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  • ABOUT THE S-20
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • 3-VIEW
  • PAINT SCHEMES
  • KIT PHOTOS
  • VIDEOS
  • PRICING

 

OVERVIEW


 

The S-20 is the best of two great planes that have been in production at RANS since the 80's. We took the wings, tail, fuel system, and aero servo ailerons from the S-7S Courier, and engine system, control sticks, flap lever, rudder pedals, seats, and instrument panel from the Coyote II S-6S. The intent was to answer the many requests for a side by side bush plane, equal to or beyond the Courier.


Construction is straight forward and classic. The proven wing features our special 3" and 2" custom extruded spars, airfoil struts, and stamped aluminum ribs. All welded 4130 steel fuselage and tail complete the fuselage.


Design features that will make the plane an easy project include: Welded steel fuselage and tail (all welding is completed at the factory) CNC drilled spars that eliminate almost all critical drilling and locating of holes. One-piece stamped ribs are punched with final hole sizes, and many parts are anodized eliminating the need to prime or corrosion proof. The kits are very detailed and supplied with all critical components. Builders only need to supply, engine, prop, paint, avionics, and fluids.

 


OUTSTANDING FEATURES INCLUDE:



Reversible Landing Gear: you can switch from a trike to a tailwheel plane in a matter of hours. Landing gear is made from 7075 aluminum alloy, the best for landing gear due to great fatigue resistance, and high strength.

 

(Please Note: Main landing gear for the trike configuration are shorter than the Tailwheel version. The shorter main gear when used in the tailwheel configuration require a larger diameter of tire to obtain adequate prop clearance. At least a 24" or larger wheel diameter, or purchase of the taller main gear is recommended.)

 

Easy Entry: Wider doors and sliding seats allow you extra room to enter or exit.


Large Baggage Area: Camping gear and folding bikes are bulky, so we made the Ravens cargo hold not only large, but easy to get too. The seats slide and fold forward, for easy use of the baggage area. A metal liner prevents any cargo from poking through the covering.


Rugged Welded Steel Fuselage: A time proven method to build a bush plane, and an easy one to build, and if the worst happens, repair. Tubular steel fuselages have been the highly regarded standard among the back country pilots for decades. Careful attention to weight and structural design has made the Raven fuselage not only strong, but light.


Welded Steel Doors: Feature gas lift struts and double latch system.


CNC Machined Aluminum Boot Cowling: This allows for cleaner, faster assembly.


Low Drag Engine Cooling: An under slung radiator, and sleek cowling combine to reduce cooling drag, and to provide exceptional cooling. This proven engine system is also featured on the Coyote II.


Tapered Fuselage Cross Section: The subtle shaping of the fuselage has reduced the total plate drag area, but not sacrificed the interior space. It also adds a nice sculptured, classic look to the plane.


Many More Features Include: Joggle fit between cowling and boot cowl for drag reduction and sleek looks, two choices of tail styles: classic curved or RANS signature, most all components that attach to the fuselage have pre-located tabs to speed assembly and assure accuracy, safe operation and durability. Grooved gear legs to accept brake lines, Baggage compartment bottom panel removes for inspection, Door assembly highly prefabricated for fast and accurate assembly, Lexan glazing features special anti-crack migration design for door and aft windows.


The S-20 RAVEN on sale now from RANS Designs.

 

 

ORDER YOUR KIT TODAY!

 

 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT


 

 

AIRFRAME

 

  • 4130 Chromoly Steel welded fuselage and tail frames
  • Choice of curved Classic or RANS Signature Tail
  • Tubular aluminum wing structure
  •  Stamped aluminum ribs
  • Sheet aluminum leading edge
  • Pitot static system
  • Lexan Windshield
  • Cabin skylight
  • Aero-Servo Differential ailerons
  • Ball bearing aircraft control pulleys
  • Cable operated rudder and ailerons
  • Push-pull tube operated elevator
  • Double stainless steel tail braces
  • Pre-drilled streamline aluminum struts
  • Adjustable aft lift strut
  • 4130 streamline jury struts
  • Exit fairings for control rods and cables
  • Molded wing tips
  • 26 Gallon fuel system (13 gal. in each wing with sight gauges), Flush Fuel Caps
  • 50” wide curved doors with gas lift cylinders
  • Deluxe upholstered seats with map pockets, 5" in-flight adjust fore and aft with recline
  • Interior Finishing Panels
  • Lap and shoulder belts (3-point)
  • Dual control sticks and dual rudder pedals
  • Dual side hydraulic toe brakes
  • Park Brake & Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
  • Single panel mount throttle
  • Eyeball Vents (mount in panel)
  • Electric elevator trim mounted to pilot control stick with indicator on panel
  • Center mounted 4-position flap handle
  • 2 piece spring aluminum main gear
  • Hydraulic 6" wheels and brakes
  • Telescoping steerable nose gear (Trike)
  • Full swivel steerable tail wheel (Tailwheel)
  • Sheet Aluminum Baggage Compartment open to cabin
  • CNC machined Aluminum sheet boot cowl w/ joggle for flush cowling fit up
  • AN hardware and fasteners
  • Pre-cut floor board w/aluminum wear plate
  • Aircraft fabric, tapes, close outs, placards and decals
 

ROTAX 912 ULS ENGINE INSTALL KIT

 

  • Low drag 2-piece fiberglass cowling, oil check door, cowling removes quickly with ¼ turn fasteners
  • 12” Spinner
  • 4-Point rubber isolated engine mount
  • Stainless steel exhaust system
  • Cooling system
  • Oil Cooler
  • Pre-assembled oil lines with fire sleeves
  • Fuel lines and  fittings
  • ACS ignition switch
  • Hardware
  • Pre-fabricated battery, starter and ground cables

 

(Does not include engine, propeller, or propeller installation hardware.)

 

ENGINE

 

Rotax 912 ULS (100 hp) available factory new.
Due to currency fluctuation, prices are updated frequently. Please call for current pricing.

 

 

The S-20 Raven is a Kit in Standard or Quick Build Form – No welding required.

 

 

  • BUILD TIME: 500-700 HOURS
  • QUICK BUILD TIME 250-350 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.
        Available as trike or taildragger

 

PROP OPTIONS 

 

  • 3-Blade Whirl Wind ground adjustable composite
  • 3-Blade Warp Drive ground adjustable w/HP-L hub

 

QUICK BUILD OPTIONS

 

      The S-20 Raven Quick Build Option Includes:

  • Fuselage welded, internal corrosion protection added, powder coated, and covered
  • Wings assembled, covered, wires for AVEO LED Strobes installed, fuel system installed, with fuel lines plumbed and ready to integrate into fuselage.
  • COM and ELT antenna mounts installed
  • Flaps and Ailerons, assembled and covered
  • Tail frames powder coated, assembled and covered
  • Door frames, powder coated, and covered

 
Quick Build available with 2 or 3 color paint options

 

BRAKE & TIRE OPTION

 

The S-20 Raven comes standard with 6" hydraulic wheels and brakes.

 

TAILDRAGGER - 8.00 x 6 Bush mains & Bush tailwheel

  • BUSH PLUS option

 

TRIKE - 6.00 x 6 mains & 15 x 6.00 x 6 nosewheel

 

FUSELAGE OPTIONS
 

  • Powder coated fuselage, tail frames, & door frames (Included in quick build option)   
  • Internal corrosion protection

(Included in quick build option)

 

INTERIOR OPTIONS

 

  • Heater muffler style for 912 ULS
  • Heater (Radiant style, only with water cooled engines)

 

UPHOLSTERY OPTIONS

 

  • Standard upholstery includes seat covers in gray velvet fabric.
  • Non-standard Upholstery Color
  • Headrests
 

OTHER OPTIONS

 

  • Paper Copy Manual
  • Gascolator
  • Electric Fuel Pump
  • Electric Carb Heat Probes
  • Radio Mount Side Plates
  • Passenger Seat Electric Elevator Trim
  • Canopy Cover
  • Carbon Fiber Cowling     
  • Carbon Fiber Wing Tips
  • AVEO LED Strobes

 

MANUALS & SUPPLIES

 

  • (Manuals, log books, raw stock, etc.)

 

WING KIT

 

  • (Main structure, fuel tanks, close outs, ribs, jigs, lift struts,
    jury struts, ailerons, & flaps, wing tips, etc.

 

FUSELAGE & TAIL KIT

 

  • (Fuselage, formers, main gear, wheels and brakes,
    rudder pedals, tail section, tail wheel, control stick
    assembly, baggage compartment, boot cowl, ELT
    mount plate, floor boards, wear plates, hardware, etc.)

 

COVERING KIT

 

  • (Covering supplies, fabric, closeouts, wing tips etc)

 

FINISHING KIT

 

  • (Seats, seatbelts, control covers, placards, windshield,
    cabin fuel system, etc.)
             

ENGINE INSTALL KIT

 

  • Rotax 912 ULS install kit (less engine)
    See info above.

                 

 

Crating / packing costs are included in pricing. Countries requiring treated wood subject to additional crating fees.

 

All orders are shipped freight collect unless prior arrangements have been made to pre-pay shipping.  Customer pick-ups welcome. See “Shipping Information” page.

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS


 

 

Wing Span
30 ft 3 in
Area
152.7 sq ft
Mean Chord
5.05 ft
Aspect
6.0:1
Length
21 ft 0 in
Height - TAILDRAGGER *
6 ft   7 in
Height - TRIKE *
7 ft 11 in
Cockpit Width
46 in
Headroom 
40 in
Legroom
46 in
Number of Seats
2
Doors
2
Landing Gear **
F/TDTK
Baggage Volume
21.2 cubic ft
Baggage Capacity
80 lbs

Fuel Capacity

 

26 gal US

 

POWER PLANT

912 ULS

Engine
Rotax 912 ULS
Output
100 hp
Oil Capacity
3.0 qts
Coolant Capacity
4.4 qts
Propeller Diameter
70 in
Propeller Type
 ground adjustable
Gear Reduction
1:2.43

Fuel G.P.H @ 75%.

 

5.0

 

PERFORMANCE ***

Take Off Roll
300 ft
Rate of Climb
900 fpm
Service Ceiling
14,500 ft
Cruise
112 mph
VNE
130 mph
Stall Clean
39 mph
Stall Flaps
33 mph
Roll Rate
80o / sec
Glide Ratio
9.4:1
Landing Roll
340 ft
Endurance
5.2 hrs

Range

 

582 miles

 

WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS

Gross Weight
1320 lbs
Empty Weight ***
740 lbs
Useful Load ***
580 lbs
Wing Loading
8.64 lbs
Power Loading
13.20

Limit Load Factors

 

 

+4 -2

 

 

* With Standard Tires
** F/TDTK = Fixed, Convertible - Taildragger or Trike
*** Estimated

 

 

PAINT SCHEMES


 

Coming Soon!

 

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 transferable, 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.