The Stinson 105 was built in 1939 by Stinson Aircraft Corporation
as their first light airplane. The 105 could carry 4 passengers
or a pilot and a large cargo load. It was a great
family or business plane. It could be flown by any pilot into/out
of any field that can be called an airport. It was used during
World War II by the United States Air Force. Kit FF-16 Stinson 105 is a
1/20 scale, flying model built with the Box
and Former method. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of
Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a
full-size rolled plan, building and flying instructions,
hand sorted and weighed printed balsa and balsa strip wood,
rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing,
clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire, and
Easy Built Lite tissue in a variety of
appropriate colors. You will need a building board,
fine sandpaper, and glue.
"Attached are photos of the Stinson 105 kit I just completed. Great kit!
You asked me to report how she flies. In a word--wonderful! I flew it indoors
today using the kit prop, one 12" loop of 3/16" tan
super sport rubber, and nearly hit the ceiling of my local
gym. I didn't time the flights, but with a slightly left turned
(hinged) rudder and a bit of clay on the trailing edge of the
outboard wing, it flew from knee height majestically to near
the ceiling, then back down as the power ran down. Thanks
for a great kit!! These are the modifications I made to the stock kit:
1. Aluminum tube for the motor post 2.
Raised the leading edge of the wing about 3 degrees relative
to the stabilizer. 3. Sheeted the cowl with 1/16" sheeting
all around. (If I had it to do again, I'd have used 1/32nd.)
4. Beef up the nose area with 1/32 balsa
sheet. Can't wait to start my Miles Mohawk (12")
kit next!" - Dave Hable
See Dave Hable fly his Aeronca Chief, Stinson Voyager, Taylorcraft, and Imp.
"The Stinson was a fun and challenging kit. The model is a
good flyer. So far its best time is around 55 seconds but I think
I may be able to do a little better on the right day. It looks great
in the air. Thanks for your excellent service. I look foward to
building my next Easy Built model." - Mitch Bogard