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I read in the Washington Times, that a man named Swingle, who has no knowledge and experience in aircraft design, built one which he called a bush airplane. But I read in Wikipedia, that the RANS S-7 series seems different as it was built by a company, Rans Inc, seems after the founder name, Randy Schlitter.

Does anyone know the complete story about the aircraft, the engine specification, the size, the weight, the dimension, etc, of that Rans S-7 as mentioned in the Washington Post article? It is interesting as it can land in a savanna.

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The Ran's S-7 is a kit plane. The article didn't clearly state it, but the gentleman from Ohio bought a Rans kit and assembled it himself, he didn't design the aircraft, he put a kit together.

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh I see. I though that he build himself, as mentioned in the article he need 21 months to finish his airplane. $\endgroup$ – AirCraft Lover Dec 11 '18 at 2:15
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    $\begingroup$ He did build it, but he didn't design it. You can buy kit planes and assemble them yourself. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Dec 11 '18 at 2:21
  • $\begingroup$ What is that mean built but didn't design? Is like he used someone's design? $\endgroup$ – AirCraft Lover Dec 11 '18 at 2:58
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    $\begingroup$ He did build it though. He just didn't engineer it. Just because you use parts/plans doesn't mean you don't build it. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Dec 11 '18 at 3:20
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    $\begingroup$ @AirCraft Lover: Perhaps the distinction between "design" and "build" would be a question better suited for the English language site. $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Dec 11 '18 at 5:16
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Here is the webpage for purchasing a Rans S-7S Courier airplane.

https://www.rans.com/s-7s-courier

You can buy a kit that needs assembly, or you can by an already assembled airplane (Ready to Fly).

Final cost depends on the options you select for the kit, or for the factory assembled airplane.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you my friend. Very interesting. $\endgroup$ – AirCraft Lover Dec 13 '18 at 1:09

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