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Stinson Aircraft Links and Resources
This page created 12/98, Updated 2/4/14.

Information Sources:

  • Flight Lines - Dave Miller's web site - aviation art and floatplane data, plus the Stinson Model Guide - data and photos.
  • International 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, nscgeorge@internet49.com.
  • Sentinel Owners and Pilots Association - provides support for owner's, pilot's and enthusiasts of Stinson L-5, OY-1 and OY-2 aircraft. Added 10/14/02.
  • Stinson 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. Highly recommended!  Link updated 2/4/14.
  • Stinson Reliant Home Page - a website devoted to Reliants and other round engine Stinsons, by Todd Matthies.  Added 2/20/02.
  • StinsonFlyer.com - Dave Talley's Stinson 108 site - includes extensive info from Larry Westin. Added 2/26/01.
  • 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. Added 3/14/04
  • 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 aaaapmhq@pcsia.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 7/8/13.
  • Vintage Aircraft Association - the division of the Experimental Aircraft Association for vintage airplane enthusiasts.  Membership includes a subscription to Vintage Airplane magazine, shown below. EAA Aviation Center, PO Box 3086, Oshkosh;, WI 54903-3086.  Phone 920-426-4800, E-mail: Vintage@eaa.org.

On the June, 1999 cover of Vintage 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:

  • Earl 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.
  • Alaskan Bushwheels - looking for HUGE tundra tires for your Stinson? Alaskan Bushwheels now has an STC for 108 series Stinsons.  Added 11/21/02.
  • Bedrock Aero Restorations - Paul Workman does vintage aircraft restorations, fabric covering and interior work in Zanesville, Ohio.  Added 1/23/07.
  • Mike Benoit - offers reproductions of the dome light covers as used on the Stinson 108 series.  Updated 7/1/12.
  • Billy Carter - 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. Added 6/27/13.
  • 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
  • Cooper's 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 (flyerfmly@aol.com) or by phone, 509-586-3467 or 509-947-3168.  Added 6/30/12.
  • 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: brian@exploreaviationLLC.com.
  • 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 Poland.  Added 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 04 903-626-5212.  E-mail is susan@franklinparts.com.   Updated 6/2/13 with current phone numbers.
  • Keystone Instruments - in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Can overhaul Stinson instruments, including fuel gauges and engine instruments. 570 748-7083, E-Mail: info@keystoneinstruments.com
  • 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 3/7/12.

       
 

  • 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.  E-mail:   russ@dgsupply.com Added 3/11/10.

  • Schultz Engineering - offers etched Stinson instrument panels and glove box doors.  P.O. Box 653, Tipp City, Ohio  45371. Email: dan.schultz@schultzengineering.net  Updated 5/27/11.

  • 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 southernaero@northstate.net, (336)476-9094. http://www.southernaero.com/  Added 8/19/10.
  • 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.
  • Super Stinson Modifications, LLC - offers complete STC'd kits for conversion to the 230 HP Continental O-470.   Email: tjausten@bctonline.com Added 2/16/03, Updated 12/4/04.
  • Steve's Aircraft - offers STC'd gascolators for Stinson Voyagers.  Added 2/10/05.
  • Univair 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 hingeAdded 7/4/08.

 

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