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I wont tell you what my Sav cost me but it was a fair bit lower than 60k inc all avionics. I am surprised I would have thought the skyrangers were a lot cheaper

Was that before or after the Aussie dollar rose against the Euro and the US dollar? And does that include a new 912uls? When I was looking around what to buy and build the Sav was not any cheaper and required a lot more work to complete. The worst job I had with the skyranger was fitting the wind screen, and most of the fear was cutting the polycarbonate hoping my measurements and rechecks were right. And then flexing it into place was a 2 person job finicky job. But the most mundane job compared to painting was doing up the stitching for the skin the length of the fuse underside. You won't have that issue with a Nynja as they are fibreglass panels.

 

 

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yeah, the swift also seems pretty good value for money! and 90kts IS a cent speed!

 

 

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Was that before or after the Aussie dollar rose against the Euro and the US dollar? And does that include a new 912uls? When I was looking around what to buy and build the Sav was not any cheaper and required a lot more work to complete. The worst job I had with the skyranger was fitting the wind screen, and most of the fear was cutting the polycarbonate hoping my measurements and rechecks were right. And then flexing it into place was a 2 person job finicky job. But the most mundane job compared to painting was doing up the stitching for the skin the length of the fuse underside. You won't have that issue with a Nynja as they are fibreglass panels.

I bought my kit 2 years ago. But they are still the same price I think. The kit and new 912 ULS and prop was $50,500 inc gst. The aircraft is a big mechano set you need only a air pop riveter and a drill for a few holes and some spanners. Supply your radio and paint and there you go. To build it took me around 300 hrs to paint it took I reckon almost the same. Mine cruises at 87 knots at 5000 rpm and 90 knots at 5200 rpm but mine is the VG XL which is more streamlined in the front than the previous Savs but everything else is the same except the internal cabin is wider and longer.

 

When I was looking around for aircraft it was actually about 8 years ago and I didnt know of the skyrangers then. Once I researched the Savs and actually flew one or 2 back then I was hooked. But as far as ease of building both aircraft are probably the same but different methods thats all. It is interesting that Friar says about the wing loading this is very true my aircraft does get tossed a round a little when it is rough I event flown in a skyranger so it would be interesting to see.

 

Friar and Scott what are your empty weights when you completed the aircraft and is your MTOW is 544 kg? or is it less 450 kg?

 

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Is it possible to have wing tanks in a skyranger? Having fuel behind my seat makes me sweat a little..

 

 

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Friar and Scott what are your empty weights when you completed the aircraft and is your MTOW is 544 kg? or is it less 450 kg?

 

Mark

Mark:

 

Greg calls my plane "fat cat" (Kitty Hawk...geddit?) because it is heavier than it should be. It's empty weight is 289Kg and for some reason (to do with the overseas certification) the MTOW is 540Kg (not 544).

 

Is it possible to have wing tanks in a skyranger? Having fuel behind my seat makes me sweat a little..

Wing tanks are not an option at this stage. I heard that Phillipe was working on some, but I don't know whether he went through with them or not. In any case, the fuselage tank we use is made from welded aluminium and mine was made from 2.5mm sheet. I am aware of a Skyranger that crashed nose first into the ground from about 20 feet up and the pilot walked away and the tank stayed intact.

 

 

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Wing tanks are not an option at this stage. I heard that Phillipe was working on some, but I don't know whether he went through with them or not. In any case, the fuselage tank we use is made from welded aluminium and mine was made from 2.5mm sheet. I am aware of a Skyranger that crashed nose first into the ground from about 20 feet up and the pilot walked away and the tank stayed intact.

That says something about the superior strength of the Skyranger structure surely!

 

 

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Yeah, they're pretty tough little buggers. I believe the crashed one has been re-built and is flying again. But having said that, I think walking away from an accident like that in ANY aircraft would be a bit of a lottery.

 

 

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I believe it actually went into the ground fron quite a bit more than 20 ft and under full power after a full power stall. Pilot opened the door and limped away.

 

That aircraft has to the best of my knowledge not been rebuilt. Greg.

 

 

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I believe it actually went into the ground fron quite a bit more than 20 ft and under full power after a full power stall. Pilot opened the door and limped away.That aircraft has to the best of my knowledge not been rebuilt. Greg.

I stand corrected!

 

 

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