Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks has provided an update on the restoration of his original Curtiss JN-4D Jenny.
The aircraft (S/N A5360 / C/N 2404) was damaged when Hurricane Andrew struck the Florida-based collection back in 1992. Since then, all damaged wood and metal components have been replaced, including all of the wing spars and fuselage longerons. Fabric work is also said to be just about complete, including the application of the same USAAS markings the machine wore while it was based at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh back in the 1980s.
Click below to check out the update.
Here he is tweaking the tail assembly.
Note the two fuel tanks in the foreground. One is for this project and one is for a second one I have.
The fuel tank for this project needed a new tank and we made it years ago only to find out the indentation in the tank was slightly not deep enough.
Ken has since refurbished the landing gear and installed it.
All the fabric work is pretty much done and painted!
This would have been your view wing-walking on the top wing!
The airplane had been crunched a bit in Hurricane Andrew and the four cabane struts needed replacing. Unfortunately,…