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Welding and Cables In Place – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014

Welding and Cables In Place – Team Chesapeake

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance in – Team Chesapeake is very busy because students are building a World War 1 aircraft called a Nieuport 24. Every week we are getting various tasks done. This past week we put on the upper wing cable attachments, finished welding the support for the forward struts, and made some support cables. Another fun project we did was to manufacture some support cables for our Vickers gun. We are an aviation maintenance school that teaches individuals to become aircraft mechanics and our students work on this aircraft along with a certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic at all times. Keep checking back more pictures to come!

Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Team Chesapeake

Upper wing cable attachment


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Team Chesapeake – Welding Cabanes [Photos]

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014

Welding Cabanes on the Nieuport 24 Aircraft – Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Team Chesapeake is working on the Cabane struts for the upper wing. In the following pictures you will see the forward and the aft struts with the superb welding that one of our students is doing. Kudos goes out to James Lester for welding. We removed the instrument cluster for this task to get more room. The ailerons are now connected and they move probably. After the front Cabane struts are done we will be welding that small support, aft of the strut also. Next we are working on getting the lower wing attached. Please click on pictures to see more detail and check back soon!

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Team Chesapeake Metal Prep to Weld Struts in Place [Photos]

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014

Team Chesapeake Metal Prep to Weld Struts in Place [Photos]

Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Team Chesapeake is moving forward with the upper wing installation. Students, Chaez and Karl are prepping the metal for welding. We should have the cabane struts positioned for a complete weld very soon. Also notice the attachment points that are ready for cable connection. All these parts are made here at the school by students under the supervision of a certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. Next we have James Lester doing his magic in welding all the parts together! Please click on the pictures to enlarge and check back soon for the complete installation/welding of the cabane struts.


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Cabane Struts In Place – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Cabane Struts In Place – Team Chesapeake

Chesapeake, Virginia – Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Team Chesapeake has leveled and squared up the upper wing. We have the Cabane struts in place and ready to get welded to the fuselage. Please click on pictures to enlarge and more pictures are coming soon!


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Team Chesapeake Raises Upper Wing [Photos]

Posted by on May 22, 2014

Team Chesapeake Raises Upper Wing

Our Nieuport 24 aircraft is staring to look like a real flying machine. As you can see the leading edge of the upper wing has wood installed now and we have hoisted the wing up. Next we will be leveling the fuselage and checking the attachments we fabricated to connect the wing. It sure is getting exciting here!

Enjoy the pictures and check back soon for more!


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Team Chesapeake – Upper Wing Coming Together

Posted by on May 16, 2014

Team Chesapeake – Upper Wing Coming Together

The Nieuport 24 upper wing is coming together here at AIM in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Our last blog we had a very successful taxi check of the aircraft and now we are in the process of fitting the lower wing and connecting the upper wing. In the near future we looking at getting a hoist system to help us with the heavier top wing.

The dedication from these two students is tremendous!


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