RANS S-21

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Randy Schlitter, owner of RANS, shows if his latest work in progress, what will become the S-21. This high wing utility airplane will be a departure from his typical light sport-compliant kits. The prototype is fitted with conventional gear, but a trike version will also be offered.

The basic structure mates the steel cage of the current S-20 with an all-aluminum skin, so there is no fabric work involved in its construction.

The new all-metal wings were fitted to an S-20 and flown to Oshkosh to show off to potential builders and customers with orders already on the books.

As is to be expected, Randy was reluctant to commit to a final completion date but said that it should be flying before the end of the year.

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Dave Prizio has been plying the skies of the L.A. basin and beyond since 1973. Born into a family of builders, it was only natural that he would make his living as a contractor and spend his leisure time building airplanes. He has so far completed four—two GlaStars, a Glasair Sportsman, and a Texas Sport Cub—and is helping a friend build an RV-8. When he isn’t building something, he shares his love of aviation with others by flying Young Eagles or volunteering as an EAA Technical Counselor. He is also an A&P mechanic, Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), and was a member of the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council for six years.

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