WELCOME RANS BUILDERS AND FLYERS!
Welcome to the #1
online community of RANS builders and flyers. The
RANS CLAN was started in 2007 as a way for
like-minded RANS enthusiasts to get together, tell
stories, share knowledge, ask questions, and offer
support and assistance to fellow builders and
flyers. Please join us!
New From MW Fly North America Ltd.
we at MW Fly introduce more engines to North
America, a common sticking point with builders is
the additional effort associated with being the
first installation on a specific airframe. The
additional work and cost associated with modifying a
cowling and an engine mount are often enough to turn
a potential builder away, even when they love our
engine. We recognize that the first installation is
always more challenging, considering the
modifications to engine mounts and cowlings, etc.
If you think you might be one of those builders
interested in having the first RANS aircraft powered
by an MW Fly engine, we would love to talk with you.
From our part, we would be willing to extend to the
first builder an extremely competitive price on one
of our engines. We can also help with respect to the
engine mount and cowling.
Anyone interested in exploring the idea should email
November is Donation Month
Can you believe it's been another
year already? Not only that, but we've just finished
out 10th year here on the CLAN! November 2017 starts
the 11th year of our community.
As many of you know, this website is published and
maintained by myself as a home based business that
let's me earn a few dollars for airplane gas. The
RANS CLAN website and forums require a considerable
amount of time to maintain and are free for everyone
to use, but they are supported by our advertisers
and your donations. Both are very much appreciated.
New From MGL Avionics
Avionics is proud to announce the Vega Series of
2 1/4" Singles for Experimental and Light-Sport
Vega range consists of twelve 2 1/4"
color display aviation instruments.
Using a high-resolution backlit color
graphics display, these instruments
provide excellent daylight readability,
even in direct sunlight. Each instrument
includes a rotary control plus 2
independent keys for easy menu
navigation and to access specific
instrument features. The Vega range has
a wide supply voltage range of 8 to 30
VDC with built in reverse and over
voltage protection. All Vega instruments
that have engine monitoring functions
have the ability to interface to an MGL
Avionics RDAC unit.
The full range consists of AHRS
units, Altimeters with VSIs, Airspeed Indicators,
Temperature Monitors, Fuel Computers, RPM Indicators
and Manifold Pressure Indicators. Each instrument
has multiple display and customization options -
typical with what you would expect from MGL
For more information, please visit:
2017 RANS Fly-in Pics
If you weren't able to make it to
Hays, KS this year, there's some nice pics of the
S-20 and S-21 posted by GravityKnight on the forums:
Thread is here.
New 2018 Series Stickers Available
AircraftStickers.com announces the
early release of the new 2018 Series of aircraft
kitplane stickers. These stickers are smaller and
simpler than our regular full size detailed
stickers. If you're looking for a silhouette of your
RANS airplane, order yours today!
These new stickers are available in
black or white and cost only $4.99 each. Visit our
www.AircraftStickers.com for these and more!
Great KITPLANES Article on a Custom RANS S-9
Have you been reading the series in
KITPLANES about Michael Ryer's super custom built
RANS S-9? Part 2 is in November's issue and is
I've built a RANS S-10 in 2003 and my
hangar partner built an S-9 so I'm familiar with
these airplanes. It's astounding how Michael has
modified his S-9 and I'm looking forward to the
December issue already to keep reading. Nice job
Installing a Panel Mounted iPad
My original plan for the instrument
panel was to use two Dynon HDX screens. As the panel
design progressed, for a number of reasons I chose
to use one HDX screen and an iPad running foreflight.
I mounted my iPad with a mount and power supply from
Guardian Avionics. I originally just bought the
actual mount and installed it in the panel. My plan
was to hide a USB port behind the panel where I
could plug in the iPad. After speaking with Ryan
from Guardian at Oshkosh, I decided to order their
full system (minus the mount since I already had
Please welcome MWfly Aeropower to our website and
was founded in
Guido Fantini and Stefano Marella-both
graduates of the
The goal of the company was to produce an engine for
the L.S.A. (Light Sport Aviation) market.
MWfly started manufacturing and selling the B22
MWfly engine and at the same time MWfly was founded.
The development of the engine, however, did not end
in 2011. With
feedback from users
and the market, the engine is improved in all areas,
further improving reliability and performance. In
on the request of a Russian client, we started the
development of the
that has quickly become our best-selling
product. Since 2011 the
grown exponentially and the progress made by MWfly
in the areas of the production, design and assembly
phases has elevated the quality of today's product.
To date more than
have been produced, 10 have been used for R&D and
marketing activities the rest have been sold.
Please visit their website by clicking on the ad on
the right, or directly by clicking here:
lots of photos of installed engines, visit
this page of their website.