Jenny movie in post-production
Dorian also sent pictures of his Jenny. It should be finished right before the movie!
I apologize for the absence of posts - I spent a week down with the flu, flew a long trip at work and the landing gear / brake conversion on my Bucker Jungmann is taking a lot longer than I anticipated. But that is the way it goes.
Progress on the Jenny will continue soon. In the mean time, historian Dave Trojan asked a question I could not definitively answer. He found some pictures of Jennies with machine guns. I explained the way the interrupter gear worked so the pilot did not shoot off his own propeller. But what I noticed in this picture is the myriad of lines leading to the gun. Originally, interrupter gears were mechanical - cams and rods. Later, I remember reading that they figured out how to do it hydraulically.
Are these lines hydraulic? Pneumatic? What about that pump on the side of the fuselage?
Secondly, here is a picture of a Jenny with a rear gunner. Again, I explained how there was a ring that raised and lowered the gun automatically to prevent the gunner from shooting off his own tail. But this Jenny does not have that ring. And the gun does not have a barrel.
Could it be some sort of a training camera?
I was hoping someone out there could answer these questions. If you know the answer, email me at email@example.com and I will forward the answers to Dave.
More soon...I promise