AIRCRAFT COVERING CONVERSION KITS FOR RANS AIRCRAFT


Into The Flight #10
By Randy Schlitter
 
WING RIB JIG - INNER WING RIBS - BOTTOM TIP RIBS - LOWER 1/8" STAINLESS STEEL ROD ROOT RIB CLOSEOUTS ROOT RIB CHANNEL WING TIP WRAPS ROOT WRAP - TOP BOTTOM WING ROOT SEAL HARDWARE PACKAGE * HARDWARE PACKAGE * ROOT WRAP - BOTTOM GAP SEAL 1/2" ALUMINUM TUBE RAW STOCK AIRCRAFT FABRIC COVER STRAPS FORWARD WING RIB CHANNELS WING LEADING EDGE WRAP WING RIB JIG - OUTER OUTER AND MIDDLE FUSELAGE RIBS AFT WING RIB CHANNELS FLAP EXIT FAIRING ROOT SKIN STIFFENERS WING RIBS - TOP FORWARD STRUT FAIRING AILERON EXIT FAIRING
 

RANS is proud to announce we have conversion kits for several of our models. The kits allow you to convert your pre-sewn Dacron envelope covered plane to the performance enhancing Superflite fabric. The kits include all the parts needed to adapt the wings. Usually the fuselage and tails of any our kits will accept standard aircraft fabric covering systems. If your plane is coming up for re-cover, consider a conversion kit. You can enjoy the benefit of increased performance and longer skin life. The performance increase comes from the wing ribs being more stable. In the pre-sewn Dacron envelope system the ribs insert into pockets, this means as the plane increases in speed the bottom ribs tend to curve up, creating an under-cambered airfoil. That robs speed from cruise. Planes that are converted show as much as a 10 % increase in cruise speeds, and rates of climb. Stall speeds are reported lowered by three or more MPH. The only exception to this would be the S-6ES when equipped with the Sport Wing. The Sport Wing features one-piece stamped ribs, which hold conformity, thus the wing performs almost identical to traditional covered wings.

Kits are available for the following RANS aircraft:          CALL (785) 625-6346 FOR CURRENT PRICING

  • S-6ES Standard Wing
  • S-6ES 116 Wing
  • S-12
  • S-12XL
  • S-14 Standard (116 wing)
  • S-14 139 Wing
  • S-18

 


TYPICAL RETRO WING PACKAGE

WING RIB JIG - INNER
1/2" ALUMINUM TUBE RAW STOCK
WING RIBS - BOTTOM
AIRCRAFT FABRIC
TIP RIBS - LOWER
COVER STRAPS
1/8" STAINLESS STEEL ROD
FORWARD WING RIB CHANNELS
ROOT RIB CLOSEOUTS
WING LEADING EDGE WRAP
ROOT RIB CHANNEL
WING RIB JIG - OUTER
WING TIP WRAPS
WING RIBS - TOP
ROOT WRAP - TOP
AFT WING RIB CHANNELS
BOTTOM WING ROOT SEAL
OUTER AND MIDDLE FUSELAGE RIBS
HARDWARE PACKAGE *
ROOT SKIN STIFFENERS
HARDWARE PACKAGE *
AILERON EXIT FAIRING
ROOT WRAP - BOTTOM
FORWARD STRUT FAIRING
GAP SEAL
FLAP EXIT FAIRING
ITEMS MAY VARY BY MODEL
 
* INCLUDES FUEL SIGHT GAUGE DECALS, RUBBER GROMMETS, RIVETS, INSPECTION PLATES AND RINGS, RIB CLIPS, FLAP, AILERON & JURY STRUT BRACKET EXIT RINGS, MOUNTING SCREWS, SURFACE COVERING TAPES, ETC.
 
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