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, February 19, 2012

Still burnishing...

Been a busy week at work so the Jenny had to wait a bit, but today burnishing resumed on the rear cockpit sheet metal.



A couple more swirls to go!



The reinforcing wire was installed next. Start by bending the flange up...



...then tap it around the wire.



Done. The wire will be trimmed at the top and bottom.



Getting close.



Yesterday, John Hess stopped by the hangar. It was wonderful to see a face from home. John has a Cessna 170 that he keeps in Central Pennsylvania and he reminded me that I taught his private pilot ground school many years ago! Had it been that long...?



John was visiting Atlanta for the National Cessna 170 Convention and he made it a point to come and see me. That was a nice gesture. We caught up on old times and it was really good to see him.

My good friend and Bucker Jungmeister Airshow Pilot Jerry Wells sent me this Jenny picture from his phone:



This is Jim Nissen's old Jenny now proudly displayed at the Hill Museum in Utah. Thought you might like to see it too.

Off to work again. More later this week.

Brian

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