When Art Gaier first received the Jopson Motor it was missing pieces and looking pretty old and worn. After many internet searches and talking to people, he met and started conversing with the owner of another Jopson Motor in England. Between the two of them they had complete parts for one full engine and were able to provide measurements, photographs and drawings of missing parts to the other. Also helpful was the information provided in the 1916 Model Aeroplanes and Their Motors (which in and of itself was basically a re-print of an article found in the March 30, 1912 issue of Flight Magazine).
Art, who has an engineering background, was able to use the provided information to machine the missing parts.
Now complete, his engine looks pretty much ready to run!
Want to know more? Check out the carburetor!
Come and see this in person anytime between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2017!
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