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, February 07, 2012

Burnishing and stitching...and visitors

The gang gathered at the hangar last night and Ron and Brian decided to do more rib stitching.

The wing is too wide for one person to stitch. Ron sat on one end with a bright light shining through the fabric. He fished the needle through...

...and Brian acted as the guide. "More up...left..." and so on.

Then, the knot was tied and the needle passed the other way.

We had some visitors last night. Professional photographers John Slemp and Rod Reilly visited the hangar and took lots of pictures.

Rod focused on the wing stitching operation.

And John photographed John Kuck and I burnishing the side cowl.

Actually, I ended up putting the photographer to work! The side cowl is big and unwieldy, so in between pictures, I had John Slemp steady the one side.

John Slemp was the person responsible for the beautiful photographs of the Jenny when we rolled it outside before we disassembled everything for covering. He is going to make these pictures available on his website soon.

More later in the week




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