Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Friday, July 07, 2006

Elevator blocks

Built a bunch or elevator blocks today. Below is just an example - when finish sanded to shape, there will be a metal fitting attached here with an elevator brace wire.



Here's a picture of the elevator control horn attach blocks (with an original control horn as a pattern). I still have to put the 1/4 in plywood gussetts on the top and bottom. These blocks also taper to fit the profile of the rib!



Also, the ribs for the second elevator were dry, so here it is! There is much more trimming and fitting to be done. Also, you can see some of the gussets in place on the first elevator.



More blocks to build tomorow. See you then.

Brian

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