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, August 11, 2008

Longerons routed & tailpost done

The lower longerons were routed today. The plunge router came in pretty handy!

This took up most of the day. The depths of cut changes as you work towards the tail. The farther back you go, the deeper the rout. Eventually, you're cutting 3/8 in. deep on either side of the longeron. As usual, the setup took longer than the actual cutting.

I'm pleased - the extra effort to measure and mark each cut paid off. I was able to rout four longerons without screwing one up. Whew!

The tail post was finished today. There's a routed section in the center and the corners are beveled to save weight.

Plus, the lower end of the tail post got sanded to shape.

Productive day. More soon



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