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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Monday, July 24, 2006

Elevator fittings

Had a chance to cut more fittings on the bandsaw this afternoon.



Above is a picture of one of the curved fittings before final trimming (see the black line) and filing smooth.



Here is a picture of another fitting during the bending process. Believe it or not, I found the trailing edge of a piece of streamlined tubing worked great as a bending form. (Whatever works!) Still, the piece has to be formed by hand. Fit...bend a little...fit...bend a little...and so on.



Here you can see all the fittings bent for both elevators.

Next shop day will be spent in front of the grinding wheel!

Enjoy

Brian

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