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Short final at 08N


Alistair
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Shaking out the cobwebs after a long winter. Newly overhauled mufflers and tailpipes, what a saga that was...

One day that tree off to the right is going to mysteriously fall down in the night...

https://vimeo.com/268677023

Al Corden
N97555 - Sid
1946 108


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moffetb
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That looks like a nice runway.

Brian

1946 Stinson 108-1, Franklin 165, at one time NX8306K


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Alistair
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That is one of the nicest grass strips you'll find... drains instantly in heavy rain and gets rolled twice a year with a big-ass vibrating roller...

I've landed on worse asphalt...

Al Corden
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1946 108


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lawheelock
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Al,
Good to see it flying. Looked like a perfect (typical Stinson) landing.

Larry Wheelock, A&P/IAStinson 108 N584LW 180 LycTexas in Winter; Indiana in Summer


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Alistair
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Larry

I make no claims to exceptional landing capabilities... We just bought a Citabria GCAA and that is a whole different ball of wax...

Al Corden
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1946 108


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lawheelock
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Al,

I continue to repeat myself: A Stinson 108 is the best flying aircraft ever built and the best landing one too. I suspect the Citabria may have the later (maybe they all did) Whitman spring gear, but the old aeronca champs landed somewhat like the Stinson with their spring and oil gear.

Larry

Larry Wheelock, A&P/IAStinson 108 N584LW 180 LycTexas in Winter; Indiana in Summer


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