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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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Rudder

**** Please welcome into the world Brighton Chase Karli - born November 5th, 2006 ****

In case you were wondering why there was a hiatus in the Jenny progress.

OK - I started building the horizontal pieces of the Rudder. First, the one end was sanded to fit the 7/8 in. tubing that makes up the leading edge.



Then the pieces were cut to fit. Interestingly, each piece tapers from 7/8in at the front to 3/8 in at the rear and has to be 1/2 in at the first vertical brace position and 9/16th at the second brace. Believe it or not, it's pretty close to a straight line. You can see the taper in this photo.



Next step is making the vertical braces. Nothing the bandsaw won't cure. Till then.

Brian

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