Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Station 1/2 lower fitting & wires

It felt good to be back to work on the Jenny after a 9 day business trip. Hence the span between postings here! Moving forward, it was time to build the wires between the spider plate and station 2.



First, two fittings had to be made to accept the shackles. I cut these out of .125 stock. Easy fitting to make. You can also see where the lower part of the spider plate has been cut. The spider plate was built for an OX-5 radiator, which is flat along the bottom. Since the Hisso radiator is curved (for more cooling area), the bottom part had to be cut off and a rounded section put in its place. I got good news today - the lower section is finished at the water jet cutter. Once the fuselage is out of the jig, I'll line up the radiator and weld on the new section.



OK - back to the fitting - here's a detail shot showing how it all goes together. Don't worry, the bolts are temporary and all the fittings will be finish painted later.



As it stands today. Four more wires to go!

Enjoy

Brian

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