Monthly Archives: November 2001

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How Many Washers Under The Horizontal Stabilizer?

author unkbnown The Stearman Erection Manual says to put two 1/16 in washers under each mounting point of the horizontal tail, two under the front and two under the back on each side. Then it says that if this doesn’t work out properly, then you can have as many as [...]

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Increasing right rudder trim setting

author unknown The objective for rigging the rudder with the correct amount of right rudder trim is to have no rudder pressure required at cruise air speed,  either right or left. At this setting, the rudder position just balances out the helical prop wash pressure on the left side of [...]

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Galesburg to Chino—A Stearman Odyssey

The Chino Stearman group consisting of Mike Walsh, Mac McCauley and Jack Davis had made three flights to Galesburg from Chino, but it had been five years since the last one.  We had long since gotten past the last “Never Again”  syndrome that sets in just after the flight home. [...]

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