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 02, 2008

Out of the jig today !

All right - the final fuselage structure wires have been made.

The cross member behind the front seat is recessed on a Jenny. Some Jennies have a curved bar at this station. Others have a strap - style spruce cross member. I decided to use the strap style. The drawings called for a 1 1/4 in. cross member, but the longeron are 1 1/2 in. wide. So, a shim had to be made.

And the shim sanded to a taper.

And put into place.

Ok, no more excuses - the fuselage came out of the jig today!

Here's another shot.

"Hey Dad. What's with the new swing set?"

Rear view.




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