Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Tail Leveling Stand

Getting the tail of the Stearman up in the air for the level position, so that it will be stable for the time it takes to do the rigging is a slam dunk. You just need to stack up a 55 gallon drum, a one gallon paint can, a Los [...]

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Measurement of Landing Gear Strut Extension

As a follow on to the article on landing gear struts in the February issue, we devised a method of determining with pretty good accuracy, how far the gear strut is extending after liftoff. As the article points out, if the strut is not extending all or most of the [...]

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The Stearman Landing Gear

General Functioning of the gear strut This Oleo-spring Aerol is designed to perform the following necessary functions during the landing of the airplane: Absorption of Impact Energy. The impact energy of the landing airplane is absorbed by the Aerol Fluid and by the compression of the spring during the compression [...]

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Changing the Seals in the Gear Legs

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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The 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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D-1093 Maccauley Prop Hub

The most common steel ground adjustable prop for the Stearman is the McCauley D-5926. This is also known as the Army Hub. The other McCauley prop which is approved for the Stearman is the D-1093, which is known as the Navy Hub. The D-1093 is approved for two different steel [...]

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