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, August 16, 2008

Longerons

More sanding and varnishing over the last two days.



Here's a better view of the routing. I'm putting three coats of Stitts EP 400 Epoxy varnish on the ash. Between coats, I sand with 220 grit paper. The first coat raises the grain. The second and third gives the shine.



Paul Dougherty at the Golden Age Air Museum sent me an update on their Jenny. They have begun the covering process. They will finish the aeroplane in the colors of Earl Dougherty, a barnstormer and famous West Coast stunt pilot in the 1920's. Paul had done a lot of research on this scheme. By spending many hours pouring through archives in Long Beach CA. (home or Earl Dougherty) Paul determined that the plane was mostly red with big letters on the fuselage and wings. Can't wait to see it when it's done!



www.goldenageair.org for more info.

Enjoy

Brian

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