Monthly Archives: February 2004

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W-670 Operating Oil Temperature As told by Don Sanders

My first Stearman , which I call the Greek Stearman, always operates at about 60º C oil temperature. A bit more on the hot days. My other Stearman, 77744, operates at about 72º C under the same conditions. Although the operating oil temperature is not really a problem, this discrepancy [...]

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Stearman in the NASM

I’m sure that most of the members are aware that the official public opening of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. occurred on Monday, December 15, 2003. However, prior to its official public opening, there were several special [...]

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Installation of AAE Inc VHF COM Antenna

The composite antenna manufactured by Advanced Aircraft Electronics, Inc of Ellwood City, Pa has proven to be an excellent unit for installation inside the fuselage of the Stearman.  In particular, this unit works really well with aircraft retaining the unshielded ignition systems.  It is far enough away from the engine [...]

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1929 Lettering Repainted on Stearman Sales and Service Hangar

Courtesy of the Kansas Aviation Museum Flight Log The original Stearman Sales and Service hangar, located just east of the Kansas Aviation Museum in the Kansas Air National Guard area of McConnell Air Force Base now looks like it did in 1929. KAM volunteers, with a Boeing volunteer group and [...]

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National Air and Space Museum Center Opening

It was my very great privilege to have been invited to represent my father, Lloyd Carlton Stearman, at the December 11, 2003 opening of the National Air and Space Museum’s new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the Dulles Airport. I owe this honor to my old friend, Donald Lopez, deputy [...]

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A Promise Kept

We begin back at Galesburg, the National Stearman Fly-In in 1998 or 1999.  It was one of Galesburg's fine mornings, blue sky, warm and very little wind.  My wife and I were wiping the bugs off our Stearman when our friend Tony Farhat drove up in his golf cart.               [...]

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