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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    I am soooo jealous
    That is something I need in my shop. I have all but worn out my 6" disc sander.

    How popular do you think an STA would be in 1/3 scale in kit form? 50-80cc range
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    It's funny you said that about the size SDP, because that is exactly whatI thought when I took it out of the box!

    Anthony, if they had an STA in either a 1/4 or 1/3 scale I'd be the first to buy the kit. I'm excited to fly this with a 20!
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Didn't want you guys to think I took the night off. This is what I've been working on...more jigs for the tail.
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    I have been following this thread about the Sig STA and the comments about a larger version. I'm not going the hijack this tread, as I will be starting my own, but I am currently working on plans and a kit for a 37 1/2% scale STA. I am working directly from full scale plans that are used to build reproduction STA's.

    Everything is being drawn with 3d software and I will be laser cutting all of the parts. My version will be built as my scale competition plane for Top Gun and ScaleMasters events.

    I should have the plans finished and the first kit cut by the first of the year.

    I plan on finishing mine as the YPT-16A at the Air Force Museum.

    Thanks,

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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Will be watching with interest,
    There is a guy in Wilmington building a 50% STA at the moment. He had is mostly framed up back in the early summer.
    Later!!
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Sounds interesting Larry keep us posted. Thanks!
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    You are building a great airplane. I built one and competed with it in the scale masters at St. Louis in 1989. Last year I converted to electric as it sat unflown for 23 years. Here is a video on electric power. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5XpjuronrI.
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Thanks for showing us that clip Bill. Seems to fly great on electric, hope you're still enjoying flying it and that you've improved onyour landings! LOL
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    12" sander! Holy cow, are you gonna make balsa dust? LOLman you even blink when using that thing and you will need some new fingertips. Nice toy.. uh I mean tool.
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    My last sander which I bought from Grizzly lasted a little over a year . Even though it stillfunctions, from the get go I wasn't happy with how it worked. Its table is made from aluminum and is wobbly, so if you put any type of pressure on it your accuracygoes out the window. It never exhaused the dust out of the supplied port even though it was hooked up to a very good shop vacuum, it made a mess. The miter gage was , well you get the idea... With the proper touch it's surprising how much control and accuracy one has with this new Jet sander. Not at all of what you think with a sander this size, I'm done buying cheap because in the long run it's beenmore expensive for me.
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    You're going to love that new sander.
    My wife bought me a 12" Delta a couple of years ago for Christmas. It is awesome, i will never go back to a 6" sander.
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Yep; the bitterness of poor quality lasts long after the sweet taste of a cheap price. So bigger really is better.
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    VJ check the run out on your disc plate.
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Will do Ken, good idea. I have a magnetic base that will hold a dial indicator that will do the job perfectly. I did check the miter gage and table tilt with a square, right on the money.
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    I'm really enjoying your build VJ especially now that you have started on the wing build. This was the most challenging part of the build for me.
    I will be interested to see the result of the Robart hinge installation. I made up hinges per the plan and although rather fiddley they turned out to be very strong.

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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    The hinges that came with my Ryan are still good after 24 years. They were harder to install over Robarts. The plastic is a little brittle but still good. You will find installing the flying wires and landing wires a challenge! They are not required for flying but look great.
    Check guns cold, cleared to land. Viet Nam 1970 LZ english. I love the smell of balsa burning in the morning.

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    RE: Sig Ryan STA


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    Will do Ken, good idea. I have a magnetic base that will hold a dial indicator that will do the job perfectly. I did check the miter gage and table tilt with a square, right on the money.
    I think Jet said it should be 2/1000 or better, most of the time they come in between 12/1000 to 25/1000
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Glad your still checking the thread cavoodle, I will make sure to document the hinges for you with photos.
    Swift bill, what isn't a challenge on this build! I must say that the wings have taxed me ( the ailerons specifically ) a bit but I'm confident they will come out well...

    I have been working on aileron/flaps mounts this evening. I made the mounts but they are not glued in place which is why they may not seem perfectly lined up yet. I will be epoxying 4-40 blind nuts to the underside of these mounts to secure 3/32" ply hatchs which will holdtheservos.
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Made the servo covers for the left wing. As I said earlier the covers are made from 3/32" birch ply and are bolted to the wing mounts using 4-40 stainless bolts. I need to get shorter bolts as the 3/4" bolts are far too long. Now I'll go back down and start to fabricate the servo mounts which will be made from aluminum and bolted to the covers...

    On another note a bear came toraid my bird feeders last night and bent down the wrought iron hangar and broke allthe feeders. If I remember I'll snap a shot of it in the A.M. My birds are going to be hungry for awhile...
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Bear roast is mighty tasty
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Have any good recipies?

    How are you doing on the WACO repairs?
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA



    Thought I would post early this evening, maybe I'll get a second batch of photos in... As you know I've been working on the aileron / flap servo mounting. You can see how I did it by fabricating an aluminum bracket to get this accomplished. The angle aluminum stock should be able to be found at your local home center or hardware store, they are sold invarious lengths. It was very easy to make. This type of system makes a very sound mountingof servos that can be easily accessed for service by removingonly four 4-40 screws on the hatch cover of the wing. I would like to take credit for this ingenuous mounting system but I can't, the credit goes to a very talented builder, SunDevilPilot (SDP). I saw him use it on his last build.

    The last photo is of what's left of my bird feeding station, that was pummeled by a hungry black bear. (2nd time)!

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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    Last Photo Guess no photo, won't post!
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    RE: Sig Ryan STA

    No Recipes for Bear but I have eaten it before.

    I am waiting for the repair parts for my Waco. They should be lasering my parts within a week or so. I will start in on it as soon as the parts arrive. Flying seaon is almost to an end and I will be digging in hard on the repair.

    Your STA is looking good!!
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    Thanks Anthony. Do you guys in Ohioput skis onand fly during the winter? We do up here, our club flies all winter long.

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