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

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Utilizing some .006 in. thick Lexan, the patterns for the windshields were made.  The Curtiss drawings call for .006 "Celluloid".

The patterns were easily cut out with an abrasive cutoff wheel.  Afterwards, the edges were sanded smooth on the belt sander.

 Two windshields- front and back

 The frames had #40 holes drilled about 1 3/8 in. apart

Then the Lexan was drilled.

Here is a trial fit. The edges of the frame need to be cut yet and the other end of the Lexan gets a copper enclosure.  Next time....

 I'm proud to say that Brian and Ron have ALL the wings, tail and ailerons coated with Poly Brush now.

More soon.  Enjoy



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