Rans S-4/5 Coyote

In March 1983, the first Coyote flew. This humble little one-seater has grown into a highly acclaimed aircraft around the world. The design endures today as a highly-evolved kitplane with the original design goal intact. The goal was to build a kitplane that looks, flies and handles like a conventional plane, but has a very low build time. Today's Coyote, even with its added sophistication and extra performance, builds in 180 hrs. Low build times are possible due to the high level of prefinished parts, pre-sewn skins and ease of assembly. A Coyote can be built in the confines of an average garage using normal shop tools and skills. First time and experienced kit builders are attracted to the Coyote because of the ease of construction and quality.  Optional doors can mean year-around flying and added cruise speed. 

SPECIFICATIONS 42 HP 47 HP
Wing Span 29.5 ft 29.5 ft
Area 127 sq ft 127 sq ft
Mean Chord 4 ft 4 in 4 ft 4 in
Aspect. 7:1. 7:1
Length. 17 ft. 17 ft
Height *. 72 in 72 in
Cockpit Width 25 in 25 in
Headroom. 36 in 36 in
Legroom 41 in 41 in
Number of Seats. 1 1
Doors 2 2
Landing Gear ** F/TD/TR F/TD/TR
Baggage Volume n/a. n/a
Baggage Capacity. n/a. n/a
Auxiliary Baggage Volume n/a. n/a
Auxiliary Baggage Capacity n/a. n/a
Fuel Capacity 9 gal US 9 gal US
     
POWER PLANT 447 503
Engine. Rotax 447 Rotax 503
Output. 42 hp. 47 hp
Oil Capacity. n/a. n/a
Coolant Capacity. n/a. n/a
Propeller Diameter 66 in to 68 in 66 in to 68 in
Propeller Type. Wood. Wood
Gear Reduction. 1:2.58 1:2.58
Fuel G.P.H.  3.75 gal @ 85% 4.0 gal @ 85%
     
PERFORMANCE    
Take Off Roll. 100 ft. 80 ft
Rate of Climb 700 fpm. 800 fpm
Service Ceiling 12,500 ft 13,000 ft
Cruise 65 mph 70 mph
VNE. 95 mph 95 mph
Stall Clean. 31 mph 31 mph
Stall Flaps. 27 mph 27 mph
Roll Rate. 70 /sec 70 /sec
Glide Ratio 6:1. 6:1
Landing Roll 100 ft. 100 ft
Endurance ***. 2.4 hrs. 2.25 hrs
Range *** 156 miles. 157.5 miles
     
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS    
Gross Weight 587 lbs. 587 lbs
Empty Weight 315 lbs. 325 lbs
Useful Load. 272 lbs. 262 lbs
Wing Loading 4.6 lbs 4.6 lbs
Power Loading 14.0 lbs 12.5 lbs
Limit Load Factors +4 -2 +4 -2
     
* Height of S-5 is 96 inches.
** F/TD/TR = Fixed Taildragger/Trike.
*** Double the Endurance and Range with a second optional wing tank.