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    Looking for any and all information for a JN-4D Jenny restoration

    After a couple years of searching, we finally unearthed a Jenny project, and as of Monday, it is in the Hangar!


    I am looking for any information or Jenny resources that might be out there.
    I have a few books and have began making a couple contacts, but this is unknown territory.

    Is there a Jenny "guru" lurking somewhere out there? Who is the go-to shop for OX-5 work?
    Do you guys know of any books or Web sites that are must-reads?

    I am anxious to get sawdust flying, but I am still early, early in the research and planning stage.
    I appreciate any help, advice, or info you might post!

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    Color me green with envy... I love the Jenny!

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    Wow, that's a big project... good luck!

    There's a forum associated with the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome website-- don't have the link handy but you can google it-- where you might get some assistance. ORA has at least one Jenny which is flown regularly.

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    There's a restored Jenny at the Cradle of Aviation Museum here on Long Island. Restored in the '70's and on exhibit:

    http://cradleofaviation.org/exhibits...nny/index.html

    Good Luck and have fun. The Jenny is one of my favorites - I built the model when I was a kid.

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    Brfore you do anything take a look at Brian Karli's site http://curtissjennyrestoration.blogspot.com/ and get in touch with him for resources. His Jenny is spectacular. I have been following his progress for several years and I am very impressed with his project.
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    No need to reinvent the wheel for your Jenny project. If I was restoring a Jenny and a Curtiss OX-5, these are the "guru" resources I would immediately contact to gain knowledge and expertise on authentic flying Jenny restorations:

    Peck Aeroplane Restorations- Missouri
    http://www.peckaeroplanerestoration.com/index.htm

    Golden Age Air Museum- Penn.
    http://www.goldenageair.org/


    Antiue Airplane Association Airfield- Iowa

    http://www.antiqueairfield.com/


    All the best with your restoration....I love Jennys, look forward to seeing it fly one day.

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    Thanks to all for the good words and helpful links.
    I have already run across a couple of the mentioned Web sites, and on the advice of someone else, we've been in contact with the folks at Peck in Missouri.

    We haven't had a bit of sawdust or woodchips fly yet, but I am already excited. I am ready to get going!

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    Contact Ken Hyde at 540-347-1909 or kenwhyde@aol.com or John Gaertner at Blue Swallow Aircraft (blueswallowaircraft.com).

    Sounds like fun. Good luck.

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    I am building my Sprint next to a travelair and there are what looks like parts for more then two ox-5'
    Joe Goldman

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    If you are in the vicinity of San Diego stop by Gillespie Field San Diego Air and Space Museum, on a Friday and I can show you our Jenny. It is in pieces now but we just went through her and recovered her. We are also starting to build a Boeing FB5 from scratch which is an interesting aircraft as well. Ask for Mark.

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