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by Lownslow
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Seeking Aileron Pulley Bracket Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: Seeking Aileron Pulley Bracket Advice

Thats what I did too.
by Lownslow
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: New here, with question
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: New here, with question

The obituary is for another Steve Eldredge.

Rick Schreiber
by Lownslow
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Any Piet builders in Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Any Piet builders in Colorado

Fabrice, I agree with what Tom Kreiner said. As much as I enjoy Oshkosh, if your are building a Pietenpol Brodhead is the place to go. Almost all of the technical pictures I have taken were done at Brodhead. You may even see a couple of uncovered Pietenpols at Brodhead. Rick Schreiber NX478RS Valpar...
by Lownslow
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Any Piet builders in Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Any Piet builders in Colorado

Joshua, There are a couple of things you should do to start. 1. log onto the West Coast Piet site at westcoastpiet.com. Chris Tracy runs this site. There is tons of information on Pietenpols as well as hundreds of photos. The photos are not just of finished Pietenpols, but also construction photos. ...
by Lownslow
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: New member, rookie question
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: New member, rookie question

Oscar, the access panel in the seat does make the condition inspection much easier, as does the seat back access and belly access. One thing I'd like to point out in the photo. If you look closely there is a dark spot in the port to starboard brace in the front of the seat. This is due to a mistake ...
by Lownslow
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: New member, rookie question
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: New member, rookie question

Ratman just make sure you take advantage of the great website westcoastpiet.com that Chris Tracy has put together.

Rick Schreiber
NX478RS
Valparaiso, IN
by Lownslow
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: New member, rookie question
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: New member, rookie question

Ratman, If I am reading your question correctly, when you refer to the large plywood pieces (large gusset plates), you are referring to the plywood fuselage sides. If so there are no gussets on the fuselage outside where the fuselage sides attach. The fuselage sides serve as the gusset. If you are n...
by Lownslow
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Glue and varnish
Replies: 20
Views: 1570

Re: Glue and varnish

I don't have a dog in this "fight" either but I feel compelled to put my two cents in anyways. First of all let me mention that I am a retired coatings chemist and product development chemist. I have been a technical director for multiple international companies over the past 45 years. Normally when...
by Lownslow
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Pietenpol Plans and Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Pietenpol Plans and Kits

Hi Rich and welcome to the Pietenpol group. First get your set of plans and the link to the Pietenpol family website is where to go. Secondly, if it were me I would start building ribs. You will need to build a rib jig first, then order your spruce, glue and plywood for the gussets. There is lots of...
by Lownslow
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Have Wing Stand, Will Travel....
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: Have Wing Stand, Will Travel....

The only problem with a wing stand like this is that it is hard to store when done. I borrowed one like it when I was working on my Piet at the airport. It was great for moving the wings around but it does take up a lot of room. I have another set that is just the cradle portion made from 4 separate...
by Lownslow
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Riblet's Airfoil Design layout
Replies: 10
Views: 2574

Re: Riblet's Airfoil Design layout

Using the Riblet Pietenpol airfoil will complicate the rib and wing construction. If you do an internet search on "Pietenpol Riblet" you will find a lot of discussion and comparison of the Riblet vs. the original Pietenpol airfoil. Here are a couple of links.... http://pietenpols.tripod.com/id18.htm...
by Lownslow
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: Hinges

We must have been posting about the same time Oscar, I'm just a little slow on the trigger
by Lownslow
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: Hinges

Oscar Zuniga currently sells the cast aluminum hinges. These are the hinges that were previously made and sold by Vi Kapler. Here is a link to Oscar's wesite. http://www.flysquirrel.net/RogueAir/hinges.html

Rick Schreiber
NX478RS
by Lownslow
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: MAAC flyin at Brodhead
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

MAAC flyin at Brodhead

Is anyone on the list going to the MAAC convention this weekend, Sept, 8 through Sept Sept. 10. I will be arriving tomorrow as will Cam Harrod.
Rick Schreiber
NX478RS
by Lownslow
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Brodhead Photo Shoot
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Brodhead Photo Shoot

Here are some photos of NX478RS taken by Julia Kirkenbauer and Jon Apfelbaum at Brodhead this year.
by Lownslow
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: NX41CC in flight photos
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Re: NX41CC in flight photos

Very nice pictures Oscar
by Lownslow
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Prop Plate Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: Prop Plate Cover

The Pietenpol prop cover plates are done and ready for shipment. The total cost is $25.00 plus $7.00 priority mail shipping for a total charge of $32.00. I have already notified those that pre-ordered. If anyone else wants one, you need to order soon as the supply is going fast. Those who pre-ordere...
by Lownslow
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Questions for wing assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 3047

Re: Questions for wing assembly

English Johhny, I started my Piet in 2003 when I was a fit 56 year old. I have a center section and did not plan on putting a cutout or flop in the center section. Around 7 years later at the age of 63, I had my fuselage done and on its gear legs, as well as the center section and the wing cabanes. ...
by Lownslow
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Prop Plate Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: Prop Plate Cover

I now have the quote in for the prop cover plate. The plates will be 0.020" aluminum 6.5" square. The plates are not cut out, but have the outer circle cut mark printed as well as the locator x-hairs for the SAE-1 prop bolt pattern. The cost is more than I had originally stated. The cost will be $25...
by Lownslow
Tue May 23, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Prop Plate Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Prop Plate Cover

I'm thinking about having a number of prop cover plates made with an acid etched design on the surface. This is just a thin cover plate meant to be used over a standard steel or aluminum prop plate. The diameter will be around 6" and made for a SAE-1 bolt pattern as used on a corvair prop hub. I nee...
by Lownslow
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Control cable slack
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Control cable slack

Good morning George. The slack elevator cables are definately caused by the walking beam arm and the elevator control arms not forming a perfect parallelogram. If made to plans they form a trapezoid, which is why they go slack. I made the arm of the walking beam the same as the arms of the elevator ...
by Lownslow
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Winter flying
Replies: 3
Views: 1723

Re: Winter flying

I have managed to get in 4 1/2 hours this year so far. The days that were above 30, usually were very windy so I have been limited. All of my flight time this year has been with my front pit cover installed. That has really made a difference! Not only is it warmer, but the amount of wind in the rear...
by Lownslow
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Air Camper/Sky Scout photo gallery
Replies: 20
Views: 5224

Re: "Non-historical" Air Camper & Sky Scout photos.

NX478Rs
Rick Schreiber, Valparaiso IN, SE of Chicago. My Piet was completed in the fall of 2015 after an enjoyable 12-1/2 year build. Its powered by a Corvair with a Cloudcars prop.
by Lownslow
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion Shuttle Service
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion Shuttle Service

Yes I would Pat. It's a great idea for those of us who fly in.

Rick Schreiber
NX478RS
Valparaiso IN