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    Sherwood Ranger ST

    The Light Aircraft Company Ltd. (TLAC)
    Hangar 4, Spring Airfield
    Fakenham, NR21 0JL
    United Kingdom

    Phone: +44 (0) 1328 878809

    Type Fixed-wingSport-Pilot Compliant Yes
    Status Current
    Categories Ultralight
    Max Speed (mph) 90Service Ceiling (ft) 12500
    Cruise Speed (mph) 70Rate of Climb (fpm) 900
    Stall Speed (mph) 38Takeoff Distance (ft) 328
    Range (statute mi) 200Landing Distance (ft) 328
    Engine D Motor
    Design Horsepower 93H.P. Low Range 65
    Fuel Capacity (US Gal.) 10.5H.P. High Range 100
    Empty Weight (lb) 550Useful Load (lb) 490
    Gross Weight (lb) 1040
    Wing Area (ft2) 168Length (ft) 20
    Wingspan (ft) 26Height (ft) 7.4
    Wing Design BiplaneFolding Wings Yes
    No. of Seats 2Tandem Yes
    Cockpit Width (in) 24.5
    Landing Gear Tailwheel
    Kit Available YesQuick-build Available Yes
    Plans Available NoIncludes Engine No
    Beginner Build Time (hrs) 500Number Built & Flown 40
    Kit Cost ($US) $23,000Plans Cost ($US) $
    Build Cost Range $45,000 - $69,000
    A classic British design biplane, exquisite handling and great short field performance. The Sherwood Ranger is an ideal low time pilots aircraft and suits pilots transitioning from nose wheel to tailwheel, it has no vices. There are a number of options available including increased fuel capacity for those that wish to go touring. The Sherwood Ranger ST is the large wing version and in some countries is classed as a Micro/Ultralight aircraft, a clipped wing and Aerobatic version are also available.