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, May 20, 2010

Turtledeck and wheels

Been a very productive couple of days. The corner blocks were cut out for the turtledeck from triangular spruce stock.

Here are a bunch of them.

Each bulkhead gets one in the front and back.

Painted the wheels today. Here they are hanging from the paint tree.

The wheels were sprayed with DP-90, a black two part Epoxy primer made by PPG. Once they are sufficiently dry, they will be given the same black shiny urethane topcoat as the other parts.

Out of some .032 sheet steel, the tail strut U-bolt plates were cut and filed to shape.

I had an original part to copy (on the right) and the reproduction is on the left.

The plate will be brazed to the U-bolt later. This is just a picture to show you how the parts go together.

John Gaertner has the trailing edges fitted to three of the four wings. The last wing should be done soon.

More early next week. Off to the Bucker fly-in this weekend.




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