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by Pat Weeden
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Looking for Piets in vicinity of Great Falls, VA
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Looking for Piets in vicinity of Great Falls, VA

E-mail received at BPA HQ: I'm contemplating the purchase of a Piet, and was in hopes that you could give me contact info on any of the Pietenpol Assn members within an hour or so of Great Falls, VA (essentially a suburb of Washington, DC). Would like a ride and ability to look one over. Please cont...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4th Quarter 2019 Newsletter is in the Mail
Replies: 0
Views: 354

4th Quarter 2019 Newsletter is in the Mail

The latest issue of the Brodhead Pietenpol Association newsletter is in production and will hit the mail tomorrow. The digital copy has just been posted to the members area for those with access. If you're a member and need access, e-mail me at bpa@pietenpols.org. Thanks to everyone who contributed ...
by Pat Weeden
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Newsletter Photo Request
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Newsletter Photo Request

I'm only missing one photo now. Anybody have a good shot of Pete Weston's yellow Air Camper, N438CW?
by Pat Weeden
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: Bill Rewey

Glad you found yours Tom, because I didn't see a GPS or radio mount in the packet I got from Bill here at BPA HQ.
by Pat Weeden
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: Bill Rewey

Oscar,

All of Bill stuff is on paper so I'll need to dig a bit for the radio sheet. I'll post it here once I find it.

Pat
by Pat Weeden
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Newsletter Photo Request
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Newsletter Photo Request

Hi All, I'm putting together the next BPA newsletter and seem to have a dearth of photos, especially from the July Brodhead reunion (I was too busy running around to take any pictures!). Does anyone have photos of their project or flying aircraft they would like to share? Does anyone have Brodhead p...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Fall Newsletter Deadline
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Fall Newsletter Deadline

Hi All, I'll be working on the next BPA newsletter next week. Send in your project updates, tech tips, photos, complaints, gossip, and full blown Pietenpol thesis by September 16, please. Anything is welcome. Send to: bpa@pietenpols.org Thank you! The newsletter is written by you all and your contri...
by Pat Weeden
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Forum Schedule for Saturday, July 20
Replies: 0
Views: 581

Forum Schedule for Saturday, July 20

A nice lineup of informational forums is scheduled for the Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion, all taking place on Saturday, July 19 in the EAA Chapter 431 clubhouse. Here’s the schedule: 10:00 a.m. – Don Brewer – Wooden structures and Adhesives 11:15 a.m. – Mike Danford, Flying the Pietenpol, From a Flight...
by Pat Weeden
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: New Weight & Balance Manual To Be Available At Brodhead
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: New Weight & Balance Manual To Be Available At Brodhead

The W&B Manual can be pre-ordered on the BPA website. Note that it will not ship until July 19.

http://www.pietenpols.org/store/
by Pat Weeden
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Corvair Campers with wood props
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Corvair Campers with wood props

Hi Oscar, Asked a couple guys around here who are flying Corvairs with wood props, and here's what they have: Bernard's "Last Original" is a 66YCL30 or 66" long and 30" pitch. Tom Brown's prop is 66" long and "around 28-30" pitch". Tom emphasized that his Corvair is a Pietenpol conversion and not a ...
by Pat Weeden
Wed May 22, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Brodhead Reunion Forums
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Brodhead Reunion Forums

Hi All,

We're looking for volunteers to present forums at the Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion on Saturday, July 20th, or ideas for forums.

Please respond here or e-mail bpa@pietenpols.org.

Thanks!
by Pat Weeden
Wed May 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: Bill Rewey

Hi All, I just received word from the Rewey family that due to unforeseen circumstances, the memorial that was to be held for Bill this Saturday at Sugar Ridge Airport is being rescheduled. The new date has yet to be determined but will be communicated when it's known. Please pass this information a...
by Pat Weeden
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Pietenpol 90th Anniversary Poster
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Pietenpol 90th Anniversary Poster

Yes, and we may print some bigger ones too.
JimBob wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Will these be available at Brodhead?
by Pat Weeden
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Pietenpol 90th Anniversary Poster
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Pietenpol 90th Anniversary Poster

12” x 14” full color, printed on heavy stock and suitable for framing. Original artwork by Bill Weeden celebrates the 90th anniversary of the first flight of Bernard Pietenpol’s first Aircamper in 1929. $7.00 post paid U.S. – $10.00 International Order here: http://www.pietenpols.org/90th-anniversar...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spring 2019 Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Spring 2019 Newsletter

The latest issue of the BPA newsletter is off to the printer and should start arriving in mailboxes next week.
by Pat Weeden
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Air Camper For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Air Camper For Sale

For Sale: Pietenpol Air Camper N304MD, long version, 3 pc. wing. Flown 50 hrs.. Completed in 2010, no engine, ready for yours, based in South Central VA. $2,900.00 firm. Call Mike Denton 804-894-0458 or email: kerrlakedocks@gmail.com
by Pat Weeden
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: Bill Rewey

Does anyone have a photo of Bill Rewey's Pietenpol, NX17WR, in flight?
by Pat Weeden
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey Memories
Replies: 0
Views: 898

Bill Rewey Memories

I'm planning an article on Bill Rewey for the next BPA newsletter. Since he impacted so many Pietenpol builders over the years, I thought I would solicit the membership (or anybody else) to send in your memories of Bill. I would appreciate anything you might have, whether its a simple sentence, or a...
by Pat Weeden
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: Bill Rewey

About a year ago, Bill gave all of his "packet" stuff to the BPA. He said we could continue to sell it or use the individual articles in the newsletter. I'm inclined to do the latter and have included a few of them in recent newsletters. I'm sure this is very premature, but has anyone talked with th...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Bill Rewey

For those who knew him, Bill Rewey of Verona, Wisconsin passed away yesterday, February 11, 2019. He was known by many as Mr. Pietenpol. More information as it becomes available. For now, here is an article from Midwest Flyer, dated 2011. https://midwestflyer.com/?p=3065 https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.f...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Prop Question
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Prop Question

Good question, Oscar. In most cases, I post the question, then reply to the person with a direct link to the thread. They can follow along or choose to join the forum and chime in. Perhaps I should have them join and post their own questions? Pat; when we post replies to this type of inquiry, how do...
by Pat Weeden
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Prop Question
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Prop Question

Received via email today at BPA headquarters. Sir / Madam, I have about 40 hours on my recently finished Piet. It’s flying with an aluminum propeller I had lying around, and it’s proven way too coarsly pitched. I am going to buy a new (wood) prop, and would like as to proper length / pitch. Engine: ...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Piet Aircamper
Replies: 0
Views: 1000

Piet Aircamper

Received via snail mail at BPA HQ: Pietenpol Aircamper, A-75-8, 2300 hrs. w/logs, new Slick mags, harness, plugs, Aeronca exhaust eyebrows and instruments. Fuselage and tail feathers are x-moly. Needs wing struts and covered to finish. $10,000 OBO C-90-14F core complete w/std. cylinders $1,500. Rex ...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2019 Newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 1044

First Quarter 2019 Newsletter

Went out last week USPS bulk rate. Members can download a PDF copy in the usual place:

http://www.pietenpols.org/members-area
by Pat Weeden
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Short vs. Long Fuselage
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Short vs. Long Fuselage

Received via e-mail at BPA HQ:
Have been trying to learn the difference between the short or long fuselage. Can you help me. Please?
Dave Birkhead email daveb27830@hotmail.com
by Pat Weeden
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Metal Fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: Metal Fittings

Brian Amato wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:50 am
Pat...I can't open any of those. What do I need?
Download the ZIP file again. I have included PDF versions of all the files.
by Pat Weeden
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Metal Fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: Metal Fittings

I have posted a series of DXF files that were donated a while back that apparently have all the metal parts needed for an Aircamper. No guarantee on accuracy or completeness. Go here to download: http://www.pietenpols.org/files/Piet-Parts.zip If anybody uses these drawings to have parts cut, I would...
by Pat Weeden
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Metal Fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Metal Fittings

Hi All,

Received this message today via e-mail at BPA headquarters:
Hello

I start the building of a Pietenpol en France and i am looking for a person who manufactures metal fittings by computer( CAD);

Do you Know?

Thank you for your reply

Best regards

Patrick Flamme
by Pat Weeden
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Last Call for Newsletter Articles
Replies: 0
Views: 970

Last Call for Newsletter Articles

Hi ALl,

I will be assembling the next BPA newsletter in about two weeks. If you have an article, pictures, tech tip, project update or general gossip, please send it soon to bpa@pietenpols.org.

Thanks!
by Pat Weeden
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Nut Plates in The Empennage
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: Nut Plates in The Empennage

Terry Hand wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:41 am
In fairness, I have not searched the archives from this website directly. It may be just as easy. Frankly, I just don't know, but give either method a try!
The search function on this site wasn't working well until a few weeks ago. It's pretty slick now.
by Pat Weeden
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Steel Part DXF Files
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Steel Part DXF Files

Thanks, Oscar.

I was able to view them in Adobe Illustrator, but it was just the vector art, no dimensions or other notations. If you can produce PDFs or something more universal, that would be helpful.
by Pat Weeden
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Steel Part DXF Files
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Steel Part DXF Files

Donated to BPA today was a pair of old floppy disks with a bunch of DXF files on them. The date on the disks was 1997. The guy who gave it to me said the drawings are all the steel parts needed for an Aircamper. I posted the files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4r3j6ht8yk1p4hu/AAAYc_ZbRP7k0zClvKRmpcrQa...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4th Quarter 2018 Newsletter Deadline
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Re: 4th Quarter 2018 Newsletter Deadline

We're running a full month behind schedule, so the fourth quarter newsletter will go out First Class Mail this week. Here is the cover...
by Pat Weeden
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4th Quarter 2018 Newsletter Deadline
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

4th Quarter 2018 Newsletter Deadline

Howdy All,

The copy deadline for the next BPA newsletter is upon us. (Actually, it was last week but I'm running a few days behind)

If you have articles, letters, pictures, gossip or anything else, please submit ASAP to bpa@pietenpols.org.

Thanks!
Pat
by Pat Weeden
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Searching for Aircamper
Replies: 0
Views: 1560

Searching for Aircamper

Received via e-mail at BPA headquarters today: Hello, James Watson here. I am looking for an Aircamper that was built by my father Clarke Watson. The aircraft was brought to the US some time ago. It was registered as CF-OVT and had a 65 hp Continental I would like to know what the status of the airc...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Newsletter Address Changes
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Newsletter Address Changes

Hi Ray, you're membership is good through April, 2019. As always, it is printed on the back page of each newsletter. Thanks for the address update! Pat, This is Ray Krause. Unfortunately, I have moved to a new permanent address. My OLD address was 843 Jay Street, Colusa CA 95932. Please change my ad...
by Pat Weeden
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 2018 Brodhead Forums
Replies: 0
Views: 1622

2018 Brodhead Forums

We finally got around to editing the forums that were recorded at the 2018 Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion. This is no Hollywood production, but the five forums are up on YouTube and can be viewed here: http://www.pietenpols.org/presentations/ The five forums are: Building on a Shoestring by Tom Kriener ...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Beg,Borrow or Steal or even purchase a good Rib Jig?
Replies: 15
Views: 2512

Re: Beg,Borrow or Steal or even purchase a good Rib Jig?

The Brodhead Pietenpol Association has two rib jigs available to borrow. Just pay shipping from Brodhead.
by Pat Weeden
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Pietenpol Plans and Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: Pietenpol Plans and Kits

Regarding Rick's comment on the old Matronics site, that archive is preserved on this site as well here:

viewforum.php?f=6
by Pat Weeden
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Piet shirts
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Re: Piet shirts

E-mail Bill Weeden with your order. He's in charge of the shirts this year. bweeden@charter.net How can I order A couple 2018 Broadhead Pietenpol shirts? One large adult & one small adult. I was planning on flying WR-1 there this year both I can leave until Friday morning and the weather is forecast...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: For two years now I can not start the construction of Pietenpol
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: For two years now I can not start the construction of Pietenpol

Below is the text of Nikolai's letter. Hello. My name is Nikolai Sovkutsan. I'm from Kyrgyzstan, I'm 34 years old. Sorry for my wrong English, if I made a mistake in the text somewhere. All my life I dream of building small wooden planes. Today I dream of building Pietenpol and a small workshop wher...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Matt Keyes
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Re: Matt Keyes

PM'd you.
by Pat Weeden
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Brodhead Reunion Forums
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Brodhead Reunion Forums

Update forum schedule for July 21. Forums will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 in the EAA Chapter 431 club house. Schedules are tentative and subject to change. 10:00 a.m. – Building on a Shoestring by Tom Kreiner. 11:00 a.m. – How to Carve a Propeller by Dan Hel...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: HIPEC Covering System
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: HIPEC Covering System

If you're coming to the Brodhead PIetenpol Reunion in July, one of the forums will be on Aircraft Covering Systems.
by Pat Weeden
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Aircamper Project
Replies: 1
Views: 1862

Re: Aircamper Project

More info and pictures of this project. I've included six photographs in this email and will send another few in a second email. The fuselage is all in one piece, the landing gear has never been attached, and 36 wing ribs are ready to be assembled into a wing. The next set of photos shows the remain...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Third Quarter BPA Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Third Quarter BPA Newsletter

The third quarter BPA newsletter was just put to bed this morning. Look for it in your mailboxes by the end of June.

Digital download will be posted next week. All current members will receive an e-mail when it is posted.
by Pat Weeden
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Corvair Aircamper Project
Replies: 0
Views: 1745

Corvair Aircamper Project

As sent in to BPA headquarters today: PIETENPOL AIRCAMPER KIT $7995.00 The Airframe Package includes: 1. Fuselage, long hull for Corvair motor, sitting on Cessna 120/140 mains. A set of Piper Cub mains is included as a spare. 2. Three Piece Wings with large ailerons. 3. Lift struts (bottom ends don’...
by Pat Weeden
Sat May 26, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Pietenpol Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Re: Pietenpol Plans

Hi Mark,

Welcome to the Pietenpol community!

You can purchase plans is directly from the Pietenpol family here:

https://www.pietenpolaircraftcompany.co ... craft-kits
by Pat Weeden
Sat May 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Transportation
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Re: Transportation

We did have the shuttle last year, but only one person used it. I think we needed to advertise it better. The car dealer in town said they would loan another one this year and even if not, it's usually no problem finding a lift into town.