Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Landing Gear Airfoil

All right - I admit it. I had to remake the top rear airfoil piece. I cut the first one too close. So, I took another piece of spruce today and marked the routing lines.



Fired up the router.



And cut the shape on the table saw.



Here's the new piece. You can see that I gave myself a little more "meat" above the airfoil curve. This is where I made a mistake on the first piece. I figured if I cut as close to the line as possible, I would have to do less sanding. Well...I got too close and undercut the line. Not this time!



The new piece will be glued and clamped to the rest of the structure next. Till then...

Brian

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