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Stinson SR-10G NC26227, N26227
Photo ID: 1011493
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Model: Stinson SR-10J3 Reliant Registration: N5828Y
Year: 1939-40? Serial Number: G3-5939 or 5939
Engine(s): Lycoming R680-E3B, 300-HP, 9-Cyl. Radial Owner: Hal K. Ward, Anchorage, AK
Location: PAMR, Merrill Field, Anchorage, AK Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: July, 2004 Present Registration: Present Owner (FAA info):
Notes: 12/3/04 - There's just something about the big Stinsons. Something grand. Distinct. Classy but certainly not dainty. And N5828Y represents the family well. She turns heads.

There are some "probablys" about N5828Y because it spent many years under Canadian registration and the original info is not available. (I welcome more details if available.)

The FAA says: "This aircraft is most probably the same one that was exported as a model SR-10G with previous record of N26227." The SR-10G has a 290-HP, R680 Lycoming and N5828Y now has a '300, so the FAA had to decide what to call it. They referenced Juptner's Vol. 7 and came up with SR-10J3, which is the SR-10G airframe with the later, 300-hp engine. It is probably the R-680-13 from the Beech AT-10 trainer, as used in many Stinsons to replace the older engines.

This aircraft has the smooth cowl of the later SR-10 series rather than the bump cowl of earlier ones.
Stinson Reliant SR-10G
Photo ID: 1011494
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Notes: It is obvious why these Stinsons are called "Gullwings"! And with that wide stance it's certainly not as much of a groundlooper as a Howard.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Stinson Reliant, Lycoming R-680, R680
Photo ID: 1011495
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Notes: This aircraft has been completely restored but the FAA files don't show a '337, so I don't know when it was done or by whom. It's a beauty!

There is a big aluminum 38-gal fuel tank in each wing between the spars toward the butt, and some SR-10's had a 24-gal. tank in one leading edge for a total of 100-gal.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Stinson Reliant SR-10 CF-KVY, C-FKVY
Photo ID: 1011496
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Notes: N5828Y was registered in Canada as CF-KVY or C-FKVY.

These Stinsons have a fabric covered, welded steel tubular fuselage and a beautifully crafted wing with aluminum ribs. Many years ago I crated a pair of wings for shipment from PA to Oregon. They were huge!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Stinson SR-10J3 N5828Y
Photo ID: 1011497
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Notes: Nobody's looking - - let's climb up that ladder and take her for a spin!

In September 1984, CF-KVY was sold to Alan S. Kelly of Middlebury, CT, by Gerald R. Arnold, Oak Bank, MB, Canada. The April 1985 Application for Airworthiness for imported aircraft shows 2710-hours total time.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Stinson Aircraft, SR-10 Reliant Series
Photo ID: 1011498
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Notes: The next lucky owner was Kelco Aircraft Inc., c/o C. T. Company System, Wilmington, DE in 10/86; Paul G. Henderson, Pittsburg, TX in 5/93; Glover W. Scott, Mt. Pleasanton, TX, 5/97; and in 5/98 Hal K. Ward, Anchorage, AK purchased it.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
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