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

Sunday, December 31, 2006

fin coppering

Here are a few pictures of thr copering process. The 10oz. copper is very easy to shape. As a matter of fact, most of it is bent by hand. Like below, the "Z" bend was made by tapping a piece of .040 sheet steel about an inch wide and three inches long with a tack hammer. The copper just flows into shape.

Another detail shot.

One more. Copper will go under the hinge bolt in the future.

Kind of like this below.

I was amazed by how the copper really made the joints quite solid. Light, Strong, Simple...I like that.




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