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Event Report
Event Reports - EAA AirVenture 2004

Wednesday, July 28
EAA AirVenture 2004
Created: 07/13/2004
Updated: 08/11/2004
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Article by Steen Staff
There are always many fascinating things going on at Oshkosh... here's a sampling from Wedneday.

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It's doubtful that this Stearman ever looked this nice while it was actually in military service.  
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The Stearman has side access panels similar to the Pitts Model 14.  
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More details of the Stearman's forward fuselage.  
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This is a rare Ford 4-AT-A trimotor (most Fords are 4-AT-B or 5-AT models.) The large, corrugated Tin Goose was polished all over!  
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The Chanute is a brand new, high-technology aerobatic monoplane from CADCOR with many interesting features.  
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This is the first glass cockpit we've seen used for a purely aerobatic aircraft... unless you count military aircraft.  
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Airspeed and altitude... what else do you really need?  
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The Chanute has a neat rudder pedal arrangement.  
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The leading-edge extensions are somewhat similar to those on an F-16 or F/A-18.  
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This S1-S is owned by Robert Richards of Indiana.  
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The classic Pitts color scheme...  
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There's nothing quite like a Cub. This Wisconsin-based J-3C has a very attractive paint scheme. Note the vortex generators on the wings.  
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Gerrit Vanderziel's nice Pitts S-1S was built in 1977.  
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Steve Jones' Skybolt returned, with baby in tow.  
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Skybolt Jr. even has tie-downs.  
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The sleek, single-seat Polen Special first flew in 1972 and is now owned by Richard Keyt. It really is as fast as it looks... how about 325mph cruise on 200 hp?  

Other entries in this series:
     We're heading up to Wisconsin!    July 21, 2004
     Skybolt Flight - Melbourne to Oshkosh    July 22, 2004
     Travelling to Oshkosh    July 23, 2004
     Pre-Show Setup    July 26, 2004
     Tuesday, July 27 - Opening Day    July 27, 2004
      » Wednesday, July 28    July 28, 2004
     Thursday, July 29    July 29, 2004
     Friday, July 30    July 30, 2004
     Saturday, July 31    July 31, 2004
     Sunday, August 1    August 1, 2004
     Monday, August 2    August 2, 2004
     Skybolt - Return Trip    August 2, 2004

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