Tuesday 8 July 2014

RANS S 6s of New Zealand (6) - 2012 Aircraft

2012 was a great year for RANS S 6s with eight registered, as detailed below:

S 6S ZK-SGS was built by Ray Eden of Waimate and was first registered to him on 1/2/12.  It is powered by an unusual engie - a 6 cylinder Corvair conversion of 100 HP.  It is photo'd above at Rangitata Island on 12/6/13.

ZK-PWP is another S 6S.  It was built by Roydon Hurley of Geraldine with help by Russell Brodie, and was first registered on 21/2/12.  It has an 85 HP Jabiru engine.  It is also photo'd at Rangitata Island, on 18/3/12.

ZK-KOT is a S 6ES model, which was built by James Leslie of Twizel and was first regisitered on 1/3/12.  It is photo'd above in a hangar at Pukaki on 22/9/12.

ZK-RHZ si a S 6ES tri-gear model built by RANS agent Russell Brodie for his East Canterbury Aviation Ltd.  It is powered by a Rotax 582 engine, and was first registered on 27/4/12.  It is photo'd above at the 2013 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton.

ZK-ZAZ, another S 6ES trigear, was built by RANS agent Craig Miller for Robin Dicey of Cromwell.  It was first registered on 15/5/12.  It was recently damaged in a landing accident at Cromwell on 15/2/14 and is under rebuild by Craig Miller.

Allan Bowman of Ashburton, a contributer to this blog, built S 6ES tri-gear ZK-AJB and first registered it on 22/5/12.  Its first flight was on 28/9/12 at Rangiora.  It is photo'd above at the 2013 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton.

S 6ES ZK-XAC was built by Allan Cowan of Timaru and was first registered on 13/6/12.  It is photo'd above at Rangitat Island on 1/9/12.

S 6S taildragger ZK-CHB was built by Mick O'Keefe for the Central Hawkes Bay Aero Club at Waipukurau, and it was first registered on 18/7/12.  It is photo'd above at Rangitata Island on 1/9/12.

And here it is with Central Hawkes Bay Aero Club script at Masterton on 1/6/14.


  1. Sir Minty...do you have a date for the ZK-ZAZ accident please? Cheers, planefil

  2. Maybe this one Mr Planefil



  3. Thanks Mr Blue Bus...I did think it might be that one. Any idea what crashed near Gore on 5 Mar 14? Cheers

  4. for this type ZK-ZAZ, have many propeler on the engine?

  5. aprilos - the rule for most aircraft is one engine, one propellor!