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, January 28, 2010

Castings & Struts

The castings arrived today from Doveworks Foundry in Anniston, Alabama. Ben Douglas did a great job casting the parts and they will immediately be sent to John Gaertner for the machine work.

These are the rear stick pedestals.

And the fuel gauge bullet.

Also, John Morak has been hard at work carving the wing struts. John is a master woodworker, pilot, and resident of Fairbanks, Alaska.

John is also carving a set of king post struts.
You can tell his workmanship from the photos - superb.

John Gaertner at Blue Swallow Aircraft has begun construction on the ailerons. He cut out all the ribs...

...and the 11 ft. spar blanks. Yes, the Jenny has 11 ft ailerons!

More next week. Enjoy



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