09/30/2010. The RangeR was based on the 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. Much time has also been spent to adopt a 90 hp Isuzu Y17DT car diesel engine as powerplant, also earmarked for the production aircraft.
The prototype RangeR was completed in 2003, started taxi trials in September 2005 and the first flight was made by Marcus Basien at Den Helder Airport on 22 September 2006. The design was planned to be available in kit form from 20072008 onwards but by late-2009 no additional aircraft had been completed.