Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Station 3 drilling

Had a few spare minutes last night so we decided to drill Station 3.

Last year, Ken Rovie was kind enough to give me his drilling jig. Ken and his group built that neat Jenny replica hanging in the museum in St. Cloud MN. Anyway, here is a picture of the jig.

We measured everything and put the jig in place.

Drilled with the 1/4 in. long drill bit.

After that was done, Brian finished building the brackets which go under Station 3.

Since the bead blaster was unoccupied, I blasted this neat original Curtiss cable guide. It goes on the upper wing to guide the aileron cable. Pretty neat seeing a nasty old original part usable again.

John Gaertner is nearly done with the fuel gauge. The needle has to be painted black yet.

He also built the lower tank support. This was originally a casting but since the Hisso Jenny fuel tank sits vertically, we needed to make a new piece.

More soon.



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