Cables, wires and varnish
Then all the furring strips were hung on a rack.
And given the first coat of varnish.
I also had time to weave the first elevator cable. This is 5/16 in cable, the largest of the three cables used in the Jenny.
If you look closely, you can see the cable running from the elevator bellcrank to the top elevator horn.
I also made the double 3/16 in. rudder cables. Notice that the two cables on each side attach to one shackle.
Also today, the wires used to attach the fabric around the wing attach points were soldered.
Here's a finished end.
The front stabilizer U-bolts needed a hold down plate brazed on, so out came the torch.
Here are the finished U-bolts ready for primer paint.
The other evening, Brian Eberle made the brackets that brace the Station 3 cross tube to the engine bearers. These will be welded in place soon, drilled and fitted.
Lastly, John Gaertner sent pictures of the fuel gauge he is making.