Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Sunday, October 22, 2006

fin fitting

Drilled the front fitting yesterday. It's a 3/16 in. hole for an AN3 bolt.

Here's the fitting after bending and prior to brazing.

Now, for the rear attach fitting. I did not have a drawing for this so I just guessed from the picture. I did know one dimention from the stabilizer drawing - the holes for the spoon bolts are 1 1/8 in. from the centerline. Using this information, I cut the pieces out of .060 steel and shaped them on the grinder. According to the Hood fin drawing, the ears are 2 in. high.

Here's the fitting after brazing. It's ready for the bead blaster and paint. The upper fin holes will be drilled later.

Here's the fitting in place.

More later.



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