Fuel tank, Spare Parts and Engine Bearer
Also took the engine bearer support out of the clamps and sanded to fit. Here it sits in place with the one engine bearer in place. This will be held together with "U" braces eventually.
I flew to Minneapolis yesterday to meet Mr. Ken Rovie. Ken, if you remember, spearheaded the construction of the Curtiss Jenny that hangs in the Minnesota Historical Center at St. Cloud. Anyway, Ken had some spare parts from their project. I was thrilled when he mentioned that they had a spare, original Jenny fuel tank !!!
He also had a pile of spare fittings - nearly enough to make another basic Jenny fuselage.
Plus, he had a bunch of jigs which will save me a ton of time in the future. Notice the cone shaped jigs used to make the control horns.
Here's Ken (4th from the right) and the group in 2006
And the finished airplane hanging in the rotunda. Beautiful.