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

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Landing gear

Back to the front gear legs - I cut them to rough shape with the bandsaw and sanded to fit. I was worried about taking off too much material, so I would sand a little, re-fit the leg in the peach basket, sand a little more, re-fit and so on.

Here's how it fits, although this is not the final cut. The peach basket still needs a bunch of welding, but when that's done, I'll go back and do the final fitting.

The front gear legs in place.

I also built a simple jig to align the gear. Nothing fancy. The peach baskets clamp to the blocks which were set at the proper distance from the centerline.

More later


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