Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Upper Control Horns

Had a chance to drill the holes for the left elevator's hinge fittings. The elevator is now ready for the copper sheet (soon)

Also sanded the left elevator's side blocks. Here'n an AN3 bolt in place to hold the hinge.

Now, back to the upper control horns - The top .125 fittings were given a 10 degree twist to line up with the elevator cables and wires.

Then the top fitting was welded in place and ground/sanded smooth.

Here's the second upper horn.

The bottom of the horns were cut to the 25 degree angle (the lowers were 10 degrees, remember?) then welded to the base.

In this photo, you can see the anglular difference. I'll give it some temporary primer until it's time to blast/paint all the fittings. Plus, the holes have to be drilled.




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