|1917 Curtiss Jenny JN-4D|
It was getting late in the day. I’d spent most of it walking around with video and digital cameras recording and photographing the six volunteers and Uncle Len putting her back to one.
First the upper wing, then the lower one. Right side, then the left. The struts. Then the rigging.
There were cables and turnbuckles coiled up everywhere.
“There’s more cables then a Steinway,” he exclaimed.
|Leonard King outside the Museum of Flight|
Leonard had brought the Manual of Rigging Notes, Technical Data along with pictures of the original restoration in progress. He’d also slipped a magnifying glass into his pack which came in handy.
The docents of their higher years, many with glasses posed together over the photographs and the glass catching glimpses of the threading for the wires.
By tea time she was one.
The tail was lowered back to the ground. Ladders moved aside. There she sat in all her grandeur. No cover so the actual build and design of the 1917 Curtiss Jenny JN-4D was in plain view for all eyes. No pun intended.
Six years later she is complete again.