For Sale: Aircraft Stinson 108-2 For Sale at KFAM

Discussion in 'Aircraft, Clubs, and Partnerships - Buy & Sell' started by Stephanie B, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Stephanie B

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    I'm offering my 1947 Stinson 108-2 for sale. It's about 98% metallized. TTAF 4,061, SMOH 771 on a heavy-case 165 hp Franklin with an oil filter. I'll toss in a portable 2-place intercom, a set of anchors for tying down (good if you're overnighting at a fly-in [did that at Sun `n Fun a couple of times]) and a set of chocks. Annual is due 12/18. It has a Narco Mk-12D and a Narco AT-50 transponder with Mode C (but not ADS-B). It has an engine cover and a cabin cover (Bruce's Aircraft Covers). If you're going north with it, I could be persuaded to add a SureStart IV portable heater. The ask is $21.5K.

    Extra would be a Garmin-195 with the accoutrements (especially extra if you want the database updated.)

    It's based at Farmington, MO and is in the shade hangars there. This is what it looks like outside and inside:

    http://n333c.blogspot.com/p/exterior-shots.html
    http://n333c.blogspot.com/p/interior...nd-engine.html


    (I know, not exactly terribly pretty. That's why I'm not asking showplane prices.)

    The photos were taken before I relocated to KFAM; it was on a tiedown at 44N.

    Larry McCormick is the broker, so please, contact him if you want more information. You can call (or text) him at area code 573 and then 518 daassh 4792. He's intimately familiar with the airplane. And if you come down to check it out, ask to see Trouble, his cat. He's very friendly (and so is Larry).
     
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    Nice looking bird, Steph. What’s the story, upgrading to something else, or calling it a day on ownership?
     
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    Good looking plane, S108s are great aircraft, took a six figure plane to get me out of mine, still miss that plane.

    Good luck on the sale.
     
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    Ryan, I need to call it a day, for now. I have to move to a place where it's just not practical (or cheap) to keep an airplane. I would wind up having it at a place that would be an hour or more away to drive, which means even a short "tool round and warm up the oil" flight would be a half-day endeavor.

    And I'm getting older and it's less and less fun to horse it around with a towbar.

    I'd end up not flying it anywhere near as much as it should be flown (or I should). It's time for somebody else to have fun with it.
     
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    Just tagging on...

    Larry McCormick is one of the A&Ps that I regularly use. Right now my plane is at his place for annual. Great guy, knows his stuff.
     
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    My first airplane was a 108-3. Wonderful flying machines.
     
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    Did my tailwheel endorsement in a similar Stinson - great airplane!
     
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    For a tailwheel airplane, they're very forgiving.

    I forgot to mention that it has shoulder harnesses for the front seats, and rudderpedals with brakes for the right seat. I've seen a few that didn't have brakes on the right side.


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    Useable load? Fuel capacity?
     
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    40 gallons, 36 usable. 3.5 hours with with VFR reserves. No-wind cruise is 118mph. Been a very long time since I had to do a W&B and that info isn't close to hand. But I had 500lbs of passengers and me (I prolly was 190lbs with clothes then [I'm tall and not a beanpole]), full tanks and was 100lbs under gross.

    I bought it because it could haul me, a friend, a bunch of gear and full tanks.

    And it did. :)
     
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    Yup, true 4 seat plane, also handles much lighter than a cessan, and has VERY robust construction and great landing gear.
     
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    I found this quote from the article to be particularly interesting.

    “ A few have been metalized, but the Stinson purists curl their collective lips at this modification, claiming it increases the weight unacceptably and creates an even greater ear-shattering din in the cockpit than the stock airplane.”

    Any thoughts on that versus the fabric ones considering yours has been metalized?
     
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    The cabin noise is about 110dB according to my phone's meter app. Maybe 100lbs difference.

    A long time ago, a guy who had flown a -2 for 30 years told me that there was a window on the fabric ones where having only two people in the airplane could put it outside of the W&B envelope. He said that wasn't an issue with the metallized ones.
     
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    Forgot to add: GEM 602 engine monitor. (After four moves, I still have the manual for it.)


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    @SkyDog58 You just mentioned you were looking for a Stinson. So buy it!
     
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    Ha! I was just searching for this thread for Slydog too! :thumbsup:
     
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    Yeah, but I would prefer a -3 and one that is not metalized though those are not necessarily absolutes. Also, I posted in this thread so I did know about it.
     
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    With that level of pickiness you'll never be a plane owner. BUY IT! (I love spending other people's money) :)
     
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    Lol. That's a common trait on here.
     
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    I would think the metalized would be preferred D, any specific reason? Yes, I see you posted om her post now.
     
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    You'd probably metalize a Cirrus wouldn't you. ;)

    I just want a classic or vintage aircraft as close to original as possible on the outside. On the inside, I would likely go with an updated panel. Again, no absolutes but I'm not in a rush to settle on less yet.
     
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    Any reason you want the big tail?

    I landed my old -1 in some gnarly cross winds without much effort, plus I always thought the small tail looked better ;)
     
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    I sort of like the big tail plus the -3 has more fuel capacity and higher useful load. Not sure how often I'd need the extra gas and weight, but it would be good to have it.