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

Friday, July 03, 2009

Landing Gear brace wire fittings

Back in the shop all day today! Continuing where I left off before vacation, I cut out the last three landing gear wire fittings. The rough shape was cut with the bandsaw.

And ground on the bench grinder. It's pretty thick steel (.250) so grinding took a lot of time.

Then the approximate angle was bent using the torch and a hammer.

And the 5/16 in. holes were drilled too.

Here are the fittings out of the bead blaster and ready for primer.

The front fitting goes here.

And the rear fitting goes here.

It doesn't seem like a full day's work, but cutting and grinding the thick steel took lots of time. You can't rush a Jenny...on the ground or in the air!
Have a good 4th of July holiday.
More later...


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