Ryan S-C (oz4562)
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Ryan SC. Control line semi-scale stunt model, for Enya .35 power.
Quote: "Out came the old drawing board, and it was worth it too. The ship came out weighing 43oz ready to fly. This in itself gives you a little advantage even before you test fly. Why? Because you can make changes if you have to without picking up too much weight for the wing to handle. The Ryan really didn't need any changes, other than a little nose weight. I like to fly nose heavy. Makes old men like me smooth in their flying, and believe me you need all the help you can get with the keen competition you're up against is today.
That brings up another subject thats bugging me. Competition, Junior competition that is. It's fallen off in the last few years and there must be a way we can prevent this. I feel that one way to help relieve this situation is to eliminate ground points for juniors or possibly eliminate the rule that they must build their own plane. The feelings of many of these young modelers are they aren't good enough to compete building wise, but would love to compete in flying and most of them can put in a good pattern too. So maybe some thought ought to be given to the Junior for they are our coming champs and I'd like to see as many of them compete as possible.
Back to the Ryan now. I've given my sermon for the day. The ship was designed with competition in mind. When building it keep two things in mind. First, use light straight wood. This factor alone can mean the difference between a mediocre model and a good competition ship. Pick your wood carefully. Secondly, use care in alignment. Work from the center lines and double check everything before you glue the parts into place and use a good flat surface to work on.
Start by sharpening your ax, buzz saw or what ever you use. While it's still sharp, hack out all the ribs from 1/8in balsa, plus the flaps and center spar from 1/4in balsa. Glue the spar doublers into place and align. Next cut out the 3/8in light balsa and cut the stab, elevator and rudder to shape. Place your tank into position between the body sides and glue..."
Hi Steve - Here is Jack Sheeks' Ryan SC from Flying Models magazine issue 07-67.
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Update 18/12/2017: complete article added, thanks to RFJ.
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