Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rigging

Last evening, we moved everything out of the hangar and put the Jenny in the middle so we could hang all four wings.





We installed the lower wings by inserting the four pins.



Who needs a saw horse when we have Ron?



Anyway, Brian started putting copper on the bottom of the wing struts.



And the rest of us finished drilling all the holes in the spar for the strut plates.



Here is one of the plates. Do not worry. The fittings will be bead blasted and painted after we're finished rigging. No use painting them now. They will only get scratched as we put them on and off several more times.



We have more plates to install, but I couldn't help putting the first strut on the wing.



By now, Brian had the coppering finished and put the center section back on.



It was nearly midnight by now, but the temptation was too great - we gotta sit in this thing!



Here is a view from the rear cockpit looking ahead.



I think he likes it.



Looking out the rear cockpit to the right.



And the left.



It's late. Time to call it a day.



More soon. Enjoy

Brian

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