Monthly Archives: August 2002

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A Fixture for Holding and Rotating a Stearman Wing

Rotating a Stearman wing during fabrication, covering, ribstitching and painting is a cumbersome problem, especially when working alone. The fixture shown in the following figures has turned out to be a really convenient solution. The heart of the fixture is a two inch diameter aluminum, tube that was formed into [...]

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Blind Descent

I was brought into this world where my father loved flying with a passion. Taught to fly before the 2nd War by Eddie Rickenbacher’s wingman, Weir Cook, my father was taught to fly by the seat of his pants and more. When I was two years of age, I was [...]

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Cleaning the Top of the Upper Sterman Wing

While sitting indoors during those long winter months, I was often frustrated at not being able to fly my Stearman when the snow was thick. Because my hangar is not heated, I wasn’t even motivated to clean or work on the plane during those months. Consequently, it would gather dust [...]

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