Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Right side king post

My son Brighton and I went to the shop early this morning and we made the rest of the king post wires on the left side of the airplane.

I also finished drilling and dressing the king post cross wire fittings Brian Eberle cut out the other day.

Once they were bent and fit to the lower king post fitting, the inner ends were brazed together.

Here are the fittings after brazing. They need to go into the bead blaster next followed by painting, but for now, I was happy just to get them brazed.

This is where they attach.

Brighton wanted to deburr the holes. Gladly!

He also wanted to build his own airplane. Hey, it kept him occupied while I ran the torch.




Blogger Jim Landon said...

It's so beautiful uncovered that I wish it wasn't being covered. How about only covering half of it so people can see it as a covered plane from one vantage point, then go around and see the structure. Other museums have done it that way. The curator of our museum here wants my model done that way.

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