Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Lower Spider Plate & Station 6 Transverse Fitting

Drilled the holes on the doublers today and riveted them in place.

Here's the finished plate less another coat of primer. When the fuselage is broken down for routing and varnishing, I'll weld this to the top Spider Plate and make it one.

I also finished the lower fitting at station 6. This fitting holds the transverse wires that cross the fuselage. The fitting wraps around the wooden vertical piece (you'll see what I mean in a minute) incorporating two 45 degree bends.

I was able to make both bends in the vice. The first bend was easy. The second bend needed the help of a bending block. It sure would have been easy to just make one 90 degree bend, but then the fitting would have a gap across where the vertical piece was routed and that would bother me.

Here's the finished piece after the doublers were brazed on the inside.

Here's the fitting in place awaiting the final drilling. Till then...



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