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The drag bracing was not heat treated. The detachable outer panels were built up on a single wooden box spar carrying the aileron on its rear face. The inboard end was attached to the rear spar of the centersection with two bolts. A system of ribs and drag braces formed the rest of the wing panel which was entirely covered with spruce veneer. Doped balloon fabric then covered the entire wing. A fine, smooth finish was made on the doped surface. A single bolt attached the forward part of the wing to the (Pitcairn Photo) PA-19 cabin head-on view.

The sides and bottom of the fuselage were rounded out with wood fairing strips. The tail group was nearly identical to the PAA-l. ry vertical fins. The wing was identical in construction tails to the PAA-l, the span was decreased the chord increased. The ailerons stopped sl on the fuselage end to permit the walkwa extend to the trailing edge. The main landing gear was a scaled-d< PCA-2 landing gear. The tail gear was a S1 wheel with a rubber chord shock absorber. A Kinner R-5, 160 hp engine turned a fi) pitch Curtiss-Reed metal propeller eight I four inches in diameter.

The main landing gear was a scaled-d< PCA-2 landing gear. The tail gear was a S1 wheel with a rubber chord shock absorber. A Kinner R-5, 160 hp engine turned a fi) pitch Curtiss-Reed metal propeller eight I four inches in diameter. A ground adjust; propeller was optional at an increase of poundS. A "coupe top" was also optionaL The rotor was identical to the PAA-1 (PA PA-24) except that it was 40 feet in diamE The rotor pylon was simplified to one fore one aft member with wire bracing from the of the pylon to.

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