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by Terry Hand
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wing cradle (two place)
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Wing cradle (two place)

From the Bingelis book -
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by Terry Hand
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Opinions sought: on 103 build (SS or AC)
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Opinions sought: on 103 build (SS or AC)

You seem like you have your mind made up. So all I can say is, “Good luck”.
by Terry Hand
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Opinions sought: on 103 build (SS or AC)
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Opinions sought: on 103 build (SS or AC)

If you are making all of those changes, you are not really building a Pietenpol Air Camper. You are building your own aircraft version, based on the Air Camper/Sky Scout designs. No judgment here. Just an observation. If that is the case, why don't you save yourself a lot of work, and just do this -...
by Terry Hand
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Cabanes
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Cabanes

A flop would help. Do you plan on installing one?
by Terry Hand
Fri May 08, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: fuselage length
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: fuselage length

I would submit to you that your best option is to contact William Wynne or Ryan Mueller, let them look at your numbers and let them propose your best solution. They know the Pietenpol W&B as well as anyone.
by Terry Hand
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Wanted - Landing Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 1818

Re: Wanted - Landing Gear

If you can wait a little while, I am aware of a manual that will be coming out in the very near future which will contain cad drawings of the gear you are asking about. I will post more on that soon. How many welders have you asked that turned you down? Have you looked on Craigslist for welders? Whe...
by Terry Hand
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wooden repair
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Wooden repair

Have you considered using the 2-part epoxy varnish from Polyfiber?

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/ ... kkey=21475
by Terry Hand
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Photo update from my airplane factory
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: Photo update from my airplane factory

Way cleaner than my shop!

Cleanliness isn’t next to Godliness. “Goggles” is. I looked it up. -- Gallagher
by Terry Hand
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4130 vs 1020
Replies: 10
Views: 4438

Re: 4130 vs 1020

ArthurD, I am curious as to why 4130 was created then and used in aviation if there was little difference between it and 1020. Not trying to smart or argumentative - I am really curious.
by Terry Hand
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Open Cockpit for those with Glasses
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Re: Open Cockpit for those with Glasses

These are not the most period looking of the goggle choices, but I think your glasses should fit pretty well under these tanker goggles.

https://ebay.us/NzwHMs
by Terry Hand
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Contact Info for Scott Liefeld
Replies: 0
Views: 2495

Contact Info for Scott Liefeld

I tried to email Scott tonight but it appears he has retired so his old email address appears to be just that - old. Does anyone have current contact info for Scott?

Thanks in advance.
by Terry Hand
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Phosphoric acid
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

Re: Phosphoric acid

Have you looked at self-etching primers?
by Terry Hand
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: WTB Corvair core
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Re: WTB Corvair core

Luke,

I would post an ad in your local Craigslist as well as the Craigslist areas that you are willing to drive to and place a "Want To Buy" add. DO NOT say it is for an airplane or the price will be jacked up. Just tell them it is for a project. You will get a bite eventually.
by Terry Hand
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Any Piet Owners/Builders in SC
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: Any Piet Owners/Builders in SC

Don Harper is in Barnwell, SC. Keith Goff is in (I believe) Aiken. I am sure either one would be happy to meet with you. PM me if you need their contact information.
by Terry Hand
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bass wood vs sitka or Doug Fir
Replies: 8
Views: 3709

Re: Bass wood vs sitka or Doug Fir

"The Air Camper airframe is said to be hell-for-stout, but it's up to you to judge just how near to hell you care to build your airframe to test the validity of that saying ;o)" Well put, Oscar (as you typically do so well). Have you considered where you might be able to use the Basswood i...
by Terry Hand
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Fuselage gussets
Replies: 6
Views: 3010

Re: Fuselage gussets

I, fortunately, live about 1+15 away from ACS East, so I bought mine there and saved shipping. That is the only place I saw Mahogany gusset material, but others may have a better answer.
by Terry Hand
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Full size rib plans
Replies: 2
Views: 1791

Re: Full size rib plans

Earl is right about the plans, but let me make a suggestion in general terms as it sounds like you are just starting your project. Assume that there are errors in everything (there aren't). But what it forces you to do is to verify everything, and by doing so you learn the plans better as well as th...
by Terry Hand
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Rib cuts
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: Rib cuts

This does not really answer your question, but since no one has yet answered, I thought that I would put my $.02 worth in. I am quoting below from Tony Bingelis, the late author of numerous books on aircraft construction. "There are two schools of thought about fitting the diagonals. One believ...
by Terry Hand
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: New Weight & Balance Manual To Be Available At Brodhead
Replies: 4
Views: 3326

New Weight & Balance Manual To Be Available At Brodhead

I want to pass along some very important information. I am quoting from a notice that is in this month's BPA Newsletter, with the Associations permission. I am posting it here, in case you have not yet received your newsletter, and maybe have not downloaded the online newsletter. It may be redundant...
by Terry Hand
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Adjustable seat
Replies: 3
Views: 3007

Re: Adjustable seat

Gary, Do you plan on letting people fly your airplane a fair amount so that is why you need adjustability? If it is for you because of leg length you may be better of making a seat that fits you. The airplane is already tail heavy so adding a mechanism may add weight where you don’t want or need it....
by Terry Hand
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: New here, with question
Replies: 10
Views: 5136

Re: New here, with question

Clay, You made the following statement earlier - “As a subsequent owner of an Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft you will not be able to perform owner maintenance without an A&P license.“ That is an incorrect statement. Subsequent owners of EAB aircraft are allowed to do any and all maintenance...
by Terry Hand
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Plywood sides
Replies: 4
Views: 2417

Re: Plywood sides

Lorenzo,

You read smarter than I do. Your answer makes better sense than my question.
by Terry Hand
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Plywood sides
Replies: 4
Views: 2417

Re: Plywood sides

Are you asking if it is okay to build without having plywood sides at all? Or are you asking if a thinner plywood can be used. Please clarify your question.

Thanks.
by Terry Hand
Sun May 12, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Control Surface Rigging
Replies: 2
Views: 2028

Re: Control Surface Rigging

Here is a link to some reference material that may be helpful -

http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co. ... CAMPER.pdf
by Terry Hand
Thu May 02, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: New FlyCorvair Youtube Channel
Replies: 3
Views: 2386

New FlyCorvair Youtube Channel

For those of you who may be interested in flying in your Pietenpol behind a Corvair engine, or may just be curious, there is a new tool to help you. William Wynne has created a FlyCorvair Youtube channel with tons of information already on it with much more to follow. Click on the link below for a m...
by Terry Hand
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Instrument Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 4885

Re: Instrument Panel

Ron, Wiley Post was not the only pilot that did that. When I flew in the Marine Corps we had all the engine instruments rotated so that "normal" was all in the same place/clock position and each gauge was marked with a dash of red torque seal at that spot. we would scan all the gauges at o...
by Terry Hand
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Vi Kapler style hinges
Replies: 14
Views: 5892

Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Mike,

In case Oscar does not log in for a few days, here is his website -

http://www.flysquirrel.net/rogueairparts.html
by Terry Hand
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Builders in Oklahoma?
Replies: 3
Views: 2136

Re: Builders in Oklahoma?

Mark Chouinard lives in Owasso. Try contacting him through the email below -

hangar10(at)cox.net
by Terry Hand
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Fueslage Modifications For Diffrent Engines.
Replies: 15
Views: 6629

Re: Fueslage Modifications For Diffrent Engines.

Since no one else has answered, I will try and give you some information. I am still building so I am not a flyer - yet. What is the weight of your proposed engine? That is your biggest issue, making sure that it weighs a reasonable amount. Second, you will have to fabricate your own engine mount an...
by Terry Hand
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Ribs: full length and aileron ribs
Replies: 23
Views: 7557

Re: Ribs: full length and aileron ribs

I am not yet flying, but that is essentially what I did. I sacrificed the aft end of two extra ribs I had made, and made what you call a "shorty rib." Seems to have worked.
by Terry Hand
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Nut Plates in The Empennage
Replies: 4
Views: 2991

Re: Nut Plates in The Empennage

Here is a link to a discussion on the Matronics forum of a similar topic. People posted their solutions - http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?t=90607&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=loctite This forum is becoming better and better each day, and a lot of it is because...
by Terry Hand
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Glue and varnish
Replies: 20
Views: 6993

Re: Glue and varnish

Brian, I spoke to the tech guy at Poly Fiber a few weeks ago about this same subject of varnishes to use. He said that there is definitely an issue, as Clay said, with Polyfiber products reacting with products like spar varnish. He did say, though that if you have already used spar varnish (like me)...
by Terry Hand
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Waterjetting
Replies: 13
Views: 5523

Re: Waterjetting

Oscar, I was going to send this in to Pat Weeden for a future Newsletter but this has come up on this forum, so I will post it here AND send it to Pat. This is simply a repeat of a post I wrote on the Pietvair Forum not long ago. I try and exercise my "dual citizenship" on both this and th...
by Terry Hand
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: How smooth is smooth
Replies: 2
Views: 2755

Re: How smooth is smooth

One More Thing - A good place to go to get questions answered is the FAA Advisory Circular, AC43.13-1B, ACCEPTABLE METHODS, TECHNIQUES, AND PRACTICES - AIRCRAFT INSPECTION AND REPAIR. I have attached a link to the FAA online copy that you can download for reference in the shop - https://www.faa.gov/...
by Terry Hand
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: How smooth is smooth
Replies: 2
Views: 2755

Re: How smooth is smooth

From Sportplane Construction Techniques by Tony Bingelis, Pages 50-51 - "One chore remaining is to finish your fittings to a uniform external shape, making sure that all of their edges are smooth and free of saw and file marks. Surface nicks, scratches and gouges, If present, should be dressed ...
by Terry Hand
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Beg,Borrow or Steal or even purchase a good Rib Jig?
Replies: 15
Views: 6131

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

Oscar, I will write it up and send it in to Pat. And yes, after the T88 had dried overnight, I would take my spatula from the dollar store (the kind you would use for flipping pancakes), slowly go around the edges til the rib "popped off" the jig. I would then flip the half-finished rib ov...
by Terry Hand
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Beg,Borrow or Steal or even purchase a good Rib Jig?
Replies: 15
Views: 6131

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

IMG_2636.JPG Like I said, it took me three times to simplify it down to these criteria - - cheap - simple and easy to build - solid enough to consistently build ribs - cheap It fulfilled all 3 (or was it 4) criteria, and was extremely simple. With cheap Harbor Freight clamps, I was able to build my...
by Terry Hand
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Beg,Borrow or Steal or even purchase a good Rib Jig?
Replies: 15
Views: 6131

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

It is very nice of BPA to have a jig to loan, but I would encourage you to build your own. You may need it again, and they really are not hard to make. I made three (yes, it took three to get to one I liked, but I learned in the process). The last one was made from MDF and small nails for aligning t...
by Terry Hand
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Long Steel Fuselage
Replies: 5
Views: 3932

Re: Long Steel Fuselage

Arthur, I am doing this from memory, so I hope no one shoots me if I don't get this 100% correct. But here goes... A few years ago there was a group of builders in Georgia that built longer and wider steel tube Pietenpols together and they were commonly referred to as the "Big Piets". A co...
by Terry Hand
Sat May 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Riblet's Airfoil Design layout
Replies: 10
Views: 6287

Re: Riblet's Airfoil Design layout

Douwe,

P.F. has had the VG's on for a long time. The flight was done with the VG's on.
by Terry Hand
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: An Update on Bob Dewenter's Pietenpol Project
Replies: 0
Views: 3856

An Update on Bob Dewenter's Pietenpol Project

I wanted to add a link here to a post on William Wynne's FlyCorvair.net website. It is an excellent update by Bob Dewenter on his Pietenpol project project, along with nice pictures. I hope that folks will click on the link, read Bob's update and send him some encouragement. Bob doesn't necessarily ...
by Terry Hand
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Corvair Event May 18-20, not to be missed!
Replies: 0
Views: 3773

Corvair Event May 18-20, not to be missed!

I just wanted to pass along info on an event next month that is a great opportunity for someone building, or even just thinking about building and flying behind a Corvair engine - https://flycorvair.net/2018/04/06/flycorvair-spa-joint-workshop-open-house-may-181920/ This is going to be smaller than ...
by Terry Hand
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Whatever Happened to...
Replies: 2
Views: 1857

Re: Whatever Happened to...

Pat,

I posted this on facebook, and got a quick response. For any one interested, the aircraft is registered as N920Y and is on the westcoastpiet website.

Thanks to Scott Liefeld and Gary Boothe.
by Terry Hand
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Corsair Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Re: Corvair Engine

It may have a lot of value, or it may have little to no value, depending on who did the build up and how it was done. How many hours on the engine? When was it built up? Who maintained it? Records? Do you have the serial numbers of the heads? Are they the right heads? I am not trying to be a jerk, b...
by Terry Hand
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Stromberg Core on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 3779

Stromberg Core on eBay

In case anyone is looking for a core, I saw this carburetor this morning on eBay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stromberg-NA-S3B-Carburetor-for-Piper-J3-Cub-Taylorcraft-Aeronca-380155-1/323033780564?epid=1073741993&hash=item4b36505154:g:2ZkAAOSwc-tY6Y7h&vxp=mtr It has been my experience on some ...
by Terry Hand
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: cable cross tape
Replies: 1
Views: 1561

Re: cable cross tape

Ralph, https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-1-5-in-x-60-ft-Temflex-Friction-Tape-57173-S-10/205523424 People also create cable/wire separators out of phenolic material, heavy leather, or even wood. It just needs to be something softer than the cable it self so that any potential chafing wears the separato...