The new 91" ECOMRC Stinson 108 with its unique partially slotted leading edge wing offering docile flight characteristics make it a favorite for scale enthusiasts looking for an alternative to the ever present Piper Cub. With its great looks and timeless design, the 91" ECOMRC Stinson 108 will please even the most discerning modeler! The traditional laser cut wood construction throughout replicates the build lines of this famous classic aircraft. Excellent parts fit, quality fiberglass parts, quality covering, complete hardware package and a detailed manual as well as great pricing make the new 91" ECOMRC Stinson 108 classic civilian airplane very appealing!
|Wing Span:||91" (2311mm)|
|Wing area:||7.7 sq. ft. (72 sq. dm.)|
|Wing Loading:||26.9oz/sq.ft. (81.9g/sq.dm.)|
|Flying Weight:||13 lbs. (5.9kg) *Weight Information|
|Radio:||6 ch & 8 servos|
|Gas Engine:||30cc - 40cc engine. We highly recommend the PTE-36.|
|Prop Recommendations:||2-blade is scale.|
|Servo Recommendations:||100 oz-sq-in minimum - HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG|
All wood construction.
Pre-Covered in real iron on film.
Fiberglass cowl already painted.
All hardware is included.
Easy to fly.
Removable wings and hatch
High quality Carbon Fiber wing tubes included
About the Full Scale Stinson 108:
The Stinson 108 was a popular general aviation aircraft produced by the Stinson division of the American airplane company Consolidated Vultee, from immediately after World War II to 1950. It was developed from the prewar Model 10A Voyager. 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 108's built by Stinson were complete but unsold. These 325 model 108's went to Piper as part of the sale. Piper then sold that inventory as the Piper-Stinson over the next few years.
The fuselage was of fabric-covered steel tube. Aftermarket modifiers have obtained supplemental type certificates (STC) allowing conversion to an aluminum covering. Many different engines have been installed in the 108 such as the Lycoming O-360, Franklin 220|220 and Continental O-470.
One distinctive feature was the partial leading edge slot installed on the wings and aligned with the ailerons on the trailing edge, ensuring that the portion of the wing containing the aileron remains un-stalled at higher angles of attack, thus contributing to its docile stall behavior.
Fuselage & Other
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WARNING - Gasoline and Turbine powered R/C model aircraft are not manufactured to withstand unlimited G's. Any R/C model aircraft can fail, be it a wing folding up or a fuselage breaking in half under too high of a load. Just as any full size aircraft, model R/C aircraft have a maximum G rating. Because you are not in the plane flying it and experiencing the G's and reading the G-meter, it is more difficult to judge the G's on the aircraft, and it is very easy to exceed the limits of the aircraft. Understand that if you perform a snap roll, parachute, wall, blender, knife edge loop, or pull hard on the elevator at almost any speed, you can be putting in excess of 15 G's, even in excess of 30 G's, and most aircraft can only designed to take 10-12 G's. If you perform any violent maneuver, you can break your plane. When I perform hard maneuvers, especially for the first time on an airframe, I am prepared for a failure and am prepared for it as best I can be. This mainly includes performing the maneuver far enough away from spectators that in event of a failure that I am not endangering others. In addition, be prepared for the manufacturer to not pay for a new airframe which is broken during flight. It is common practice for any manufacturer to not replace an airframe which breaks in the air or upon landing. I have only seen manufacturers replace airframes when they have received many of the same failures and the manufacturer determines that there was a design or manufacturing error. If you break an airframe, and you are the only one to do so, then it is probably not the fault of the manufacturer. Please fly safely, and avoid full throttle operation other than at low airspeeds.
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