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
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.
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.
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