LA/Compton Area Stinson Prebuy
I'm hoping someone can help me with a prebuy inspection at Compton Airport in LA. I contacted the one mechanic that was close in the list on this site but he is too busy and can't help. I believe that was Jerry Beal. Does anyone have a suggestion for a Stinson mechanic nearby that could help or know of a good mechanic nearby even if they don't have Stinson specific experience? I know the prebuy document on this site is designed for any mechanic to check out a Stinson. Thanks.
Welcome to airplane buying in 2021. I would suggest looking into Facebook - Franklin Engines or Taildraggers groups. The ideal mechanic may not be available but finding one with Franklin experience (if that is your engine) is in my opinion more important.
Good luck, you must be looking at the airplane with O-540. Looks fun!
I flew it yesterday. It is a beast!
I quit Facebook over a year ago and really don't want to go back but I may have to go check out the Taildraggers group. I've heard the Stinson group is pretty active too.
People leaving FB is why we invested in this new FB “Like” format for our club site. You can track what’s going on in the FB page without belonging to FB by looking at the FEED on the left side of the homepage.