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

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Rigging and aileron cables

The last few hangar visits have been spent rigging - dropping string lines (below), checking that the center section is square.

We also checked the dihedral at 1 degree and the angle if incidence at 0 degrees.

We have many more turnbuckles to adjust yet, but the initial rigging has been completed.  We also began making the aileron control cables.

Here is the routing of the top aileron cable.

And the bottom one.

You will see the entire circuit soon. We have three more ends to make.

John Gaertner has been doing great things in his shop with old magnetos.  So, I sent him mine for overhaul. Unfortunately the shipping company trashed the box and damaged the magneto.

All of this can be fixed, but not until the shipping company comes back to verify the damage and validates the claim.  Thankfully, Kevin Connor sent John a few parts to expedite the repair process.

What can you do.....?

Hey, there is a new Triplane in town! 

 Chris Hill (R) just purchased a Lycoming powered Fokker Dr1. You will see it at Peach State Aerodrome in the near future.

It seems Dorian Walker is also rigging his Jenny. They are getting close to a maiden voyage.

More soon.  Enjoy



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