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Thread: Ryan ST-A Parts / Technical Drawings

  1. #11

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    That looks about the same size as my shop..lol

  2. #12

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    I'm interested in Ryan ST plans. If anyone has a set of the Cassagneres plans, or has contact information for someone who is producing them, I'd love to hear from you.

  3. #13

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    I found the rights holder. His current pricing is about what Ev Cassagneres charged, and I can share contact information with anyone who needs it.

  4. #14

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    Hello WZM,

    I would like to know how to reach the rights holder. If you could share the information, I would appreciate it.

    Sean

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    Why not post it here if this is a commercial venture ?

    See also

    http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Gu...7?OpenDocument
    Last edited by Kurt Flunkn; 02-15-2018 at 10:17 PM.

  6. #16

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    The Ryan Aeronautical Company moved out of general aviation after WWII, and the surviving Ryan plans that I've seen are not usable. They are available from the Smithsonian, but you need to sign paperwork saying that they will not be involved in the construction of a new plane.

    In the late 1960s Ev Cassagneres began drawing up plans from a mixture of the surviving original drawings, and drawings made from original parts. I think it took him a decade or two to complete the project of drawing production quality plans, but he sold copies of those plans up until he passed away in 2012. Ev was a biographer of Lindbergh (the NYP was from the "other" Ryan Aeronautical), a friend of T.C. Ryan, and very involved in the International Ryan Club.

    As a result, the TC holder (Northrup Grumman) doesn't really have an interest in the ST-A, and they don't have plans. The existing plans are copyright to someone in Ev's family, and they have not made an effort to publicly promote them. I'm guessing they have their own reasons, but I'm not willing to publicly publish their personal information. I have purchased plans from them, for about the same price as Ev charged in the 2000s, and I was very happy with the experience.

    If you are interested, https://www.facebook.com/Classic-Met...6674961423975/ is building a replica from plans, and timbertigeraircraft.com is planning on building kits for a 95% scale copy that's aimed at modern engines and a LSA qualifying weight. There is also a Facebook group for vintage Ryan planes at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1929850690604385/ .
    Last edited by wzm; 02-20-2018 at 02:13 PM.

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