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Ryan STA-M ARF photo

A trailblazing trainer!

If you're a nostalgia buff of Ryan aircraft - or just a warbird enthusiast in general - get ready for the Ryan STA-M! As the first choice of low-wing monoplane to become the Army Air Corps' primary trainer, the Ryan STA-M makes an impressive-looking ARF that flies gently at low speeds - with the capacity to perform scale loops, rolls and stall turns at higher power settings. The military version of the Ryan STA also features a dual cockpit for instructor and student, plus astoundingly detailed instrument panel decals. Ryan quality and workmanship are certainly evident in the Ryan STA-M, but the fact that it's Almost-Ready-to-Fly is an added bonus that you'll definitely appreciate with this beautiful scale model!

  • Made from the highest-quality woods and durable fiberglass, and covered in Top Flite® MonoKote® film.

  • Assembles in as little as 12-15 hours.

  • Adjustable engine mount made of reinforced nylon.

  • Spacious radio compartment with quality Great Planes hardware supplied.

  • Dual aileron servos add precision and authority.

  • Large dimensions accentuate the plane's scale detail and graceful flight.

In flight photo
Gentle and easy-flying with a small engine, the Ryan STA-M is capable of realistic aerobatic maneuvers such as loops, rolls and stall turns with a larger power plant.
cowl & wheel pants photo
Top quality fiberglass is used to create the scale cowl and wheel pants - without extra work for you! They're painted to match the MonoKote trim scheme, and the cowl also features realistic looking panel lines and rivets.

parts layout photo
Only the finest materials and construction methods have gone into this Ryan STA-M model: a built-up wood framework, sheeted fuselage, fiberglass cowl and wheel pants, Top Flite MonoKote covering and a generous package of quality Great Planes hardware.

Stock Number: GPMA1355
Wingspan: 82 in (2080 mm)
Wing Area: 1066 in² (68.8 dm²)
Weight: 10.25-11.5 lb (4.65-5.22 kg)
Wing Loading: 22-25 oz/ft² (67-76 g/dm²)
Fuselage Length: 60 in (1525 mm)
Engine Required: 2-stroke .61-.91 cu in (10-15 cc) or 4-stroke .91-1.20 cu in (11.5-20.0 cc)
Radio Required: 4-5 channel w/6 standard servos
Parts Listing - Product Manual - View the video