JN-4 D "Jenny" 41.25" N047

Skill Level: Intermediate

More than 190 laser cut parts

Curtiss JN-4 D "Jenny" 41.25"

Scale: ~1/9
Prop: 8x4 APC
Channels: R/E/A/T
Wheels: Balsa Ply w Neo Tires
Wingspan: 41.25"
Airfoil Type: flat bottomed
Wing Area: 330 sq in
Cowl: N/A
Designer: M.K. Bengtson
Weight: 26 oz ready to fly
Spinner: N/A  
Prototype By: Bert Ayers
Power System: Speed 400, Mini- Olympus geared, 6V
Curtiss JN-4 D "Jenny" 41.25"

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  • One piece construction
  • Top and bottom wing alignment is built into model
  • Scale dihedral
  • Box front fuselage, built up rear


The Curtiss model JN or "Jenny" was a hybrid of a Sopwith J-model airplane designed by England's B. Douglas Thomas and an N-model designed by America's Glenn Curtiss. Thomas later became an American citizen and went on to design the Thomas Morse series of U.S. Military airplanes. The cost of a Curtiss JN-4D Jenny in 1917 US dollars was $5500 compared to $7442 of a British SE5a. The U.S. Navy converted the Curtiss JN4 to a seaplane and re designated the type as the N9. About 460 were built during the war. Naval pilots called the airplane, the "Angel Maker" since it was "aerodynamically ruptured". According to them, the aircraft had two speeds, "wide open" and "in the hangar".