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, July 09, 2009

Creating sawdust - routing the gear airfoil

Interestingly, the inside of the landing gear airfoil is routed to save weight. It is also routed to allow the peach basket tie rods to go through the middle of the airfoil.

So, out came the router today.

Also, my friend John Kuck came over to help. John is one of the Peach State Aerodrome regulars, active in our museum and owns a Taylorcraft and a Stearman. Quite frankly, he is handy to have around.

John and I spent the day marking the inside of the airfoil pieces and hollowing out the shapes with the router. Below, you can see the trench for the threaded tie rod.

Here are two of the four pieces routed and ready for finish sanding.
Here John displays the final two pieces.
I do have good news to report - The Golden Age Air Museum's Jenny has flown !

Congratulations to Paul, his father and the rest of the GAAM crew. This airplane is magnificent.
More later


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