Author Topic: High Wing Wonders - Stinson 108 . . . . . . . . . . . .. (Completed 3 Dec 2010)  (Read 2277 times)

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lastvautour

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I have selected the Stinson 150 as per the gallery plans. I have also downloaded some other drawings to make it a bit more accurate. A search of the web show the Stinson 150 was subsequently manufactured as the model 108-1, -2 and a large tail -3 version.

Lou
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Mark Braunlich

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Re: High Wing Wonders
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 02:08:06 PM »

lastvautour

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Re: High Wing Wonders
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 02:33:38 PM »
Thanks. I found the site last week and it is wondeful. One of my favorites is the burgundy coloured ships.




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Re: High Wing Wonders
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 06:49:31 PM »
Additional research revealed that the plans in the gallery are incorrect in cross section. The dimensions and general arrangement are OK. Check out the shape of the fuselage in this shot.


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Re: High Wing Wonders
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 02:47:08 AM »
There is a rare metalized version of the aircraft which would limit the colour schemes greatly. However, it looks as if the gallery plans may fit the profile of such an aircraft. If you plan on making one of these beauties, check out the site Mark placed in an earlier post.

Lou

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 07:14:10 AM »
The angles are mostly due to the effect of fabric over stringers. Maybe he did base his drawing on a metal version.
Stinson 108-1.

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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 10:08:04 AM »
Here is another one.

lastvautour

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Re: High Wing Wonders
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 10:27:20 AM »
I downloaded all the Canadian registered Stinson photos from this site.
http://www.airport-data.com/
Many of the aircraft listed have photos.

Lou

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Re: High Wing Wonders
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 11:28:15 AM »
Here's some additional Stinson 108 information which might be of interest:

The attached drawing is from a 1947 issue of Aviation Week magazine, and indicates Stinson also enlarged the tailplane when they went to the big swoopy tail model.  Unfortunately, The scan is from a low resolution photocopy, so the dimensions are barely legible.  It looks like the tailplane span on the large tail model was 112 inches.

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Re: High Wing Wonders
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2010, 02:40:06 PM »
There are lots of variations with any plane. I have selected my version but still need to Clip the main wing. I will need further research before doing any more.

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Re: High Wing Wonders - Stinson 108
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2010, 12:15:21 PM »
Just dropped in to show the progress on the Stinson. The pieces are being test fitted and are not glued just yet. By chnace would anyone have the Stinson logo. I can find the old version on line, but alas, the new one is nowhere to be found.

Lou
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Re: High Wing Wonders - Stinson 108
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2010, 02:32:06 PM »
I may have a photo of a Stinson Logo but it may be the one you're referring to. I'll dig it up shortly and send it. Nice work on the 108.
Cliff.

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Re: High Wing Wonders - Stinson 108
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2010, 04:43:54 AM »
Thank you Cliff. I await the logo. If you can't find it I found a stensil that will do in a pinch. I have to ink the drawing and scan.

Lou

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Re: High Wing Wonders - Stinson 108
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2010, 03:59:19 PM »
Lou,

Looks like the Stinson is coming along nicely.

If you're still looking for post-war Stinson logos, attached are a couple I made using Inkscape.  They might be useable.  I think the later style logos were handed, in that the arrow always points to the front.

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Re: High Wing Wonders - Stinson 108
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2010, 04:02:32 PM »
Thank you Jeff. Yes the arrow is always forward on this one.

Lou