Rans S-10 Sakota

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S-10 Sakota
Rans S-10 Sakota.JPG
Role Kit aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Rans Inc
Designer Randy Schlitter
First flight March 1988
Introduction 1988
Status In production
Produced 1988-2006, 2009-present
Number built 215 (2011)
Unit cost
US$19,300 (base price 2010) less engine and instruments
Developed from Rans S-9 Chaos

The Rans S-10 Sakota is an American single-engined, tractor configuration, two-seats in side-by-side configuration, mid-wing monoplane designed by Randy Schlitter for aerobatics and manufactured by Rans Inc. The Sakota is available in kit form for amateur construction.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Production of the S-10 was ended as part of Rans' extensive reorganization of its product line on 1 June 2006, after having been available for 18 years, but the S-10 was reintroduced in about 2009 and is again available.[3][8][9]

Design and development[edit]

The S-9 Chaos was designed by Randy Schlitter in 1986 as an inexpensive single-seat aerobatic aircraft for sportsman competition aerobatics and advanced aerobatics if inverted fuel and oil systems are installed. The S-10 Sakota was designed two years later, in 1988, as a two seat version of the S-9 that can conduct aerobatics when flown solo or fly cross country with two occupants.[3]

Like many Rans models, the S-10 features a welded 4130 steel tube cockpit, with a bolted aluminum tube rear fuselage. All fuselage, wing and tail surfaces are covered in dope and fabric. The reported construction time is 600 man-hours.[1][2]

The Sakota has conventional landing gear. The basic engine is the Rotax 582 of 64 hp (48 kW) and the Rotax 912UL of 80 hp (60 kW) and the Rotax 912ULS of 100 hp (75 kW) available as options.[1][2][10]

Operational history[edit]

There were 215 S-10s built and flown by December 2011.[7]

In November 2010 there were 42 S-10s registered in the United States, along with six registered in Canada and 12 in the UK.[11][12][13] Another 58 were on the registers of European countries west of Russia.[14]

Specifications (S-10)[edit]

Rans S-10 Sakota

Data from Rans website[10]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 17 ft 10 in (5.44 m)
  • Wingspan: 24 ft 0 in (7.32 m)
  • Height: 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m)
  • Wing area: 95 sq ft (8.8 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 4.23:1
  • Empty weight: 460 lb (209 kg)
  • Gross weight: 960 lb (435 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 18 US gallons (68 litres)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 582 , 64 hp (48 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden, 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) diameter

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 110 mph (96 kn; 177 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 45 mph (39 kn; 72 km/h)
  • Never exceed speed: 130 mph (113 kn; 209 km/h)
  • Range: 341 mi (296 nmi; 549 km)
  • Endurance: 3.1 hrs
  • Service ceiling: 12,500 ft (3,810 m)
  • G limits: +4/-2 at max gross weight and +6/-4 at 670lbs.
  • Roll rate: 100 degrees/sec
  • Maximum glide ratio: 7:1
  • Rate of climb: 800 ft/min (4.1 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 10.1 lb/sq ft (49 kg/m2)

Avionics

  • none

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Downey, Julia: 1999 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 15, Number 12, December 1998, page 65. Primedia Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  2. ^ a b c Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, page 241. BAI Communications. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  3. ^ a b c Rans (undated). "S-10 Sakota". Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 156. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  5. ^ Taylor, John (ed): Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1987-1988, pages 698-699. Jane's Publishing Company, 1987. ISBN 0-7106-0850-0
  6. ^ Taylor, John (ed): Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1988-1989, pages 592-594. Jane's Publishing Company, 1988. ISBN 0-7106-0867-5
  7. ^ a b Vandermeullen, Richard: 2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 68. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  8. ^ Aero News Network (May 2006). "RANS: Light Sport Aircraft Are The Future". Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  9. ^ Downey, Julia: 2008 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 24, Number 12, December 2007, page 53. Primedia Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  10. ^ a b Rans (undated). "RANS S-10 Sakota". Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  11. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (November 2010). "Make / Model Inquiry Results". Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  12. ^ Transport Canada (November 2010). "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register". Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  13. ^ Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom) (November 2010). "GINFO Search Results Summary". Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  14. ^ Partington, Dave (2010). European registers handbook 2010. Coulsdon, Surrey: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7106-2916-6. 

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