Monthly Archives: May 2001

Aerobatics, Seat Belts and Shoulder Harness

While many of you were enjoying last years annual fly -in at Galesburg, I  was stealing some of Addison Pemberton's valuable time for some dual aerobatic instruction. Addison is well known to many of us as the  patron  saint" of Stearman operators since he is ALWAYS ready and willing to [...]

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The D-1093 McCauley Prop

The most common steel ground adjustable prop for the Stearman is the McCauley D-5926. This is also known as the Army Hub.  The other McCauley prop which is approved for the Stearman is the D-1093, which is known as the Navy Hub. The D-1093 is approved for two different steel [...]

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The Stearman 4D Jr. Speedmail

If  you were a kid on a farm located underneath the airmail route between Atlanta and Chicago in the early 1930s, you could look up into the sky at night and see the navigation lights of an airplane flying overhead. You would hear the droning sound of a radial engine [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:34:04+00:00 May 8th, 2001|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on The Stearman 4D Jr. Speedmail

How to legally Extend the Time to AD Complianceon Your McCauley Propeller

The Hobbs meter in most Stearmans is actuated, in some, by the master switch (bad idea), and in the majority by an oil pressure switch. Both accumulate time which includes test running, warm-up, taxiing, holding short, etc. on both takeoff and landing.  That is an appropriate number for logging “Pilot [...]

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My First Stearman Experience

Actually flying a real Stearman, on a picture perfect 75° day with all the fall colors spread out below.  IT WAS AMAZING!  After successfully circling the house and watching my parents wave from the front yard,  I turned around & headed off to the northwest to try my hand at [...]

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