Quickie Mail Plane (oz6196)

 

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Quickie Mail Plane. Ryan M-2. Rubber semi-scale model.

Quote: "Crackerjack semi-scale model of old Ryan M-2 flies like a bird. Masterfully designed. Quickie Mail Plane, by Sherman Gillespie.

The Ryan M-1 is a semi-scale model of the Hispano-powered Ryan of 1925. Built as a low-cost mail and passenger-carrying machine it proved efficient and dependable. Cruising speed was 105 mph and the pay load was 500 lbs. Top speed was 125 and it landed at 45 mph. Service ceiling was 15,000 feet.

In 1926 and 1927 Wright Whirlwind-powered M-1's were flown on the 1000-mile Seattle-Los Angeles mail route by Pacific Air Transport. The Ryan Transatlantic Monoplane, Lindbergh's famous 'Spirit of St Louis,' was developed from the M-1 design.

The model is a remarkable flier. Top flight times to date are 1:15, 1:19, and 2:09, handwound in warm air conditions. Study the plans, photos, and construction notes carefully. Complete flying weight should be approximately 1 oz.

Build the fuselage sides from hard 1/16 square balsa. Set the completed fuselage sides up over the top view and put in the cross pieces. Install the 1/16 aluminum tube strut receivers. Cement on the 1/8 square wing mount blocks and put on the wing mount hooks.

Make the nose block from medium soft 1/2 in stock. It forms down from a square to a circle. Drill it for the removable plug and cement in place. Use soft balsa for the cylinder blocks. Trim the underside so the blocks will tip out slightly to form the 'vee.' Use 1/32 in sheet balsa for the fill between the blocks. Cut the eight exhaust stacks to size..."

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Quickie Mail Plane (oz6196) by Sherman Gillespie 1957 - model pic

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  • (oz6196)
    Quickie Mail Plane
    by Sherman Gillespie
    from Model Airplane News
    January 1957 
    18in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 13/12/2014
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    Credit*: planeman
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I made it in the 70s, very nice flyer.
Pit - 23/12/2014
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