Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Monday, January 19, 2009

More seat support stuff

Made the cross piece at Station 5 today. Typical Jenny construction - 1 in. x 1 1/2 in stock with the corners routed.

This piece is held in place with two steel straps, both of which I made out of .032 stock and bent over a block.

Here's the strap. It will fit inside the routed part of Station 5, around the seat rail and then a bolt will secure it onto the cross member. You'll see how this fits better at a later date.

While I was into making straps, I started making the piece that holds the vertical supports. The vertical will get bolted to the floorboard support and the strap will hold everything in place.

Also made the brace for the end of the seat rails. This lends a bit more support to the elevator control horn. The nice thing about this piece - I had a drawing for it!

Out of the bead blaster, ready for drilling and awaiting the primer paint.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our EEA chapter is rebuilding Ben Eilsen's Jenny and we will hang it in the Fairbanks airport when we are done. It looks you have only worked on the fuselage so far. We are looking for blueprints for the four struts that go from the fuselage to the upper wing. Contact me at if you can help us. John Morack

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