Lesher SN-1 Nomad
The 1946 Stinson 106 Skycoach, one of Stinson’s products during Lesher’s time with this Wayne, Michigan, company. The Skycoach’s pusher propulsion, though, intrigued Lesher and he incorporated this feature into his home-built aircraft.
The Nomad was an all-aluminum side-by-side two-place pusher. Powered by a 100-hp Continental O-200A air-cooled flat-four, the Nomad made innovative use of a Dodge Flexidyne Coupling to dampen torsional vibration.
The first was the Nomad, registered N1066Z, which flew in October 1961 after 5000 hours of construction. Lesher and the plane took Grand Prize at the 1964 AC Spark Plug Rally.
Lesher SN-1 Nomad N1066Z