Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Stinson Trimotor" built in typical side sand-crosspieces construction
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Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Two page article with building notes and Photos
By DON BUTMAN
The Stinson Model U Airliner was the final design of the Stinson Trimotor Airliners that had begun in 1925 with the SM-6. Following was the Model T Airliner which was in production from 1927-1930, and with a price tag of $26,000, was cheaper by some $50,000 than the Ford Trimotor, both aircraft having the same payload and speed.
With the excellent reputation of both the Model T Airliner and its Lycoming engines, the 1931-1933 production of the Model U Airliner was sold in large quantities to the airlines. Both Ford and Fokker were out of business by this time and the Model U's price of $27,000 was still some $40,000 less than its competitor, Curtiss-Condor.
Thus, the Stinson Airliners played a major role in the furthering of the regular domestic airline services. Their trimotor airliners provided safe, comfortable, economical, fast, modern and profitable air travel during the "Golden Years" of American aviation.
The model is built in typical side sand-crosspieces construction. Formers are used only when absolutely necessary. The fuselage stringers should be added after building and sanding the wing root, subwing and nacelle assemblies.