RANS S-21

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.

David Prizio

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 three—a GlaStar, 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 a member of the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council.

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