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Old 01-15-2009, 09:08 PM
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Dave, Yes I made quite a few mods. Some from this forum and some from old fuel days. Reinforced the rudder w/ 1/32 ply, Rebuilt the firewall to mount my motor, added 1/16 ply to reinforce gear mount. Used plastic tabs to mount rigging wires so can remove wings if needed. Added plastic sheet buttons to support screws mounting wing. Can't wait for wind to die down. Don' have an indoor place around here.
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Bill - I have followed this thread and am finishing the Jenny. A question - I have some confusion on the LG mounting. It appears that the wire is supposed to be inserted to the bends. Mine hits something in the rear slot (doesn't go in) and binds between the formers in the front. Is this correct? What did you reinforce on the gear mount? Suggestions?

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Louierc View Post
Bill - I have followed this thread and am finishing the Jenny. A question - I have some confusion on the LG mounting. It appears that the wire is supposed to be inserted to the bends. Mine hits something in the rear slot (doesn't go in) and binds between the formers in the front. Is this correct? What did you reinforce on the gear mount? Suggestions?

Thanks, Louie
It's been awhile since I assembled mine, but I don't recall having any problems with installing the landing gear. It's a snug fit to be sure, but it should go in. If you are certain that it does not go in (or if you broke it trying), I would give Horizon a call. They are usually pretty good about replacing defective parts. They may just send you a new fuse.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:22 PM
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Do you remember if the front wire goes between two ply formers? Do you glue the gear wire in or friction fit?
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:10 PM
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If memory serves me well...

Yes the wire is held in place between the 2 formers. I believe mine is still held in just by friction.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:49 PM
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I think Dave is right about that. As a general rule I never glue anything I don't have to. I'll have a look tonight after work and let you know if I find anything different.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:15 AM
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Great - thanks for the help. This is a nice flyer, I have flown a friend's Jenny and was impressed, had to build my own. Note that it can be fitted with foam floats and does well off water. Check these out -

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Old 01-16-2009, 04:40 PM
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Nice floats! Those look great. I'll try that one of these days I'm sure.

It just occured to me that I never mentioned something I did with my wing wires.

Where the string is supposed to pass thru the top of the cabane struts, I cut through those holes so they were more of a notch than a hole. Then, when running the rigging, I just passed it through each hole/notch, and out the other on the same side. So the string stays on it's own side, does not pass to the opposite side.

I hadn't tried it out untill the other night when I had to get the wings loose enough to get to the receiver. I am SO glad I did this notch and loop method. I had no issues getting into the middle of the plane to service it. Just take the screws out, from the bottom wing and the top wing, and it will slide out of the way enough.

Sorry, no close up picture. BTW, the bottom rigging, that goes through the fuse tubes, I did those normal.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Louierc View Post
Great - thanks for the help. This is a nice flyer, I have flown a friend's Jenny and was impressed, had to build my own. Note that it can be fitted with foam floats and does well off water. Check these out -

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Do you have the means to show us a video of it flying off water? That would be cool to try
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:42 PM
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This is not my Jenny, but my friends, so I don't have video. The pink foam floats are available from foamfly.com for $15 or so. Louie
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:24 AM
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would a 3 cell 500 mah battery work with her?
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by pvtzemerak View Post
would a 3 cell 500 mah battery work with her?
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Not easily. The battery compartment is only wide enough for a 2 cell battery. I use both 500 and 900mAh in mine, but both are 2 cell. Also the motor would have to be lower kv otherwise you risk over-amping it with 11.1v. But if you get past that and can make it fit, then I'm sure it would work fine. A 500mAh 3 cell probably isn't a whole lot heavier than a 900 2 cell.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:01 PM
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My 8 year old's first time ever holding a camera, so go easy on him!
Overall, I think he did pretty good.

This Jenny has ailerons.

Enjoy.

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Old 02-02-2009, 07:10 PM
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I love flying my Jenny in morning fog. There is something about it that video tape cannot quite capture, but your son did a fine job all the same.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:57 PM
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7car7, your 8 year old did better than some adults that I've seen weilding a video recorder. Tell him "well done", I enjoyed his efforts, and your flying. My jenny is my favorite calm air model.
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Thanks! Yep, it's a super fun plane.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:57 AM
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Yeah nice lil vid there, 7c7; the Jenny looked sweet in the fog.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:43 AM
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Nice video! Has anyone found any light, scale looking wheels? A better solution then fixing up the cheesey ones with the kit? I can see that you had some issues getting the Jenny starting to roll in the rough grass.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:49 AM
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I put the bicycle wheels from my Wattage Camel on the Jenny and the Jenny wheels on the Camel, they both look much better with each others' wheels but roll about the same.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by BradT View Post
7car7, your 8 year old did better than some adults that I've seen weilding a video recorder. Tell him "well done", I enjoyed his efforts, and your flying. My jenny is my favorite calm air model.
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I totally agree. Heck most times I can't do that good.

What you are doing with your son is what it's all about!
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Louierc View Post
Nice video! Has anyone found any light, scale looking wheels? A better solution then fixing up the cheesey ones with the kit? I can see that you had some issues getting the Jenny starting to roll in the rough grass.
I want so badly to make some better wheels. These I'm using are actually not the originals, They're a styrene wheel/tire that I got from somewhere, can't remember now. They are a little bit larger diameter than the originals. Only original part is the face of the Jenny wheel - I grafted those to the other wheels I had.

This is pretty rough grass, so I'd say the diameter I have is about the limit. I think they're 2 1/4.

I think I'm going to try and make some spoked wheels. Just have to decide what to use for a rim. But this is mostly for weight, (current ones are kinda heavy), and I want the spoked look, not the canvas cover look.

Thanks for the comments on the vid!

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Old 02-04-2009, 12:21 AM
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Williams Bros have some vintage wheels, but not really the correct sizes, and the spoked ones are only available in 4-5" sizes / heavy. Need to find something from the Peanut scale people.

What has anyone done for a pilot figure? Louie
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Louierc View Post
What has anyone done for a pilot figure? Louie
I have a pilot from an old Sterling SE5A that I did not put together. I filled each half with plaster and use as a master to vac-u-form pilots for the Jenny. It also makes the right size pilots for the GWS Tiger Moth.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:18 PM
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Well, I was going to make some nice light scale spoked wheels, but decided to go in a completely different direction.

Jenny's getting floats. This should be (ahem) interesting to say the least.
Really wondering if the motor will have the power to lift it.

Pictures pretty much tell the story as usual. I just started making the side pontoons last night, they'll attach to the hoops under the lower wing.

Curently the main float weighs in at 1oz. Same as my existing landing gear with wheels and wood struts. I'm planning to use silkspan and epoxy finishing resin on at leas the bottom and all seams of the Depron floats.
Really hoping I can keep the total weight added under 1oz. We'll see.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:32 PM
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Very cool! If you can keep the weight down I'm sure it will fly just fine. Drag might actually be the bigger issue. Hope you like flying slow
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 7car7 View Post
Jenny's getting floats. This should be (ahem) interesting to say the least.
Really wondering if the motor will have the power to lift it.

Pictures pretty much tell the story as usual. I just started making the side pontoons last night, they'll attach to the hoops under the lower wing.
This is just what my Jenny J9 needs. Did you make patterns for the floats you can scan in for others to use? I was thinking of making the floats solid foam. I want then to remove easy so I can fly with wheels too.
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