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

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Aileron Hinges

Ron and Glen had the unenviable job of safty wiring all the wing turnbuckles last night. The team headed to the fuselage turnbuckles shortly thereafter.

Before the wings can be hung, the ailerons have to be installed. The first step was marking and drilling the hinge points. There are four hinges per aileron.

Now that the hinge fits the slot, a vertical hole will be drilled and an AN3 bolt will hold the hinge in the spar.

Here you can see two hinges lined up

Brian Eberly built several 1/4 in. plywood spacers that were glued to the spar.

The kingpost fittings (shown) sit on these spacers and two holes are drilled for the bolts.

Wife and three of the four kids all woke up sick this morning. Some sort of virus going around. So it may be a day or two till I get to the shop. It's like a hospital around here today. Till then...



Blogger FlyBoyJon said...

Greetings Brian,

Hope the family is feeling better soon.


9:23 PM  
Blogger Jim Landon said...


Signed up to be able to write comments in your blog but don't exactly know what I'm doing. What is this about "Hope the family is feeling better soon"? I hope it's nothing serious. I've been searching your photos and the web to understand the shape of the wing tips for my model. I'm amazed at your progress on the Jenny. It's beautiful.

8:12 PM  

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