RANS S 6s of New Zealand (3) - 2000 to 2005 Aircraft
Six RANS S 6s were registered between 2000 and 2005.
ZK-MLD, an S 6ES tailwheel model, was Peter Dyer's fifth homebuilt aircraft. It was registered on 21/11/00. It is photo'd above at the 2001 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton.
And to show it hasn't changed much over the years, here it is at Forest Field on 6/10/13, still owned by Peter Dyer.
Tri-gear S 6ES ZK-CMC was the Canterbury Microlight Club's first S 6. It was named "Rangiora" and it was first registered on 3/12/02. Tragically it crashed at Lowburn on 17/6/03, killing both the pilot and his passenger. It had only flown 107 hours. The conclusions of the accident report did not point to any problem with the aircraft as causing the crash.
Tri-gear S 6ES ZK-JOL was ZK-CMC's replacemnt, being registered to the Canterbury Recreational Club of Rangiora on 2/7/04. It was mostly built by Paul Woodley and it is named "Crusader". On 10/6/13 it was sold to BR Greenwood of Kaiapoi and it is still current.
S 6S taildragger model ZK-DIG was built by Sam and Gavin Coulter of Geraldine, and it was first registered to them on 26/1/05. It is photo'd above at the 2009 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton.
ZK-WMR, a S 6ES tri-gear model, was built by Wilhelmus Laan of Auckland, and it was first registered to him on 11/7/05. It is photo'd above at Pikes Point on 29/10/05.
On 4/11/08 it was sold to WB Norrie of Amberley, in whose ownership it is photo'd above at the 2011 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton.
And the final aircraft of this bunch is ZK-OUR, an S ÊS tailwheel model. that was built by DJ King and Pauline Hogue of Dunedin and was first registerd to them on 26/8/05. It is photo'd above at the 2007 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton. On 5/2/10 it was sold to Wanaka Marine (2003) Ltd of Wanaka and it is still current.