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Striplin Aircraft - LONE RANGER & SKY RANGER

An enclosed cockpit aircraft, the Lone Ranger is a single-place, high-wing ultralight powered by a Cuyuna 430R (30 hp., 429 cc.) engine. A two-place version is the Sky Ranger, and both models feature a front-mounted powerplant on a platform above and in front of the main spar.

The Ranger aircraft components are molded from fiberglass epoxy composites, using cloth and a brush, but there is no welding or machining to perform.

Interior mating and structures are added by epoxing them to the preformed skins, while following a step-by-step instructional manual.

Incorporating a conventional fin and foot-operated rudder, the aircraft also has a horizontal stabilizer and elevator, which is activated by a side stick with 7-inch wrist movement.

Ailerons are flush mounted in the wing, controlled by the side stick, and have differential movement. Rudder and elevator control inputs are transmitted via cable, while the ailerons are positioned by a system of pushrods and cables.

Sky Ranger Lone Ranger

Ground handling is done with a steerable nosewheel linked to the rudder bar. The tricycle landing gear wheels are standard inflatable tube and tire type.

The pylon-mounted engine drives the prop via a shaft extension which places its rotational plane in front of the pilot's feet near the nose of the fuselage. An ignition switch and throttle are mounted on the left arm rest, while a starter rope is pulled down from the overhead center section for cockpit starting.

A choke control is also located in the overhead section, and a fuel gauge, indicating levels in both tanks, is on a side rib in the cockpit.

An air speed indicator, included in the kit, can be located on the instrument panel along with other optional instruments such as altimeter and variometer.

Specifications  Lone Ranger Sky Ranger
Power Cuyuna 430R Cuyuna 430R
Wing Span 32 ft. 37 ft.
Length 13.8 ft  17 ft.
Height 4 ft. 2 in. 6 ft. 4 in.
Empty Weight 176 lbs  330 lbs.
Gross Weight 385 lbs  800 lbs.
Payload 209 lbs 470 lbs.
Wing Area 144 sq. ft. 166.5 sq. ft.
Flight Performance Lone Ranger Sky Ranger
Maximum Speed

110 mph.

75 mph
Cruise Speed

85 mph.

55 mph
Stall Speed

38 mph.

21 mph
Glide Ratio

14 to 1

17 to 1
Climb Rate

550 fpm.

Striplin Aircraft Corporation Construction time is approximately 200 hours, including optional 1/8 in. cable lift struts, which are attached at the inner landing gear and out to the wing to increase wing-load capability.

Lone Ranger


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