Stinson Aircraft Links
This page created 12/98,
Lines - Dave Miller's web site - aviation art and floatplane data,
plus the Stinson Model Guide - data and photos.
Stinson Club - (formerly the Southwest Stinson Club) - an active membership
organization for Stinson enthusiasts with more than 500 members world-wide.
National Stinson Club - a type
club for enthusiasts of (primarily) pre-war, round-engined Stinsons. Contact George Alleman,
1229 Rising Hill Road West, Placerville, CA 95667, 530-622-4004,
Owners and Pilots Association - provides support for owner's, pilot's
and enthusiasts of Stinson L-5, OY-1 and OY-2 aircraft. Added
108 Voyager Pages by Larry Westin - perhaps the most extensive accumulation
of information on the Stinson 108 series to be found anywhere on the web.
Reliant Home Page - a website devoted to Reliants and other round engine
Stinsons, by Todd Matthies. Added 2/20/02.
- Dave Talley's Stinson 108 site - includes extensive info from Larry Westin.
ISC Knowledge Base - a compilation of
technical information from the International Stinson Club. Available to ISC
members for purchase on CD-ROM. Replaces the old paper "Technical Corner."
This is a "must-have" for Stinson owners who do their own maintenance. $27
payable to the ISC. Mail to:
Joe Dexter, 10497 Alta Mesa Road, Wilton, CA 95693.
Stinson Historical & Restoration
Society (SHARS) - published the SHARS Journal, three issues per
year. Cost is $30 per year. First issue (Volume 1 - Number
1) published July 2000. SHARS replaces the National Stinson Club,
108 section that had been run by Bill and Debbie Snavely until the spring
of 2000. SHARS will not be a type club, but will serve as an
umbrella group with a focus on the history of all models of Stinsons. Contact
Robert Taylor, Editor, P.O. Box 127, Attumwa, IA, 52501. Phone 515-938-2773.
Fax 515-938.2084. E-mail email@example.com.
The YAHOO Stinson discussion
group - an online discussion group for Stinson enthusiasts - open to all.
Originally established by Dave Miller, now hosted by Gary Marshall. Added 9/24/02, Updated
Aircraft Association - the division of the Experimental Aircraft Association
for vintage airplane enthusiasts. Membership includes a subscription
Vintage Airplane magazine, shown below. EAA Aviation Center,
PO Box 3086, Oshkosh;, WI 54903-3086. Phone 920-426-4800, E-mail:
On the June, 1999 cover of
Airplane, a pair of beautiful Stinson 108-3s shot during the 1999 Sun
'n Fun EAA Fly-In. In the foreground is the NC6233M restored by Butch
Walsh of Arrington, Virginia and right off his left wing is Don Goodman
with his N717C. Photo by EAA's Jim Koepnick. NC6233M was Grand
Champion Classic at Oshkosh '99! N717C won best Custom Classic (Class
C 151-235 HP) at Oshkosh '99. Click on image for larger view.
Parts and Services:
Allen has a collection of used Stinson parts at his private airport in
California. He has as many as 23 airframes to part out. Phone
530-368-2064. Updated 5/14/12.
Bushwheels - looking for HUGE tundra tires for your Stinson? Alaskan
Bushwheels now has an STC for 108 series Stinsons. Added
Bedrock Aero Restorations - Paul Workman does vintage aircraft restorations,
fabric covering and interior work in Zanesville, Ohio.
Benoit - offers reproductions of the dome light covers as used on the
Stinson 108 series.
offers service to Stinson owners at his "Stinson Shop" in North Carolina.
Billy is a retired Air Force and airline mechanic who has made it his mission to
keep Stinsons flying. His speciality is the complete restoration of the
metal components (stabilizers, rudders, elevators) with new skins. Once
Billy is done, they are better than new and protected against internal
corrosion. As an A&P/IA, Billy can do annual inspections, repairs and
general service work. Based at Sugar Valley
Airport (5NC2), 249 Gilbert Road, Mocksville, NC 27028, phone 336-413-6056.
Classic Aire, Inc - Bruce Kown offers
Franklin parts and service. 276 Old Dallas Road SW, Cartersville, GA. Phone 770-386-7435.
Added 5/6/03. Updated 9/18/06.
Landing Stinson LLC - Gerald Cooper purchased
the business previously known as Stinson Bobcat from Tom Buce in Kimberly,
Oregon. Holds the STC for the Lycoming O-360 conversion and the STC for
8:50 tires for the Stinson 108 series.
Now located in Washington State.
PO Box 2312, Pasco, WA, 99302.
You may contact Gerald by
either by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or by phone, 509-586-3467 or 509-947-3168.
ExploreAviation LLC - Brian Thompson, owner, provides basic, tailwheel,
backcountry and instrument instruction in his O-360 Lycoming powered Stinson.
Located in the Yakima, Washington, USA. Email:
EZFlap - Bill Berle manufactures an STC-PMA'd flap handle extension for the
Stinson. This makes it possible to reach the flap handle without releasing the
shoulder harness. Added 2/10/11.
Franklin Aircraft Engines
- the current Franklin type certificate holder in
4/15/06. Updated 8/7/06 with correct URL.
Franklin Engine Co. (Formerly A-1
Service) - Source of Franklin parts, including pistons, rings, bearings, overhaul gasket sets
and much more.
Founded by the late George Heinley, now operated by Susan Prall. An
honest and reliable source of parts and expertise for many years. P.O. Box 514, Jewett, Tx.75846, (903) 626-5210. E-mail is
Keystone Instruments - in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Can overhaul Stinson
instruments, including fuel gauges and engine instruments. 570 748-7083, E-Mail:
Sherman Oxford - Update your Voyager with
a Station Wagon look! Sherman has fabricated beautiful new "woody" flat interior
panel sets in the style used on the 108-2 Flying Station Wagon and has them for sale.
2mm mahogany ply over a Meranti ply substrate with maple trim, finished with
clear satin polyurethane. Kit comes with hardware, installation instructions and
a template for optional ash tray cutouts. Price is $550. Flat panel sets
are available for all Voyagers, including the 108-3. Sherman is located in
Flower Mound, Texas. Telephone 972-874-5050, cell 214-704-1535. Email:
Stinson123@AOL.com. Click on the photos
below for a larger view. Added 5/25/11. Updated
Pacific Oil Cooler Service
- offers a replacement oil cooler for the Stinson 108, STC pending, 337
currently required. 9761 Klingerman Street, South El Monte, CA 91733, Phone
1-800-866-7335. Added 12/20/05.
Russell Romey - carburetor overhaul
service. Contact Russell at D&G Supply, P.O. Box 430, 1916 Industrial
Drive, Niles, Michigan 49120. 800-446-8160 or 269-684-4440 or (fax)269-684-8375.
email@example.com Added 3/11/10.
Schultz Engineering - offers etched
Stinson instrument panels and glove box doors.
Box 653, Tipp City, Ohio 45371. Email:
Southern Aero - Southern Aero has purchased the C.G. Lucas company and is now
doing Franklin overhauls. They also service cylinders. They have all of
Greg Lucas's inventory and tooling. 142 Commercial Park Drive, Thomasville,
NC 27360. Contact Robert Still, email
Southland Manufacturing Company -
Kevin Trumpore is
a Stinson owner and his company makes the magneto and generator shock absorber
couplings for the Franklin engines.
Contact: Southland Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 350, Hope, NJ 07844.
Generator absorbers and mag absorbers are $ 45.00 ea. Shipping
US $6.95; Shipping foreign $ 16.95.
Added 3/11/10. Updated 1/6/11.
Stinson Modifications, LLC - offers complete STC'd kits for conversion to
the 230 HP Continental O-470.
Added 2/16/03, Updated
- offers STC'd gascolators for Stinson Voyagers.
Aircraft Corporation - holds the type certificate for the Stinson 108
series and produces replacement parts.
Tom Wagner - has designed
rubber Flap Hinge Guards for the Stinson
108. Cost is
$43.25 each in any quantity plus flat rate shipping of $10 per order.
Installation is simple: slide over bracket and attach with 2 4-40 bolts and
nylok nuts. No drilling required and removes easily for inspection of
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