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Old 06-12-2019, 09:05 AM
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Yet again I have succumb to temptation and added another new RYAN project to the collection.Has anyone here built one of these? The plans are available for download (I was donated a printed copy) and Fiberglass Specialties has the fiberglass cowl and 2 piece canopy (ordered). I plan on adding retracts.


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Default Byron Ryan wing struts

I am building my Byron Ryan with all foam parts replaced with balsa. I am sure the plane will be heavier then the stock model. My concern is with wing struts. Are they just for scale effect or needed for wing support? If they are needed, can I just use the upper struts. I am using a DLE 35 Rear Ex for power. Will this engine be enough power?
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Anyone wnat to see the maden of a beautiful Ryan? Argiris Giannetakis finished his Quarter scale Ryan SC-W, check out the video!


Argiris also has a 31 episode YouTube videos of the Ryan SC-W build if you are interested, his Screen name:
ARGYPILATUS

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Do you guysknow if there was a military version of the ryan with the ranger engine? I have a byron ryan with the the ranger version (no pipes on the cowl, just outlet fairings) and want to do the silver/yellow military version but can't find any pictures of one in this configuration.

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Tom,
I am willing to be proven wrong, but to the best of my knowledge no Ranger engines were installed on any of the factory built Ryan ST series airplanes in the time military trainers were being painted yellow. As you probably know, there are many variants of the ST series, but as far as I know all were powered by either Menasco or Kinner engines.

Starting in the 1950's, a number of civilian Kinner powered Ryans were re-engined with Rangers. And at least one Menasco powered airplane (the basis for the Sig kit) was re-engined with a Ranger.

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After much procrastination I started new Ryan SC build here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...nce-post-build

Once I get a bit further I may start on the Ryan Navion as well.
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Does anyone know of a Ryan STM/STA complete kit still in production? I have kind of given up on finding the old SIG kit of Maxey Hester's airplane. They seemed to have dried up.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Does anyone know of a Ryan STM/STA complete kit still in production? I have kind of given up on finding the old SIG kit of Maxey Hester's airplane. They seemed to have dried up.
I found two used Sig kits on facebook marketplace; one in Maine and the second in eastern PA. Both were still for sale about a month ago. And I just found one\ more in Michigan, but needs to be picked up locally.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852...5524740053478/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1939...8362355714570/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/4242...00893946645148
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Originally Posted by PopeyeCharlotte
I found two used Sig kits on facebook marketplace; one in Maine and the second in eastern PA. Both were still for sale about a month ago. And I just found one\ more in Michigan, but needs to be picked up locally.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852...5524740053478/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1939...8362355714570/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/4242...00893946645148
Thank you! One is sold, one is pick up only and one ad is from 2019. The funny thing is the ad from 2019 responded right back and still has it! I'll see if we can come to an understanding on price.

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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Thank you! One is sold, one is pick up only and one ad is from 2019. The funny thing is the ad from 2019 responded right back and still has it! I'll see if we can come to an understanding on price.
Good luck!
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Id like to add myself to the Ryan STA brotherhood. Perhaps my add is bit premature, as my Ryan is just a box of plastic and balsa at the moment. I recently acquired a Sig kit, and hope to start building towards the end of 2021. (Need to finish a Kavalier and rebuild an Aerostar wing first!)
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The STA is considered a craftsman's kit (read not an easy build) but they do look good. Kit design has really evolved since it was designed.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
The STA is considered a craftsman's kit (read not an easy build) but they do look good. Kit design has really evolved since it was designed.
Thanks for the info! This won't be my "first rodeo", having built a few other airplanes and Dumas boats, but I'm sure the Ryan will be the most challenging one! There are some nice build logs (VincentJ being the most extensive, I believe) to help me along.
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You will love the carving!
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Well I'm taking the plunge I have located a SIG STA Special kit the seller ships it Saturday. I'm thinking of investing in a fiberglass cowl and wheel pants fro Fiberglass Specialties.
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Awesome!
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Look at what the Santa Claus in the big brown truck and uniformed showed up at my place with last night. I was thinking a Saito .72 or .80 would be a good fit. I have a friend who is going to sell a TF Sea Fury kit I have to finance the project. They go for big bucks these days.




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Love the brown santa!
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Today the blue Santa came! It wasn't cheap but I think it is a wise upgrade.

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Very nice. I'll ]invest in the same - but I won't get to starting my kit until late 2021, so I can save my pennies for a while still!
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Are these from Fiberglass Specialties for the Sig STA kit? Just beware that I got a set from FS and the fairings were not symmetrical (as they should be) but instead were asymmetrical and were effectively the same sided as they both come out of the same mould. I cant remember if they were both left or both right, Id have to dig them out. Half a look at yours from front on and you will see what I mean.

Or if they have corrected this error Id love to know so I can get mine replaced.

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I will have to look.and see.
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Originally Posted by jymster
Are these from Fiberglass Specialties for the Sig STA kit? Just beware that I got a set from FS and the fairings were not symmetrical (as they should be) but instead were asymmetrical and were effectively the same “sided” as they both come out of the same mould. I can’t remember if they were both left or both right, I’d have to dig them out. Half a look at yours from front on and you will see what I mean.

Or if they have corrected this error I’d love to know so I can get mine replaced.

cheers,

James
Hi James, I'm not certain I understand what I should look for so I took a few pictures an different angles. If you need an additional view just name it. Looking at them they remind me of a pair of little boots.

Mike



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Hey Mike, your spats seem to be symmetrical from your photos. I will have to dig mine out and take some photos to show what I mean. Hopefully they have corrected the original errors that mine had.

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I'm glad it cleared things up. Mine don't look to be handed at all but more like they were made to be interchangeable.

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