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Striplin Sky Ranger


A high monowing with enclosed cabin. Three-axis con-trols with conventional aileron, rudder and elevator. The elevator and rudder are operated separately, and all are operated by a control stick. Construction makes use of some spruce, but is mostly composed of layered foam and fiberglass from premolded external skins. The wings. tail sur-faces and fuselage are covered by some fabric. POWER-PLANT: One Cuyuna mounted in a tractor position forward of the wing on the centerline. A 2:1 reduction gear turns a two-blade wooden Ritz propeller. Fuel is carried in a fiberglass tank mounted in the wings. LANDING GEAR: Shock-mounted tricycle gear with a fiberglass leaf spring, a steerable nosewheel and no brakes. All wheels are 12-inch. Options include wheel fairings for all three wheels for $100, larger diameter wheels (16 inch, 40 cm) $105, skis $150, floats $750, removable side windows $100, instrument panel, radio, shoulder harness $22, ballistic deployment parachute $850.

First year built. 1981. Units delivered by June 1981 4.

Trike undercarriage, brake on steerable nosewheel.

Sky Ranger
Engine: Cuyuna 429cc, 40 hp
Static thrust 300 lb
Wingspan, 36 ft
Wing area, 180 sq.ft
Aspect ratio, 7:1
Overall length, 17 ft
Empty weight, 360 lb
Usable payload (include fuel), 440 lb
Wing loading, 4.5 lbs/sq.ft
L/D power-off glide ratio, 15:1
Cruise speed (85% power), 77mph
Stall speed, 30 mph
Approach speed, 40mph
Flair speed, 35 mph
Liftoff speed, 35 mph
Takeoff roll distance, 250 ft
Rate of climb, 1000 fpm
Fuel capacity, 5 Usgal
Range at cruise, 250 mi
Max pilot wt: 470 lb
First year built: 1981

Sky Ranger Silver Cloud
Engine: Cuyuna 430, 420cc, 30 hp
Wingspan 33’6”
Wing area 127 sq.ft
Aspect ratio 8.6:1
Length 16’
Empty weight 350 lb
Payload 450 lb
Gross weight 800 lb
Wing loading 7 lbs/sq.ft
L/D 13:1
Cruise speed 80 mph
Stall speed 29mph (flaps)
Takeoff and landing roll 250 ft
Climb rate 600 fpm
Fuel capacity 10 USG


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