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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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


You know, having already made one elevator, it is surprising how easy the second elevator is going together. Guess that's called the learning curve.

Anyway, the elevator blocks were sanded to shape with a belt sander today. After that, three of the big tabs were made for elevator #2. The one with the double curve was easier this time, having made the mistakes on the first elevator! Here's a photo of the third tab being curved on a spare piece of trailing edge material. Both halves were made this way.

Then, both halves were clamped in place prior to brazing (next shop day)

Here you can see elevator #2 progress and the three tabs that were built today.




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