The design goal of the S-6S was to
create a fast build kit plane with traditional aircraft fabric
covering. The basic airframe is based off the successful S-6ES. In
the tradition of the ES series most parts are preformed and
prefinished. Typically on fabric planes, the inside is painted or
covered with fabric. Many hours of tedious labour is saved with the
use of a moulded interior kit. Final assembly can begin once
inventory and inspection is complete. Only the outside of the plane
and the instrument panel require painting. Even the panel can be
A Super Six can be built in the
confines of an average garage using normal shop tools and skills.
The Super Six is an excellent project for the first-time builder
wanting the challenge of traditional aircraft fabric. Because of
the high level of "out of the box" finish and preparation, more time
can be spent on the details resulting in a highly professional
finish with performance to match. RANS offers three different wing
sizes for the Super Six. Each wing has it's own feel, but all fly
with proper manners and no surprises. The standard wing is constant
chord and 34.5 feet in span with constant chord ailerons and flaps.
Area Two wings use the standard wing with larger tapered ailerons
and flaps. Consider the stock wing for extra STOL performance
required by float or heavy load high altitude operations. Consider
Area Two if compliance with wing loading is crucial. For more agile
handling and 10 to 15 mph higher cruise consider the 116 wing.
With the standard wing the stock
engine is the 47 HP Rotax 503 offering good performance. A popular
option that offers performance to spare is the Rotax 582 65 HP
engine. The top of the line choice is the 912 four-stroke engine.
The 912 offers the best in overall performance and fuel economy,
with overhaul times as high as 1200 hours.