Yearly Archives: 2001

/2001

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. [...]

By | 2001-11-10T20:28:03+00:00 November 10th, 2001|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Galesburg to Chino—A Stearman Odyssey

Stearman Rigging “Kimball Style”

Herb Clark’s (SRA # 2892) newly completed Stearman PT17 after his 5+ year restoration.  Herb’s attention to detail on this airplane is outstanding.  With Herb’s permission, we have used his airplane as the subject of this article. Herb Clark’s PT-17 Rigging a biplane can be a very “rewarding experience.”  At [...]

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19th Annual Stearman Fly-In St. Francis, Kansas

arrival, only this time they have to walk a block and a half from the school yard.  The balloons fly again Sunday morning, followed by Stearmans and skydivers, but by mid-afternoon most of the aviators are on their way home to roost.  The park, school yard, Robert’s house, and downtown [...]

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Pitot/Static System

The pitot tube mounted on the left forward N-Strut senses ram air pressure to determine the airspeed and through slots on the side of the tube senses “static” or ambient atmospheric pressure. The static system distributes that pressure through plumbing  to each instrument that needs that pressure data.  In a [...]

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