Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Lack of Engine Oil Pressure on Startup

Several months ago I was combining the delivering of a DH Beaver (aka The Aerial 1 Ton Moving Truck) to have her floats installed with commuting to work. The early evening light was gorgeous as I started cranking the faithful Pratt, and I was truly looking forward to the short [...]

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Snakebit by a Stearman

Where do I begin? Well, let’s start at the beginning. I grew up an “airport brat”. My Dad had a J-5 Cub which I spent my young life in. I was always at one of the local airports. My Dad was really involved - if it wasn’t the CAP, it [...]

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Member Tip

The square end on the carburetor finger screen presents a problem when trying to tighten after inspection and cleaning. The shape and clearances relative to the carburetor body make tightening problematic. Making the enclosed modification to a 11 /16 8 point socket corrects the problem, and allows as much torque [...]

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Member Recognition

Lt. Col. R. Patrick Phillips receives the Kittinger Award from GOAA Board Members Domingo Sanchez, Dean Asher and Chairman Frank Kruppenbacher. GOAA Board members, Congressman John Mica, Col. Joe Kittinger and family members of Medal of Honor recipients help unveil a new plaque to honor Central Florida’s four Medal [...]

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