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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Monday, December 13, 2010

Engine Bearer Brackets

After a trip to Aircraft Spruce, I got the long 5/16 in. bolts needed to assemble the center section. The Jenny has a stagger of 16 inches between the leading edge of the bottom wing and the leading edge of the top wing. Just from this trial fit, I figured out the center section has to lean forward another 2 inches. That adjustment will happen the next time I have help at the shop. Installing the center section is not a one person job!



Today the lower engine bearer support holes were drilled.



Here's the bracket in place.



While the drill was handy, holes were drilled for the eyebolts.



A wrapped cable will connect this eyebolt to the lower Station 3 fitting.



Also drilled the front engine bearer holes.



More soon. Enjoy!

Brian

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