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

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Control Horn

Had some more time today to work on the elevator control horns.

As seen above, I took the top piece of steel and welded it into the horn. Brazing was used to smooth out the transition on the sides where the horn met the bracket. After that, I cut out a piece of .040 sheet steel into the base size. Hope to weld this next time.

Here's a picture of the upper horns. Notice that their angle and length are different. The lower horns are 12 degrees of sweep and the upper ones are 25 degrees. Thanks to Paul Daugherty for explaining this one!

More to come this weekend.




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