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The central wing struts of the aircraft and the stabilizer

The Potez 58 had several struts to maintain the geometry of the aircraft. The 4 main ones went from the bottom of the fuselage to the outer parts of the wing. This construction can be found on the site by clicking on the picture below

On the following picture, you can see that there are other struts present on the central wing. Number 1 is composed of 2 V-shaped struts stowed near the cabin. The strut 2 is on the external part of the central wing and the struts 3 are those of the stabilizer

It is a question of reproducing them. They will be made with aluminium tubes (3 mm for the struts 1 and 2, 4 mm for the struts 3 of the stabilizer). The first step is to cut the tubes to the right length, then glue the 4 tubes that make up the struts 1 at the right distance from each other. Then cover them with aluminium paint.

The struts are presented blank, before being glued in place with epoxy glue.

Ditto for the V struts

There are still some finishing touches to be done at the fuselage junctions.


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