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

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tail braces and cabane struts

I had to fly all last week (work) so I didn't get much "Jenny Time" but we did meet at the hangar today and got the cabane struts fitted into their sockets.

Here Glen Marsh is doing a little sanding on the struts.

While I was away, Glen made the two handgrips out of some spruce.

Here is where they will go. We still have a bunch of finish sanding to do and varnishing, but I'm waiting for the weather to warm up a bit.

We went back to work on the tail today. We drilled the lower bracket onto the tailpost using this nifty little drilling jig.

Also welded up the top fitting onto the tail brace strut. Got another one to weld, but that will probably happen Tuesday.

Dick Scott built a great Jenny model and he sent me these pictures the other day. He painted it to match the Jenny at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine.

Dick gave the museum a copy of the photo below - the one of his model Jenny at the field in the fog. It was a framed 15 X 20 print and they all thought is was a photo of their Jenny! They could not figure out how Dick had gotten that picture. When I told them it was a model that he had built they could not believe it.

Sure is a convincing looking photo, I agree.

John Gaertner got the lightening holes drilled in the stick pedestal castings. We ordered some winkley oilers from a company in England, but they sent the wrong size. Should have the new ones by mid week.

More soon



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