View Full Version : My new plane
06-05-2006, 06:58 PM
A few people wanted to see pictures of the new bird I recently bought. This is a Rans S-10 Sakota, it is a two seat sportplane that is registered as a experimental, but does fall under sport pilot rules so could be flown by a sport pilot as well.
It has a Rotax 912 S 100 horsepower engine, and a custom finish three blade Powerfin prop. It climbs between 1000-1500 fpm and cruises at 120 mph, never exceed is 130 mph. It is stressed for aerobatics and so far I have done aileron rolls, Snap rolls, Loops, Split S, and wing overs.
It is not as nice as the RV-4 - which I have sold but still have in my hangar for another week or two - but it is alot cheaper to own and operate.
I flew it Sunday for 2 and a half hours In flight plus another 15 minutes or so of ground time I didn't count, and only burned about 11.5 to 12 gallons of fuel.
anyway I am happy.... for now ;)
06-05-2006, 08:24 PM
Yery nice Ron. Don't show it to your customers otherwise they will think you are ripping them off when you mow their lawns!!!!!:D
06-06-2006, 05:20 AM
Wow!! Looks like an airshow plane!
06-06-2006, 05:21 AM
Alot of them know I fly. I have told many of them to bring their kids out to the airport so I can take them for rides. They know I am not ripping them off. My average price per lawn cutting is only around 28 bucks. Most lawn services don't even stop at the smallest of lawns for less than 40 bucks.
06-06-2006, 06:01 AM
Dang Ron you're going to put those illegal mexicans out of business! That is not fair!
06-06-2006, 06:36 AM
With those prices Ron must be herein those illegals. That’s how he has time to fly so much.:) :)
Isn't Ron fun to Hassle.
06-06-2006, 06:41 AM
Yeah my prices are low. But I am doing 50-60 of them a week. I got 13 to do today.
06-06-2006, 08:22 AM
Yeah my prices are low. But I am doing 50-60 of them a week. I got 13 to do today
"I don't want to make any money, I just want to cut grass"
You go Man, I know that it is Hot work, real work,
How many years will one of those SCAG's hold up?
06-06-2006, 05:40 PM
My big Scag is a little over 3 years old now and has real close to 1100 hours on it. I have replaced all the belts a few times, and blades of course, and the fuel filter. That is it. Still have the original airfilter, plugs, tires, etc.... Oh and I change the oil and filter every 100 or so hours. Mower still feels tight and expect with some care it could go for at least 6-7 thousand hours before being considered junk.
06-06-2006, 05:59 PM
Very Nice! How does it handle as tail draggers go?
06-06-2006, 06:08 PM
It ain't bad Matt. It is just hard to see out of this thing. Whoever thought putting the wing where they did must not like to look down!
06-06-2006, 06:14 PM
Very nice Ron, I still wanna ride. I feel bad that I didn't get one in the RV because I thought it was a keeper and there was no hurry. Now that I now better, I'm looking forward to my ride Soooooooooon.
Who's driving your gyro to SX days?
06-06-2006, 07:45 PM
Very nice Ron, I like the side-by-side seating arrangement better than the tandem.
06-07-2006, 06:44 AM
Ron likes piggy back seating!
06-07-2006, 07:33 AM
There is not much to see around Hays, Kansas. I have seen Randy fly. There is not much straight and level for him. Randy's broad range of designs is quite remarkable.
Thank you, Vance
06-07-2006, 12:20 PM
IMO...There's NOTHING out there flyin'...that has better all-around visibility than an open-frame gyro.;)
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