The Standard J-1 was produced in 1917 to train pilots for the Great War.
They were not very popular due to the relatively unreliable Hall-Scott motor.
After the war, most of the surviving aeroplanes were re-powered by more reliable motors.
The most popular was the Hisspano-Suissa which had almost twice the rated horsepower of the original motor.
This particular J-1 was resurrected by Ray Folsom in 1973 to be used in the movie "The Great Waldo Pepper".
The only available Hisso at that time happened to be an E-4 rated at 240 HP ( 3 times the airframe design rating !! ).
Some other appearances were in "Ace Eli and Roger in the Sky", on TV in "The Fall Guy", "The Young Indiana Jones",
"The Rocketeer" and a still cameo in "Titanic", and numerous commercials.
The final appearance was a Japanese beer commercial a couple years before entering the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum.
|In the shop 3-4-09||Tail is off|
|Wings coming off||Left top wing is off|
|Both right wings||Center section is off|
|Motor is off|
|Fabric falling off the fuselage||Undercarriage is off|
|Bare fuselage||Removing rudder fabric|
|Elevators half way||Taking the fabric off the wings|
|Bare wing||Disassembling the undercarriage|
|Inspecting the fuselage||Fuselage in the alignment fixture|
|Standard J-1 in kit form||Metal fittings restored|
|Fuselage being reassembled in the fixture||Safety wiring all the turnbuckles (105 of them!)|
|Fuselage removed from the fixture||Making a new rear decking|
|Gluing parts||Fitting stringers|
|New instrument panel||New seat upholstery|
|Fuselage finished||New undercarriage fitted|
|Wings being installed to fabricate new rigging wires|
|Soldering a cable end||One of many many many new cable ends|
|Wing rigging finished||9-14-09|
|Fuselage prepared for fabric cover||Rolling out the fabric|
|Cutting fabric||Fabric laid on|
|Gluing fabric on the bottom||Bottom and right side on|
|Applying finish tapes||Fabric finished and colored to represent cotton fabric used in the 1920's|
|Covering the vertical tail|
|Stabilizer covered||Center section covered|
|Fuselage painted||Motor installed|
|Sheet metal parts painted||Side panel installed|
|Doors installed||Side and top finished|
|Tail and center section installed|
|Waiting for wings and wheels||Top right wing ready for fabric cover|
|One wing covered||Carving new landing gear legs|
|Gear legs finished|
|Landing rear assembly||Installing shock cords|
|Left side done|
|Finished undercarriage assembly ready to mount on the aeroplane||All the wings are covered|
|Rib lacing using 17 needles and walking around no bending over||Right wings finished|
|Assembling right wing cell||Ready to install|
|Right side is finished!!||Left wing cell going on|
|Too windy to go farther out||Waiting for undercarriage and propeller|
|Ready for the undercarriage|
|Out in the Sun||Ready to FLY ??!!!!!!!!!!!|