Lately I have been interested in the Stinson L-5 (and the family represented by the HW-75 through 108 Station Wagon). I am an RC modeler of just average abilities, but I also love the history these planes represent, too. One thing I have found frustrating is the huge lack of specific information in the way of measured drawings and descriptions of the structure.
A specific question I have about the L-5 fuselage is the tipped out windows. Were they faired out, or is the X-brace going up the the front and rear of the wing center section tipped out itself? Are the tubes of that X in the same plane or do they go outward after they cross? Is the cabin width constant or tapered? Is the ambulance model differeent in that way from the observation model? Is the litter bay of constant width, or does it taper a bit? There seem to be no "3-view" type photos anywhere!
The tail is apprently larger than the 105 design it came from, but what are those dimensions? I have found some interesting photos from restoration sites, but even these could be more friendly from a researching standpoint.
In my mind, I would want to have models, one of (each!?) in the same scale parked side by side. Being realistic, maybe I could build one or two.
Thanks for your interest.