Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Rudder tubing

The trailing edge of the rudder was attached to the rudder post today. After cutting and notching everything in place, I tacked everything together and heated up the top of the post. This way, I could squeeze the ends together and get a more streamlined shape. Here's the .025 cap being formed to strengthen and cover the end.



The cover was then brazed, ground and sanded. (below)



Ah, the first mating of the fin and rudder!




Gotta do the same to the bottom of the rudder yet! Till then....

Brian

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