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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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Engine run & cowl straps

In between trips, I met Ron and Brian at the hangar today.  We finished up the magneto timing - put the distributor caps back on, attached all the spark plug wires etc.  I'm happy to say the Hisso fired up on the first pull!


We have a small idle adjustment to make yet.  Had it not been so windy today, we would have taxied down the runway.  But that will have to wait for another day.

We also finished attaching the skid hoops.



Lastly, the leather cowl straps were fabricated.


 
 




Hey, ever wonder what happens when a wayward barnstormer lands at a big, busy metropolitan airport?



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Actually, this home movie was taken in the early 70's when Cole Palen flew his Jenny from Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome to the new Washington Dulles Airport. I suspect he was there for a photo shoot judging by the Jenny in front of the PanAm 747.  Anyway, it was a neat display of progress. From Jennies to Jets....

More soon.  Enjoy

Brian


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