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, July 30, 2012

Fabric work

It was another nice evening in Atlanta and Ron took the opportunity to get some spraying done.  The elevators, fin and rudder now have their final coat of silver Poly Tone!

Brian Eberle worked on the stabilizer - making sure the edges of the tapes were smooth. 

And sprayed the first coat of Poly Brush.

The turtledeck got some Poly Brush too...with a brush

This is what we use to thin the paint......kidding.

Anyway, the fuselage fabric was glued to the wire frames around the wing attach points.

Here is something pretty neat - did you ever try to cut fabric with a razor blade or a scissors?  It frays really easily.  This is how you stop that from happening.

Give the fabric edge a quick coat of Poly Brush.  We are using clear Poly Brush because it is used on the fuselage.

After it has dried, make your pencil line.

Then cut with a scissors.

No fraying!  I was pretty happy with this method.

 The entire perimeter of the side fuselage fabric was trimmed this way. The next strp is to glue the edge down with Poly Tack, but this is for another day.

More soon.  Enjoy



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