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Old Mar 13, 2010, 01:36 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.

NFG

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Old Mar 14, 2010, 06:07 PM
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Nice looking plane, glad your maiden went well.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 06:51 PM
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NFG

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, 07:59 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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