Back from Vacation
While I was there, Paul Dougherty and his father attached the horse hair filled cockpit coaming....
....and Mike Damiami worked on getting the OX-5 ready to run. Mike works Technical Support for Lycoming Aircraft Engines during the week and on the weekends, he lends his expertise to the museum. He is a valuable source of information. I know. I've called his number before when the Lycoming in my Bucker was giving me fits.
Before I left, I picked up some original sheet metal from a Jenny rear cockpit. I don't know how I got it to fit it into the van filled with luggage, DVD players, coloring books, baseball gloves, four kids, one wife, a dog and a cooler full of beverages, but I did and the cockpit sheet metal made it to Georgia safely.
Of course I had to put it on the airplane...just to see if it fit!
Gotta fly tomorow, but I expect work to resume on the Jenny Friday. Till then