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An Important Safety Tip for the Rudder Pedal Adjustment Rack

There are four pedal adjustment racks on the Stearman. (75-3409 –1&-2 or 75-3413), one for each side of both the front and rear rudder pedals. With the four position holes in each rack, one is able to adjust the forward and aft position of the rudder pedal. On the front [...]

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Elevator Trim Tab Controls

So your horizontal stabilizer and elevators are all covered, painted, and ready to put on the fuselage. You need to decide how many washers go under the forward and rear mounts on the stabilizer. I did a lot of testing on 77744 and ended up with four under the front [...]

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Stearman Tail Wheel Strut

The original stock tail wheel strut for the Stearman is a reliable and long lived device when assembled and maintained properly. It absorbs the energy on the tail wheel when landing, doesn’t feed the energy back in a rebound, and quickly repositions itself in the extended mode if another touchdown [...]

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Positioning the Tail Wheel Cable Housing

The tail wheel cable housing is a 12 inch length of special conduit that clamps to the lower tube on the rear of the fuselage and to the tail wheel trunnion on both sides. Each end of this housing is held in a clamp with a micarta fairlead around it. [...]

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Replacing a Tail Wheel Tube

When the time comes to change out the tire and/or tube in a stock tail wheel, the small diameter opening in the tire presents a real problem. First of all, in order to get the hub out of the tire, the valve stem on the tube, after it is deflated, [...]

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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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