A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS

A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS

A1R DESIGN BUREAU
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  The A1R Ryan ST-A Special is a two-seat, low wing monoplane. The fuselage is of monocoque-type construction employing longerons to reinforce the stressed skin at points of concentrated load - at stick control mountings, seats, floors, cockpit cutouts and at the tail section. Eight elliptical transverse bulkheads, suitably spaced, are covered with heavy gauge aluminium alloy skin.

  The wings are constructed in four fabric covered sections - two stub wings and two outer panels. The outer panels are wire braced NACA airfoil, constructed of spruce spars, welded steel tube compression struts and aluminium alloy ribs. The stub wings are of welded steel tube construction, incorporating a walkway.

  The landing gear is treadle type welded steel tube construction with shock absorber strut of oleo-spring type. The tail wheel is a steerable and full swiveling unit of welded steel tube construction, equipped with oleo shock strut.

  ST-A Special airplane is equipped with Menasco-C4S 150 hp engine.

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Felix
*Verified Product User*
11/05/2021
I recently purchased the Ryan ST-A due to the many very positive comments here. But frankly speaking I am quite disappointed:

1. The engine sound is mediocre at best; It seems to "stop" at 50% power setting. There is no full-power sound at all.
2. The flight dynamics are very questionable. The stall behavior is so unrealistic. The aircraft stalls nicely but if it falls into a spin it behaves crazily and can hardly be recovered at all. I am a real world pilot but do not even manage to perform a simple hammerhead, as the aircraft always falls into an uncontrollable spin immediately.
3. The yaw sensitivity is totally overdone. Keeping the Ryan on the centerline during takeoff is almost impossible (of course, I use rudder pedals).
3. The manual mentions the spark setting before engine start. But there is no hint about what this is for and how it is used. Obviously, it also has no effect here at all. A manual which corresponds to the actual model would be highly appreciated.

I love the appearance of this aircraft. A1R Design Bureau did an extremely good job, especially with the cockpit. If they are willing to invest a bit more into the above mentioned drawbacks, this Ryan ST-A could become a real winner.
John
*Verified Product User*
08/29/2021
Just found this and installed it. This is probably one of my favorite aircraft (back when I was flying, there was a PT-22 at the airport that I drooled over). Never flown one, but I do have around 2000 hrs. in Citabrias, Super Cubs, and a Stinson 108, and loved flying tail draggers. I did move the empty CG up a bit in the flight_model.cfg file, as it was quite pitch sensitive with the very aft CG, and I couldn't get the CG within limits with a 140 lb pilot without almost full fuel. I'm using:

empty_weight_CG_position = 0.9, 0, 0

(Again, never flown one, so not claiming this is more accurate for a real one, but seems that it would be balanced to be fairly nose heavy empty, if it is going to work with a single pilot in the rear seat).

Once I did this, it was a joy to fly, and it looks great! I flew for a small charter company back in the '80s, so it is nice to find some aircraft with an analog panel.
Robert
*Verified Product User*
07/21/2021
This plane flies great, the flight model feels like it should for a small monoplane tail dragger.
Great to fly as the instruments and controls are so simple..
It also looks absolutely stunning!!!
A few nice skins at flighsim.to as well.
It is also great value for money, five stars. I love it.
bruce
*Verified Product User*
07/06/2021
If vintage is your schtick in MS2020 this is for you. Like the Carenado Waco and DC Stearman it's a challenge on the ground but that's the joy of these old taildraggers. Be warned, you have to click the prop to turn it over, no starter engine in this old dame. It sways around authentically on takeoff and landing and requires some finesse. It looks totally amazing inside and out. This has flaps unlike it's old hangar mates. Highly recommended for a seat-of-the-pants experience.
Barry
*Verified Product User*
06/09/2021
What a charming aircraft! This is a beautifully modelled aircraft and a joy to fly. Well done A1R. This is my first purchase from this developer and if their other aircraft are as good it won’t be the last. I am very impressed. The cockpit is beautiful and the aircraft looks fabulous. You have to watch the swing on takeoff but it is nevertheless a delight.
David
*Verified Product User*
06/07/2021
Great plane! Looks absolutely stunning and flies really nice. I'm hoping we'll be getting some more classic vintage planes for MSFS!
scott
*Verified Product User*
06/07/2021
wonderful constructed model good flying characteristics looks very nice,, my only complaint is coms do not work radio is on and right frequency selected but no chatter.. maybe a bug for now
Malcolm
*Verified Product User*
06/06/2021
Just a follow up to my review yesterday. I asked the A1R Design team about my fuel issue and they got back to me within a couple of hours. Fuel needs to go from Reserve to Main once up and flying. RTFM, clan.
Thanks again, Alex and the team at A1R Design, for creating the coolest plane yet to emerge for MSFS2020. And, in a field with same amazing aircraft, that's saying something.
fred
*Verified Product User*
06/05/2021
Fantastique! It's not an airplane, it's a toy!
Can you tell me what the Spark is for please, I'm French and I can't find the explanation.
Mark
*Verified Product User*
06/05/2021
What a cracking plane, very enjoyable kite for a bit of VFR. Nice model & sounds, an all round pleasure to fly.
THOMAS
*Verified Product User*
06/01/2021
What an absolute Joy this wonderful Aircraft is. We've just spent a very happy hour flying her at London Oxford and will surely enjoy many more hours of getting to know this Gem.
We've noticed the Front Cockpit Cover panel and will hopefully receive a Future Up Date which will enable an additional Passenger or even the Family Dog to come along as well.
There are some really great Videos to be found featuring this iconic Aircraft and we especially appreciated the Duxford Films.
We're already looking forward to ADB's next offering for our Beloved Sim and if they continue to produce such superlative Renditions we will surely be well served by this Talented Company.

Kind Regards to you all at Air Deign Bureau from Thom and Beloved Co Pilot.
David
*Verified Product User*
05/30/2021
Very high end plane and a pleasurer to fly it. Recommend it with no second thinking
Konstantin
*Verified Product User*
05/29/2021
Awesome plane!
Quality textures and good flight model. Nice work A1R.

One note, please fix fuel selector, it’s working but need care.

Recommended.
Robert
*Verified Product User*
05/29/2021
I like this plane! If you like the WACO, you'll like this one as well. It is 1930's flying all over again...the textures are superb, the flight characteristics forgiving. The take-off and landing rolls can be a challenge until you get used to the flight model, but it feels like you are flying over the countryside in the 1930's. I find this a good purchase for my types of sim flying. Fun bird.
FILESIZE
363MB
REQUIREMENTS

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Standard/Deluxe/Premium edition
Processor: Intel Core i5 ~3GHz (i7 recommended) or similar
RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended)
Graphics card: 4Gb dedicated memory
1.2Gb available hard disk space

Please make sure you set the Flight Model option to Modern in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Options

Customer Reviews
A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS
Felix
I recently purchased the Ryan ST-A due to the many very positive comments here. But frankly speaking I am quite disappointed: -
1. The engine sound is mediocre at best; It seems to "stop" at 50% power setting. There is no full-power sound at all. 2. The flight dynamics are very questionable. The stall behavior is so unrealistic. The aircraft stalls nicely but if it falls into a spin it behaves crazily and can hardly be recovered at all. I am a real world pilot but do not even manage to perform a simple hammerhead, as the aircraft always falls into an uncontrollable spin immediately. 3-
. The yaw sensitivity is totally overdone. Keeping the Ryan on the centerline during takeoff is almost impossible (of course, I use rudder pedals). 3. The manual mentions the spark setting before engine start. But there is no hint about what this is for and how it is used. Obviously, it also has no effect here at all. A manual which corresponds to the actual model would be highly appreciated. -
I love the appearance of this aircraft. A1R Design Bureau did an extremely good job, especially with the cockpit. If they are willing to invest a bit more into the above mentioned drawbacks, this Ryan ST-A could become a real winner.
A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS
John
Just found this and installed it. This is probably one of my favorite aircraft (back when I was flying, there was a PT-22 at the airport that I drooled over). Never flown one, but I do have around 2000 hrs. in Citabrias, Super Cubs, and a Stinson 108, and loved flying tail draggers. I did move the empty CG up a bit in the flight_model.cf-
g file, as it was quite pitch sensitive with the very aft CG, and I couldn't get the CG within limits with a 140 lb pilot without almost full fuel. I'm using: empty-
_weight_CG_posi-
tion = 0.9, 0, 0 (Again, never flown one, so not claiming this is more accurate for a real one, but seems that it would be balanced to be fairly nose heavy empty, if it is going to work with a single pilot in the rear seat). Once I did this, it was a joy to fly, and it looks great! I flew for a small charter company back in the '80s, so it is nice to find some aircraft with an analog panel.
A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS
Robert
This plane flies great, the flight model feels like it should for a small monoplane tail dragger. Great to fly as the instruments and controls are so simple.. It also looks absolutely stunning!!! A few nice skins at flighsim.to as well. It is also great value for money, five stars. I love it.
A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS
bruce
If vintage is your schtick in MS2020 this is for you. Like the Carenado Waco and DC Stearman it's a challenge on the ground but that's the joy of these old taildraggers. Be warned, you have to click the prop to turn it over, no starter engine in this old dame. It sways around authentically on takeoff and landing and requires some finesse. It looks totally amazing inside and out. This has flaps unlike it's old hangar mates. Highly recommended for a seat-of-the-pan-
ts experience.
A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS
Barry
What a charming aircraft! This is a beautifully modelled aircraft and a joy to fly. Well done A1R. This is my first purchase from this developer and if their other aircraft are as good it won’t be the last. I am very impressed. The cockpit is beautiful and the aircraft looks fabulous. You have to watch the swing on takeoff but it is nevertheless a delight.
A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS
David
Great plane! Looks absolutely stunning and flies really nice. I'm hoping we'll be getting some more classic vintage planes for MSFS!
A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS
scott
wonderful constructed model good flying characteristics looks very nice,, my only complaint is coms do not work radio is on and right frequency selected but no chatter.. maybe a bug for now
A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS
Malcolm
Just a follow up to my review yesterday. I asked the A1R Design team about my fuel issue and they got back to me within a couple of hours. Fuel needs to go from Reserve to Main once up and flying. RTFM, clan. Thanks again, Alex and the team at A1R Design, for creating the coolest plane yet to emerge for MSFS2020. And, in a field with same amazing aircraft, that's saying something.
A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS
fred
Fantastique! It's not an airplane, it's a toy! Can you tell me what the Spark is for please, I'm French and I can't find the explanation.
A1R DESIGN BUREAU - A1R RYAN ST-A SPECIAL MSFS
Mark
What a cracking plane, very enjoyable kite for a bit of VFR. Nice model & sounds, an all round pleasure to fly.
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