Wires around the tail skid
I did not have any drawings of this part. Paul Dougherty did quite a bit of researchand he figured it out. I was lucky enough to measure his plane during my last visit. From what I can tell, some Jennies used the rectangle (like this one) and others (Canucks I think?) solved the problem with a flat plate.
For those of you building a Jenny some day, the dimentions of the rectangle are 2 3/8 in. X 1 5/8 in.
I welded up the frame with .035 wall 5/16 in. tubing. Each loop of the wire has to be attached to the frame. When I was done, my kids thougjt it was a funny looking spider or something.
Anyway, the front of the rectangle was 6 3/4 in back from the cross member. I held the rectangle in place and marked the wires.
Here's the finished bay. You can see the hole for the tail skid (soon, I hope!)
I also made several other wires today...all in the back end of the fuselage.