Thursday, 16 May 2013

Rans S-7 Courier ZK-TKB

New to the register on 15-05-2013 is the Rans S-7 Courier ZK-TKB (c/n 0707466) as listed to Phil Meredith of Christchurch.
It is - as you can see - no ordinary S-7.
 At the front end is a port and polished O-235 engine giving around 130hp spinning a Brent Thompson propeller. It has a Toyota starter and alternator; P mags and Light Speed ignition.
 It has removable aluminium cockpit sides and clear full length doors.
The office is adequately equipped.
 A home designed STOL kit is fitted with control gap seals and wing fences and high to low pressure guides to redirect the air flow over the flaps. The flaps are 40% larger than the standard S-7 and the ailerons are 20% larger, and the wing tips are modified.
It has a Fat Boy tail wheel with a reinforced double spring and a keel beam in the lower fuselage.
A 1.98m long fibre pod can be fitted.  New fuel tanks are mounted one wing bay further out giving a total of 37 US gallons.
I think I will be at next years Healthy Bastards to watch this one !

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