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.