I've had an old, bright yellow Curtiss Jenny kit in my garage for
several years. I think about finishing it off and on but the rigging
question keeps holding me back. I can't seem to find any legible
rigging diagrams showing how the cables are routed. If anyone could
give me some pointers or direct me to some material illustrating the
rigging layout of this plane I would be much obliged.
The best thing is to look at photos of real planes. There are a ton of
them out there. I also kept a nice calendar picture of one tht shows
the rigging very nicely - at least most of it.
Search on airliners.net - I just did a quick search and came up with
over 20. Here are a couple (you will probably have to cut and paste
these links as they are Looooooong!):
Here is a link to a photo CD I found (google search) of detail pix of
a restored Jenny:
You also might want to contact Cleveland Models. They have excellent
plan sets, and yes, they are still in business, though they have
re-located (Indianapolis, I think) under new ownership. Been a while
since I had their catalog.
Charlotte Scale Modelers
Control rigging is something else, but the static rigging of the wing
bays on the Jennie is easy. The space between each pair of struts is
called a "bay". For each bay, there is a fore and aft X set of wires,
and in each bay both the forward and rearward struts have an X between
them. So for each bay there are three X's, one fore and aft and two
spanwise, all three X's in vertical planes.