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)
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
Wing Span 30ft 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 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
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.
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-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
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.