I'm not going to bore you with pictures of the wires I have been soldering! That's the latest progress - I'm still soldering wires. Perhaps I'm slow. I can do about 4 wires per hour and I have 8 or 9 more wires to go.
In other Jenny progress. - I had a New York layover yesterday so I drove to Bethel, PA and visited the Golden Age Air Museum. I had just enough time to drool over Paul Dougherty's imaculate Jenny and take some more detailed pictures of future parts I have to make. Paul gave me an original side cowl to use as a pattern. When I got home to Atlanta, my fellow hangar employees wondered "what in the world that crazy pilot had in the baggage compartment now". At least they helped me unload the thing.
I told you the Jenny parts would fly again.
Also, my friend and fellow Bucker Jungmann pilot Dave Daugherty put the Peach Basket pattern into CAD for me. I have a set of them already, but someday someone else might need a set and we have it ready for the water jet cutter. Just say the word.
At our Veterans Day fly-in last weekend, Mike Cochran flew up from Americus, GA and gave me a disk filled with historic photos of the old Souther Field. Americus, if you recall, was a Jenny training base during WWI and the place where Charles Lindbergh bought his first Jenny. I thought this photo was pretty neat. Check out all those Jennies!
Mike is an Avionics Maintenance Instructor at the college and rather interested in the history of Souther Field. I appreciated the photos! Thanks, Mike.
Till next time