Don't let the price fool you, this stunning little Ryan ST-A is a superbly made and beautifully detailed scale model that almost looks too nice to fly!
The fiber glass fuselage, wheel pants and cowl are excellent quality and superbly painted, the wings, rudder and tailfeathers are lightweight balsa construction and so very nicely made and covered. The rudder/steering tailwheel assembly are mounted on round hinges and operated by an internal push/pull system. The wings and horizontal stabilizers are mounted onto CF rods and epoxied to the fuselage for superior strength. Like the control rods, the under-carriage is proper piano wire, the supplied hardware is comprehensive and includes plastic coated steel rigging wire for that final scale touch.
It would certainly be fair to say that some previous building experience is desirable to assemble this superb looking Ryan but the end result is a scale model to be proud of. As well as the unbelievable amount of scale detail for a model of this size, the Ryan also features flaps for sensible landing speeds. Combine all the features of this lovely scale model with it's low build cost and this model is a steal, especially as it will last for years if looked after, high detail scale modelling was never so cheap & easy!
Nice Quality Fiber Glass Fuselage, Wheel Pants and Cowl
Exellent Paint Finish
High Level of Scale Detail Including Panel Lines and Rivets
Lightweight Balsa Wings and Tail-feathers Finished Off with Expertly Applied Covering
Unique Internal Push/Pull Operated Rudder & Steerable Tail Wheel
Flaps Fitted As Standard
Comprehensive Hardware Package Included
Plastic Coated Steel Rigging Wire Included
Flying Weight: 960g
Your Own 5-6 Channel TX/RX
35-36 Brushless Outrunner Motor
6 x 9g Servo
1800mAh~2200mAh 3s Lipoly Battery
Kapacita ( mAh )
Hmotnost ( g )
Opening the box this looks like an inviting challenge, sadly the cowl was not reinforced when packed by the manufacturer resulting in a cracked and out of shape cowl needing repair before beginning the "build".
Hobby King should check current stock and have manufacturer replace cowl where required and insist that future stock have the cowl sufficiently supported to avoid damage.Poor quality of construction. Manual is on CD which is RW and it's making problems to load it. Everithing must be checked more than 5 times before assembling if you want to avoid mistakes. Plenty wrong made details. Some stikers must be rejusted. Cowl ring must be removed and reshaped, then you will need to play with cowl to adjust it properly. Battery hatch is not siting well there is a lot of rejusting and retighting of fuselage to make it nice. It's looks to me that there is an eror in wings and a list of about 1 cm is present measured at tips of the wings, I have checked everithing but there stil diference. I don't know what are you all talking about but my advice for those who didn't buy it..... If you didn't buy it dont buy it.Hallo, meine ist am 16.112012 angekommen, Karton absolut unbeschaedigt, Modell super verpackt. Leider ist der Lack aber wohl glashart und splittert schon beim vorsichtigen Auspacken an zwei Rumpstellen einfach ab. Seitenleitewerk ist leider etwas hher als der Rumpf mit Finne. Rumpfdeckel passt nur wenn man den Rumpf zusammen drckt. Steckholme des Flgels knnen nur ein Scherz sein..... 1x 3mm CFK-Stab. Rechtes Querruder wurde nicht sauber geschliffen, so das ein unschner Spalt entsteht. Optisch ist sie, wenn ich ihre Mngel noch beseitigen kann ein absoluter Leckerbissen. Farben von Bespannung und Lack sind 100pcnt stimmig. Nieten und angedeutete Blechhstoesse sind genialst geloest. GFK-Teile sind sauber gefertigt, Spanten fest und gut verklebt. In ihrer Gre ein echter Eye-catcher. Gewicht finde ich voll ok, guter Standart wuerde ich sagen.And now a complete review
This plane is NOT an ARF!!! It Looks great, and invites to further modfications for extra scale look. Great quality. I'm dying to have my first flight - just waiting for better weather. Haven't been able to find fligth reviews, but read some bad ones for a very similar plane from Golden Age Models. They say it's a dog in the air - hope not! Landinggear was far to long - had to heat it up and rebend - crap! At least 1 inch to long, and wheels way to small. Looks Didnt get the markings :-( Miss them on this great scale-look. HOBBYKING - please send!
...and now I have had the partly pleasure of flying this beauty, and when I say partly, is it because the plane might look like an angle on the ground, but she is a devil in the air. It's a heavy plane, that needs huge groundspeed before taking off. Needs a lot of space, and not to bumpy field. Our airfield is a quite bumpy grassy field, and I have already had two stalls during take off. The plane needs lots of speed before taking that elevator back, and it also needs to be landed as a warbird. Fast directly to the ground with a late level out hanging just above the field waiting to loose speed to land - Very scale, and very difficult to fly.
It also tend to stall at quite high speed, so never fly this plane slowly. Stalls are fortunately quite forgiving, but not much fun just after take off or on the approaNOT an ARF!!!
Looks great, and invites to further modfications for extra scale look. Great quality. I'm dying to have my first flight - just waiting for better weather. Haven't been able to find fligth reviews, but read some bad ones for a very similar plane from Golden Age Models. They say it's a dog in the air - hope not!
Landinggear was far to long - had to heat it up and rebend - crap! At least 1 inch to long, and wheels way to small. Looks
Didnt get the markings :-( Miss them on this great scale-look. HOBBYKING - please send!
It is a good deal but expect many ajustments and improvised solutions to make it fit! Not for beginners!So far I'm impressed by the quality of the product.
So far I have a problem with the length of the landing gear
(approx 1inch too long).
I recommend this model, it IS beautiful and I'm sure that the tiny problems will be ironed out soon!First look, Box come to Turkey in one piece, Fuse building quality is good but has little snags, Wheel diam is about 40mm but wheel pant could get 50 or 55 mm diam wheel, t has slick looking tail but wing servo holders not hided under wing , it need a little bit work to hide them. Overall Building quality very good for 88,56 $ plane. ll build it with ASP fs 30 in near future, t has a plenty room for 250 ml fuel tank and big enough cowl for glow engines.