Rans S-6S Coyote 2

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 ordered powdercoated. 

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. 

SPECIFICATIONS 52 HP 65 HP 80 HP/100 HP
Wing Span 34.5 ft 34.5 ft 34.5 ft
Area * 155.25 sq ft. 155.25 sq ft. 155.25 sq ft
Mean Chord 4 ft 6 in 4 ft 6 in 4 ft 6 in
Aspect. 7.66:1 7.66:1 7.66:1
Length. 20 ft. 20 ft. 20 ft
Height ** 9 ft. 9 ft. 9 ft
Cockpit Width 42 in to 45.5 in 42 in to 45.5 in 42 in to 45.5 in
Headroom. 39 in 39 in 39 in
Legroom 41 in 41 in 41 in
Number of Seats. 2 2 2
Doors 2 2 2
Landing Gear*** F/TD/TR F/TD/TR F/TD/TR
Baggage Volume 6 cu ft 6 cu ft 6 cu ft
Baggage Capacity. 50 lbs 50 lbs 50 lbs
Auxiliary Baggage Volume **** 7 cu ft 7 cu ft 7 cu ft
Auxiliary Baggage Capacity 30 lbs 30 lbs 30 lbs
Fuel Capacity 18 gal US 18 gal US 18 gal US
       
POWER PLANT 503 582 912
Engine. Rotax 503. Rotax 582. Rotax 912/912S
Output. 52 hp. 65 hp. 80 hp/100 hp
Oil Capacity. n/a 2.5 qts. 3.0 qts
Coolant Capacity. n/a 4.4 qts. 4.4 qts
Propeller Diameter 66 in to 72 in. 66 in to 72 in. 66 in to 72 in
Propeller Type. Wood Wood Wood
Gear Reduction. 1:2.58 1:2.58 1:2.27
Fuel G.P.H. 4.0 gal @ 85% 5.75 gal @ 85% 4.1/4.5 gal @ 80%
       
PERFORMANCE      
Take Off Roll. 235 ft. 160 ft. 190 ft/180 ft
Rate of Climb 500 fpm. 900 fpm. 1000 fpm/1400 fpm
Service Ceiling 12,500 ft 17,000 ft 17,000 ft/17,500 ft
Cruise 80 mph 95 mph 100 mph/108 mph
VNE. 120 mph 120 mph 120 mph
Stall Clean. 38 mph 39 mph 41 mph
Stall Flaps. 33 mph 34 mph 36 mph
Roll Rate. 70 /sec. 70 /sec. 70 /sec
Glide Ratio 9:1. 9:1. 9:1
Landing Roll 250 ft. 250 ft. 250 ft
Endurance. 4.5 hrs. 3.1 hrs. 4.4 hrs/4 hrs
Range. 360 miles 295 miles 440 miles/432 miles
       
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS      
Gross Weight 1000 lbs 1030 lbs 1100 lbs
Empty Weight 510 lbs 540 lbs 610 lbs
Useful Load. 490 lbs 490 lbs 490 lbs
Wing Loading 6.44 lbs. 6.28 lbs. 6.51 lbs
Power Loading 19.2 lbs. 15.0 lbs. 12.6 lbs
Limit Load Factors +4 -2. +4 -2. +4 -2
       
* Larger Chord Aileron/Flaps are available as option Area-2 (166.25 sq ft).
** Trike height is shown, Taildraggers are 6 ft.
***F/TD/TR = Fixed Taildragger/Trike.
****Baggage Compartment optional.