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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!

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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!

Eddie at RANS Designs, Inc

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 from LEAF

2 Stroke Course March 13, 2018 to March 14, 2018   $500.000

9 Series Service Course March 15, 2018 to March 16, 2018   $550.00

9 Series Maintenance Course March 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018   $550.00

9 Series Heavy Maintenance Course March 20, 2018 to March 22, 2018   $750.00

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!


Control Stick Boot

Here's a link to a video I made of my interior!


Newsletter #17 Update...

Newsletter #17 is located on the Newsletters page.

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 Sun-n-Fun." -Shelly

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 www.grtavionics.com

New From MW Fly North America Ltd.

MW Fly Logo"As 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 me at lance@mwflyna.com"

New From MGL Avionics


MGL Avionics is proud to announce the Vega Series of 2 1/4" Singles for Experimental and Light-Sport Aircraft!
The 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 Avionics.

For more information, please visit: http://www.mglavionics.com/html/vega_color_singles.html

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 website at www.AircraftStickers.com for these and more!

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