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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Almost there

 While I was out of town attending a family wedding, Ron and Harold Spivey put the Jenny on the scales.


 And here is the result:

With that being accomplished, all the necessary paperwork is now ready for the DAR to inspect the airplane on Thursday.

The last two days was spent doing little things - safety wiring turnbuckles, re-routing the fuel line, putting cotter keys in nuts - it's amazing how time consuming these little things can be.

Some of you have asked for a longer video showing the engine running.  John Gaertner made this video for me.  Click on the link and you will see the Hisso in action.

I got a surprising email the other day.  I heard from Manuel Gradillas who works at the Lackland Airman Museum located on the Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, TX.  They have a Jenny which they plan to restore!

The history of the Jenny is not clearly known, but Manuel is working on it.  Just when you think you have seen all the Jennies, another one appears.  Good!

More soon.  Enjoy



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