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hkmp50 Apr 30, 2012 10:59 PM

An old restored "42 Navy trainer
 
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hkmp50 Apr 30, 2012 11:01 PM

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!

Wingman May 1, 2012 5:38 AM

She's a beauty! Love that detail that you captured in that radial engine.

hkmp50 May 1, 2012 7:56 AM

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!

rpmarques May 1, 2012 10:26 AM

It does look really good. Nice photos :)

Streets May 1, 2012 11:04 AM

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.

hkmp50 May 1, 2012 8:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Streets (Post 1298815)
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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hkmp50 May 1, 2012 8:13 PM

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Originally Posted by rpmarques (Post 1298812)
It does look really good. Nice photos :)

thank you Rui


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