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

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Floorboards and wires

Ah, it's good to be back at work on the Jenny. Had a nice holiday though. Sorry it took so long.

Anyway, I decided to work on the floorboards again. Each brace had to be custom fit to the curved part of each the lower longeron which took a bit of time. After a quick coat of varnish, it was time to play cobbler.

Here's the front floorboard braces with their copper. You can see how each brace had to be sanded to match the curve of the longeron.

There is a set of wires that needed to be built so the wire wrapping jig was used.

These wires run between Station 5 and 6...or to make it simple - the right and left side of the rear cockpit. Here is the rear attachment.

And the front one.

Another view of the entire assembly.

Both sides were made today, awaiting their solder of course. That's tomorow's project.

Enjoy......and Happy 2009



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