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

Monday, June 18, 2007

Universal fittings

Lots of repetition today, but the upper fuselage universal fittings were completed.

Here you can see the three pieces being brazed together.

After brazing, I drilled a small countersunk hole in one end of the fitting. A screw will be inserted here to hold the fitting to the longeron during assembly.

Here are all the fittings built today.

Now the fittings had to be bent to shape. I used the 1 1/4 in. X 1 1/4in. bending block, clamped everything in a vice and bent away. No need to heat here. The material was pretty thin and bent around the form easily.

A finished fitting....Nine more to go....Tomorrow!




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