To the airport
Since we are getting the Jenny ready for the great unveiling this weekend, John Gaertner sent me two castings he made for the hoop underneath the lower wings. The original piece is on the top. The two copies he made are on the bottom. John cast these out of bronze. They are identical!
Richard Epton and and Caleb Stephens provided the muscle.
The Jenny is big. Too big for the trailer we have, so, Richard Epton arranged for a 30 ft trailer that we could use. To get the Jenny on the trailer, a local towing company was hired.
We lifted the Jenny with the roll bed and moved it onto the big trailer.
The Jenny fit on this trailer with room to spare.
We were fortunate to have a trailer this size. Atlanta Air Recovery uses this trailer to retrieve airplanes all over the country.
Once strapped down, Caleb and Richard were ready to go.
And off they went!
And fifteen minutes later, arrived at the airport.
Everything was unstrapped and the loading process was reversed.
Once inside the museum, the lower wings were installed.
Followed by the upper wings.
We installed most of the flying wires before calling it a day. To the museum volunteers who helped us - Glen Marsh, Leo Roberson and Harold Spivey.....
Brian, Ron and I say thanks!Because of their help, we are on track for the grand unveiling at the Vintage Day event this Saturday. Ailerons have to be installed yet, a few pulleys, a few more wires.....we're getting there!
Lastly, I wanted to show you something neat.
Joseph Duke sent me this email:
Isn't that a cool table?
Anyway, see you on Saturday!