Curtiss Jenny (oz2878)

 

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Curtiss Jenny. Free flight scale model from Model Aircraft October 1954. 29in span FF scale, for .5cc engines.

Quote: "Many pilots of the Great War remember the Curtiss Jenny with its 90 hp Curtiss OX-5 V8 motor as the aircraft on which they learnt to fly. It was in use at both British and American schools and continued to be flown on barnstorming tours in the USA for many years, providing thousands of first flights and exhibitions of wing walking and aerial trapeze acts. The span was 43ft 9 in, length 27 ft 1in and top speed approximately 70 mph, all-wood construction being used with fabric covering.

The original model is powered by a Frog 50.

The Fuselage consists of 1/8in sq hard balsa. Two frames are built on the side view, one above the other. When dry, separate them with a razor blade and join with cross pieces, working from the rear towards the nose. 18g wire centre-section struts are now bound and glued in place together with the undercarriage vees which are shaped from one piece of wire. Add the tailplane struts and tailskid also from 18g wire. The semi-circular 1/16in sheet formers are next cut and cemented in position..."

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