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by stephunk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wing leading edge
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: Wing leading edge

Thank you very much, Dan! You confirmed my thoughts; I saw no other way, but because I'm new at this, I was hoping there was another way.

Again, thank you!

Stephen
Plano, Texas
by stephunk
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wing leading edge
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

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
by stephunk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Structural integrity
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Structural integrity

The fuselage is nearly complete, minus any metal parts - no landing gear, etc. How can I test the integrity of the build at this point? I'm satisfied that it is square where it should be, and level where it should be. The reinforcement pieces, plywood sides, etc. are in place. It's sitting on sawhor...
by stephunk
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Trailing edge, Rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: Trailing edge, Rudder

Dan, I apologize for asking, but I would love to see how you formed the top of the vertical stabilizer. The craftsmanship displayed in your photos is a level I'll never achieve, but you've given me something to shoot for. I especially appreciate the way you incorporated the gussets in the corners of...
by stephunk
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Trailing edge, Rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: Trailing edge, Rudder

Dan, thank you very much. Your pictures cleared up a lot for me. Your workmanship, too, is a level of accomplishment that I hope to match.

Again, thank you for your time and effort.

Stephen
Plano, Texas
by stephunk
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Trailing edge, Rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Trailing edge, Rudder

The plans (from Pietenpol) indicate the trailing edge of the rudder is made from 5/8 X 1 1/4 spruce. The plans also indicate that routing of 1/16" should be performed on each side, leaving the width at 1/2". My question is simply, if the top and bottom pieces of the rudder begin as 1" X 1" (I'm assu...
by stephunk
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Rudder and elevator hinges
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: Rudder and elevator hinges

Thank you very much, Oscars.

Money order is in the mail.

Stephen
Plano, Texas