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, September 26, 2010

First wire splices

After the kids finished all their baseball games this weekend, I had a few hours to splice a few more wires. Here is the 1/8 in. cable in the jig.

Looks pretty crazy, but this is what the splice looks after the third tuck.

Two finished rudder bar to rudder bar cables!

Last week, I asked Chet Peek to do some research on our Jenny. Chet has a wealth of Jenny knowledge having restored a Jenny of his own several years ago. Anyway, he said this:

The exact story of you plane is hard to follow since it was originally part of order # 20035 issued 10-8-1917 for 600 Spad XIII.

his was changed to 700 JN-4D's and later to 700 JN-4H/6H models but they were supposed to carry serials 25807 to 29058, later changed to 41411-42110.

So it is mostly a mystery, and not really important, I suspect. Indications are that your aeroplane was Curtiss built.

Our Jenny is Serial Number 6062. Thanks, Chet for the neat information.

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