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

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Finished pounding out the right hand side door last night.

Next step is the beading around the perimeter and fabrication of the little braces to help hold the lovers open.

Also slits in both side cowls and the right door were made with the cutoff wheel.

While I was working Thursday, Ron and Brian Eberle pre-punched the holes for the rib stitching.

OK for one side of the wing there are 479 holes. And another 479 holes on the bottom.

Let the stitching begin.

More soon



Blogger skip johnson said...

Great job with the JN-4.
I am interested in the construction and painting of early aviation aircraft. Your Jenny caught my eye, especially with the construction insights.
I am a docent at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA and have been interested in aircraft doping and painting.
Have you decided a military or civilian color scheme?
E.L. "Skip" Johnson

1:58 PM  
Blogger Brian Karli said...

Hi Skip,

Nice to meet you. Thanks for posting a comment.

We are going to create a civilian color scheme using some photographs of Jennies in the Atlanta area back in the late 1920's.

Hopefully soon, I will post a picture of the proposed scheme!



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