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by Earl Brown
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Is this 1/8" ply required at hinges?
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Is this 1/8" ply required at hinges?

John, that plywood gives the fasteners a stronger surface to tighten down on.
The spruce is too soft by itself.
by Earl Brown
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: attaching post hinge?
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: attaching post hinge?

I am using the 100 degree cad plated screws ( I think they still have an NAS number)
I put an access panel in the tail of the fuselage, so I can get to the nuts on the backside of the tailpost,
as well as the fasteners for the vertical and horizontal stabilizers.
by Earl Brown
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: How to end the turtle deck
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: How to end the turtle deck

i blocked mine in with balsa, then a piece of 1/16" ply.
by Earl Brown
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: New member Kansas City metro
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: New member Kansas City metro

Hi Matt
You will also want to get a copy of AC 43-13
It's available in a physical copy as well as a PDF
by Earl Brown
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Rudder Post
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Rudder Post

I drilled the bushing to fit the AN5 bolt
by Earl Brown
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Long Fuselage dimension
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Long Fuselage dimension

I don't think I even noticed that measurement difference!
I put my finished horizontal stab on the fuselage and stopped the turtledeck at the front of the horizontal.
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by Earl Brown
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: control sticks connection (rod)
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: control sticks connection (rod)

I put the rod on the other side of the control sticks and got some more room.
My hand hits my legs before the rod hits the opening.
If you put control stops in the cockpit, they will most likely stop the stick before the rod hits as well.
by Earl Brown
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Turtle deck boards
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Turtle deck boards

yes, the stringers are 1 x 1/4
by Earl Brown
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: control sticks connection (rod)
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: control sticks connection (rod)

what kind of travel are you getting when you sit in the cockpit?
Does your hand hit your leg before the connecting rod hits the seat?
by Earl Brown
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Turtle deck boards
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Turtle deck boards

the actual formers are 1/8" ply
by Earl Brown
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: shock struts
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: shock struts

if your landing gear is built to plans, then, it could work. this plane had bungees and got changed over to springs. These are external springs- the spring in a can version is a bit larger so clearance might become an issue. These are a couple of images on how to make the external spring type gear. ...
by Earl Brown
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: shock struts
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: shock struts

this article has some good info- a good place to start if you want to change over to springs.

https://flycorvair.net/2012/10/27/new-d ... a-m-4-p-m/
by Earl Brown
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Control Horns
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Control Horns

Thanks, Oscar
My fin is already offset- opposite of your of course!
by Earl Brown
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Control Horns
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Control Horns

Guess I should also mention that I separated the wires at the fin, moving one to the leading edge.
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by Earl Brown
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Control Horns
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Control Horns

Jeffery The control horns should be symmetrical. The plans are not always drawn accurately as far as using drawings for templates. I scanned the plans and then re-drew the horns using the overall dimensions, but making sure they were symmetrical from side to side. The plans do say that the Upper Wir...
by Earl Brown
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Pilot Headrest/Helmet box
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Pilot Headrest/Helmet box

Hi John I mounted the headrest on top of the backrest because I thought it would be more comfortable having the two pieces match up. The door in my headrest is about 10" wide by 6-3/4" high, but I didn't put an actual box behind the headrest, have a shelf there. You may want to get your harness set ...
by Earl Brown
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Actual Empty Weight of Pietenpol
Replies: 27
Views: 1037

Re: Actual Empty Weight of Pietenpol

ArtherD- where did you route out material on the leading edge?