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

Saturday, June 01, 2013

First public display

 We had perfect weather for the Candler Field Museum's Vintage Day.  The Jenny had good company - the museum's Model T.  This picture was taken as we set up for the event.

The Jenny also shared the spotlight with the museum's latest acquisition, an OX-5 Waco 10 which made it's first post-restoration flight the day before.

 The event was a great success.  We estimated that 1500 people got to see the Jenny today.  During a lull in the action, we had a moment to take a family photo.

I also had a chance to see Ken Gulliford.  Ken is a master scale model builder from South Carolina and came all the way from there just to see the Jenny. I was touched.

 Unfortunately, I was too busy to take many photos.  I'm sure my friends will send me some. Now that the unveiling is over, it is time to start tightening flying wires, safety wire turnbuckles, and install lots of cotter keys.  There may not be many posts in June.  I have a busy month at work and I don't want to bore you with pictures of AN4 nuts getting tightened.

The first flight is just around the corner.  Stay tuned!




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