For Stearman Lovers Everywhere
May 23, 2013 in Aviation
As winter turns into spring (sort of) here in Washington, it is time for our Stearman’s annual inspection. Good thing that way we know it will be safe for a sunny season of flying. Since all the access panels are removed I thought I would take some pictures and share them with you.
This plane was restored over 20 years ago after years of neglect on a farm in California. It is a pleasure to ride in. The owner shipped it too Australia and flew around the Outback. This aircraft is restored to very original conditions with very little modernization in place.
Here you see the two left hand panels removed and can see the structure in the forward (student) cockpit. The silver cylinder is the left brake master cylinder, the red handle is the control lock.
Here is the right hand view of the aircraft.
The view from the bottom
The forward cockpit (student).
The aft cockpit (instructor).
Now if there were only some great kits in 1/48th or 1/32 scale.