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Introduction


Flylight are the sole UK importer for the SkyRanger family of aircraft, comprising the SkyRanger Classic, SkyRanger Swift, and the SkyRanger Nynja.

The SkyRanger was created in Toulouse, the capital of the French aviation industry by Phillippe Prevot and BestOff engineering. Phillippe was well known as an innovator in flexwing microlight design, and he designed the first SkyRanger in 1991, with first flights of the prototype in 1992.


The design brief was to produce a high performance microlight of conventional layout, with good creature comforts, whilst doing so with the simplest possible construction, in order to create a machine with good affordability, and suited to amateur construction, and ease of maintenance.

During the design and development phase, Phillippe partnered with with one of the most respected aeronautical colleges. ENSICA, under the direction of Jean Poulain. This partnership enabled detailed professional studies to be made of structural elements and optimisation of flight performance.

Initially the production was in France, where the first 200 kits were manufactured, between 1993 and 1998. Following this, manufacture of the main structure was subcontracted to Aeros, in Kiev Ukraine. At the same time the design was reviewed and updated with several improvements. Aeros is a well respected company primarily known for their Hang glider production, where they are class leaders with several world championship wins to their credit. Formed during the decline of the Former Soviet Union, most of the staff are highly trained aviation engineers, formerly working in the Kiev Antonov aircraft factory.

Since then over a further 1000 SkyRanger series aircraft have been produced, bring total production to over1200. The SkyRanger proving extremely popular in Europe, USA, South America, Australia, and many other parts of the globe.

The UK connection is provided by Flylight, who recognised the potential market for the SkyRanger in the UK. In partnership with BestOff, Flylight put the SkyRanger through the tough UK certification system, and several changes and improvements were incorporated during the process. The first kits were delivered to UK customers in 2003. The SkyRanger was extremely well received in the UK, rapidly becoming a best seller, and now has the prestige of being the most numerous three axis microlight type on the UK register - with 240 sold at time of writing.

The first variant in the UK was the SkyRanger 'classic', initially certified with the Rotax 912 80hp engine option. The range of approved engines was then expanded to include the 65hp Rotax 582 two stroke, 85hp jabiru2200, and the 100hp Rotax 912ULS.

This was followed by the introduction of the SkyRanger Swift model. The Swift shares the same fuselage design with the SkyRanger classic, but features a shorter wingspan. This takes advantage of the 80hp and up engine options, and delivers higher cruise speeds. at the same time as the introduction of the Swift, several other improvements were introduced to the range, including the more durable Xlam covering option, and upgraded interior options.

Completing the range is the newest addition - The SkyRanger Nynja. The Nynja shares the same wing frame with the Swift, but features a redesigned fuselage structure, with full composite panels to form the exterior, giving enhanced aesthetics, and reducing drag. As befits the top of the range machine it also has several other enhancements as standard equipment.


Achievements

The SkyRanger quickly proved itself a very capable aeroplane. finding favour with flying schools and novice pilots for its easy flying characteristics and docile stall. What may be surprising though is it also found favour with top pilots, and has had remarkable success in national and international competitions.






It's successes include:
 
 
• 1996 SkyRanger wins Gold Medal FAI World Championships Phillippe Zen
• 1999 SkyRanger wins Gold Medal FAI World Championships Phillippe Zen
• 2002 SkyRanger wins Silver Medal FAI European Championships Paul and Dawn Dewhurst
• 2003 SkyRanger wins Gold Medal FAI World Championships Paul Dewhurst and Oliver Neece
• 2004 SkyRanger wins Silver Medal FAI European Championship Paul and Dawn Dewhurst
• 2005 SkyRanger wins Gold Medal FAI World Championships Paul and Dawn Dewhurst
• 2006 SkyRanger wins Gold Medal FAI European Champion Paul Dewhurst and Oliver Neece
• 2007 SkyRanger wins Gold Medal FAI World Championship Paul Dewhurst and Paul Welsh
• 2008 SkyRanger Gold Medal FAI European Championship Paul Dewhurst and David Hadley
• 2010 SkyRanger wins Silver Medal FAI European Championship David Broom and Chris Levings
• 2011 Nynja First and Second place Round Britain Rally Rob Grimwood and John Waite,
Paul Dewhurst and Mark Fowler
• 2012 Silver and Bronze Medals FAI World Championship Paul Dewhurst and David Robbins,
Rob Grimwood and John Waite

So why does the SkyRanger and now the Nynja do well at competitions? Well the competitions are based on three things – navigation, precision landings (including short takeoff and landing), and economy. The SkyRanger and Nynja have excellent vsibilty and a flexible speed range so are good for navigation and spotting features and markers. The have good STOL characteristics and easy handling, so are normally at the top of the table for the precison tasks. They aren’t quite as slippery and glider like as some of the exotic composite machines but do surprisingly well for distance economy and will thermal well. The best thermal result was in the 2008 European championships where Paul and David flew for 7.5 hours on just 15 ltres of fuel, spending more that 4 of those hours with engine off completely!

Really it is the good all round flight and performance characteristics and handling that have made the SkyRanger series the steed of choice for international competition pilots. And you don’t have to be a top competition pilot to benefit either. These characteristics make the SkyRanger and Nynja great all rounders for the average recreational club and family flier too. Good short field performance, visibility and economy and flexibility of operation are features we can all enjoy.

The SkyRanger also has construction that lends itself towards easy modification, and can also be built very light.
 
Rob Grimwood’s Competition special Nynja, modified in ‘rally car’ style.
Built light and with extra Glazing – not for those who tend towards vertigo!


The SkyRanger has also been used by Theirry Barbier in his long distance quests, France to Madagascar, and recently an epic trip the length of the Americas, using wheels and floats.
Construction

The SkyRanger is manufactured in the Ukraine, by ex-Antonov engineers to very high standards.

The fuselage design is patented, and construction features are:
• Pin jointed tubular construction
• No welded tubes
• Only straight tubes are used (with the obvious exception of wing ribs!)
• Main structure is of aircraft grade 2024 aluminium tubing. Other parts are made from Steel, and Stainless steel.
The undercarriage is particularly strong – the SkyRanger being designed for 'off the beaten track' operation.

Covering is with pre made sewn fabric envelopes, which quickly slide into position and tension. No traditional smelly and messy doping and panting required!

Glassfibre panels are used for cowlings (and total fuselage enclosure for the Nynja model). These are supplied finished in white, and also require no painting.
 
Advantages of this construction system include:
• Ease of build – only simple 'handy man' skills required to complete
• Easy and simple to inspect
• Simple maintenance
• Ease of repair (we don't really want to think about this, but its good to know!)
• Excellent strength to weight ratio
• long term structural fatigue resistance
• Low shipping volume, and low carriage costs for kit and parts
• Low cost of individual components, and complete kits
The Kit

The SkyRanger is sold in fast build kit format. The kit ships in six main boxes:
Main airframe components:
• Box 1 - 430 x 32 x 32 cm (95kg)
• Box 2 - 270 x 32 x 32 cm (35kg)
Pre assembled tail and control surfaces, ailerons, flaps and other coverings:
• Box 3 - 240 x 20 x 74 cm (30kg)
Wheels and brakes:
• Box 4 - 40 x 40 x 40cm (12kg)
Cowlings and tanks:
• Box 5 - 100 x 70 x 60cm (15 kg)
(For the Nynja Box 5 is a big wood box XxXXxXx to accommodate the fuselage fairings)
Lexan (for glazing):
• Box 6 - 130 x 40 x 40cm (12kg)
The main structure is all pre made, no cutting or drilling required. Most of the structure comes as a series of pre assemblies with joints with bolts already in position and brackets already in their place. The Flaps, Ailerons, Tailplane, Elevators, Fin and Rudder, come ready built and covered. SkyRangers have been built in as little as two weeks with two people working!

All building is simple fun and educational. it will result in you knowing you aircraft inside-out and having great confidence in the structure and your ability to look after the machine in the years ahead and carry out maintenance tasks. This in turn results in extremely affordable flying.

Flylight added value for UK Kits – from the factory the SkyRanger is sold as an airframe kit, leaving the builder to decide on the details of finish, engine installation and fuel system etc and source or make all those small parts for themselves. For the UK, Flylight provide the kit with all that taken care of. When we receive the kit, all parts are inspected and inventoried, then processed to UK specification. Flylight also provide a very comprehensive engine installation kit with fuel system, throttle and choke cables, wiring loom and all the small bracketry and details required, so everything is provided truly complete, with no need for the builder to source additional parts.

The Build Manual and Build Support

Flylight provide a comprehensive UK build manual with simple step by step instructions to assemble the aircraft to the UK certified specification. This is supplied in hard copy with the kit, and also available for download XXhereXX.

Flylight provide expert build support, to answer any queries you may have. This is generally available 7 days/week by email or telephone.

Flylight keep a large stock of spares in the UK, available for immediate despatch, should the need arise.

The build is carried out under the BMAA system. A local inspector will oversee the build, be available for hands on advice, and sign off keys stages. On completion the aircraft is test flown and set up. This can be done by a local pilot with the appropriate BMAA rating, or by a Flylight test pilot / engineer, who can ensure the machine is set up and functioning perfectly.
SkyRanger Classic

With Classic, Swift and Nynja Models which one is the right choice for you?

The SkyRanger Classic is the latest version of where it all started. With the largest wing of the three models it is capable of flying on the least horsepower, so is the best choice for the smaller engine options. Having a low wing loading it has the best STOL performance too when flying with equal horsepower, and a slightly lower stalling speed.

The SkyRanger Classic is also the lowest cost SkyRanger model offering outstanding value for money. it can be customised later when funds permit, with the addition of a large range of retrofit options. (click here for options)
 
SkyRanger Swift

The SkyRanger Swift is a development from the best selling SkyRanger. Featuring a smaller wing, the Swift benefits from higher cruise speeds and a more comfortable ride in turbulence thanks to the increased wing loading.

With a combination of shorter wingspan, and greater torsional strength, the smaller ailerons result in reduced roll loads and increased roll rate, especially noticeable at high cruise speeds over 100mph.

Takeoff performance is still in the STOL category, and with the 100 hp 912ULS a max weight takeoff roll on grass is less than 65metres, and a spirited 1200fpm climb, rate rising to over 1500fpm solo. Stalling speed remains a comfortably low 33.5Knots at 450Kg loading, meaning short field landings are still a breeze.

Powerful control response right down to stall speed, makes for easy control, and superb crosswind capability.

The SkyRanger always did have the highest payload in class, and with the Swift gaining 3Kg from the smaller wing this is increased further. Basic spec aircraft can be built under 250Kg. The owner can then decide whether to benefit from increased payload, or add a full range of extras and avionics, without having to worry about exceeding the maximum weight limit.

The SkyRanger features a fast build kit with a level of completeness unbeaten in the industry. New additions for Swift kits are Aerofoil section jury struts as standard, reinforced windscreen, fuselage side batten curving brace, new door catches, pre cut, bent and powder-coated firewall, and a host of other small upgrade items down to details such as coloured rivets to match cowling and tinted screens. There are no hidden extras required to get our kits into the air!

New optional extras include a ‘flash dash’ upgrade, with large instrument panel with traditional curved upholstered top, allowing plenty of room for a full high spec avionics fit, and a complementary centre console to clean up the interior look. A 15 second repositional seat kit is also available to enable rapid adjustment . No more need for that pile of cushions when you are the shortest pilot in the syndicate! A thermal screen cabin rear wall is also available to increase the effectiveness of the heater system for those really cold winter days.

 
 
   
SkyRanger Nynja

Building on the proven SkyRanger pedigree of:
• Simple tough structure
• Self jigging straight tube structure
• No welded tubes
• Ease of build
• Ease of inspection
• Ease of repair
• 5 FAI World Championship wins!
• 1200 aircraft milestone passed
• Britains best ever selling fixedwing Microlight
• Dedicated and experienced technical support
• Well stocked parts backup
• Unbeatable value for money!

 
The Nynja carries all these qualities and attacks the next level of performance and aesthetics, - a market area normally populated with aircraft far more expensive and less practical.

Subject to wind tunnel optimisation by the reknowned Toulouse aeronautical university ENSICA the new Nynja adds: Sleeker lines and underlying fuselage swathed in a smooth, modular composite skin. This gives the aerodynamic and aesthetic advantages of a fully composite aircraft, but without the drawbacks of high manufacturing cost and difficult repair.

The non structural modular panels can easily be repaired or replaced in the event of surface damage. The underlying structure of triangulated pin jointed straight tubes provides excellent crash worthiness, and is easy to assess, and repair by component replacement. This is a major practical advantage compared to all composite, or built up sheet metal construction.

As well as the all composite fuselage exterior, the Nynja has also been subjected to a detail aerodynamic cleanup, featuring tailplane and fin leading edge fairings, and strut end and cable exit fairings. The wing section has also been modified and now has profile stabilisation blocks inside the wing. Composite wing tip fairings are standard on the Nynja and feature winglets, which reduce drag and also lower the stall speed. The main undercarriage has been changed and has a cleaner aerodynamic profile too.

The Nynja has also been subject to structural optimisation too. This has increased strength and increased the maximum takeoff weight , and achieved the neat trick of reducing structural weight as well.

 
  The Nynja also features:
• Greater Glazed area and rear window for
class leading visibility
• New contoured composite seats with tailored
seat covers in a choice of colours
• Redesigned fuel system with easy external filler
• Low drag anti vortex composite wingtip fairings
• Modern ‘binnacle’ style instrument panel and
centre console
• Rear Baggage storage Hammock
• Forward baggage tray
• Aerodynamic fairings for wing strut ends,
cable exits and tailplane
• Aerofoil Jury struts
• One piece upper hinged doors
• Powerful hydraulic disc brakes

Flight qualities
The Nynja uses the same wing structure and layout as the SkyRanger Swift and inherits all its great flight qualities of STOL performance, fast cruise and docile handling. Added is greater directional stability and improved detail aerodynamics enhancing the overall flight performance in terms of speed, efficiency, and ease of handling. Noticeable also is the outstanding class leading in-flight visibility improved by the rear window area and extra forward length in the doors.

Read the flight test report from Microlight Flying magazine here
 
Microlight and Light aircraft versions

The Nynja is offered in two versions:
Nynja M – The microlight only version.
Certified to 450Kg max takeoff weight (472.5Kg if fitted with the optional ballistic parachute system) Only a Microlight license is needed to fly it.

Nynja LS – LS for ‘Light Sport’.
This version can be registered in either the Microlight or Light Aircraft category

If registered as a light aircraft it benefits from an increased maximum takeoff weight of 500Kg, but requires a PPL license to fly it. Perfect for someone who already has a PPL and wants a machine with all the advantages of microlight running costs and performance, whilst benifitting from increased payload and hours flown counting towards the PPL revalidation.

The Nynja LS differs in specification compared to the Nynja M, as required for LSA / VLA certification and higher takeoff mass, including a different main landing gear. Why have a Nynja LS and register it as a microlight? – maybe a shrewd future proofing move, and additional market for resale, as it can be re registered to move from one category to the other. Although a Nynja M can be upgraded to LS specification, it is less expensive to have LS spec from the off.

Engines
The Nynja is offered with Rotax 912 series as the standard fit, either the 80 hp 912UL of the 100 hp 912ULS, and composite Keivprop propeller, renowned for smoothness, low noise and efficiency.

The build
The Nynja is supplied as a pre fabricated fast build kit. All necessary components are supplied, down to the small details, with all structural parts finished, and connecting brackets pre-assembled. No special skills or processes are required. Glassfibre components are supplied finished in white and require no painting. Building is simple assembly work, guided by a comprehensive step by step build manual.

The build is overseen by the BMAA, who will appoint a local inspector, who will inspect your work at key stages and offer advice.

Flylight Airsports provide a full time expert build advice service and keep in stock a large parts inventory should the need arise. We also offer an expert test flying service, so you can be assured your finished aircraft flies perfectly.

 
 
 
SkyRanger Classic, Swift and Nynja options

Engine options
• Rotax 582 (only available on SkyRanger Classic)
• Jabiru 2200 (Only available on SkyRanger Classic)
• Rotax 912 (all models)
• Rotax 912S (all models)

Which one is best?
The list above represents order of ascending cost and ascending horsepower. You could be forgiven for thinking that selection would be purely a budgetry consideration and that the engines are listed in order of desirability also. However there are some subtle variations and reasons why that may not be the case in different circumstances.

The 582 option
This is the only two stroke option listed. Two stroke engines have the advantage over their four stroke counterparts of having much greater power to weight ratio. The 582 produces 65 horsepower yet is very light. This means that the 582 engined SkyRanger is the lightest of the bunch and therefore has the highest available payload within the max takeoff weight of 450Kg Typical built weights are in the mid 240’s (kg) dependant on options. The 582 option is standard with the C type 3.47 Gearbox and 3blade kiev prop. This coupled with the standard aftermuffler makes for a very quiet package. Electric start is also standard.

The Jabiru option
This is the least expensive four stroke option. Despite this the Jabiru produces 80 horsepower and has the advantage of being the lightest of the fourstroke options. Typical built weights are low 250’s depending on options. Being of air cooled flat four configuration and with direct drive the Jabiru is a mechanically simple engine and with its conventional aircraft engine sound and feel appeals to traditionalists and those who would like to do all their own maintenance.

The Rotax 912 option
The Rotax 912 has become the industry benchmark engine. It produces 80 horsepower and has reduction gearbox to keep prop speed low, which reduces noise and increases efficiency especially in the low speed takeoff and climb regimes. The 912 proved to be the quietest of all the SkyRanger engine options from the results of the mandatory CAA noise testing. For even cooling the 912 uses watercooling for cylinder heads and oil cooling as well as having air cooled barrels. This makes the 912 very suited for tight cowling and bullet proof cooling. Reliability is proving to be of legendary status and the recommended time before overhaul is 1500 hours.

The Rotax 912ULS option
The Rotax 912ULS is a 100 horsepower version of the 912. Basic technical specification is the same as for the 912. This is the highest horsepower option currently available in the SkyRanger series and really does give sparkling performance with impressively short takeoff distances and high climb rate. In the cruise the most marked difference is that it uses between 300 and 500 RPM less for the same speeds compared with the 912. Standard with the Kiev 283 prop and CKT exhaust.

Engine installation kits
The engine installation kits are manufactured by Flylight for UK customers, and contain all the necessary parts to mate the bare engine to the SkyRanger airframe. This includes all fuel lines, T pieces, pipe clips, brackets for water radiators, oil tanks, coolers, wiring loom and connectors, choke and throttle cables and brackets, battery, and all associated hardware. This enables you to install your engine without having the chore of sourcing all those fiddly hard to find small components.

Propeller options
The 582 powered SkyRanger is standard with the Kiev 183. The 912 is best suited to the Kiev 273. The 912S is standard with the Kiev 283. The Jabiru is standard with the GT wood two blade.

Kiev props
These propellers are high tech composite 3 bladed propellers with aluminium hub. The blades are adjustable to set the pitch angle using a simple tool. The elegant and efficient Semi Scimitar blades have inset brass leading edge protection strips to prevent erosion from debris and rain. These propellers are very smooth running lightweight and highly efficient. They come as standard with the pitch setting tool, and fabric blade covers are available as a further option. These propellers represent outstanding value.

The GT Jabiru prop
This prop was chosen as the perfect match for the Jabiru 2200 and is the ideal prop to soak up the pulses of a direct drive engine. To call it a wooden prop does not really do this justice. It is a high tech laminate covered with a resilient epoxy covering. Inset leading edge protection is standard as is the non reflective mat black rear face. A superb piece of Italian workmanship.

Exhaust and cabin heat options
Standard supply for the 912 series engines is a specially fabricated exhaust system made by CKT engineering. This system is stainless steel with an oval cross section silencer box that then permits the use of an optional aluminium wrap heater manifold. Air is ducted in via a flap valve into the cockpit. Very civilised for winter flying!

The Jabiru installation can also be supplied with an optional heater kit, which also takes hot air from around the standard exhaust.

Carburettor heat options
All models are available with carburettor heat. This is to counter carb icing which can occur when atmospheric humidity is very high. This can cause rough running and in extremis may cause the engine to stop on low power settings. Although not required for certification this is an option that we recommend for complete peace of mind.

For the Rotax models the carb heat option consists of small manifolds attached to the carburettor body through which flows engine coolant. This then warms the carburettor body and prevents internal ice build up. There is no loss of engine power with this system so it can be left on permanently thereby releasing the pilot from extra workload.

The Jabiru which is air cooled, uses a traditional hot air system with air ducted around the exhaust through a airbox with flapper valve into the carb air intake. The air is switched by the pilot from cold to hot by means of a plunger control in the cockpit.

Wing covering ("X-Lam")
The SkyRanger series comes as standard with a Dacron covering, which is available in a variety of colours. Some builders choose to lacquer exposed areas of the covering, in order to improve its resistance to Ultra-Violet degredation and reduce porosity. However, the SkyRanger series are now available with an optional improved covering called "X-Lam", with a trilaminate structure and central polyester scrim. This covering boasts zero porosity, superior tear resistance and ease of cleaning, and up to 3 times the UV resistance of untreated Dacron. It also has a major benefit over lacquered Dacron, in that it can still be easily removed from the aircraft for minor repairs, and yet is still slightly lighter than lacquered Dacron. Currently, X-Lam is only available in white. X-Lam can also be personalised using self-adhesive vinyl stripes or graphics. Flylight can provide a graphic design and supply service.

Wheel spats
These have the following advantages
• They improve the aerodynamics making the
aircraft a little faster and more efficient
• They prevent mud and debris being thrown up
by the wheels and help keep the airframe clean
• They look good!

The SkyRanger wheel spat option includes glassfibre wheel spats for all three wheels and all associated brackets and hardware to fit them. Like all the glassfibre on the SkyRanger they are supplied in white gelcoat finish, but may be painted any colour as desired during your build.

 
Wingtip fairings
There are two types of wingtip fairing available – standard or winglet. The basic farings consist of glassfibre mouldings that neaten the end of the wing. Primarily cosmetic they also have the advantage of taking the first brunt of any hangar rash and protect the fabric, in this most popular part of any aeroplane to hit the hanger wall / door. The winglet fairings were developed for the Nynja on which they are standard equipment in the basic price. They can also be fitted to the Classic and Swift, and lend an enhanced aesthetic and also slightly lower drag and stall speed.

 
Basic and winglet wingtip fairings

Tinted screen
Tinted screen is standard equipment in the basic price for the Nynja kit. The standard supply for SkyRanger Classic and Swift glazing is clear Lexan sheet. Optionally you can specify this with a tint. This is useful to minimise the suns glare. Despite the UK not being famed for endless sunshine we find the tint useful in UK normal flat light conditions where sunglasses are too strong but clear canopies can give rise to occasional squinting. Chosen for the World Championship winning SkyRanger, the tint is not so strong as to give rise to reduced visibility. It has the added advantage of making the aircraft aesthetically more appealing.

Luggage hammock
Standard equipment in the basic price for the Nynja kit, and an option for SkyRanger Classic and Swift. This is a fabric baggage compartment with a hard floor. It positions behind the crew compartment above the fuel tanks and is accessed through a long curved zip.

The luggage bag is approved to safely carry loads up to 10Kg and has a large volume making it ideal for carrying touring items, such as clothing, sleeping bags etc. A real must-have for those who intend long distance trips in their SkyRanger!

Two piece door
The standard kit supply for all the SkyRanger models is one piece doors which are top hinged and swing outwards for access. A popular option is the two piece door upgrade. This consists of an upper half door which hinges upwards and can be latched open to the undersurface of the wing. The lower half hinges on its front edge and opens forwards in much the same manner as a car door.The two piece arrangement allows greater curvature in the doors resulting in an additional 50mm of cockpit width across the shoulders. The other advantage of the two piece doors is that the top sections can be left open in operation either on the ground or in the air. This is very nice to let fresh air in when taxying on warm days, and allows for unobstructed aerial photography, or just that ‘flying with the wind in your face’ experience!

The Wing-Fold Option


All the SkyRanger models can be fitted with our optional wing fold system. This system is fitted to the finished aircraft and is thus also available as a retrofit item. The system is designed to allow wing fold operation by one person in less than 30 minutes. Rigging again for flight also takes less than 30 minutes. This system allows you to store your SkyRanger in areas where space is at a premium and will soon pay for itself in reduced storage fees.

The wing fold kit is extremely comprehensive and includes the necessary mechanism for fitting to the airframe, telescopic wing tip prop, tail plane rest blocks, tip dust covers, fuselage padding, strut socks, ties, rapid rig wing pins and control disconnect system. All of the items break down and fit into the purpose designed carry bag which can fit into the luggage hammock if desired.

Firstly, attach the provided padding to the wingtips, fuselage, tailplane & lift strut ends to help protect your aircraft from wear & tear.
Disconnect the aileron control cables and the flap pushrod linkages, allowing the control surfaces to droop.
Fit the wing-tip prop under each wing and adjust for required height.
Remove the wing securing pins.
Pull out the wing on the telescopic prop.
Rotate the wing, and move it backwards to rest on the tailplane, before securing in place.
The aircraft can now be easily moved into position, to take advantage of reduced hangar costs!

Technical Documentation


This section contains the Build manual, POH, Parts list and all Service Bulletins for SkyRanger series aircraft.

Manuals
Flylight have produced comprehensive build manuals, which is supplied with the kit in paper format, and a cd in both Word and PDF format.

You can download Issue 4 of the SkyRanger build manual in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format here
Part 1: Fuselage construction (7.2 Meg)
Part 2: Undercarriage, tail surfaces and covering the fuselage (7.9 Meg)
Part 3: Engine installation and wings (5 Meg)
Part 4: Windscreen, cowling and engine ancilliaries (9 Meg)
Part 5: Fuel, instruments and electrical systems (4 Meg)
Part 6: Dashboard (including optional curved dash, centre console etc.), doors, seats & spats (8 Meg)
Part 7: Preparation for flight (1.8 Meg)

You can also download the Nynja Build Manual Version Issue 1 (13.2 Meg).

You can also download the Pilot Operators Handbook (POH) from here:
Standard SkyRanger POH Issue 3 (0.4 Meg)
SkyRanger Swift POH Issue 2 (0.8 Meg)
Nynja POH Issue 1 (0.5 Meg)

Parts List
For ease of ordering spare and replacement parts, please download the following list and quote part numbers when ringing Flylight Engineering on +44(0)1604 644222.
SkyRanger Parts List (1.6Meg)

Service Bulletins
All parts required to complete these SB's are now included as standard in new kits.

The SB's in Word (.doc) format can be downloaded here;
Seat Base SB (0.4M) Details of extra bracing to reinforce the seat base.

Aileron Connection SB (0.3M) Change of design to completely eliminate the possibility of rigging the ailerons in the wrong sense.

CKT & Kiev prop SB (1.6M) Details of check to be made of Kiev prop attachment and CKT exhaust option.