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The origins of the Stinson 108 for sale trace back to the early 1940's. It was at that time that Stinson Aviation took their popular pre WW II model and used it as the basis for a new aircraft.
The first of the new aircraft retained the three place seating arrangement of its predecessor. The fuselage was stretched by approximately 24 inches and it had a more powerful engine.
Subsequent Stinson 108 models used metal tail fins instead of wood. The horizontal stab was relocated to a higher position. They provided seating for four, even more powerful engines, lengthened the fuselage an additional foot, and increased the width of the cabin.
The purpose of the new Stinson 108 for sale was to provide comfortable transportation for up to four people across relatively long distances. Prior Stinson aircraft were set up for shorter distances and often thought of as trainers.
Later some Stinson 108 aircraft were even fitted with pontoons. Newer models continued to have power upgrades. Some had stronger floors and a door to access the baggage compartment, plus additional cargo capacity.
More improvements followed including a larger tail group with rudder trim now adjustable in flight. Gaps were installed across the wing's leading edge to coincide with the positioning of the ailerons on the trailing edge of the Stinson 108 wings. These permit the aircraft to remain in controlled flight at slower speeds and with its nose held higher than normal.
Stinson 108 For Sale from Goldberg
The Stinson 108 for sale on eBay from Goldberg wingspan is 81" and length is 61 1/2". Engines can be from .75 to 1.08 two stroke or .91 to 1.20 four stroke. Weight is about 11 3/4 lbs.
We have seen Ikon N'wst Stinson 108 for sale as kits at various websites and eBay. It has a wingspan of 100", uses from 38 to 42 cc engines, and weighs about 16 lbs.
Another kit for the Stinson 108 for sale on eBay is from Earl Stahl. The rubber powered 35" wingspan FF model can be converted to electric power.
Stinson 108 For Sale by Hobby-Lobby.
The Stinson 108 for sale by Hobby-Lobby wingspan is 51", length is 38 1/2", weight is about 2 1/2 lbs. You will need a 1035 kV motor for power.
Larger Hobby Lobby's Stinson 108 For Sale.
Hobby-Lobby has a larger Stinson 108 for sale as shown in the picture immediately above. Its wingspan is 108 1/2" and length is 81". It needs 26 cc or bigger engines or the equivalent electric motor power. Its weight is around 20 lbs.
Stinson 108 For Sale from Kit Cutters.
The 108" wingspan Stinson 108 for sale as a kit by Kit Cutters from Wendell Hostetler Plans length is 80" and weight is 15 lbs. It is made for electric motor power.
Kit Cutters has a Stinson 108 for sale as a kit made from Morgan/Novak Plans. Its wingspan is 101". Float kits are also for sale for it as well as separate plans.
Kit Cutters has a kit for a Stinson 108 for sale with a 40" wingspan for electric motor power.
Kit Cutters has a Dick Katz design Stinson 108 for sale as a kit. It builds to a wingspan of 56" and a length of 40". A .25 engine will power it.
There are enlarged plans from Dick Katz for the Stinson 108 for sale from Kit Cutters. Its wingspan is 85"
Stinson 108 For Sale from Eurolight.
The Stinson 108 for sale from Eurolight, Germany, has a wingspan of 106" with a length of 77". Suggested engines are from 28 to 53 cc. Weight is around 24 lbs.
Stinson 108 For Sale by Pat's Custom Models.
The Stinson 108 for sale from Pat's Custom Models comes in a kit that builds to a 48" wingspan. Recommended power is a Speed 280 geared motor. Plans are also for sale.
Pat's Custom Models also has a 26" free flight rubber motor power Stinson 108 for sale.
Stinson 108 For Sale from Dare.
Dare Hobbies has a kit or plan for a Stinson 108 for sale that is a Pat Trittle design with a 60" wingspan. It can use a Speed 400 geared motor.
Stinson 108 For Sale from Troy Built Models.
The Stinson 108 for sale from Troy Built Models is of all-wood construction. It has a 91" wingspan and 66 1/2" length. Power can be a 38 cc engine. Weight is about 12 3/4 lbs.
Stinson 108 For Sale from Easy Built Models.
Pictured immediately above is the Stinson 108 for sale from Easy Built Models built by Gene Turk. Its wingspan is 50", and length is 37". A Speed 400 type motor will be sufficient to power it. Weight is around 40 oz.
Stinson 108 For Sale from Rogerzzz.
At RCGroups Rogerzzz has a scratch built Stinson 108 for sale. Its wingspan is 108" and length is 79". It comes with flaps and weighs around 17 1/2 lbs.
Stinson 108 For Sale from RCanadian.
There is a Stinson 108 for sale by RCanadian at RCUniverse made by Realistic Models. Wingspan is 101", and length is 74". Included is a DLE 55 cc gas engine. Weight is about 20 lbs.
Stinson 108 For Sale from Supercheap.
The Stinson 108 for sale from Supercheap Hobbies is by Phoenix. It has a 64" wingspan with a length of 49". The all-wood ARF can be powered by from a .46 to .55 two cycle engine. It weighs around 6 lbs.
Stinson 108 For Sale from Aviacraft.
Aviacraft Co., UK has a Stinson 108 for sale produced by Pilot. Its wingspan is 51" and length is 39". Weight is about 42 oz.
Graupner has a Stinson 108 for sale as a park flyer with a 30" wingspan, and a 23" length. It needs Speed 300 size motor power.
Dumas has an all balsawood Stinson 108 for sale as a kit with a wingspan of 40". It can use a geared Speed 300 size motor to power it.
IFlyTailies has a Stinson 108 for sale at WattFlyer.
Flying the Stinson 108 is a lot of fun.
Taking off is as simple as lining up the airplane with the center of the runway and advancing the throttle.
Although the Stinson 108 for sale has a reasonably sized engine, there is a bit of mass to get into the air. Prop wash will get the tail up quickly and the aircraft will float into the air soon thereafter. If the wind is pretty much straight down the runway, minimal rudder is necessary to track straight.
The climb rate of the Stinson 108 for sale is rather leisurely. The controls are very smooth and light. It is an easy to handle, stable aircraft. Stalls are light and controllable. Cruising at 124 mph will result in about a 10 gph fuel consumption rate.
Depending on who you talk to, landing the Stinson 108 can be interesting. A slow approach will result in a fast loss of altitude and the need to apply power for a proper flare, all while the aircraft is under total control. Waiting until the last moment to apply throttle will keep the roll out short, and the landing exciting. A plus is that the landing gear struts tend to smooth out less than perfect touch downs.
We want to thank Larry Westin for the information which he provided to us about the Stinson 108 for sale.
Larry tells us, "One important point - for those pilots who were trained on an airplane equipped with training wheels (tri-cycle landing gear), the Stinson 108 for sale may be a challenge to fly. Personally I believe the Stinson 108 is easy to fly, especially take off and landing. But that is just my opinion."
Over 5,260 of the aircraft of were sold. You can find a Stinson 108 for sale in good condition to this date.
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