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, September 23, 2007

Station 11

Station 11 is where the tail skid hinges.

To begin, the square tubing was notched for the head of the AN5 bolt. It must be recessed in order to clear the horizontal stabilizer. I cut this out with a combination of band saw and grinder.



Then, a .065 steel plate was bent into a "u" shape and welded in the groove.



The doubler was welded on.



And the holes were drilled for the bolts.



Here is the piece at Station 11.



I started working on the lower piece as well. It's similar in construction, but unique nonetheless.



Till next time, enjoy!

Brian

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