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!
Meet More of the RANS Crew.
Eddie Gil is back in da house!! Eddie was with the
company for many years and if you ever called to order a part, you
probably talked with him. He left for a short time and is now
back! Yay!! We couldn't be happier! He is going to work in final
assembly. I've spoken to Eddie a few times when I was building my
S-10 and he's a super guy!
Most people don't know Coady Morris yet. He is the
"fairly" new RANS engineer. We are lucky to have him around. He
does our engineering and he can also be found most days, in the
final assembly shop. He's very hands-on. Coady is a pilot and
flies a Coyote II.
RANS is Building S-21 Prototype #2
The folks at RANS are building the second S-21. I
can't wait to see the finished prduct!
Oh, and they promised me that they would make it with
a nose-wheel and use this paint scheme:
Ok, that last part might not be true, but this is the
version I'd like to see! Notice those sweet wheelpants!!
Upcoming Rotax Maintenance Classes
Stroke Course – March 13, 2018 to March 14, 2018 $500.000
Series Service Course – March 15, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Series Maintenance Course – March 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Series Heavy Maintenance Course – March 20, 2018 to March 22,
Renewal Course – March 19, 2018 $300.00 for 1 renewal add $50.00
for each additional renewal
Click Here to
register for any of the classes.
Introducing Flightline Interiors!
I'm really excited to introduce to you our newest
advertiser-Flightline Interiors. I was so happy with the custom Blue
Angels seats and interior pieces that they made for my airplane,
that I am happy to recommend them to you.
Flightline has been making seats and interiors for
the Vans RV's for years. They are now expanding their professional
services to RANS and other kitplanes.
They made the seats and some other custom interior
pieces for my Zenith Cruzer, and they can make any custom interior
pieces you might be looking for like seats and control stick boots.
Take a look at their website at
www.flightlineinteriors.com and give Abby a call and see what
they can do for you!
PS: they are in the process of updating their website
to include other kitplanes other than RV's!
Here's a link
to a video I made of my interior!
Newsletter #17 Update...
Newsletter #17 is located on the
Meet Ryan at RANS!
"Ryan's fitting up the skylight on the O-340
powered Raven, with the 141 (metal) wings. The goal is to fly it to
News From GRT Avionics
Engine Page and
Bluetooth Capability Now Standard on GRT Avionics
Mini-X and Mini-AP EFIS Displays
WYOMING, MI - GRT Avionics is now including the engine page and
bluetooth capability (dongle required) as standard
features on their Mini-X and Mini-AP EFIS displays.
Previously this was a $250 option.
More info at
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
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:
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!