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The design goal of the S-6S was to create a fast build kit plane with traditional aircraft fabric covering. The basic airframe is based on the successful S-6ES. In the tradition of the ES series most parts are preformed and pre-finished. Typically on fabric planes, the inside is painted or covered with fabric. Many hours of tedious labor is saved with the use of a molded interior kit. Final assembly can begin once inventory and inspection is complete. Only the outside of the plane and the instrument panel require painting. Even the panel can be ordered powder coated.


A Super Six can be built in the confines of an average garage using normal shop tools and skills. The Super Six is an excellent project for the first-time builder wanting the challenge of traditional aircraft fabric. Because of the high level of "out of the box" finish and preparation, more time can be spent on the details resulting in a highly professional finish with performance to match. The new sport wing offers great performance in both STOL and cruise speeds. At 30'8" span and a slight taper the handling is with little adverse yaw and snappy role rate. The sport wing will function well on floats and at high altitude. The advanced construction of the sport wing also allows a very precise shape airfoil in short build times.

With the standard wing the stock 80 HP Rotax 912 UL engine cruise speeds are in excess of a 100 mph. Fuel burn rates of less than 5 gallons per hour common. The 100 HP ups the cruise a few MPH, with a large increase in climb, all at a small increase in fuel burn. Overhaul times as high as 2000 hours have been reported by operators.

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






  • Welded 4130 chromoly steel 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 operated elevator
  • Ball bearing aircraft control pulleys, all cables pre-assembled
  • Pre-drilled streamlined 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
  • 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
  • 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)











  • Gear leg fairings
  • Full swivel steerable tail wheel (Tailwheel)
  • Full interior kit with behind seat baggage storage
  • Deluxe 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
  • Aircraft fabric, tapes (no glue), close outs
  • Exit fairings for control rods and cables
  • Placards, 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-6S is an FAA approved 51% kit In Standard or Quick Build Form - No Welding Required.


  • BUILD TIME: 500-700 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 912 UL (80 hp) and 912 ULS (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-6S 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



  • Tinted Glass (doors only)
  • Map box (not an after market option)
  • Heater - muffler style for 912 UL/ULS
  • Heater - radiant style
  • Aft baggage compartment






  • Stock upholstery is gray fabric, w/ black piping
  •  Headrests




  • Gascolator
  • Wheel pants with mount kit
  • Nose gear disconnect with shimmy dampener        (required with nose wheel pant)
  • Yaw stability kit (recommended for floats)
  • Radio mount plates
  • Antenna mount plate
  • Windshield cover
  • AVEO Strobes
  • Carbon fiber cowling




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




The S-6S 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 costs are included in pricing; Countries requiring treated wood subject to additional 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                                                   30ft 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
Doors                                                                      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


POWER PLANT                                 912UL/912ULS

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



Take Off Roll                                           220ft/210ft
Rate of Climb                               950 fpm/1250fpm
Service Ceiling                              14,000ft/16,000ft
Cruise                                          110 mph/115 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 hrs / 3.6 hrs
Range                                     440 miles / 414 miles



Gross Weight                                               1320 lbs
Empty Weight                                                700 lbs
Useful Load                                                   620 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-6S 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 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.


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


  • S-6S 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.