No. 8796. Dutch Aeroplane Company RangeR (PH-DAC c/n 1)
Photographed at Den Helder Airport, Den Helder, the Netherlands, September 15, 2007, by Henk Wadman

Dutch Aeroplane Company RangeR

02/28/2015. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The RangeR was based on the Pennec-Lucas Dieselis PL-2, a French design of wood and composites construction that was first flown in September 1998 as F-PTDI. Development of the RangeR began in 2000 by transforming the design into a kit-plane of all composite construction, including changes to the structure and parts. The prototype RangeR was completed in 2003, however, subsequently much time was been spent to adopt as powerplant a Isuzu Y17DT car diesel engine, developing 90 hp. This was also earmarked for the production aircraft.

Registered PH-DAC on June 9, 2005, taxi trials were started in the following September and the first flight was made by Marcus Basien at Den Helder Airport on September 22, 2006. The design was planned to be available in kit form from 2007/2008 onwards but by late 2009 no additional aircraft had been completed. Finally, in November 2012 the RangeR was approved according CS-VLA (Certification Specification-Very Light Aircraft), and received its CofA."

Created March 31, 2009