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Return of the RANS Chaos and Sakota

Due to popular demand, the RANS S-9 Chaos and S-10 Sakota midwing one- and two-place aerobatic kit aircraft are back in production, the company says. Deliveries will begin in June.

The two kits were discontinued about a year ago as the company sought to rationalize its broad product line, and will be offered again in their original form. “We are happy that the planes have commanded such strong response,” says Randy Schlitter, RANS CEO, “and will strive to supply the same top notch quality [customers] have come to expect in our kits.”

The original decision to discontinue production of the kits was made with mixed emotion, Schlitter says, because he has enjoyed many hours honing his aerobatic skills in the aircraft. “Bringing them back brings us great joy,” he said, “and is a terrific testimony to the design and the loyalty of our customer base.”

For more information, call 785/625-6346 or visit www.rans.com. A direct link can be found at http://www.kitplanes.com/.


Find Castleberry A1 at Aircraft Spruce

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty is now carrying the Castleberry Instruments & Avionics electric attitude indicator, which, through the efforts of Sportys Pilot Shop, became an approved substitute for the previously mandated rate of turn indicators in certified aircraft. For builders and pilots of Experimentals, the Castleberry AI is an excellent backup to a glass panel or a fine standalone attitude instrument.

It fits into a standard 3.125-inch instrument hole, has a built-in slip/skid indicator and a failure warning flag to indicate loss of gyro rpm. When used with the Castleberry Emergency Power Unit (Model EPU 28-24RMT), this instrument offers a margin of insurance in case of an aircraft electrical power failure, says the company.

The Castleberry AI is available in either 14 volt (P/N 10-02823) or 28 volt (P/N 10-02824) and sells for $2095; the Emergency Power Supply (P/N 11-05822) is $1685.

For more information, call Aircraft Spruce 951/372-9555 or visit www.aircraftspruce.com. A direct link can be found at http://www.kitplanes.com/.


Six Chuters Certified 

The Six Chuter Tandem Legend has been certified as an SLSA (factory-built) powered parachute. It joins the Legend SP103, which achieved the same certification just two weeks earlier, and the XT SSDC (side-by-side dual control), certified late last year. At this point, the entire Six Chuter fleet is certified, and this allows the company to continue manufacturing Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (build-it-yourself) kits, the company says. All of the Six Chuter designs can be purchased either as kits or as factory-built SLSAs.

The company’s other strategy was to standardize the frame and other parts so that the units could be built with different seating configurations. Various engine options and unique accessories are also available.

For more information, call 360/896-8916, or visit the web at ww.sixchuter.com. A direct link can be found at www.kitplanes.com.


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