RANS S-7 entry /exit

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RANS S-7 entry /exit

Postby jjfjr » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:41 pm


In looking at the Rans S-7, it seems that you need to be a contortionist to get into and out of the front seat with the wing strut so close. Anyone with experience in this?



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Re: RANS S-7 entry /exit

Postby rsteele » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:48 pm

Isn't that sort of Cub derivation? A friend had one and didn't seem to have to much of an issue. I never tried it personally.

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Re: RANS S-7 entry /exit

Postby drseti » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:38 pm

Tha bad news is that you have to be a contortionist to get into and out of nearly every LSA. The good news is, after proper training, you end up earning both your Sport Pilot and your Contortionist ratings!
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Re: RANS S-7 entry /exit

Postby zaitcev » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:44 am

I thought that getting to the front seat of S-7 was much easier than into the front of a Cub. That said, I don't remember why I thought that. The last time I tried S-7 was in 2012.

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Re: RANS S-7 entry /exit

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:26 pm

I never had any problems getting in and out of a J3. Of course, I was only 17 at the time.

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