakes)
  • 6” Nose and main gear aluminum wheels with Aircraft grade tires
  • Spring steel main gear
  • Individual seating adjusts fore and aft, 4 positions and tilt
  • Upholstered seat with map pockets
  • Dual control sticks
  • Elevator trim (trim wheel between seats)
  • Dual throttles
  • 3 position flaps
  • Blank instrument panel
  • Fuel sump drain
  • 9 Gallon fuel tank (in each wing)
  • Lap and shoulder belts
  • Dual elevator horns operated by push-pull tube
  • Ball bearing aircraft control pulleys
  • Dual cable braced folding tail
  • Cable and push-pull tube differential ailerons 
  • Folding tail
  • 4 ounce Pre-sewn Dacron skins in choice of colors
  • ACS Ignition Switch

 

 

 

The S-12XL Airaile is an FAA Approved 51% Kit 
No painting, fabric work or welding required.

 

Clear coating of covering is recommended. Enclosure pieces provided unpainted, in 6061-T6, can be polished or painted.

 

BUILD TIME STANDARD KIT:

 

  • Stock – 275 to 300 hours
  • Partial Enclosure – 350 to 400 hours
  • Full Enclosure – 450 to 500 hours
  • MANUALS PROVIDED ON CD
  • PAPER COPY (available at extra cost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIT AND OPTION INFORMATION


 

AIRFRAME KITS ARE LESS ENGINE

  • ROTAX 582 - Airframe kit including most components, parts, and hardware to install the Rotax 582 DC engine

     

  • ROTAX 912 UL - Airframe kit including most components, parts, and hardware to install the Rotax 912 UL engine

     

  • ROTAX 912ULS - Airframe kit including most components, parts, and hardware to install the Rotax 912 ULS engine

 

ENGINES

 

Rotax engines available factory new. Due to currency fluctuation, prices are updated frequently. Please call for current pricing.

 

ENGINE RELATED OPTIONS

 

  • Rotax 582 Gear Box ratios usable for S-12XL are 2.62:1 and 3:1. (3:1 requires an optional propeller)

 

  • Rotax 582 Electric starter kit (standard with 912ul and 912uls install kits)

 

Includes magneto end electric starter motor, battery box, key switch, cable, and hardware.

 

  • Oil cooler for 912 UL/912 ULS

 

COVERING OPTIONS

 

The S-12XL comes standard with wings and tail made of 4 oz Dacron pre-sewn, pre-colored, slip on skins.

 

COLOR CHOICES 

     

  • Any one color is standard.
  • Optional: Any 2 colors

 

BRAKE / TIRE OPTIONS

 

The S-12XL comes standard with 6” non-aircraft grade tires and single hydraulic toe brakes. The following upgrades are available.

 

  • Tundra Tires w/ Tundra Nose Fork
  • Both Sides Hydraulic Brakes

 

 

UPHOLSTERY OPTIONS

 

  • Headrests

 

  

INTERIOR OPTIONS

 

  • Tinted Glass (See enclosure options)
  • Heater (Muffler) (Not for 912)
  • Avionics Panel  

 

OTHER OPTIONS

 

  • Gascolator
  • Wheel Pants (Mains plus Nose with hardware)
  • Main Gear Leg Fairings, Unpainted
  • Nose Gear Leg Fairing, Unpainted
  • Jury strut fairing material
  • Fillet fairing (Wing to strut)
  • Flap filler Raw (Standard with Full Enclosure)
  • Tailwheel (in place of skid block)
  • Windshield Cover

 

STANDARD MINI-POD

 

  • Includes nose cone, belly pan 1, and short windshield.

 

PARTIAL ENCLOSURE

 

  • Includes nose cone, full windshield, belly pans 1 and 2, half-doors, flow fairings, and radiator mods.

 

FULL ENCLOSURE

 

  • Includes nose cone, full windshield, all belly pans, full doors, aft enclosure, flow fences, flap fillet and radiator mods.

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS


 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

52 HP

65 HP

80/100 HP

 
 

Wing Span
Area
Mean Chord
Aspect
Length
Height
Cockpit Width
Headroom
Legroom
Number of Seats
Doors
Landing Gear *
Baggage Volume **

Baggage Capacity

Fuel Capacity

 

31.0 ft.

152 sq. ft.

4 ft. 10.5 in.

6.33:1

21 ft. 8 in.

88 in.

41 in.

41.5 in.

44.5 in.

2

2

F/TR

n/a

n/a

18 gal. US

 

31.0 ft.

152 sq. ft.

4 ft. 10.5 in.

6.33:1

21 ft. 8 in.

88 in.

41 in.

41.5 in.

44.5 in.

2

2

F/TR

n/a

n/a

18 gal. US

 

31.0 ft.

152 sq. ft.

4 ft. 10.5 in.

6.33:1

21 ft. 8 in.

88 in.

41 in.

41.5 in.

44.5 in.

2

2

F/TR

n/a

n/a

18 gal. US

 

 
 

POWER PLANT

503

582

912UL/912ULS

 
 

Engine
Output
Oil Capacity
Coolant Capacity
Propeller Diameter
Propeller Type ***
Gear Reduction
Fuel G.P.H. @ 75%

 

Rotax 503

52 hp.

n/a

n/a

68 in.

 

1:2.58

4.0

 

Rotax 582

65 hp.

2.5 qts.

4.4 qts.

68 in.

 

1:2.58

5.75

 

Rotax 912UL/912ULS

80 hp./100 hp.

3.0 qts.

4.4 qts.

68 in. to 72 in.

 

1:2.27/1:2.43

4.5/5.0

 

 
 

PERFORMANCE

 
 

Take Off Roll
Rate of Climb
Service Ceiling
Cruise
VNE
Stall Clean
Stall Flaps
Roll Rate
Glide Ratio
Landing Roll
Endurance
Range

 

285 ft.

500 fpm.

12,500 ft.

65 mph.

100 mph.

38 mph.

32 mph.

70°/sec.

7:1

200 ft.

4.5 hrs.

292.5 miles

 

250 ft.

900 fpm.

14,000 ft.

75 mph.

100 mph.

40 mph.

33 mph.

70°/sec.

7:1

200 ft.

3.1 hrs.

232.5 miles

 

285 ft./220 ft.

900 fpm./1200 fpm.

14,000 ft./14,500 ft.

85 mph./90 mph.

100 mph.

42 mph.

35 mph.

70°/sec.

7:1

200 ft.

4.0 hrs./3.6 hrs.

340/324 miles

 

 
 

WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS

 
 

Gross Weight
Empty Weight
Useful Load
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Limit Load Factors

920 lbs.

430 lbs.

490 lbs.

6.0 lbs.

17.7 lbs.

+4-2

975 lbs.

475 lbs.

500 lbs.

6.4 lbs.

15.0 lbs.

+4-2

1100 lbs.

575 lbs.

525 lbs.

7.2 lbs.

13.75/11 lbs.

+4-2

 
 

 

*F/TR=Fixed Trike
**50 lbs of baggage can be carried in the space available behind the seats.
***Refer to Optional Props available

 

Performance at sea level and maximum gross weight.

 

 

 

PAINT SCHEMES


 

 

KIT PHOTOS


 

 

Coming Soon. . .

 

 

VIDEOS


 

 

 

 

PRICING & ORDER FORM


 

 

TERMS OF PURCHASE


 

THESE TERMS OF PURCHASE REFER TO ALL RANS AIRCRAFT KIT PURCHASES.

 

DEPOSIT
A 50% deposit is required and 100% on Props & Engines, to confirm an order. This initial deposit can be made with a certified check, wire transfer, money order, company check or personal check.



 

FINAL PAYMENT
The balance of your payment is due prior to ship out. RANS will make every effort to contact you plenty of time in advance of the ship out date so that this final payment does not hold up your order. Final payment should be made with a certified check, money order, or a wire transfer.



 

SALES TAX
Sales tax is not added to shipments that are shipped out of the state of Kansas. Shipments within the state of Kansas will be charged sales tax at the rate of the delivery destination. For out of state customers picking up a kit at the factory, the customer must complete a notarized sales tax affidavit that defers sales tax to your state of residence.



 

ENGINES
With the purchase of a RANS kit, you are entitled to buy the Rotax engine directly from RANS. We do our best to keep the price as low as possible. The price will be our published price at the time of purchase.


The warranty period (6 months or first 100 hours whichever comes first) must begin within 1 year of delivery. For many home building projects this is not an adequate time frame to be finished and flying. And even for those folks who plan to finish in a short period of time, unexpected circumstances sometimes change these plans. Order your engine about 12-14 weeks before you will be ready to install it. Customer pays freight charges on all engine shipments, no matter if shipped with the kit or shipped separately later.



 

DELIVERY DATES
Depending upon production demands, delivery dates vary. Please inquire at the time of purchase about current delivery times. Kits (without any pre-built or quick build options) are usually shipped in 8-12 weeks. However, during high demand times this time can run longer. Quick build kit delivery times vary widely and are strictly dependent upon the number and extent of projects already on the schedule. An expected delivery date will be given at the time of order.

 

However, this is not a guarantee and is subject to change.



 

ORDER CHANGES
Our inventory and production emphasis are based on what is ordered. Therefore, it is difficult to change an order once confirmed. Custom made or ordered items cannot be changed without cost. (For example, changing the color scheme after the skins are already sewn.)



 

CANCELED PAYMENTS
Due to custom nature of our product, orders are transferrable, but cancellations are not allowed and will result in loss of deposit.



 

BACKORDERS
We make every effort to send out your order complete. However, experience has shown that this cannot always be the case. Many items we use are highly specialized and many are supplied by only one vendor. When a vendor without warning changes a lead-time from 3-4 weeks to 3-4 months it means we might not have this item in stock. We do send out backorders (not including engines, see #4) at our expense as quickly as we receive them. In some cases back orders are sent F.O.B.



 

MISSING PARTS
We check and re-check and are 99.9% certain that if we say we shipped it, we did. The first task in building your kit is to inventory the parts using the packing list provided. It's your job to keep all parts organized and accounted for upon receiving your kit. We can not provide ìmissingî parts cost free after 60 days.



 

PROPELLERS
Because we deal with several vendors of props (Warp Drive, and Sensenich), all propellers are considered special orders and cannot be returned or exchanged! Because of variations in engines, flying conditions, function of the RPM gauge, variations in the prop itself, and other numerous factors, performance can vary considerably. We will do our best to provide the information you need to order a prop that will do the best job. However, because of variations, we cannot guarantee performance.



 

RETURNED GOODS
A RANS kit aircraft is purchased as a complete kit. The only exceptions are kits sold less engine and less firewall forward. RANS will not accept for credit unused items from the original kit.



 

GUARANTEES
We cannot guarantee continued supply of any items outside scope of our manufacture. This includes, but is not limited to engines, props, instruments, and sensors for instrumentation, wheels, brakes, tires, and so forth.

 



This policy pertains to the purchase of the aircraft kit. Parts and options ordered later will be handled on an individual basis. Any part that is shipped that is incorrect will be exchanged free of charge. However, all returns must be authorized by our Parts Department.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

SHIPPING INFORMATION

 

  1. All orders are shipped freight collect unless prior arrangements have been made to prepay the shipping. We welcome customer pickups. However there are charges if the loading requires service above what we would normally give loading a common carrier. You will be charged accordingly for staking and anchoring and any spectial lifting. Labor rates on special loads are $80/hour. 1-hour minimum.

  2. All kits are secured in wooden crates. This is included in the base price of each kit including the quick build options. *See #4 Foreign Special Shipements for special fee

  3. Domestic Shipments: Unless prior arrangements have been made, we will choose the carrier for your shipment. RANS is a high-volume shipper privileged with generous freight discounts. We can save you some freight costs by choosing the right carrier.

  4. Foreign Shipments: We are very flexible on arrangements for foreign shipments. We can make the arrangements, obain quotes, and try to find for you the best service for the price. We deal with numerous freight forwarders every month and can route a shipment however you prefer. *There is a $500 crating fee for foreign countries that require special handling due to treated wood. Additional crating fees apply to off shore shipements. $500 for each large crate and $200 for small crates.

  5. Freight on domestic shipments is charged by weight. Foreign shipments by ocean or air are charged by size and/or weight (dimensional weight). For you use in obtaining quotes or planning for pickup or delivery of your kit, here are the sizes and domensions of the shipping packages. All engines are packed seperately and sizes for those are also listed below.

 

  • S-12XL Kit
    (1) Wooden Crate - 91" X 46" X 22" @ 380 lbs.
    (1) Wooden Crate - 146" X 25" X 19" @ 380 lbs.

    *Estimates for standard kits. Add 30% to 50% for Quick Build Kits.

 

 

 

    Special Notes on Crate Sizes

  1. All engines are shipped seperately. Box sizes area as follows:
    for 447, 503, or 582; 27" X 14" X 20" @ 100lbs.
    for 012 or 912S: 36" X 31" X 25" @ 230 lbs.

  2. The height is the maximum height over the tail. On some models the entire crate is not this high. However, for all foreign shipments, this height must be used to figure dimensional weight.

RANS Designs, Inc. reserves the right to make changes in prices, specifications, or models, or add improvements at any time without notice or obligation.