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Old Mar 13, 2010, 12:36 PM
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L-5/Stinson 108 Voyager Maiden Flight

Hi,

I thought I would share with you all my successful maiden flight of my Pilot-One 1/8? Stinson Voyager flight this morning. This is an expectional kit from Hobby Lobby that I enjoyed building. I told Dora 190 that after the conversion of mt Taulorcrast to a marine L-2 that I was going to do the same to the Stienson to an L-5. But this civilian aircraft is just too pritty to paint OD and Gray until it gets some serious rebuilds. This first flight went very well with only a couple of trim changes. It had a sever right crab that I attempted to trim out with rudder except I was suing the RIGHT stick trim lever!! The rest was uneventful. This is a stable quality airfram from Hobby Lobby.
I have attached some pix from this morning that I hope will do this wonderful civilian aircraft justice.

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Old Mar 14, 2010, 05:07 PM
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Nice looking plane, glad your maiden went well.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 05:51 PM
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If I recall correctly (and that is always a problem!! ) the Military L-5 was based on the 2 place prewar Model 10 Voyager (Model 75), not the postwar 4 place Model 108 Voyager that your model is. The two planes are very different so I think you will a great deal of difficulty making the plane you have currently into a representative L-5 (Model 76 I think)

Stinson numbering systems and designations were a bit confusing at times, particularly prewar and postwar!!

I always liked the short tail 108-2 version but the big tail 108-3 is the more commonly modeled.

Hope this helps.

If you like I can dig up some info from my Stinson book.

Brian Allen

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Old Mar 14, 2010, 06:59 PM
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Hi Brian,

Thanks for the info on the L-5. The conversion IF the occasion arises will most likely require considerable rebuilding of the 108. I liked your latin!

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Congratulations on your build maiden maiden.

I was surprised you had such a positive build experience compared to mine which hasn't been the case. I was impressed with the Blue and Cream version also and bought one from a RCG member.

Putting the airframe together has been a hassle and the build so far has been disappointing beginning with the manual. It had three cover pages, followed with beginning the build with "step 5". It also lacked text accompanying several of the photos. Nothing on mine has fit without modification and hardware was incomplete and wrong size in some cases.

However, it's beautiful and I think it'll fly as good as it looks eventually.

What power system did you choose to go with?

Dick
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