SkyRanger is a two-seater
strutted high-wing monoplane with an enclosed-type cockpit and non-retractable
undercarriage with a nose landing gear.
The straight two-spar wing consists of two half-wings.
The wing's sail made of Dacron polyester cloth has inner batten
pockets. Since 2005 the X-LAM sail is also available. The profiled
upper battens are made of D16T aluminum alloy. The lower battens
The plane's truss-braced fuselage is made of D16T tubes. The tubes
are connected by means of plates and bolts. At the fuselage rear
the tail planes including fin, stabilizer, elevator and rudder are
fixed. Structurally all of them consist of a load-carrying spar
with wing junctions, a leading edge and a trailing edge (the keel)
and rib rods mounted on it. The wing-skin is stretched by means
The front part of the truss fuselage forms the cockpit. Engine
mount is installed on the diagonal tubes. Cowlings are made of glass
fiber. On the lower frame of the front fuselage a beam with control
system pedals, a front wheel and a rudder, as well as a beam to
which the pilots' seats are attached are installed. The seats are
positioned in line. On the diagonal tubes the pitch and roll control
system is mounted.
The aircraft's performance and instruments allow performing visual
flights in the daytime in easy weather conditions. The gear design
allows the plane operation on the airfields with either concrete
or unpaved runways.
The wheels of the main landing gear are equipped with hydraulic
brakes. The front landing gear is steerable.
A quick-deployment rescue system for recovery of an airplane with
less than 500 kg weight can be installed.
On the plane, a fast-acting parachute safe system for aircrafts
mass less then 500 kg can be installed. The system is aimed for
the rescue of the crew along with the plane in case of an emergency
situation in flight.