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  • ABOUT THE S-7S
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • 3-VIEW
  • PAINT SCHEMES
  • KIT PHOTOS
  • VIDEOS
  • PRICING

 

OVERVIEW


 

The design of the S-7 originated out of the need to train Coyote I pilots; so the cockpit was set up the same with throttle left, stick in the middle. Named the Courier in honor of one of my favorite planes, The Helio Courier, the S-7 must have inherited some Helio spirit, since it also is very STOL.

 

Built with keeping-it-simple in mind the original plane weighed in at only 390 pounds with a 503 Rotax. It flew very well for the low horsepower, but soon was fitted to the 65 HP 532.

 

Over the years the basic plane stayed true to form, a light, simple plane, with traditional construction, minus the traditional headaches. However, in 2001 the S-7C, a much-refined version, was certified under the primary category. This plane represents 7 years of process to obtain the Type Certificate. In 2003 we introduced the S-7S, the kit form of the "C", and enjoy strong sales of this very much-refined fun flyer. The S-7S also complies with the new Sport Plane Rule.

 

Because the S-7S complies with the standards for sport planes we will be able to offer this plane in ready to fly form. Designated the S-7LS, this form of a ready to fly Courier is in production with deliveries being made all over the USA and beyond.

 

For $89,000 you can purchase a fully equipped S-7LS, with such amenities, as Garmin moving map GPS/COM, and Transponder. The S-7LS is a practical plane as well as a fun sport plane.

 

If you have the desire to build, the S-7S is a kit like few others. The level of detail to the manual, finish and quality of parts, and refined level of design will reinforce what a sound investment in sport flying the S-7S is. When completed you will have built your own version of our certified Courier. the enjoyment and value of this expereince with be affirmed every time you open the throttle and the wheels quickly leave the ground, placing you at the stick of the new classic in town.

 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT


 

AIRFRAME

 

  • 4130 welded fuselage and tail frames
  • Tubular aluminum wing structure
  • Pitot static system
  • Acrylic Molded Windshield
  • Cabin skylight
  • Aero-Servo Differential ailerons
  • Ball bearing aircraft control pulleys
  • Cable operated rudder and ailerons
  • Push-pull tube operated elevator
  • Double stainless steel tail braces
  • Pre-drilled streamline aluminum struts
  • Adjustable aft lift strut
  • 4130 streamline jury struts
  • Exit fairings for control rods and cables
  • Molded wing tips
  • 26 Gallon fuel system (13 gal. in each wing with sight gauges), Flush Fuel Caps
  • 60” wide curved doors on each side with double vents
  • Upholstered adjustable seats
  • 4-point lap and shoulder belts w/front seat inertia reel
  • Dual controls: throttles, control sticks, rudder pedals, brakes
  • Electric elevator trim mounted to forward control stick with indicator on panel
  • 2-position flaps
  • Spring steel landing gear with fairings
  • Hydraulic 6.00 X 6 wheels and brakes
  • Full-swivel steerable tailwheel
  • Park brake
  • Baggage compartment
  • Control stick torque-tube upholstered covers
  • Station 3 bulkhead closeout
  • Aft rudder cable guard
  • Side mounted battery service hatch
  • AN hardware and fasteners
  • Throttle guard 
  • 1-piece fiberglass boot cowl with flush joggle seams for cowling
  • Pre-cut floor boards w/aluminum wear plate
  • Placards and decals
  • Pre-fabricated battery cables
  • Monster gear bushings

 

 

 

ENGINE INSTALL KIT EQUIPMENT

 

  • Stainless Steel Firewall
  • 2-piece fiberglass cowl with 1/4 turn fasteners & oil check door
  • 13” Spinner
  • Dyna Focal engine mount
  • Stainless steel exhaust system
  • Cooling system
  • Hardware
  • Pre-assembled oil lines with fire sleeves, fuel lines and  fittings
  • Carburetor heat
  • Muffler style heat
  • ACS ignition switch
  • Pre-fabricated starter and ground cables

 

The S-7S Courier is a FAA Approved 51% Kit in Standard or Quick Build Form – No welding required.

 

 

  • BUILD TIME: 500-700 HOURS
  • QUICK BUILD TIME 250-350 HOURS
  • MANUALS PROVIDED ON CD
  • PAPER COPY (available at extra cost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIT AND OPTION INFORMATION


 

Airframe Kit Less Firewall Forward

     
Airframe Kit including all Standard Features
      (available as a Taildragger only)

 

ENGINE INSTALL KIT

 

Rotax 912S ULS install kit (less engine)
Includes everything to install engine:
engine mount, fuel lines, oil and water system, heater, carb-heat, spinner, and cowling. ACS ignition switch. Pre-fabricated starter and ground cables.


(Does not include engine, propeller, or propeller installation hardware.)

 

ENGINE

 

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

 

PROP OPTIONS

 

  • 2-Blade Sensenich ground adjustable composite
  • 3-Blade Sensenich ground adjustable composite
  • 3-Blade Warp Drive ground adjustable w/HP-L hub

 

QUICK BUILD OPTIONS

 

      The S-7S Quick Build Option Includes:

  • Fuselage welded, internal corrosion protection added,
    powder coated, covered, battery box and access door
    installed and fitted
  • Baggage assembled, aft floor boards drilled
  • Wings assembled, covered, wires for AVEO LED Strobes installed, fuel system installed, with fuel lines plumbed and
    ready to integrate into fuselage.
  • COM and ELT antenna mounts installed
  • Gear legs pre-drilled
  • Flaps and ailerons, assembled and covered
  • Tail frames powder coated, assembled and covered
  • Door frames powder coated, and covered

 
Quick Build available with 2 or 3 color paint options

 

LANDING GEAR OPTION

 

  • Monster Gear Option: (Bush tire option recommended)

 

BRAKE & TIRE OPTION

 

The S-7S Courier comes standard with 6.00x6 hydraulic wheels and brakes.

 

  • Bush Option: 8.00 X 6 mains & Bush Tailwheel

 

FUSELAGE OPTIONS
 

  • Powder coated fuselage, tail frames, & door frames
    (Included in quick build option)   

  • Internal corrosion protection
    (Included in quick build option)

   

UPHOLSTERY OPTIONS


Standard upholstery includes seat covers in gray Velvet fabric. Headrests are not available or recommended for the S-7S.

 

  • Non-standard Upholstery Color
  • Wedge Seat Option (front seat only)
  • Pleather Seat Upholstery (pair)
 

OTHER OPTIONS

 

  • Paper Copy Manual
  • Gascolator
  • Winterization kit
  • Rear Seat Electric Elevator Trim
  • Canopy Cover
  • Carbon Fiber Cowling     
  • Carbon Fiber Boot Cowl
  • Carbon Fiber Wing Tips
  • AVEO Strobes

                       

 

PARTIAL KITS               

 

MANUALS & SUPPLIES

 

(Manuals, log books, raw stock, etc.)

 

WING KIT


(Main structure, fuel tanks, close outs, ribs, jigs, lift struts, jury struts, ailerons, & flaps, wing tips, etc.)


FUSELAGE & TAIL KIT


(Fuselage, formers, main gear, wheels and brakes,
rudder pedals, tail section, tail wheel, control stick
assembly, baggage compartment, boot cowl, ELT
mount plate, floor boards, wear plates, hardware, Pre-fabricated battery cables, etc.)

 

COVERING KIT


(Covering supplies, fabric, closeouts, wing tips etc)

 

FINISHING KIT


(Seats, seatbelts, station 3 closeout, control covers, placards, windshield, jack mounts and cabin fuel System, etc.)
         

ENGINE INSTALL KIT

 

Rotax 912 ULS install kit (less engine)
Includes everything to install engine:
stainless steel firewall, engine mount, fuel lines, oil and water system, heater, carb-heat, spinner, and cowling. ACS ignition switch.
Pre-fabricated starter and ground cables.


(Does not include engine, propeller, or propeller installation hardware.)

 

 

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


 

 

SPECIFICATIONS                          100HP

Wing Span                                                  29 ft 3 in
Area                                                         147.1 sq ft
Mean Chord                                                        5 ft
Aspect                                                            5.85:1
Length                                                       23 ft 3 in
Height                                                          6 ft 3 in
Cockpit Width                                                  30 in
Headroom   Front/Rear                            42 in/36 in
Legroom Front/Rear                             41.5 in/40 in
Number of Seats                                                      2
Doors                                                                      2
Landing Gear *                                                 F/TD
Baggage Volume                                        10 cubic ft
Baggage Capacity                                             50 lbs
Fuel Capacity                                             26 gal US

 

POWER PLANT                         912 ULS

Engine                                              Rotax 912 ULS
Output                                                           100 hp
Oil Capacity                                                   3.0 qts
Coolant Capacity                                            4.4 qts
Propeller Diameter                                           70 in
Propeller Type                               ground adjustable
Gear Reduction                                                1:2.43
Fuel G.P.H @ 75%.                                              5.0

                                                     

PERFORMANCE

Take Off Roll                                                  325 ft
Rate of Climb                                              850 fpm
Service Ceiling                                            14,500 ft
Cruise                                                          110 mph
VNE                                                            130 mph
Stall Clean                                                     39 mph
Stall Flaps                                                     33 mph
Roll Rate                                                      70o / sec
Glide Ratio                                                           8:1
Landing Roll                                                    340 ft
Endurance                                                     5.2 hrs
Range                                                         572 miles

                                                     

WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS

Gross Weight                                               1320 lbs
Empty Weight                                               732 lbs
Useful Load                                                    588 lbs
Wing Loading                                                 8.9 lbs
Power Loading                                                 13.20
Limit Load Factors                                            +4-2

 

*F/TD = Fixed Taildragger

 

 

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.

 

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