• Review: Golden Age Simulations - Ryan SC-W

    Ryan SC-W

    Publisher: Golden Age Simulations

    Review Author:
    Felicity Smith

    Suggested Price:
    $19.95

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    The Ryan S-C (Sports-Coupe) was an American three-seat cabin monoplane designed and built by the Ryan Aeronautical Company. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear, designed to be an up-market version of the Ryan S-T trainer. The prototype first flew in 1937, and had a nose-mounted 150 hp (112 kW) Menasco inline piston engine but the production aircraft were fitted with a 145 hp (108 kW) Warner Super Scarab radial engine.

    With the company's involvement in producing trainer aircraft for the United States military, the S-C was not seriously marketed, and only 12 production aircraft were built. One example was impressed into service with the United States Army Air Forces, and was designated the L-10. At the start of the 21st Century, four examples were still airworthy in the United States.

    --Wikipedia

    Ryan SC-W
    Photograph by Armchair Aviator

    Specifications

    • Crew: 1
    • Capacity: 2 passengers
    • Length: 25 ft 4 1/2 in (7.734 m)
    • Wingspan: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
    • Height: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
    • Wing area: 202.0 sq ft (18.77 m2)
    • Empty weight: 1,345 lb (610 kg)
    • Gross weight: 2,150 lb (975 kg)
    • Powerplant: 1 x Warner Super Scarab radial engine, 145 hp (108 kW)

    2 Comments
    1. beana5's Avatar
      beana5 -
      A gas masterpiece.....real history...joy to fly...attention to details!
    1. Portia911's Avatar
      Portia911 -
      Nice little review, Felicity - you have captured the essence of what makes the Ryan tourer a great value-for-money add-on for FSX. I have owned this for a while now and consider it one of GAS's best products.
      Thanks.
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