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The S-6ES went into production in April 1990. It is the second generation of the original S-6 design. Increased wing span through a fuselage redesign resulted in improved performance and appearance. The ES denotes "extended span". The design goals that the S-6 achieved represented a significant advance in quick-build kit planes. The S6ES series takes this goal even further. Using mostly all pre-finished parts and pre-sewn skins, the average build time is between 350 and 400 hours. Coyote II's can be built in the confines of an average garage normal shop tools and skills.


The new sport wing is now standard * and offers outstanding performance equal to the best of the standard wing and 116. With a 9:1 glide, the ES is off in a short run and cruising over 100 mph with 80 HP Rotax 912 UL. The roll rate is light and adverse yaw very minimal. The smooth presewn wings skins feature few seams, and offer equal to dope and fabric wings in performance. Because of the CNC stamped aluminum ribs the wing is not only a joy to fly but to assemble. The sport wing is the most advanced dacron covered wing on the market, with such features as a leading edge skin, and root rib tensioning.


Why has the S-6ES been so successful worldwide? Smart buyers know the real thing when they see it, and the Coyote II from RANS stands up to even the most discriminating. Since beginning production in 1989 the Coyote II has transformed the sport plane world. Being very popular in Europe and world wide, the design endures steady sales, and a large following. Over 1600 Coyote II's have been produced; this fleet of sport planes operates in over 50 countries. The conclusion is the S-6ES is a solid plane, and a solid investment. Coyote II's hold their value and are prized pre-owned aircraft. It is a sport plane of useable value, a tough trainer; some airframes have over 3000 hours. It can operate in the raging winds of Kansas; we still do demos when it is blowing in the 30MPH plus range. It can operate on desserts, float on lakes, or land at high elevations. The cabin is roomy fitting from 5'2" to 6'6", and weather tight. With the optional heater, fly year round. The Coyote II is the plane often copied but never duplicated. It is the plane that fulfills and defines sport flying to a "T", STOL, with fast cruise 105 MPH to 120 MPH, depending on wing and engine options, affordable, in a fantastically complete, well crafted kit, from a company owned and operated by the same folks since 1974.


Kits delivered as of 01/08: 1842 (includes Super Series)


* Early wings still in production for some countries.







  • Welded 4130 Cockpit cage powder coated cockpit cage
  • Aluminum tube tail cone assembles from pre-drilled parts
  • Most parts powder coated or anodized
  • Cabin skylight
  • Differential Ailerons, operated by cables and push-pull tubes
  • Dual elevator horns, push- pull tube operated elevator
  • Ball bearing aircraft control pulleys, all cables pre-assembled
  • Pre-drilled aluminum struts with adjustable aft lift strut
  • 3” Main wing spar 2” Trailing wing spar
  • Pitot/static system
  • Stamped aluminum ribs
  • Sheet aluminum leading edge wrap
  • Root rib tension system on wings, ailerons and flaps
  • Molded wing tips
  • 9 Gallon fuel tank in each wing w/ visual fuel quantity indicators
  • Folding tail & wings
  • Aluminum tail ribs
  • Double cable braced tail
  • Aluminum framed LEXAN curved doors with gas door lift cylinders
  • Dual air vents
  • Dual control sticks
  • Dual rudder pedals
  • Super 6 Instrument Panel
  • Single panel mount throttle
  • Panel mounted elevator trim 
  • Center flap handle
  • Single hydraulic toe brakes
  • Aluminum wheels/Aircraft grade tires
  • Park Brake
  • Tapered spring steel main gear
  • Telescoping steerable nose gear (Trike) 
  • Full swivel steerable tail wheel (Tail Wheel)
  • Upholstered seats with map pockets, adjust fore and aft, 4 positions
  • Lap and shoulder belts
  • In-cockpit fuel sump drain
  • Pre-cut floorboard w/ aluminum wear plate
  • 4 Oz. DACRON pre-sewn skin in choice of colors
  • Placards and decals
  • Cleco pliers and starter clecos




  • Low drag 2-piece fiberglass cowling, oil check door, cowling removes quickly with ¼ turn fasteners
  • 12” Spinner
  • 4-Point rubber isolated engine mount
  • Stainless steel exhaust System
  • Cooling system
  • Hardware
  • Pre-assembled oil lines with fire sleeves, fuel lines and fittings
  • ACS ignition switch
  • Pre- fabricated battery, starter and ground cables


The S-6ES is an FAA Approved 51% Kit in Standard or Quick Build Form – No welding required. Clear coating of covering recommended.   


  • BUILD TIME: 350-550 HOURS
  • PAPER COPY (available at extra cost)











Airframe Kit Less Firewall Forward

Airframe Kit including all standard features.
Available as trike or taildragger




12” spinner, low drag fiberglass cowling, oil check door, stainless steel exhaust system (912UL/912ULS), engine mount, isolators, ACS Ignition switch, cooling system, pre-assembled fire sleeved oil lines, fuel lines, and hardware. Pre-fabricated battery, starter, and ground cables.
(Does not include: engine, propeller, or propeller installation hardware)




Rotax 912UL (80 hp) and 912ULS (100 hp) available factory new. Due to currency fluctuation, prices are updated frequently. Please call for current pricing.




  • 2-blade Sensenich ground adjustable composite (912ULS) if used on a trike, it requires up-sized tires for clearance.
  • 2-blade Warp Drive ground adjustable w/ HP-L hub (912 UL)
  • 3-blade Warp Drive ground adjustable w/ HP-L hub (912 ULS)



The S-6ES comes standard with 6” aircraft grade tires and single hydraulic toe brakes. 


The following upgrades are available.

  • Tundra Tires (Taildragger Only)
  • Bush Option: 8.00 x 6 Mains with bush tailwheel
  • Trike gear up-sized mains and nose wheel (Includes and requires slightly larger fork)
  • Both sides hydraulic brakes




  • Thermal Formed Plastic Interior (Includes behind the seat baggage compartment) available in Grey.  This option gives the S-6ES a true finished appearance.
  • Behind the seat Cargo Area (Bolt in Style) (does not require Thermal Formed Interior)
  • Aft Baggage Compartment
  • Tinted Glass (doors only)
  • Map box (not an after market option)
  • Heater - Muffler style for 912UL/ULS
  • Heater - Radiant style







  • Stock upholstery is gray fabric, with black piping.
  • Headrests




  • Gascolator
  • Wheel Pants with Mount Kit
  • Nose Gear Disconnect with shimmy dampener (required with nose wheel pant)
  • Yaw Stabilizer Kit (Recommended for floats)
  • Main Gear Leg Fairings
  • Nose Gear Leg Fairing
  • Fillet Fairing (Wing to strut)
  • Radio Mount Plates
  • Antenna Mount Plate
  • Windshield Cover
  • AVEO Strobes
  • Carbon Fiber Cowling



  • Pre-built Tailcone: Built and attached to cockpit cage.


The S-6ES Quick Build Option includes:

  • Wings assembled; covered, wires for AVEO LED Strobes installed, fuel system installed with fuel lines plumbed and
    ready to integrate into fuselage.  
  • Fuselage assembled and covered.
  • Floorboard, wear plate, rudder pedal location drilled, and
    nut plates installed. 
  • Com antenna mount installed in fuselage belly.
  • Gear legs aligned and drilled.
  • Optional aft baggage assembled and door fitted.
  • Flaps, ailerons and tail group assembled and covered.


Quick Build available with 2 or 3 color paint options


Crating/packing charges are included in pricing.  Countries requiring treated wood subject to $500 crating fee.


All orders are shipped freight collect unless prior arrangements have been made to pre-pay shipping.  Customer pick-ups welcome. See “Shipping Information” page.










SPECIFICATIONS                                 80HP/100HP

Wing Span                                                  30 ft 4 in
Area                                                         137.6 sq ft
Mean Chord                                                  4 ft 6 in
Aspect                                                               6.73
Length                                                        20 ft 9 in
Height*                                                         7 ft 8 in
Cockpit Width                                                   45 in
Headroom                                                         39 in
Legroom                                                           41 in
Number of Seats                                                     2
Door                                                                        2
Landing Gear**                                           F/TD/TR
Baggage Volume***                                       6 cu ft
Baggage Capacity                                          50 lbs
Aux. Baggage Volume***                               7 cu ft
Aux. Baggage Capacity                                  30 lbs
Fuel Capacity                                           18 gal US



Engine Rotax                                    912UL/912ULS
Output                                                80 hp /100 hp
Oil Capacity                                                    3.0qts
Coolant Capacity                                            4.4qts
Propeller Type****                                                   
Gear Reduction                                   1:2.27/1:2.43
Fuel G.P.H @75%                                         4.5/5.0



Take Off Roll                                        220 ft /210 ft
Rate of Climb                               950 fpm/1250fpm
Service Ceiling                              14,000ft/16,000ft
Cruise                                         105 mph/ 110 mph
VNE                                                            130 mph
Stall Clean                                                   41 mph
Stall Flaps                                                    36 mph
Roll Rate                                                     80o / sec
Glide Ratio                                                          9:1
Landing Roll                                                    260 ft
Endurance                                          4.0 hrs/3.6 hrs
Range                                       420 miles/396 miles



Gross Weight                                               1320 lbs
Empty Weight                                                675 lbs
Useful Load                                                   645 lbs
Wing Loading                                               9.59 lbs
Power Loading                               16.50 / 13.20 lbs
Limit Load Factors                                             +4-2



* Trike height is shown, Taildraggers are 6 ft.
**F/TD/TR=Fixed Taildragger/ Trike
***Baggage Compartment optional
****Refer to Optional Props available
Performance at sea level and maximum gross weight.








We laid out the S-6ES kit, just so you can get an idea of what you get for the money. We feel we provide a premier kit, with a level of detail, finish, and completeness second to none.
The point of building from a kit is to have the convenience and value. Kit aircraft have as a whole come a long way since we started, and a much higher level of fabrication and completeness is present. We welcome this, because we believe the more provided, the more likely you end up with a plane that performs as per our claims. An kit that is lacking puts the builder in the design, engineer and fabricate role. That should be reserved for the those who build from plans. You as a consumer pay for a kit, not a surprise list of things you still need to buy or fabricate. I hope you enjoy the photo of the S-6S kit, and can appericate the level of finish, fabrication, and detail provide in our standard kits.


S-6 Kit














  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-6ES Coyote II Kit
    (1) Wooden Crate - 73" X 50" X 48" @ 425 lbs.
    (1) Wooden Crate - 146" X 25" X 19" @ 450 lbs.


  • S-6ES Quick Build
    (1) Wooden Crate - 206" X 47" X 79" @ 1035 lbs (fuselage)
    (1) Wooden Crate - 169" X 26" X 57" @ 450 lbs.

    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.