After almost fours years and 1,315 hours of work, our RANS S-19 – N519GM took to the skies the evening of January 2nd, 2012. The first flight went perfectly with no issues.
The plane is equipped with Dynon D100/D120 7″ screens, Trigg TT-21 Mode S, Garmin GMA-240 Audio, Garmin 396 GPS, Vertical Power VP-50, XCOM 760 Radio. Paint is DuPont base coat/clear coat and empty weight came in at 800 lb.
I would like to thank my wife and kids for all their help as well as the crew at Rans. Their help made this all possible! As of this writing the plane has 634 hourson it and has made several trips from SE Texas to the Idaho/Montana backcountry, Triple Tree in South Carolina and South Dakota. After all that’s what it’s all about!