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Progress On The Model

6,324-(8)-104 ... Denver suburbs, Colorado, USA

 

This photo is an attempt to show you what I've been doing lately on my Curtiss JN-4 Jenny model airplane. ... It is my current model airplane project for "Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum", Denver, Colorado, USA. ... I am a volunteer model builder for the museum.

 

In this photo I have added the aileron control horns and their supporting brace wires. ... I have developed ways to accurately imitate the cables, turnbuckles, brackets and connections. ... The kit comes with very simplistic representations.

 

I am holding my model's top wing starboard aileron in the same position as the reference photo (as best I could) so that you can compare them.

 

I can't explain why the kit has the horns "leaning into the wind" so much more than the real Jenny.

 

Photo is staged so that I could include my fingers for a sense of scale. ... I took it using a tripod and with the self-timer set to snap the photo after I got myself and the objects positioned.

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Background: (if you haven't been following this saga) :

 

For the photos leading up to this see www.flickr.com/photos/landoni/sets/72157625985126494/

 

This will EVENTUALLY be a model of the Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny". ... See a photo of the kit box lid below. ... It is my current model airplane project for "Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum", Denver, Colorado, USA. ... I am a volunteer model builder for the museum.

 

The model is for static display only to show museum visitors how WWI airplanes were constructed internally. ... The fabric covering is intentionally excluded so that the internal structure can be seen.

 

The kit sometimes compromises between accuracy and simplicity. ... But I am trying to make this model as accurate as I can by studying any drawings and photos of a real Jenny that I can find.

 

My major source of information is the blog by Brian Karli, who is almost finished restoring a full size Curtiss JN-4 Jenny. ... See www.curtissjennyrestoration.blogspot.com/

 

The small inset photo came from Brian Karli's blog.

 

Also see photos in the first comment box below.

 

Camera for photo of my model: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

 

Software:

1. Apple iPhoto for cropping and basic enhancement of both photos, ...

2. Pixelmator to repair a missing portion of the white background, ...

3. Apple Preview to add text and arrows.

 

To merge the two photos I opened both in Preview and arranged them on the screen, then took a screen shot.

 

P1060788 (Modified)

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Taken on January 8, 2012