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, October 29, 2010

Cables, wires and varnish

All the holes were drilled in the furring strips today. Plus, the holes were countersunk for the brass screws used to hold the strips to the longerons.

Then all the furring strips were hung on a rack.

And given the first coat of varnish.

I also had time to weave the first elevator cable. This is 5/16 in cable, the largest of the three cables used in the Jenny.

If you look closely, you can see the cable running from the elevator bellcrank to the top elevator horn.

I also made the double 3/16 in. rudder cables. Notice that the two cables on each side attach to one shackle.

Also today, the wires used to attach the fabric around the wing attach points were soldered.

Here's a finished end.

The front stabilizer U-bolts needed a hold down plate brazed on, so out came the torch.

Here are the finished U-bolts ready for primer paint.

The other evening, Brian Eberle made the brackets that brace the Station 3 cross tube to the engine bearers. These will be welded in place soon, drilled and fitted.

Lastly, John Gaertner sent pictures of the fuel gauge he is making.

More soon.




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