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

Friday, August 25, 2006

Control Horns

The base of the control horn was cut to the 12 degree angle, mated with the lower plate and given a few tack welds.

I decided to gas weld the base. The original Jenny was brazed, had a fold up tab inside the horn with rivets for strength. I felt a simple weld would suffice.

Here's the finished lower horn next to the original. The holes were drilled and the horn was given a temporary coat of primer.

Next step will be fabrication of the upper horns. I made the rest of the pieces today. Just need to weld everything together.

Till the next shop day




Blogger pilotjt said...

Nice work on the horns! The fab one looks better than the orginal...-JT

6:15 PM  

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