Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
More a question of clarification, I have noted that on some of the Porterfields some have an "N" strut that runs from the top of the rear lift strut to the bottom of the front lift strut while some ones that have been redone have what appears to be a
straight metal, (wooden?) rod running from the one lift strut to the other.
Advantages, disadvantages, modification ??
Are you referring to the Jury strut, which keeps the struts from bowing to the point of bending on the Collegiate? Or are you referring to Flyabout struts?
I believe the correct term is "Jury" the term "Flyabout" is a new one to me. Basically, I understand the purpose of both the "N" and straight rod, but was wondering if one is better than the other or if there is a reason for the difference.
First thank you for the explaination The term "Flyabout" I went back to several Porterfield articles and found the planes (flyabouts) you were referring to.