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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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Station 3 and 4

I finished the Station 3 transverse wire fitting today. Here's a picture of where it will go. The turnbuckle will attach to the side of the engine bearer for support.



I spent a bit of time routing out Station 4. The key is setting up - it takes far more time to set up the router than to actually cut something. Same for the holding jig. I used a simple fence attachment to the router set to cut 11/16 in. from the edge.



Here are three of our four kids holding the finished Station 4.



Couldn't resist this one.



Check these out! The machine shop at Atlanta Aero Composites did a great job machining the lower wing attach fittings. Because they were machined from a solid billet, they had them NDT'd for any imperfections. They passed. Notice the two different sizes for the front and back spars.



Here's where they will eventually go.



Till next time

Brian

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