Ramrod (series)

Designed in the early 1950's by Ron St. Jean, the Ramrod is credited with pioneering modern trim methods used today.  "Climbing the wash-in" is one of the safest ways to control the power pattern on high performance aircraft.  As with many other models of the day it was flown in all sizes and Ron wrote an interesting article detailing how he found that in successful airplanes, correlating engine size to wing volume rather than area was a more successful method of matching power to aircraft size.

This photo of Daniel Heinrich's Ramrod 750 was featured on the January 1997 issue of Model Aviation.  It is covered with Royal Silk and doped with nitrate, utilizing K&B Superpoxy as a fuelproofer.  It was powered by Johnson CS (36) and 29R.  By using a crankcase pressurized metal fuel tank and a BY&O 11 X 5 propeller, this proven performer would have the first 3 maxes posted before breakfast!  At the contest this photo was taken at, flying in B Nostalgia, it posted 9 maxes only to drop the 10th flight and fall in second place to the meets high time.  Dependable performer!

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