FS2002 Stearman Kaydet

The Kaydet, the two-seater biplane introduced by Stearman Aircraft Division of Boeing in Wichita,
Kansas, in 1934, became an unexpected success during World War II. Despite its almost obsolete
design, its simple, rugged construction made it ideal as a trainer for novice pilots.

The Kaydets had fabric-covered wooden wings, single-leg landing gear and an over-built
welded-steel fuselage. Only radial engines were used. Between 1936 and 1944, Boeing built 8,584
Kaydets, in all versions, plus the equivalent of 2,000 more in spares.

Kaydets were widely used airplanes. In addition to sales to the Navy and the Army Air Corps, the
trainers were sold to Canada, China, the Philippines, Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil for both military
and civilian uses. Many were still in service in the early 1990s. Their slow, low-level flying
capabilities made them particularly suitable for crop dusting and spraying.

Jet Age Museum

The Jet Age Museum is the only organisation devoted to collecting, preserving and displaying
aircraft, other artefacts and archive material to record, honour and commemorate the thousands of
men and women who made Gloucestershire’s aerospace heritage.

Twenty-two aircraft are now represented in the Jet Age collection, all with local connections.
Sixteen of them are on display in the museum. Nine form the core collection of Gloster-built aircraft
from 1925 to 1964 and a further ten are classic early jets.

Jet Age maintains close links with the RAF Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the Fleet Air Arm
Museum and Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, as well as other aviation museums in the UK and abroad. It is
a full member of the British Aviation Preservation Council (BAPC).

TECHNIC COUNTER

First flight: Nov. 26, 1934
Model number: Wichita 75
Classification: Trainer
Span: 32 feet 2 inches
Length: 24 feet 3 inches
Gross weight: 2,717 pounds
Top speed: 124 mph
Cruising speed: 106 mph
Range: 505 miles
Ceiling: 11,200 feet
Power: 220-horsepower Continental R-670-5 piston radial engine (PT-17)
Accommodation: 2 crew

COMMENT:

Hi. How are you? Well this time I have done a review an aircraft of two-seater biplane. I will start
by saying that, this plane has excellent movement files. The main cabin has some good gauges an good
side views. Then, in the virtual cabin you can find several things. Firstly and I`ve mentioned before
the great movement of the yoke an the pedals. Secondly, I liked the wya you can see all around from
de virtual cabin view. Going to the outside of the plane, we can see more movements like the wheel
movements. After all an excellent plane with excellent movements and good textures.

My rating is 9/10



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