The two kits I found were not started.The Liberty sport is still wrapped in plastic.Someone opened the Ryan but it looks to be complete.The box is yellow from age but the wood, hardware, and plastic parts all seem to be there and are in good shape.Balsa is an amazing material and can last for many years when properly handled.That same seller had another Ryan that was started and someone else grabbed it as I walked up.Latter we compared what we purchased and only the tail had been worked on.Fortunately I found the second one and quickly put it under my arm.
I can't wait to start one of them but it will be a month or more before some of my household responsibilities are taken care of.
Welcome Carl and Jimmy! Carl the twokits that you found were they started or not? Nice find. I know what you mean about the Ryan bringing you back in time.
Jimmy can't wait to see some pictures of your model.... The Ryan has been a plane that many have remembered and admired, to that end why hasthere been little information on such a wonderful airplane? Hopefully through this thread we canresurrectthe Ryan and give itthe attention it deserves!