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

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

vertical fin and rudder

Added the reenforcing blocks today. Once the glue has had a day to cure, I will begin the sanding. This will transition the 1in trailing edge to the 9/16in leading edge. I'll get some before and after shots tomorow.



Here's the pattern for the front steel attach point. It's .125 in. stock. There will be two pieces - one straight and one bent. Both will be welded together.



Here's the fitting on the plans. Just so you can see where the pieces will eventually go.



While the fin was drying, I set up the forming blocks for the rudder. More on this later!



Taking the weekend off to go to the East Coast Bucker fly-in. See you when I return

Enjoy

Brian

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