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Stinson SB-1 Detroiter
Stinson Detroiter as first built
The first design from the Detroit-based Stinson Aircraft Syndicate was the Stinson SB-1 Detroiter, a four-seat cabin biplane with novel features such as cabin heating, individual wheel brakes and electric starter for the nose-mounted 220 hp (164 kW) Wright J-5 Whirlwind engine. The Harley Davidson brakes were demonstrated on a snowy maiden flight requiring wheel chains to be added to prevent skidding.
The prototype sold to Horace Elgin Dodge, first production model sold to John Duval Dodge of Dodgeson.
A 1928 photo of Eddie Stinson in front of an SB-1
Stinson SB-1 Detroiter NC1419 msn 112
The SB-1 was much modified.
Twenty-six SB-1 were built.
This aircraft was soon developed into the six-seat Stinson SM-1D Detroiter, a braced high-wing monoplane version which made its first flight on 25 January 1926.

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