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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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Fuel tank goes in

I stopped at MSC on the way home from work and got some more 1/4 in felt stripping.



The tank rests on three slats mounted on the firewall. These slats get cushioned by the felt.



Ready for the tank!



The tank slipped into its cradle OK. There is a wrapped and soldered cable that holds the tank in place. Some of the felt goes under the strap, too.



When that was done, we finished drilling the brackets used to hold the front instrument panel in place. This is a trial fit. The front panel needs varnish and a really neat drop-down map table (to be built later). But for now, I wanted to make sure the panel was square...



...And level.



Brian drilled the holes for the rear panel instruments



We had to attach the data plate!



The brackets were drilled and the panel stands on its own. Once again, this is a trial fit. The panel gets more sanding and varnishing.



More soon. Enjoy

Brian

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