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

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Fuel tank, Spare Parts and Engine Bearer

Glued up the second engine bearer today. Brighton gave me a hand.

Also took the engine bearer support out of the clamps and sanded to fit. Here it sits in place with the one engine bearer in place. This will be held together with "U" braces eventually.

I flew to Minneapolis yesterday to meet Mr. Ken Rovie. Ken, if you remember, spearheaded the construction of the Curtiss Jenny that hangs in the Minnesota Historical Center at St. Cloud. Anyway, Ken had some spare parts from their project. I was thrilled when he mentioned that they had a spare, original Jenny fuel tank !!!

He also had a pile of spare fittings - nearly enough to make another basic Jenny fuselage.

Plus, he had a bunch of jigs which will save me a ton of time in the future. Notice the cone shaped jigs used to make the control horns.

Here's Ken (4th from the right) and the group in 2006

And the finished airplane hanging in the rotunda. Beautiful.




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