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, February 04, 2013

Center section and Step

Now that the varnish is dry, the step shim was glued in place and the step laced in place with some rib stitch cord.

There are also four wood screws holding the lower edge to the shim and longeron. 

The last part of the step will be a piece of diamond tread  which covers the exposed longeron. I will make this piece later.

Brian Eberly soldered four more wires while I was working on the step.  We then turned out attention to the center section.

We have to finish tightening all the nuts and installing cotter keys yet, but this was a big psychological step!

Here are some more of Dave Trojan's photos.

This is one way to transport a spare propeller.  Good idea!

Perhaps a 1920's modeling career was launched with this photo.....

Very few people had seen an aeroplane in 1920.  It was a big deal when an aviator came to town.

But sometimes the aviator went home differently than how he arrived.




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