Stinson 108

The Stinson 108 was a later version of the pre-war Voyager 10A. It was a general aviation aircraft that was put into war service as a scout by the Civil Air Patrol to look for enemy submarines along the US coastline. Stinson was bought by Piper Aircraft in 1949. All Stinson model 108, 108-1, 108-2, 108-3 and 108-4 aircraft were built by Stinson at Wayne, Michigan. When Stinson sold the type certificate to Piper in 1949, approximately 325 airplanes of the 5,260 model 108s built by Stinson were complete but unsold. These 325 model 108s went to Piper as part of the sale. Piper then sold that inventory as the Piper-Stinson over the next few years.

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: three passengers
  • Length: 24 ft 6 in (7.46 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 11 in (10.33 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
  • Wing area: 155 sq ft (14.4 m2)
  • Airfoil: NACA 4412
  • Empty weight: 1,206 lb (547 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,150 lb (975 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 50 US gallons (190 l; 42 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Franklin 6A4 150-B3 six cylinder air-cooled horizontally opposed four stroke piston engine engine, 150 hp (110 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Sensenich, 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 133 mph (214 km/h; 116 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 km/h; 109 kn)
  • Landing speed: 51 mph (44 kn; 82 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 65 mph (105 km/h; 56 kn)
  • Range: 500 mi (434 nmi; 805 km)
  • Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,300 m)
  • Rate of climb: 770 ft/min (3.9 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 13.8 lb/sq ft (67 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 14.33 lb/hp (8.69 kg/kW)
  • Take-off run: 183 yd (167 m)