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, May 06, 2007

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Remember what I said about all those nice people out there......

Below is a picture of an original Jenny bellcrank assembly. I was searching for this part high and low for quite some time. I found out that fellow Curtiss Jenny enthusiast Bob Summers of Columbus Ohio had one in his collection and was willing to trade some other Jenny parts for it!

Once again, nice people came to my rescue.


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He also traded some 26 X 4 wheel spokes and a few miscellaneous fitttings. The bellcrank will be usable once I clean it up and put a new ball end in the middle for the control stick torque tube to attach.



I was fortunate enough the other day to travel to Oshkosh and see close up the Jenny they have displayed at the EAA Museum. This really answered a lot of my questions! The Curtiss drawings that survive have a lot of fuzzy areas. Seeing an uncovered Jenny really filled in the blanks. I came armed with paper, pencil, calipers and a ruler. The folks at the EAA could not have been any more cooperative. They let me look as long as I liked and even let me look closely at the Hisso in their Standard J1.

Speaking of the Hisso, we picked up our engine on the trip as well. More about that later.

Brian

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