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Dec 02, 2001, 08:28 AM
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Great Planes Electric STA Ryan


A couple of weeks ago I saw a press release from Great Planes about a new electric STA Ryan kit that's due out late December or early January...

>Wingspan: 49 in (1245mm)
>Wing Area: 401 sq in (25.9dm2)
>Weight: 3-3.5 lb (1360-1590g)
>Wing Loading: 17-20 oz/sq ft (51-61g/dm2)
>Length: 36.3 in (920mm)
>Requires: 4-channel radio w/4 mini servos, 600-size motor, C-30 >or C-50 electronic speed control, gear drive, 7-cell 1700->3000mAh battery, charger, 2 rolls of Top Flite MonoKote >covering

>GPMA0165 Ryan STA EP
>Retail $139.99
>Street 96.99

At the swap meet in Chicago yesterday they had a prototype to look at and it's a very nice looking model. Seems to be built very light although you couldn't see the internal structure.

They are recommending their usual 7-cell pack and a can "600" type motor. I'm guessing that won't be a very good choice but I think this will be a very nice e-plane for the sport scale flyers among us.

Note: I have no affiliation with Great Planes, etc. This just looks like a nice model.
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Dec 02, 2001, 11:12 AM
Mitch G's Avatar
So that's what I saw! I really should be willing to ask questions more.

I went to the show mostly looking for a low-wing open cockpit plane that can take advantage of my 10x2400 packs and Endoplasma motor. When I saw the plane I was thinking it might be a good candidate, but since I didn't know what I was looking at, I wasn't sure.

Now I know, and if I read the numbers you gave correctly, I would only be adding about 7oz in batteries and bringing the wing loading up to about 23oz/sq ft.

Although, I'm looking for an ARF, I will have to keep this plane in mind.


Mitch
Dec 02, 2001, 11:55 AM
Giddy up!
Sal C's Avatar
Yep, I guess that was it Mitch. I guess you'll have to invest in 7 & 8 packs too .
Dec 02, 2001, 01:25 PM
Mitch G's Avatar
Quote:
Originally posted by Sal C
Yep, I guess that was it Mitch. I guess you'll have to invest in 7 & 8 packs too .
Nope. I'm firmly in the grasp of the 10-cell trap.
Besides, I think a 10-cell setup would work fine with that plane.


Mitch
Dec 02, 2001, 04:43 PM
WattNaught
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Yeah Mitch, I'm with you. 10 cells and a MM or Atomic or Endoplasm would work just fine. I'm using the MM and 2.5 gearbox in a Happy Fly and it's very aerobatic.

Might have to add this one to my building que

Happy Landings
Dec 02, 2001, 05:13 PM
Visitor from Reality
To quote Ed Lyerly - 10 x CP1700 = 8 x CP2400.

GP build 'em tough.

The endo/GP box/CP1700 setup is el cheapo. You could spend as much on that as a lesser 7 cell rig without much effort.

Sounds a logical conclusion.

Ever wondered why GP don't catch on to this?


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