Déclán's Plane

Stinson 108-3


General characteristics
Crew: one
Capacity: two passengers
Empty weight: 1,300 lb (590 kg)
Gross weight: 2,400 lb (1,089 kg)
Fuel capacity: 70 US gallons (190 l; 42 imp gal)
Powerplant: 1 × Franklin 6A4 six cylinder, horizontally opposed four stroke, aircraft engine., 165 hp (123 kW)

Maximum speed: 143 mph (230 km/h; 124 kn)
Cruise speed: 121 mph (105 kn; 195 km/h)
Stall speed: 65 mph (56 kn; 105 km/h)
Range: 710 mi (443 nmi; 821 km)
Service ceiling: 16,500 ft (5,029 m)
Rate of climb: 850 ft/min (4.3 m/s)


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.

The 108-3 introduced a taller vertical fin with a rudder featuring a straight trailing edge. Larger fuel tanks (50 U.S. gallons (190 L; 42 imp gal) versus 40 U.S. gallons (150 L; 33 imp gal)) were also incorporated into the wings. The -3 has a higher gross weight than its predecessors of 2,400 lb (1,089 kg), allowing full fuel, four 170 lb (77 kg) occupants, and 50 lb (23 kg) baggage allowance.

Déclán had the plane modified to increase the fuel capacity by 20 gallons, sacrificing one passenger slot for more range.

Déclán's Plane

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