Stinson Model A. Specifications. A photo.
Stinson Model A. Specifications. A photo.

Stinson Model A. Specifications. A photo.


Stinson Model A - American multi-purpose aircraft, developed by «Stinson Aircraft Corporation» Aircraft Corporation and commercially available in the autumn of the year 1934.


Stinson Model A photo


The American aircraft maker «Stinson Aircraft Corporation» has launched the start of work on the design of the aircraft Stinson Model A in 1931 year, while, in a project to build a multi-purpose aircraft were involved as the American engineers, and European designers, concerted action which gave a very acceptable result .

The aircraft has a very acceptable appearance, providing good aerodynamic performance in flight, that despite the large size of the aircraft, allowing him to have good maneuverability.

His first flight of the aircraft Stinson Model A fulfilled, in doing so, the prototype test trials have been very successful in April 1934 years, and the aircraft interested in several US commercial flights shedule, because in fact, the aircraft is at the minimum of its value could quickly pay off due to the transport of onboard a large number of passengers, or the same equivalent amount by weight of their cargo.


Photo Stinson Model A


Nevertheless, despite the fact that the airplane Stinson Model A had certainly promising, the aircraft struck in mass production is not as long, and in 1937, his release was officially terminated.

The cockpit Stinson Model A can accommodate up to 10 people, including two pilots and eight passengers, which is quite satisfactory for the implementation of inter-regional and local air traffic. In addition, the aircraft can also be taken on board and up to 1266 kg of payload, which is also taking into account the production time was considered quite acceptable for commercial civil aviation.

Three Lycoming R-680-5 ten-cylinder piston aircraft engines are used as a power plant on the Stinson Model A aircraft, each of which is capable of developing a thrust of 260 hp, which provides the aircraft with a high payload, and also allows it to fly at speed at 290 km / h. (maximum) The maximum flight range of the aircraft is 790 kilometers (with a full load of the aircraft), which was far from always effective, and, according to experts, could become the reason for the termination of the production of aircraft of this model.


Aircraft Stinson Model A


Today from 31 aircraft built by US experts in the period on 1934 1937 year, only one survived the plane, which is part of the museum display, but, nevertheless, is in good condition.


Specifications Stinson Model A.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 8 people;
  • aircraft Length: 11,22 m .;
  • Wingspan: 18,3 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,51 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 3370 kg .;
  • Payload: 1266 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4636 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 260 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 290 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 790 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5180 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 3 × Lycoming R-680-5;
  • Power: 3 × 260 hp



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