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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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Covering

While I was busy at work, Ron and Brian got busy covering the flight controls. They gave the stabilizer the first coat of poly brush...



And stitched the ribs...



The aileron stitching was finished and the tapes were applied.



Here are the tapes at the tips.



Lastly, Kurt Wheaton sent this neat photo of a Jenny with a three bladed propeller. His father was an early flyer and Kurt has five of his grandfather's scrapbooks more or less full of Jenny’s and a smattering of other planes, F boats, Spads, Nieuports, etc.



His grandfather was also an early auto racer, like Eddie Rickenbacker, and he lived close enough to Indy that he went there and photographed 3 years of the Indy 500. Kurt has over 300 original photos of that, alone. In fact he has 2 of Rickenbacker that are unpublished, decent photos.
Interestingly, he has original photos of Victor Carlstroms deadly crash, of which I did not even know existed! His grandfather quit flying nearly altogether about two weeks after hearing of Vic’s death.

I hope Kurt will share some more of his collection. Stay tuned....

Brian

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