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Re: Ace Whitman V-Jig
Reply #3 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 9:43am
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I would imagine that once the fuselage was built and the jig removed the material would be cut out of the center of the formers for the motor clearance.
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Reply #2 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 5:49am
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Looks that way to me too, I'm curious about the shape of the 'v', it looks a bit complicated. Also, where is the opening for the rubber?
  
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Re: Ace Whitman V-Jig
Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2019 at 4:08pm
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I think that it was a folded piece of cardboard. with the places for the formers marked at the appropriate spots.
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Ace Whitman V-Jig
Apr 21st, 2019 at 7:22am
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This Whitman P-39 plan shows something called the "v-jig", seems to be a device to line up the fuselage formers.

Does anyone have any more info on this?
  

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