The design goal of the S-6S was to create a fast build kit plane with traditional aircraft fabric covering. The basic airframe is based off the successful S-6ES. In the tradition of the ES series most parts are preformed and pre-finished. Typically on fabric planes, the inside is painted or covered with fabric. Many hours of tedious labor is saved with the use of a molded interior kit. Final assembly can begin once inventory and inspection is complete. Only the outside of the plane and the instrument panel require painting. Even the panel can be ordered powder coated.
A Super Six can be built in the confines of an average garage using normal shop tools and skills. The Super Six is an excellent project for the first-time builder wanting the challenge of traditional aircraft fabric. Because of the high level of "out of the box" finish and preparation, more time can be spent on the details resulting in a highly professional finish with performance to match. The new sport wing offers great performance in both STOL and cruise speeds. At 30’8” span and a slight taper the handling is with little adverse yaw and snappy role rate. The sport wing will function well on floats and at high altitude. The advanced construction of the sport wing also allows a very precise shape airfoil in short build times.
With the standard wing the stock 80 HP Rotax 912 UL engine cruise speeds are in excess of a 100 mph. Fuel burn rates of less than 5 gallons per hour common. The 100 HP ups the cruise a few MPH, with a large increase in climb, all at a small increase in fuel burn. Overhaul times as high as 2000 hours have been reported by operators.
Kits delivered as of 01/08: 1842 (includes ES Series)
The point of building from a kit is to have the convenience and value. Kit aircraft have as a whole come a long way since we started, and a much higher level of fabrication and completeness is present. We welcome this, because we believe the more provided, the more likely you end up with a plane that performs as per our claims. An kit that is lacking puts the builder in the design, engineer and fabricate role. That should be reserved for the those who build from plans. You as a consumer pay for a kit, not a surprise list of things you still need to buy or fabricate. I hope you enjoy the photo of the S-6S kit, and can appericate the level of finish, fabrication, and detail provide in our standard kits.