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  • ABOUT THE S-9
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • 3-VIEW
  • KIT PHOTOS
  • VIDEOS
  • PRICING

 

OVERVIEW


 

Aerobatics is the intent of the Chaos, but the well behaved plane serves well for cross country or around the patch flights. Pilot workload is minimal due to the light control pressures. As with all RANS kits, the Chaos comes welded and pre-fabricated, reducing assembly time and increasing precision.The S-9 Chaos has been in production since 1986. The Chaos is popular the world over in aerobatic competitions and sport flying. A Chaos airframe is a perfect match for the new breed of powerful two stroke engines. A stock S-9 equipped with a Rotax 503 47hp engine is potent enough to compete in sportsman class aerobatics. S-9's have been equipped with up to 100 hp engines with spectacular results.

 

With full inverted capability, a Chaos can whip through an advanced routine leaving little doubt about the plane and pilot's ability to finesse the figures.

 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT


 

  • ROTAX engine install kits (see pricing info)
  • 4130 Welded steel fuselage and tail group
  • Heat treated steel landing gear
  • 3” Main spars
  • 2” Aft spars
  • Hydraulic toe brakes
  • Full span 2:1 differential ailerons
  • Aluminum leading edge wrap
  • 5” Aluminum wheels
  • PVC aileron gap seals
  • Trussed ribs
  • 9 Gallon wing tank
  • Header tank
  • Adjustable seat fore and aft
  • Welded Aluminum one piece canopy frame
  • 2.7 ounce aircraft covering fabric
  • All Surface Tapes, glue, lacing, inspection plates and exit covers
  • In-flight pitch trim
  • In-flight manual start
  • “Deep Set” panel
  • Roll over protection
  • Dual elevator horns
  • Push-pull elevator tube
  • Cable operated rudder
  • Pre-molded cowling and composite spinner
  • Heavy duty 4130 welded steel engine mount with 4 point isolation
  • Under the wing windows
  • Cockpit air inlet vent
  • Fuselage foot peg and wing step
  • Ball bearing aircraft control pulleys
  • Folding tail
  • Removable wings
  • Dual cable braced tail
  • Steerable tail wheel
  • Wheel Pants
  • Aluminum airfoil struts
 

 

The S-9 Chaos is an FAA Approved 51% Kit – No welding required.

  

 

  • BUILD TIME: 300-500 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.

 

ENGINE INSTALL KITS

 

  • ROTAX 582 - Includes most components, parts, and hardware to install the Rotax 582 DC engine

     

  • ROTAX 912 UL - Includes most components, parts, and hardware to install the Rotax 912 UL engine

     

  • ROTAX 912ULS - Includes most components, parts, and hardware to install the Rotax 912 ULS engine

 

NOTE:  Does not include engine, propeller, or propeller installation hardware.

 

ENGINES

 

Rotax 582DC, 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.

 

ENGINE RELATED OPTIONS

 

  •  Electric Starter Kit (Standard with 912ul / 912uls Install Kits)

 

Includes Magneto End Electric Starter Motor, Battery Box, Key Switch,  and Hardware.

 

  • Aerobatic Package for 582

 

(Includes Mikuni Pumper Carbs, Pre-set, and ready to mount, CNC Machined Adaptor Plate, Throttle Cables, Mounting Hardware, and Pads.)  Installation of the Mikuni Carbs is considered a modification to your engine and will void Rotax Warranty. (Recommended purchase of hooker harness with aerobatic package. See Other Options.)

 

PROP OPTIONS

 

  • 2-blade Warp Drive ground adjustable w/ HP-L hub (582 & 912 UL)

 

  • 3-blade Warp Drive ground adjustable w/ HP-L hub (912 ULS)
 

INTERIOR OPTIONS

 

  • Powdercoat  Fuselage,  Engine Mount & Tail Frames
  • Tinted Glass
  • Heater (Muffler style – 503, 582)

 

UPHOLSTERY OPTIONS

 

         Stock upholstery is of a black nylon quilted fabric. For a more custom look, choose the following:

 

  • Headrest
  • Deluxe Upholstery (includes headrest) and your choice of 40 fabrics
  • Super Deluxe Upholstery (includes headrest) sewn in a fancier, 3-panel style. Buyer chooses 2 fabrics and a coordinating cording color

           

OTHER OPTIONS

 

  • 2nd 9 gal. wing fuel tank
  • Low Back (Rear Window)
  • Streamline Footstep
  • Gascolator
  • Main Gear Leg Fairing
  • Strobe Mount Kit
  • Adjustable Lift Strut Kit
  • Aileron Spades
  • Hooker Harness (recommended w/ purchase of Aerobatic Package)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS


 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS                                           65 HP                       80HP/100HP

Wing Span................................... ........................................ 22.0 ft........................................... 22.0 ft
Area............................................. ........................................ 91.5 sq ft................................. 91.5 sq ft
Mean Chord................................. ........................................ 4 ft 2 in........................................ 4 ft 2 in
Aspect......................................... ........................................ 5.3:1................................................ 5.3:1
Length.......................................... ........................................ 15 ft 8 in................................... 15 ft 8 in
Height.......................................... ........................................ 4 ft 10 in................................... 4 ft 10 in
Cockpit Width............................. ........................................ 26 in................................................. 26 in
Headroom.................................... ........................................ 38 in................................................. 38 in
Legroom...................................... ........................................ 45.5 in.......................................... 45.5 in
Number of Seats......................... ........................................ 1.............................................................. 1
Doors........................................... ........................................ 1.............................................................. 1
Landing Gear*............................. ........................................ F/TD................................................. F/TD
Fuel Capacity**.......................... 9 or 18 gal US

 

POWER PLANT                                               582                                  912ULS

Engine.......................................... ........................................ Rotax 582........................ Rotax 912ULS
Output.......................................... ........................................ 65 hp............................................ 100 hp
Oil Capacity................................. ........................................ 2.5.................................................... 3 qts
Coolant Capacity......................... ........................................ 4.4 qts.......................................... 4.4 qts
Propeller Diameter..................... ........................................ 68 to 70 in............................ 68 to 70 in
Propeller Type ***
Gear Reduction........................... ........................................ 1:2.58........................................... 1:2.43
Fuel G.P.H @ 75%....................... ........................................ 5.75.................................................... 5.0

 

PERFORMANCE

Take Off Roll................................. ........................................ 200................................................ 250 ft
Rate of Climb.............................. ........................................ 1000 fpm................................ 1100 fpm
Service Ceiling............................. ........................................ 15,000 ft.................................. 16000 ft
Cruise.......................................... ........................................ 100 mph................................... 120 mph
VNE.............................................. ........................................ 130 mph................................... 130 mph                 
Stall Clean................................... ........................................ 41 mph........................................ 43 mph
Roll Rate...................................... ........................................ 100o / sec............................. 100o / sec
Glide Ratio................................... ........................................ 8:1....................................................... 8:1
Landing Roll................................. ........................................ 400 ft............................................. 400 ft
Endurance** ...................................................................... 1.56 hrs....................................... 1.8 hrs
Range**...................................... ........................................ 156 miles............................... 216 miles

 

WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS

Gross Weight.............................. ........................................ 710 lbs........................................ 810 lbs
Empty Weight............................. ........................................ 375 lbs........................................ 475 lbs
Useful Load.................................. ........................................ 335 lbs........................................ 335 lbs
Wing Loading.............................. ........................................ 7.76 lbs...................................... 8.85 lbs
Power Loading............................. ........................................ 11.0lbs......................................... 8.1 lbs
Limit Load Factors..................... ........................................ +6-4.................................................. +6-4

 

*F/TD=Fixed Taildragger
**Double the Range with a second optional wing tank.
***Refer to propeller options

Performance at sea level and maximum gross weight.

 

 

 

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.