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Durafly™ Balsa Series - Ryan STA(M) 965mm Plug and Fly

Durafly™ Balsa Series - Ryan STA(M) 965mm Plug and Fly

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The Ryan STA was one of the prettiest looking trainers to emerge from the 1930's "Golden Age" of aviation, the "A" variant of the Ryan ST was designed for aerobatic's, which Ryan converted to produce the military STM version, this was basically the same aircraft with changes made to comply with military requirements. The Ryan STA is a favourite with scale model fans, not suprising given it's combination of good looks and very solid & predictable flight characteristics. This superb Durafly® ™ Ryan STM is a model of a YPT-16 version and certainly does this good looking aeroplane justice!

The Durafly® ™ Balsa Series is firstly and foremost about quality, the superbly constructed airframe is both lightweight and robust, the expertly applied covering is top notch and the model is finished off with superbly painted glass fibre wheel pants, cowl, seat hump and air exhaust vent. The quality of the pre-installed power train is also first rate, with the Ryan boasting a powerful NTM brushless outrunner and Turnigy ESC combination in the nose. Likewise, the pre-installed servo's are the widely respected and trusted HXT 900's, which have plenty of torque for operating the Ryan's control surfaces. The pre-installed hardware, like the glass fibre control horns is top quality and the control rods are secured by linkage stoppers meaning non of the usual plastic items are found on this superbly made scale model. Being balsa, you would expect the Ryan to take a little longer to assemble than a foamy but equally, it is so much more rewarding, even taking into account the high level of pre-finishing that is already done for you. This superb model is also very practical and features a large canopy for easy battery access and a removable 1pc wing for easy transportation.

There is no doubting the advantages that balsa models offer over foam, the lightness and precision of wood construction offer a certain crispness to the flight characteristics that foam can rarely match, also balsa models will look good for years if looked after as they don't suffer from hanger rash so easily. Durafly® ™ have broken new ground in introducing a new range that combines the ease of use of a Plug and Fly foamy with the quality of a top notch balsa model and there is no doubt that this amazing looking Ryan flies every inch as good as it looks. The combination of a light wing loading and powerful motor make the Ryan a superb flying scale model and even at as little as 1/3 throttle, this fantastic looking YPT-16 cruises round with authority. Once opened up, the STM is just a joy to sport fly, loops, rolls, stall turns, split-s and so on can be executed with precision. The final bonus is that the 2200mAh battery (not included) and efficient motor/prop combination offer excellent flight times making this handsome plane a fantastic all round package. The new Durafly® ™ balsa series offers the best of all worlds in the Parkfly catagory......welcome to the new era!

Features:
Predictable, stable and locked in flying Characteristics
Superbly Crafted & High Quality Airframe and Covering
Powerful & Efficient Pre-Installed NTM 35mm Brushless Outrunner Motor
Large Diameter 10" Prop for High Efficiency
Quality Turnigy ESC Pre-Installed
Tried and Trusted HXT900 servo's Pre-Installed
Balsa Quality Combined with Foamy Convenience
Plug and Fly, simply add Lipoly & RX (Not Included)
Simple & Fast Build
Top Quality Hardware Included and Pre-Installed
Tough Undercarriage and Steerable Tail Wheel for excellent Gound Handling

Specs:
Wingspan: 965mm
Length: 825mm
Flying Weight: 865g~880g
Wing Area: 16.3dm2
Motor: 3530 NTM Brushless Outrunner 1100kv
Prop: 10x6
Servo: HXT900 9g x 4
ESC: 25A Turnigy w/BEC

Requires:
Your Own 4 Channel TX/RX
2200mAh 3s Lipoly Battery

  • SKU 9049000006
  • Brand Durafly
  • Capacity (mAh) -
  • Shipping Weight 2575.0000
  • Packaging Length 825.00
  • Packaging Width 220.00
  • Packaging Height 240.00
  • Durafly™ Balsa Series - Ryan STA
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Looks wonderful, it's reviewed well in Model Aviation magazine, but my fuselage is not square. The tail post is twisted to the right by over 6 mm and the wing is not square with the fuselage. Not by a little, we are talking 1 cm or more on one side. A real shame. There is no way that this will fly straight. You can see that Durafly attempted to square the horizontal stab with the wing with an additional shim but with the tail post and wing so far out of true from the fuselage, the body leans heavily to one side with respect to the wing (approx. 70 degrees and 110 on the other).

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Looks wonderful, it's reviewed well in Model Aviation magazine, but my fuselage is not square. The tail post is twisted to the right by over 6 mm and the wing is not square with the fuselage. Not by a little, we are talking 1 cm or more on one side. A real shame. There is no way that this will fly straight. You can see that Durafly attempted to square the horizontal stab with the wing with an additional shim but with the tail post and wing so far out of true from the fuselage, the body leans heavily to one side with respect to the wing (approx. 70 degrees and 110 on the other).

Trs bien ralis. Vole extrmement bien. Dcollage sur l'herbe facile. Bonne puissance avec APC 10x7. qualit/prix super.
L'hlice de la bote pas bonne. ESC capricieux BIP BP BIP BIp, .... Plusieurs essais avant qu'il s'initialise. Entoilage se dtend trs fort avec la chaleur dans la voiture. Pas de pilote fourni

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Very well done. Flies extremely well. Off on the grass easier. Good power with APC 10x7. quality / great price.
The propeller of the box not good. ESC capricious BIP BIP BIP BP .... Several tests before it starts. Interlining relaxes very hard with the heat in the car. No driver provided

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Trs bien ralis. Vole extrmement bien. Dcollage sur l'herbe facile. Bonne puissance avec APC 10x7. qualit/prix super.
L'hlice de la bote pas bonne. ESC capricieux BIP BP BIP BIp, .... Plusieurs essais avant qu'il s'initialise. Entoilage se dtend trs fort avec la chaleur dans la voiture. Pas de pilote fourni

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Very well done. Flies extremely well. Off on the grass easier. Good power with APC 10x7. quality / great price.
The propeller of the box not good. ESC capricious BIP BIP BIP BP .... Several tests before it starts. Interlining relaxes very hard with the heat in the car. No driver provided

Received the Ryan in a good box. It was a little damaged on top of the fuselage because it was pushed to hard in a carton inner box. The model looks really great! Very nice details! Pity that the esc was not working out of the box! Not even a beep. Also the prop drill hole is not big enough and it is a bit risky to drill it bigger as you're not sure the center will stay exact. So I now have to buy a new prop and esc.
Still the model is a beauty!

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Received the Ryan in a good box. It was a little damaged on top of the fuselage because it was pushed to hard in a carton inner box. The model looks really great! Very nice details! Pity that the esc was not working out of the box! Not even a beep. Also the prop drill hole is not big enough and it is a bit risky to drill it bigger as you're not sure the center will stay exact. So I now have to buy a new prop and esc.
Still the model is a beauty!

The plane is finished as Ryan-STM rather than STA and scale proportions are not close. The wing is shorter span wise and the tail is 'way long. The model is well made and the over all quality is good. BUT the plane is quite heavy for the size and it is too darn small! It flies at scale speeds of mach 2 and stalls at a fairly high airspeed. It would be okay for a scale racing plane. It also has a high speed aileron flutter, so don't get your hopes up. My little Ryan REQUIRES the Orange flight stabilizer to remain in control. This was even with the control throws reduced and CG moved forward by 1/4 inch. Turn off the stabilizer for the wild aerobatics. It flies best with the 1800 mAh nano-tech batteries - about 10 minutes of sustained aerobatics. It can do a very wicked KE-spin due to the high thrust line and drag from the wheel pants. It's just too small to be much fun.

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The plane is finished as Ryan-STM rather than STA and scale proportions are not close. The wing is shorter span wise and the tail is 'way long. The model is well made and the over all quality is good. BUT the plane is quite heavy for the size and it is too darn small! It flies at scale speeds of mach 2 and stalls at a fairly high airspeed. It would be okay for a scale racing plane. It also has a high speed aileron flutter, so don't get your hopes up. My little Ryan REQUIRES the Orange flight stabilizer to remain in control. This was even with the control throws reduced and CG moved forward by 1/4 inch. Turn off the stabilizer for the wild aerobatics. It flies best with the 1800 mAh nano-tech batteries - about 10 minutes of sustained aerobatics. It can do a very wicked KE-spin due to the high thrust line and drag from the wheel pants. It's just too small to be much fun.

Great plane.. alot more maneurverable than I expected. Make sure battery is secure as I've had one come loose twice with bad results :( (I now velcro mine in place).. I also had a bad esc after the forth flight but easily replaced. Undercarraige holds up well on rough country grass sports oval.

Recommended ass third or forth plane... not for beginners.

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Great plane.. alot more maneurverable than I expected. Make sure battery is secure as I've had one come loose twice with bad results :( (I now velcro mine in place).. I also had a bad esc after the forth flight but easily replaced. Undercarraige holds up well on rough country grass sports oval.

Recommended ass third or forth plane... not for beginners.

This is a fantastic plane. Great quality and long flight times. It is very aerobatic and fun to fly.

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This is a fantastic plane. Great quality and long flight times. It is very aerobatic and fun to fly.

brilliant plane build quality is exellent and arrived in good nick with all the bits and pieces. flew it today and cant pick a fault with it . if your into scale this is perfect, half throttle it will cruise around all day give it a poke and loops rolls and inverted are easy. love it .

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brilliant plane build quality is exellent and arrived in good nick with all the bits and pieces. flew it today and cant pick a fault with it . if your into scale this is perfect, half throttle it will cruise around all day give it a poke and loops rolls and inverted are easy. love it .

Model looks fantastic. It all arrived in pristine condition. All parts were included except a y lead which is required. One point that may be an issue is the landing gear. The wire leg is fine but the balsa strut meets with the wing only on shrink film. This may be an issue if you land heavy. (may force the strut through the film) I hav not flown it yet so cannot comment on that aspect.

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Model looks fantastic. It all arrived in pristine condition. All parts were included except a y lead which is required. One point that may be an issue is the landing gear. The wire leg is fine but the balsa strut meets with the wing only on shrink film. This may be an issue if you land heavy. (may force the strut through the film) I hav not flown it yet so cannot comment on that aspect.

Great plane and easy to put together, The build looks and assembles really well. I have only had 1 flight with it till now as the weather hasn't been crash hot but it fly's like a dream.

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Great plane and easy to put together, The build looks and assembles really well. I have only had 1 flight with it till now as the weather hasn't been crash hot but it fly's like a dream.

Unboxing - All parts were immaculately packaged and there was no noticeable damage due to transport - The only thing I found was some damage to the fuselage near the front of the airframe where it looks like the balsa has been pushed in by pressure and the film covering it is all wrinkly (which is a shame as it is a beautiful plane)

Assembly is super easy though make sure you read the instructions THOROUGHLY first!!!! I would put the decals on first on the wings before the wheels go on as it was a pain in the ass to align them with the wheels already installed.

One thing missing with this plane is a 'Y' lead for your ailerons - Another pain if you don't have one spare!!!!!!

In the manual it tells shows you where to put the string through if you haven't done this before it can be tricky as they are elastic. Also my only other qualm is that I didn't receive any elastic string or screws for the tail and it clearly shows in the pics that it is supposed to be there.

Flying is great - Smooth and nostalgic looking and is super quiet

Great balsa plane overall and cant wait to see more Durafly Balsa series models in the future

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Unboxing - All parts were immaculately packaged and there was no noticeable damage due to transport - The only thing I found was some damage to the fuselage near the front of the airframe where it looks like the balsa has been pushed in by pressure and the film covering it is all wrinkly (which is a shame as it is a beautiful plane)

Assembly is super easy though make sure you read the instructions THOROUGHLY first!!!! I would put the decals on first on the wings before the wheels go on as it was a pain in the ass to align them with the wheels already installed.

One thing missing with this plane is a 'Y' lead for your ailerons - Another pain if you don't have one spare!!!!!!

In the manual it tells shows you where to put the string through if you haven't done this before it can be tricky as they are elastic. Also my only other qualm is that I didn't receive any elastic string or screws for the tail and it clearly shows in the pics that it is supposed to be there.

Flying is great - Smooth and nostalgic looking and is super quiet

Great balsa plane overall and cant wait to see more Durafly Balsa series models in the future

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