Robert Garcia's Nieuport 17 Project:
... as usual please click on the thumbnails to enlarge.
Since then good progress has been made and in early 2007 the R2800 engine was mounted, a cowl constructed and instrumentation added to the pilots area.
Near an a year later work started on designing an appropriate Oil Tank... a couple of mock ups followed and a final design. (Click the thumbnail to view the pic or down load the pdf for printing).
5th Jan 2007 Rob Writes:
New Year Jim,
N-17 is coming along, with the engine remounted and I was hoping to get
your advise on the oil tank...attached are some pictures of my initial
ideas, what do you think? Initially, I wanted to put the tank aft of the
firewall, but had difficulty finding room and plumbing through the firewall
outweighed any benefit for C.G. that I was looking for...
Rob Garcia Norfolk, VA 23508
as usual please click on the thumbnails to enlarge.
20 March 2007: