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, November 01, 2012

Progress up front

 There is a bit more to report:

 Brian Eberle sanded the front instrument panel and gave it a last coat of varnish.

Then we worked on installing the oil tank.

There are three AN3 bolts which pass through the bearer support.  Notice the cutout - this is for the U-bolt brackets that secure the right engine bearer.

 The bottom of the oil tank is screwed to the firewall by three AN3bolts and nuts.

 A view from the front.

 The last thing we did that night was to put the Hisso back in its rightful place!

Now comes the fun part - hooking up all the fuel, oil and coolant hoses.

On Thursday night, while I was away (work), Brian and Christy Eberle sanded the lower wings.  They are now ready for the first coat of Poly Tone!  Ron is planning on spraying them this weekend...if the weather cooperates.




Blogger recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

The pic with the engine hanging from the hoist is great! Nice job guys.

6:55 PM  

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