Yearly Archives: 1999

/1999

Stearman Phenomena

Fate seems drawn to tail draggers where opportunities abound. When a new guy plops down into a seat in a long-legged beast of a Stearman, fate begins to salivate. A former F6F driver and “old” friend was about to pop for one. I knew I would be volunteering for combat [...]

By | August 22nd, 1999|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Stearman Phenomena

Wheel Landings

Just mention the words, “wheel landings”, among any group of tailwheel pilots and you are certain to evoke a reaction that will lead to a lively discussion of the pros and cons of this maneuver that most likely will degenerate into an argument in which no one is willing to [...]

By | August 22nd, 1999|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Wheel Landings

Castle Formation Clinic Report

The sound was almost imperceptible at first, hardly noticeable above the quiet of an airport that was still half-asleep.  As the seconds ticked by however, it grew louder.  No doubt about it now, it was the sound of a round engine, maybe two of them.  Moments later the unmistakable silhouettes [...]

By | August 22nd, 1999|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Castle Formation Clinic Report

Spoiler strips on Stearman Wings

One  of the Authenticity items included in the Judging Criteria in the May issue of the Flying Wire  has triggered some good response from members.  At least that is a positive sign that the Flying Wire is being read. The basis for the response, concerning “spoiler strips”  has been  valid [...]

By | August 22nd, 1999|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Spoiler strips on Stearman Wings

Rudder Pedal Hanger Bolt Adjustment

The rudder pedal hangers are prone to being assembled in a manner that the two bearings on each hanger are not properly installed for the necessary bearing action. The half inch bolt that is used to attach the hangers to the fuselage frame also provides the attachment and support for [...]

By | August 22nd, 1999|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Rudder Pedal Hanger Bolt Adjustment