Texas Flying Legends
by Chuck Cravens
The main focus for the P-47 project this month was preparation for beginning the fuselage assembly. In order to do that, a precise fixture had to be created. We showed photos of the machined flat aluminum plate that makes up the bed of the fixture last month. This month some uprights were made and installed. Parts continue to be made as materials arrive.
Extrusions for the Structure Arrived and were Sorted
They will be cut into pieces of a variety of lengths from ½ inch long brackets to lower wing spar flangesover 17 feet long (208.39 inches).
The Bottom of the Fuselage Fixture Goes Together
P-47 Parts Meet the Fixture
Upcoming reports will show the progress as the forward fuselage takes shape.