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, May 07, 2012


The louver brace brackets were filed smooth last night.  Russell Sanford and Brian Eberle took care of that.

There was some more rib stitching going on too.  My friend, fellow Bonanza owner and coworker Nick Ballay stopped by for a visit.  Ron was busy trying to find the hole on the other side of the wing so he could push the needle through.

Then Brian had to do the same.

Needle through...

...knot tied.

While they were stitching away, I was working on the drill press.

I'm proud to say......

Here is the top cowl in place.  Next step is is to make the wire edge around the cylinder banks, four beads to hold the leather straps, and fabrication of a bracket or two.

The other night, I sat down at the kitchen table, borrowed the kids colored pencils and tried to figure out the Jenny paint scheme.  Well, the family decided they wanted to design a paint scheme too.
Before the night was over, we had purple Jennies, pink Jennies, yellow Jennies blue Jennies and one Jenny that was several colors. 

The final color scheme has not been decided yet. Ron and I discussed it last night.  Hopefully soon I will be able to show you what we decided.




Blogger Ryan Adney said...

Great gads that is a large jar of pads! Brian, I love this blog it is so interesting and filled with more information on a topic I never knew existed. Keep up the great posts!

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