Rans S-16 Shekari. Specifications. A photo.
Rans S-16 Shekari. Specifications. A photo.

Rans S-16 Shekari. Specifications. A photo.


Rans S-16 Shekari - lightweight two-seater sports monoplane US-made manufactured by «Rans Inc.» with 1998 2006 on year.


Rans S-16 Shekari  a photo


Aircraft Rans S-16 Shekari was developed by American engineers, aircraft manufacturers as a sports aircraft intended to operate as an aerobatic aircraft, used for private purposes.

The Rans S-16 Shekari aircraft began to be developed by American aircraft manufacturers in 1991, and three years later, the aircraft of this model was able to make its first flight. Nevertheless, for a number of reasons, the initial design of the aircraft did not meet the requirements, in particular, the aircraft could not withstand large negative and positive overloads, and therefore could not be used for the intended purposes, as a result of which the project was sent for additional revision. and only in 1998 was it officially launched into mass production.

Like the previous model, the American company «Rans Inc.», the plane was manufactured as kits for self-assembly, in this case, enough of extended assembly time is very well compensated by the low cost of the aircraft, but in view of the limited applicability of the aircraft, the model could not be a very popular - only 8 aircraft was built for 22-year production period.


Photo Rans S-16 Shekari 


 Due to the rather compact design of the aircraft, the aircraft Rans S-16 Shekari has high maneuverability and speed of movement, while, if necessary, the aircraft can accelerate to very impressive speeds, about 350-355 km \ h.

Due to the nature of the aircraft structure in the aircraft cabin can accommodate just two people - a pilot and a passenger, and, for this reason transport in the airplane of any goods is not possible, though powerful propulsion system and allows you to take on board a payload 204 weighing up to a kilogram.

Aircraft Rans S-16 Shekari has paired control system, however, to train future pilots, as a rule, does not apply because of its narrow focus.


Aircraft Rans S-16 Shekari 


As the power plant, depending on the configuration, the airplane model, Rans S-16 Shekari can be used for aviation piston engines developed a thrust of up to 80 160 hp, which allows the aircraft to develop such high flight speed. In addition, aircraft manufacturers have considered the problem of the previous models of the aircraft, as a consequence, increased the maximum flight range of the aircraft up to 1575 kilometers.


Specifications Rans S-16 Shekari.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 5,69 m .;
  • Wingspan: 7,32 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,65 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 386 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Payload: 204 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 590 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Cruising speed: 257 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight speed: 355 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1574 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4265 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental IO-240-B (depending on configuration);
  • Power: 130 hp (Depending on configuration).



Aircraft airlines


Read more on:

Blog and articles