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by at7000ft
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Seeking Aileron Pulley Bracket Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: Seeking Aileron Pulley Bracket Advice

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I tig welded mine, and in order to get the bolt in after welding I ground the hole out a little so the bolt could be inserted at a slight angle.

Rick H

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by at7000ft
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Corvair Campers with wood props
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Corvair Campers with wood props

I am using a Tennessee 66x30 on my 2700 WW Corvair. Flying at higher altitudes in CO I get 2800 static on the ground and 3000 full throttle cruise.

Rick H
by at7000ft
Tue May 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Any Piet builders in Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Any Piet builders in Colorado

Joshua

Email me about meeting at my hanger at Meadow Lake (East of Colorado Springs) to see my Corvair/Pietenpol, bring your plans if you have questions, can do lunch too if you want.

Rick Holland
at7000ft@gmail.com
by at7000ft
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 8
Views: 953

Re: Bill Rewey

I used several of Bill's Pietenpol mods on my Piet including the three foot center section and side-mounted brake petals. All are excellent upgrades. I talked with Bill several times at Brodhead when he would 'commute' down in his Piet from Verona during the annual get together. Bill didn't do email...
by at7000ft
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: new builder
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: new builder

Hey Dunrite Hard to believe but everything is there in the plans except seatbelts, cowling (for non-model A) and brakes. I also used a tig welder and built a 3 piece wing. Answers to most any questions you can come up with have already been answered in the forum archives, a huge advantage to buildin...
by at7000ft
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: About those control horns...
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: About those control horns...

Just do it, you will feel so good when finished and showing them off (like now).
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RH
by at7000ft
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Landing Gear Location
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Landing Gear Location

Moved my axles 4 inches forward and has worked fine for 150 hours of flying (and my CG is in the forward area of the range). WW always refers people to pictures of Bernard's last Piet with the axles under the leading edges when people ask this question.

Rick H
by at7000ft
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Tail Feathers Confusion
Replies: 16
Views: 2731

Re: Tail Feathers Confusion

Brian I agree with you, I thought that the wood tail was the hardest part of the plans to understand. Attached some pictures of mine that may help. I think most all of the corner gussets are inset into the rabbited side beams. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Y1jVZb7qxbRDJETmtZQnF6RTA/view?usp=sha...
by at7000ft
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wing leading edge
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Wing leading edge

I have progressed to the point of building the center piece of a 3-piece wing. I need help with how to shape the leading edge. How did you do it? Thanks, Stephen Plano, Texas Ripped mine on the table saw three sided, attached it then ran the block plane down the entire length at a time to the right...
by at7000ft
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Centre section flop
Replies: 18
Views: 3697

Re: Centre section flop

I added home made wood and spring latches on either side of my flop with a hole in each butt rib.

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Made a hybrid flop, flop and wing cutout in one.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/iylv18lTcjjWT9ow2

RH
by at7000ft
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: First flight
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

Re: First flight

Congrats on your first flight Bill. I found that a small leather microphone cover (Oregon Aero sells one, or you can make one) helps with the open cockpit noise when talking on the radio.

rh
by at7000ft
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Model A vs Corvair engine weight
Replies: 8
Views: 2085

Re: Model A vs Corvair engine weight

Have a long fuse with a Corvair and a 17 gal tank behind the firewall. Plenty of control authority with standard size tail components.

Rick H
by at7000ft
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: A little bigger piet
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: A little bigger piet

1% won't buy you much, never heard of that. I widened my fuselage 2 inches without too much extra effort. The best way to go in any case is to build a mock fuselage out of scrap wood (usually just firewall to the rear seat). Can play with the seat angles, instrument panel height, etc. to what fits y...
by at7000ft
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Purchase of training aircraft OT
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Purchase of training aircraft OT

Have over 2000 hrs as CFI in 150s/172s/140s/Super Cubs/Decathalons/etc. and 107 hrs in my Piet. Saying that the Piet is a bad flying (or even bad ground handling, compared to other tail draggers) aircraft is nonsense (if properly built).

Rick H
by at7000ft
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Where are the Piet Folks Based...?
Replies: 27
Views: 7220

Re: Where are the Piet Folks Based...?

Hello All, I am in eastern Iowa and starting to embark on my first adventure building a Pietenpol. First thing I've noticed is the plans don't cover everything so I guess there must me a good deal of improvising. I hope everything works out for me and this doesn't take a lifetime to finish. LOL Ken...
by at7000ft
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Downsizing the Piet
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

Re: Downsizing the Piet

Just build a Sky Scout.
by at7000ft
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spring landing gear
Replies: 11
Views: 2501

Re: Spring landing gear

I built the spring gear on the Jeepepol, I got most of the information to build my off the William Wynne website. He had built one for a customers Pietenpol that they were re-powering with a corvair, and the old bungee system kinda splayed out with the extra weight. He has a very interesting and in...
by at7000ft
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Questions for wing assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

Re: Questions for wing assembly

Yes Stuarts System ecobond works fine over varnish (and it doesn't kill brain cells). I raised my cabanes 2 1/2" and am still very glad I added a flop, I made mine a kind of hybrid, flop and cutout in one. [img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Y1jVZb7qxbOFdfTUJ1bk11T3M/view?usp=sharing[img] Varnis...
by at7000ft
Mon May 15, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spring landing gear
Replies: 11
Views: 2501

Re: Spring landing gear

I built the spring gear on the Jeepepol, I got most of the information to build my off the William Wynne website. He had built one for a customers Pietenpol that they were re-powering with a corvair, and the old bungee system kinda splayed out with the extra weight. He has a very interesting and in...
by at7000ft
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Herb's Pietenpol
Replies: 10
Views: 3480

Re: Herb's Pietenpol

Herb- Love the airplane. I am considering building a Piet with my son (we are in Washington Crossing PA) and will probably fly it out of Van Sant. Like you I will probably have to modify the aircraft slightly but want to control the mods as much as possible. Its not that I don't like the design; I ...
by at7000ft
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Estimated cost to build
Replies: 2
Views: 3576

Re: Estimated cost to build

I finished mine 3 years ago with a WW Corvair engine I also built, latex paint. Airframe - $7500, Engine/FWF - $7500.
Costs today maybe 10% higher.

RIck H
by at7000ft
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Powering your Piet
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Re: Powering your Piet

The Corvair is a great choice for the Piet Robert. Have a little over a hundred hours on my Piet/Corvair with zero problems. I used most of William Wynne's Corvair conversion parts and Dan Weisman's 5th bearing. And the 6 cylinder sound is much nicer than any 4 cyl Lyc/Cont. Check out these sites, s...
by at7000ft
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Where are the Piet Folks Based...?
Replies: 27
Views: 7220

Re: Where are the Piet Folks...?

English Johnny wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:50 am
I'm in good ole Blighty, England to you guys, started building about 5 or so years ago but haven't got very far. Some of you may remember me and my
Keep at it Johnny, took me ten years. I was also at Brodhead in 2011, we probably passed by each other a few times there.

Rick H