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Jul 07, 2003, 10:38 AM
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Tom Hunt's Ryan PT-20

Have you seen the stunning photo on the cover of Quiet Flyer of Tom Hunt's Ryan PT-20 "photographed in front of the Statue of Liberty?" I'd love to hear the details from Tom of how this photo was taken -- he must have been flying the plane from a boat, right?

Seriously, is there a write-up about this model somewhere? I'd love to know more about it.

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Jul 09, 2003, 10:24 AM
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Tom, are you out there?
Jul 17, 2003, 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by Neil Morse
Tom, are you out there?
Hi Neil, yes, I'm here... been busy and away.

The PT-20 on the cover was shot by a professional photographer out over the water in front of the statue, hung by a fishing line. I was not there at the time.

The model is from AMD (hong kong I think) available from

Fiberglass fuselage/spats, foam core sheeted wings, balsa tails

I used a Mega 22/30/3 on 16 cells on my H-750 belt drive.
13 x 8 prop as I remember.

I modified the wing to put in more scale like ailerons (used strip ailerons) and scale flaps.

about 7lbs RTF.

There was a mod-build thread out on this forum somewhere, but damn if I can find it.

Jul 17, 2003, 11:23 AM
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Thanks, Tom. Sure looks good.