About the Stinson SM8A "Detroiter"
Also known as the “Junior,” the first Stinson Detroiters had six seats and were initially marketed to small regional airlines. Later models, however, were produced with a shorter wingspan, five seats, and a less powerful engine so that it would also appeal to private owners. As was common among Juniors, the engine was left uncovered. Different models of the detroiter were produced between 1928 and 1933, with a total of 321 built. As of 2001, only 21 of these aircraft remained, three of which are on this airfield.
|Original Engine||Lycoming R-680|
|Empty Weight||2250 lbs|
|Cruise speed 100 mph||100 mph|
|Occupancy||Five people total|