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Stinson 108-3 Voyager Seaplane, Floats, Alaska
Photo ID: 1011492
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Model: Stinson 108-3 Voyager Registration: N957C
Year: 1947 Serial Number: 108-3957
Engine(s): Continental O-470, 230-HP Owner: Michael Fullerton, George Stewart, Thomas Wayne Lindberg, Anchorage, AK
Location: PALH, Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: July 2004 Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info): Same
Notes: 11/23/04 - Elaine and I spotted this beautiful Stinson 108-3 Voyager on one of our countless trips around Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK. It was about 11:00 p.m. and I thought I'd use some flash and see what effect I got. Wow - - I like it!

The 108-3 is the "big tail" Stinson. Another upgrade on the -3 from the 108-1 and -2 was the controllable rudder trim. They previously had a fixed trim which you bent as needed. Some were the Station Wagon version with woody interiors like the old cars, others were not. I don't know about N957C.I understand that 1759, 108-3's were built, mostly by Stinson and the last 300+ by Piper.

This aircraft was built with the 165-HP Franklin 6A4-165-B3 but has been converted to a Continental O-470. Edo 44-2425's are the most common float on the 108.

In 1967, N957C was registered to Maple City Flyers in Kalamazoo, MI; in 1968 to Austin Lake Flying Club, still in Kalamazoo; in 1976 to Joseph Ostrowski of Linden, MI; in 1983 to Keith Willough, Gem, KS who owned it until about 1990 when it went to Michael Fullerton, in Anchorage. (There are some gaps there because I don't have all the old Aircraft Registry's.)
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