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

Monday, July 17, 2006


Finished the last two tabs on elevator #1 while waiting for the glue to dry on the other elevator. Here's the tab prior to brazing.

Then, I took a block of 1 in. X 1 in. spruce (as per the Curtiss drawings) 6 in. in length and made a channel for the trailing edge. This was done to four pieces. I used a simple Dremel tool for the channel.

Here is where the block will go. This gives the edge a smooth transition for the fabric. I measured the angle prior to cutting the block on the bandsaw.

Here's the first block in place. The block was also taper cut from 1 in. at the bottom to about 1/2 in. at the top. There are two blocks on each elevator. They will be sanded round to match the trailing edge later. Each block wil be held in place with copper.

More later.



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