This thread is intended to be a place for discussion, details, and design renderings specifically focused on FritzW's neat little concept for the Ranger. This is intended as a a spin-off from Erkki67's thread (for re-inventing or re-designing the Affordaplane concept to reflect more traditional design and structural practices, and creating an aircraft suitable for larger/heavier pilots). The Ranger concept has generated a large amount of interest, primarily because of Frtiz' beautiful renderings and innovative construction techniques. It seems to have resonated with a large number of HBA participants. So the focus of this thread is on that layout and aerodynamic concept that thas emerged from the re-invented Affordaplane thread. With all sincere respect for everyone involved, this thread is not intended to introduce different layouts, pusher vs. tractor discussion, two-place versions, or enclosed cabin versions. Those discussions should be entertained on OTHER threads that are not focused on the Ranger. The discussions on how best to re-design or update the Affordaplane itself should (in my opinion) take place on that original thread. Discussions about whether the Ranger should be wood or metal, or whether it should or should not meet Part 103, what type of landing gear, etc. are fair game for this thread. Discussions about whether it should be a canard, or a biplane, are not for this thread IMHO. With permission and participation from Fritz, Erkki67, the HBA moderators, and the active participants on the previous A-plane thread, my hope is that a thread dedicated specifically and only to the Ranger will help move this really promising design forward to the point where the design can more or less become real.