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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Friday, July 29, 2011

Update

I have not forgotten about the Jenny! Ron and I did a presentation at Oshkosh the other day which took a bunch of time to research. Plus, things got busy at work so I suspect Jenny progress will resume next week.

Till then, enjoy these stills from the Jimmy Stewart movie The Spirit of St. Louis. John Gaertner watched it the other day ans sent me these pictures of the Jenny used in the movie.





Also, if anyone out there is interested in buying a Jenny, Phil Mintari had decided to sell his machine. From barnstormers.com :

1917 CURTISS JENNY JN-4DACCEPTING OFFERS This Curtiss Jenny SN/4072 was manufactured in late 1917 delivered in early April 1918 by Liberty Iron Works of Scramento CA, who had a 150 built contract from Curtiss Aircraft before the war ended in 1918. This aircraft by SN was based out of Love Field in Dallas, TX and has a TTA of 175.5 hrs verified by Smithsonian archives. Aircraft restoration was completed June 22, 2011. Aircraft is available for inspection by appointment only. Located in Ingram, TX. Contact Phil Mintari at 830 377 0533 for information and/or appointment. • Contact Danny Mintari, Owner - located Tomball, TX USA • Telephone: 281 450 3713 . • Posted July 22, 2011












You can also see a clip of the restoration on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G78gTfv3NMs

Enjoy

Brian

1 Comments:

Blogger FlyBoyJon said...

Great video montage. I loved seeing the basket case transform into a beautiful example of such a wonderful warbird.

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