This page created 10/21/99
Rich and Judith Tweedie of San Jose, California completed the full restoration of their Stinson 108-2, N175C, in the fall of 1999. Power is from a 220 HP Franklin with a constant speed prop and this plane is FULLY equipped!
Rich battled cancer while he was finishing the plane and died on March 29, 2000. Rich did have a chance to fly his beautiful 75 Charlie several times after the restoration and said it flew great! He was very proud of his accomplishment, and rightly so. Rich has been a great contributor to the Hangar 9 Aeroworks Technical Section and to the Stinson Community in general. I had the opportunity to correspond with Rich over recent years at length and enjoyed his enthusiasm for Stinsons and his extraordinary technical expertise. I will miss him greatly.
For info on Rich's 220 Franklin installation, follow these links:
In January, 2001, Judith sent some additional photos (below) of 175C and a note saying that she had sold the plane to a good home.