Monthly Archives: February 2002

//February

Changing the Seals in a Stearman Gear Leg

This weekend was spent in changing out the seals in the main gear legs of the Stearman.  This is the third time that we have faced this task, and would like to pass on to you some of the things we’ve learned. The first question is how high do you [...]

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BuAer Numbers, C/Ns and S/Ns of Model 75 Airplanes

Yes indeed, the BuAer numbers, C/Ns, and S/Ns can become confusing at times, especially when you are trying to track down exactly which Model 75 Stearman you own, only to find that someone has removed all the data plates, even to the extent of making up their own serial number [...]

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A Catfish Feed’n Stearman

The first time that I attended the National Stearman fly-in in Galesburg in the mid 90’s,  the central activity was at the HoJo, later called the Regency.  When things were over at the airport for the day, there was still a lot to look forward to at the HoJo bar. [...]

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SRA Financial Report

Income                 Display Ads                                         17,409                 Dues                                                    38,689                 Merchandise                                        9,232 Total Income                                                      65,331 Expenses                 Bank Service charges                                    7                 Donations (NSFI)                                  2,800                Computer Accessories                               858                Income Tax                                                     25                 Misc                                                               214                 Office Supplies                                           [...]

By | 2002-02-12T23:56:06+00:00 February 12th, 2002|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on SRA Financial Report

Ode to Restoration

Slave, save, Stearman crave. Fly-In, sigh-in, urge-to-buy-in. Hook is set, hot fevers get. Dreams, schemes, wife’s shrill screams. Began, plan and want-ads scan. Learn, yearn, while inward burn. Clunkers, junkers, mostly  flunkers. Tracing, chasing, basket-casing. Greatest find, a purchase bind. Roam, comb, then drag it home. Cut ‘er open, desperate [...]

By | 2002-02-12T23:51:24+00:00 February 12th, 2002|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Ode to Restoration

Gear Leg Oil Drain Tube

There is a vent drain tube that leads from the oil tank to the engine accessory case on the W-670.  There is also a vent line from the left hand top of the accessory case that leads down the left hand gear leg and ends somewhere around the lower knuckle.  [...]

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