Best Off Skyranger

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Skyranger
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Best Off Aviation Skyranger on skis at Montebello, Quebec 2005
Role Ultralight aircraft
Manufacturer Best Off Aviation
Introduction 1990
Number built about 900
Variants Best Off Nynja
Rainbow Cheetah
Synairgie Jet Ranger
Best Off Aviation Skyranger being tied down at Sun 'n Fun 2006
Skyranger cockpit with optional extended panel

The Best Off Skyranger is a French-designed two-seat ultralight utility aircraft, produced by Best Off, of Toulouse. It is a high-wing conventional monoplane with tricycle undercarriage, and of fabric-covered tubular construction.[1][2]

The Skyranger is also manufactured under licence by Aero Bravo in Brazil, SkyRanger Aircraft in the United States (as a kit), Aeros in Ukraine and at least 150 were built by Synairgie in France, too.[3]

Some 900 are flying throughout the world.[1]

Variants[edit]

Skyranger
Original model, introduced 1990.[2]
Skyranger Vfun
Renamed original model for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight class. Standard engines available are the 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke, the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL, the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS, 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200, the 60 to 80 hp (45 to 60 kW) VW and the 60 hp (45 kW) HKS 700E four-stroke powerplants.[2][4]
Skyranger Vmax
Improved model for United Kingdom BCAR Section "S" certification, with ventral fin. Standard engines available are the 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke, the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL, the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS, 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200, the 60 to 80 hp (45 to 60 kW) VW and the 60 hp (45 kW) HKS 700E four-stroke powerplants.[2][4]
Skyranger Swift
Improved model based on the Vmax for the US light-sport aircraft market, with reduced wingspan.[5]

Specifications (Skyranger)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004[1]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Comparable aircraft[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jackson 2003, p. 118.
  2. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 33. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 265. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  4. ^ a b Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 34. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  5. ^ Best Off (2010). "Skyranger Swift". Retrieved 12 May 2012. 

References[edit]

  • Jackson, Paul. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7106-2537-5.

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