Curtiss Jenny Restoration

Welcome! We hope you enjoy following the restoration process of a 1918 Curtiss JN4D Jenny. Once completed, the aeroplane will be flown and displayed at the Candler Field Museum in Williamson GA (30 miles south of Atlanta). You can contact me below by clicking on "VIEW MY PROFILE"

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Stabilizer progress















The last twenty five gussets were cut out today.















Each gusset is used to keep the rib from splitting across the grain.



Here are the original hinge fittings for the tail. They are pretty ingenious - on the stabilizer side, the fitting is two piece screwed together while the elevator side has a regular hinge with a bolt. They will be bead blasted and painted soon.


The gussets were glued and clamped in place. Had to bribe my wife to use her clothes pins, but she acquiesced......

Brian




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