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, February 02, 2009

Seats and Seat rails

Back to work today on the seats. First step was to bend the flange 90 degrees.

The bottom of the seat pattern is not straight across. There's an angle at the end, which makes the back of the seat recline a bit, so I notched out a relief cut to accomidate the bend.

Then, the curve was made on a shrinking machine. The key is to shrink a little, check on the wooden seat bottom, shrink some more, check it again and so on.

Here's the completed curve.

I also had time to rout the main seat rails.

Here's one of them.

All the seat supports were given their first varnish coat. Only one of the two main rails is shown.

So ends a day's work. Enjoy!


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