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Aviation mechanics finish fairings and stringers on Sopwith Strutter

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013

Side fairings for the Sopwith Strutter in the aviation career school hangar

Side fairings

The team aviation mechanics at Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Atlanta have finished the side fairings and stringers on their Sopwith Strutter aircraft project. These fairings will give the rounded shape to the front of the aircraft. It also will let the team at this aviation career school continue work on the center wing sections. The center sections of the Sopwith Strutter have been a hold up for the AIM students, as they have to be glued in place and can not be removed to facilitate any other work in the area. They have to make sure we have everything else in that area finished before they do the final install.  Just one more item that had to be built a little differently (due to the metal frame) than the original WWI Sopwith Strutter aircraft specifications.

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