Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Elevators and Control Horn jig

Made the twelve gussets that go above and below each elevator hinge. As you can see, the gussets near the trailing edge need to be tapered for the fabric covering.



Now, the fun part. Making the elevator control horns. Since I only got one original horn with the project, I need to make three more for the tail and four more for the ailerons. So, a sturdy jig is in order.

To begin, a piece of streamlined tubing is cut and welded to a piece of .050 sheet steel.



I noticed that the streamlined tubing was close to the dimention of the control horn base.



Then, the front bending post was welded vertically.



Out of time today. Kids came home from school. Next time - the rear bending post will be welded to the jig and the fitting at the top of the horn will be made. Til then....

Brian

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