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#1 USmilitaryMuseum

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:55 PM

Hello, I've had this unknown airplane wing for a while and would like to know what plane it came off of and if it's even military? 

 

Thanks,

Jacob

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#2 Steve B.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:33 PM

It looks to me like an elevator from a small aircraft.

Can you give us some measurements?

Does it have any markings such as a data plate or part number? Is it the same color on both sides?

More information is needed for even a chance at identification.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

It is the exact same color on both sides.  There are no numbers or markings of any kinds.  The measuremnts are 5 feet tall and 2 1/2 feet for the width. 



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 01:38 PM

Could it be for a helicopter? 

 

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 01:44 PM

Here is a picture of the inside.  I will post more soon.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:03 PM

All US military aircraft have a maker's prefix number either installed, stamped or embossed. Look for something like 32-xxx

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:05 PM

Paint can fill in the stamps. You have to use a damp rag and a flash light held at an angle to see them.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:22 PM

It's not a wing section. It is the control flap from a rudder. The tapper from top to bottom, the notch out at the top,  the three connection points to the main rudder and the aileron on the tail to control trim. What I did not see was zinc chromate paint inside the rudder. The construction is like WW2 era military aircraft, but the same type construction was industry standard. You need to find the numbers or heat treat stamps.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:26 PM

Is there a stamp on the rudder control on the bottom section. Most cast or milled parts have a number

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 05:50 AM

I'll have to look for stamps and numbers.  I still haven't found anything but i will keep looking.

 

Jacob




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