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General Information

Year
1947
Make
Stinson
Model
108-1 "Voyager"
Color
Pontiac Red (formerly Cub Yellow)
Packages
"Dash Two" upgrade: From 150hp to 165hp and added rudder trim
History
The original bill of sale from January 1947 says...
Manufacturer: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation
Sale Price: $5,645.00
Notary Public: Estelle Stinson

Originally "Yellow Bird", now referred to as "The Red Menace"
In the 4 years we've owned her, we've done an engine overhaul, prop overhaul, fuel selector rebuild, new primer, new headliner, new side panels, new windows, a new compass, Garmin avionics, PS Engineering PMA4000 integrated intercom/audio panel, LED navigation and landing lights, a 2nd venturi, a voltmeter, a clock, new fabric and paint with 27" registration numbers on the wings per the original factory drawings, and 2" tail numbers. Polyurethane enamel on the metal, dope on the fabric, to duplicate the original lacquer-and-dope finish.
1947 Stinson 108-1 Voyager. Pontiac Red (formerly Cub Yellow)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Overhauled Franklin 6A4 6-cylinder 165hp mill
These little 335 cubic inch gems run
smooooooooth!
Interior
New headliner, side panels, and glare shield, avioinics
Exterior
Overhauled Sensenich toothpick: Artistry in birch and varnish
New fabric and paint (Pontiac Red)
New windows, LED navigation and landing lights
Audio
Garmin/PS-Engineering
'Foreflight' on the iPad Mini for flight planning, traffic, weather and S/A
Wheel and Tire
The stock 72-year-old aluminum wheel pants
over modern Cleveland wheels and disk brakes

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Very cool! I've got 7,000 hours in small planes and love to fly. The smaller the better! Don Davis, Camano Island WA
 

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Nice! I am enjoying my new/used Bolt! My first tailwheel checkout was in a Stinson. Currently have a Vans RV6A.
 
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