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

Thursday, November 13, 2008

more fuselage stuff

I'm not going to bore you with pictures of the wires I have been soldering! That's the latest progress - I'm still soldering wires. Perhaps I'm slow. I can do about 4 wires per hour and I have 8 or 9 more wires to go.

In other Jenny progress. - I had a New York layover yesterday so I drove to Bethel, PA and visited the Golden Age Air Museum. I had just enough time to drool over Paul Dougherty's imaculate Jenny and take some more detailed pictures of future parts I have to make. Paul gave me an original side cowl to use as a pattern. When I got home to Atlanta, my fellow hangar employees wondered "what in the world that crazy pilot had in the baggage compartment now". At least they helped me unload the thing.

I told you the Jenny parts would fly again.

Also, my friend and fellow Bucker Jungmann pilot Dave Daugherty put the Peach Basket pattern into CAD for me. I have a set of them already, but someday someone else might need a set and we have it ready for the water jet cutter. Just say the word.

At our Veterans Day fly-in last weekend, Mike Cochran flew up from Americus, GA and gave me a disk filled with historic photos of the old Souther Field. Americus, if you recall, was a Jenny training base during WWI and the place where Charles Lindbergh bought his first Jenny. I thought this photo was pretty neat. Check out all those Jennies!

Mike is an Avionics Maintenance Instructor at the college and rather interested in the history of Souther Field. I appreciated the photos! Thanks, Mike.

Till next time



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