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Old Apr 30, 2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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This thing is running like a top, and will be in an airshow the first weekend in June. I hope to take some of others when they fly in for the show..Cheers!
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She's a beauty! Love that detail that you captured in that radial engine.
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Thank you sir. I don't get a chance to photograph airplanes very much, but I saw this one sitting by the shop and could not resist. Cheers!
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It does look really good. Nice photos
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Very nice photos. I'm curious as to why it says "ARMY" on the underside of the wing. Love the gauges: Needle, ball, airspeed and altitude. What else did one need back in the day when you really had to fly an airplane? These old Stearmans had more accidents on the ground than to ones related to flight.
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Very nice photos. I'm curious as to why it says "ARMY" on the underside of the wing. Love the gauges: Needle, ball, airspeed and altitude. What else did one need back in the day when you really had to fly an airplane? These old Stearmans had more accidents on the ground than to ones related to flight.
The Army bought the plane from the Navy after they obtained newer models. It sat around for a while and actually gor some use training Army pilots. It was stored, then a group of USArmy flight enthuseist got hold of it and completly restored it. thus the Army logo on the wing. It held 46 gallon of fuel in the top wing, and could fly about 400 miles or so on that. Oh and by the way you probably would need one of these also..

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It does look really good. Nice photos
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