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My new ride, well a one third share and that's perfect for some summer fun.
The Bo is absolutely still primary. :cheers:


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Way to go Jim!!!!!

Really fun. :clap: :bow: :drool: :thumbup:

We will need pireps of what you learn low/slow and grass. :cheers:

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Nice Stearman!

(Sorry, old N3N joke. You'll get tired of that one.)

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It amazing how much bigger the N3N is compared to a Stearman.

Does yours have any old airship aluminum in it?? Rumor is they were made using scrap from some of the airships.


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What engine do you have on yours? I've seen one here in N Texas that has the 985 on it, but understand it was engined several different ways.

A beast!


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It amazing how much bigger the N3N is compared to a Stearman.

Does yours have any old airship aluminum in it?? Rumor is they were made using scrap from some of the airships.


I'd guess it's about 30% larger than a Stearman . Some of the early ones were made from left over airship parts.


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"Our N3N" owned by the CAF High Sierra Squadron, has a 985. It performs great in the Reno area where DA runs 5-7000' .

The best part is the attention it gets every where it goes. That big yellow bird is kid magnet.


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What engine do you have on yours? I've seen one here in N Texas that has the 985 on it, but understand it was engined several different ways.

A beast!


Wright 760.....that's what it left the factory with


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I'd guess it's about 30% larger than a Stearman . Some of the early ones were made from left over airship parts.


I own N3N Bu2896 thus I'm a fan and like to bug my Stearman friends with the N3N being bigger, stronger, faster....but I'm not sure I agree with the 30% estimate.

Here is my cheet sheet for comparison purposes

N3N-3 (Landplane) | Stearman (N2S-3) | Difference

Wingspan 34 ft 0 in | 32 ft 2 in | N3N +1 ft 10 in
Length 25 ft 6 in | 24 ft 9 in | N3N + 9 in
Height 11 ft 4 in | 9 ft 8 in | N3N + 1 ft 8 in
Empty Weight 2090 lbs | 1931 lbs | N3N +159 lbs
Gross Weight 2800 lbs | 2635 lbs | N3N + 165 lbs
Useful Load 710 lbs | 704 | N3N + 6 lbs

A good site (where similar info can be found) is: https://notastearman.wordpress.com/


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If you guys need another partner I am just down the taxi way.

Love that plane. Have fun.

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If you guys need another partner I am just down the taxi way.

Love that plane. Have fun.

Nothing like round motors


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My new ride, well a one third share and that's perfect for some summer fun.


Jim, that is a beautiful airplane…very classic…always admired these..

may I ask, how would you compare the handling ( mainly on the ground) of the N3N-3 with a later basic ( Conti powered) Stearman…?

are the comparable?

any big differences in handling?

thanks and congrats

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My new ride, well a one third share and that's perfect for some summer fun.


Jim, that is a beautiful airplane…very classic…always admired these..

may I ask, how would you compare the handling ( mainly on the ground) of the N3N-3 with a later basic ( Conti powered) Stearman…?

are the comparable?

any big differences in handling?

thanks and congrats

Gerd

Gerd, I only have about 5 hours in the Stearman ,but based on that they seem very similar with one exception . The N3N has a locking tail wheel used for take off and landing .

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Jim, best of luck with the new plane. Stick your inside the fuselage sometime and check out the construction of that N3N. Not many planes were built like that. BTW, some of the Navy's Stearmans had locking tailwheels too. Mine has the steerable tailwheel. There's a beautiful N3N at a field near me. It's available for rides too.

The N3N's were all made here in Philly not too far from where I live, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Aircraft_Factory.


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Jim, that is a beautiful airplane…very classic…always admired these..

may I ask, how would you compare the handling ( mainly on the ground) of the N3N-3 with a later basic ( Conti powered) Stearman…?

are the comparable?

any big differences in handling?

thanks and congrats

Gerd

Gerd, I only have about 5 hours in the Stearman ,but based on that they seem very similar with one exception . The N3N has a locking tail wheel used for take off and landing .


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