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.
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.
Wing Span 30 ft 4 in
Area 137.6 sq ft
Mean Chord 4 ft 6 in
Length 20 ft 9 in
Height* 7 ft 8 in
Cockpit Width 45 in
Headroom 39 in
Legroom 41 in
Number of Seats 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
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
* 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.