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

Monday, April 23, 2012

Upper cowling

Work continued on the upper cowl as the holes were drilled into the firewall.  I was concerned about matching the holes on the upper cowl, so I decided to use a hole duplicator.

Now, I know for $12.95 you can buy a hole duplicator, but I didn't want to hold up progress so I  made one.  Just two straps riveted together on one end and a rivet on the other. Worked great!

The home made duplicator at work!

The front upper cowl is now lined up.  I have not decided yet, but I think brass #6 screws will be used with Tinnerman nuts to secure the cowl.

Lastly, the cowl was removed, the edges filed smooth, holed deburred and the burnishing lines drawn. 

Expect an update by the weekend.




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