Thread: Build Log PT-22 by Peter Rake
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 01:47 PM
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The PT-22 is one of my favorite plane.
In 2008 I've built the Peter Rake's Ryan's Daughter from the very good Manzano Laser short Kit.

Here's the video of the maiden flight:

March 2, 2008 - Ryan's Daughter maiden flight (2 min 34 sec)

In the first photograph you can see my Ryan's Daughter with his BIG BROTHER: the amazing Ryan P-22 built by Scale Master and my great friend Giacomo Mazzari.

Both models are GREAT FLYERS.
My small Ryan's Daugher can fly very slooooow or pretty fast without any problem and it can do acrobatic fly too.

Of course I'm very interested at the new PT-22.
Unfortunately it is a small model (50 inches w.s......again).
I'm sure that a model like this will be even better at 60+ inches and the wingload and price...$$$ will be only a little higher.

.......maybe I can enlarge the plans from 50" to 60"....

One last note: two "weak" details of the original Ryan's Daugher model are:
1) the "nose" of the model is attached to the fuselage with just two little balsa pieces.....and is necessary to add some wood and/or fiberglass to give some strenght to the front part of the fuselage.

2) in the finished model it's almost impossible to change or modify the main landing gear: there must be another solution.....


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