Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Elevator brackets

OK - time to make the trailing edge stick to the framework of the rudder. Out of .025 sheet steel, I made a bunch of the brackets like shown below. Each one is a little different. I started with posterboard templates and transferred the pattern to the steel.

Here's one that will support a fitting and a turnbuckle later.

All the fittings were then attached to the trailing edge tubing by brazing.

Here's a shot of the bottom of the rudder post after the .025 sheet stock is bent over to hold things together. Next step here is a lot of filing and sanding.

Here's Nicholas and Geoffrey (kids #2 and 3 respectively) holding things together for the camera. You can see the five brackets made today. There are four more on the trailing edge and four more on the rudder post itself. Gives me something to do tomorow!

Till then



Anonymous flash32696 said...

Back in the 1930's I stripped the metal parts from a JN-4 and I still have them. I have a photo of them in case anyone is interested. They are in "fair" condition. Control horns etc.
Douglas Casavant
7150 N.E. 138 Terrace
Williston, Florida 32696

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