Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Friday, January 11, 2008

Station 4 and 5 wing fit

I wanted to finish the alignment of Station 4 and 5 today. This is the wing attach points and I felt their alignment was rather important. So, I took the first section of the damaged original wing and used it to align the fittings. Here my friend Dave Daugherty came over to the house to help.

Not only is the fore and aft measurement critical, but the stagger and height is important as well. There are two drawings where I got this information. One drawing is a diagram of the upper and lower wing center points. The other drawing was a jig diagram for attaching the fittings. They proved to be quite useful.

Here's a shot of the forward attach fittings.

Measure twice cut once, right??

Here are the fittings drilled, bolted and in place.




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