One of the most unique features of the 1910 Jopson Motor is the wick carburetor system in the fuel tank. A small plate on the tank holds a series of wicks that are immersed in the fuel and evaporate fuel vapor into the passing air stream, which is then pulled into the combustion chamber.
Art was able to take his engine apart and he documented the wick system (still intact after 100 years!) in photographs and drawings.
Next up: Did it actually fly?
Come see the engine on exhibit between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2017!
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