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by RonTurner
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Instrument Panel
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: Instrument Panel

I read that Wiley Post as well as many Air Mail pilots would rotate their gauges in the panel so that 12 o'clock was normal At a glance they could see all was good. Just a thought.
by RonTurner
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: Bill Rewey

When I contacted Bill about restoring his first Piet ( N2094 ) his advise, help, support and stories were priceless to me. I tried my best to attend Broadhead last July so Bill could see her again but the weather just wouldn't allow it. He would call out of the blue and advise me of things to check ...
by RonTurner
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: offset vertical fin
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: offset vertical fin

I have the same issue with N2094? Cruise is hands off at 75 MPH and 2100 RPM but I have to apply slight right rudder pressure. Usually just the weight of my foot is enough to correct a left turn & bank. I added a small rudder trim tab ( 6 inch X 2 ) but didn't notice a difference ? I was hoping it w...
by RonTurner
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Nulltown Wingnuts annual Fly-in
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: Nulltown Wingnuts annual Fly-in

Due to the heavy rain predicted for this weekend the Nulltown Wingnuts are postponing their annual flyin till the next weekend. (Sept 14 - 16) If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me at ron.turner57@icloud .com . We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you all then. Ron Turner
by RonTurner
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: carb heat box
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: carb heat box

Oscar ; Thanks soo much for the heat box! It will work perfect. Ordering an Air Maze filter and all will be good. Thanks again friend. Ron Turner
by RonTurner
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Nulltown Wingnuts annual Fly-in
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Nulltown Wingnuts annual Fly-in

Just to let everyone know. the Nulltown Wingnuts will be having our annual Hog roast flyin the weekend after Labor day. it will be from Friday 9/7 till Sunday 9/9. I'ts a pretty big deal here in east central Indiana and always has a big turnout. We have a 2400 x 80 ft. grass runway with plenty of ca...
by RonTurner
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Piet shirts
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Piet shirts

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 rain & storms here all weekend. :( . Ill get there soon as possible regardless. It might be nex...
by RonTurner
Sun May 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: ASI question
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: ASI question

Thank you soooo much Oscar!! It does have a very tiny hole in it. I feel better about installing it now!! Thanks Ron.
by RonTurner
Sun May 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: ASI question
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

ASI question

I have an air speed indicator question? The ASI in WR-1 isn't working. I have a United Instruments 8000 0-120 ASI that would fit. My question is the static port on it has a brass plug in it? Pressure port has a line fitting. Should the static port be reading atmospheric pressure?
by RonTurner
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: WR-1 restore
Replies: 0
Views: 1577

WR-1 restore

Working on getting WR-1 flying again! ( Bill Rewey's first Piet.) Getting close! Thanks Bill for the advice and support!
by RonTurner
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: NX17WR
Replies: 0
Views: 1659

NX17WR

Just saw NX17WR is for sale in Chico CA. on Barnstormers. Would be nice to see it come back to the Midwest.
by RonTurner
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: strut cable adjusting?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: strut cable adjusting?

Just saw my planes twin sister ( NX17WR ) is for sale in Chico CA. on Barnstormers. Would be nice to see it come back to the Midwest!!
by RonTurner
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: strut cable adjusting?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: strut cable adjusting?

Thank you sooo much Oscar! I became worried no one would reply so I called Bill Rewey yesterday. I always really enjoy talking to him anyway. Very glad you responded with advice and instructions. Having a support group when doing something like this is very important for safety and piece of mind. Bi...
by RonTurner
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: strut cable adjusting?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: strut cable adjusting?

Any advice would be appreciated. I've read about the "Twang" method and measuring to the vertical stabilizer but it appears to be offset so I'm not sure about that?
by RonTurner
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: strut cable adjusting?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

strut cable adjusting?

Have the wings back on WR-1! Preparing to install the strut crossing cables ? I need some advise on the recommended method of adjusting those cables ? And do I tighten the strut & jury strut bolts before I adjust them? Thanks Ron
by RonTurner
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Jury strut replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Jury strut replacement

Solved my jury strut problem. Mine are 3/4 in. 4130 so I made new one today. Only needed the 2 horizontal ones.
by RonTurner
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: need tires
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: need tires

I have 8.00-4 Goodyear tires. I've been told they are old Cub wheels and tires? Mine show no signs of wear but have cracking in the grooves. I'm not sure if they can be trusted? Lol Aircraft Spruce has new ones but they are $311.00 each!
by RonTurner
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: need tires
Replies: 2
Views: 736

need tires

Looking for 2- 4 x 800 good tires
by RonTurner
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Jury strut replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Jury strut replacement

While preparing to install my wings on WR-1 I've found that some of my jury struts are bent some even kinked on the ends. Is there a recommended material for making new ones? 5052 or 6061T6 round tubing or some other that works well? Ron
by RonTurner
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: prop question
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: prop question

Thanks I do have a functioning heat box ( new scat tube & cable too ) but it has no way of attaching an air filter. It has only a fine wire screen covering the inlet.
by RonTurner
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: prop question
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: prop question

No rush my friend. Work before play! lol Or work so we can play?
by RonTurner
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: prop question
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: prop question

Thanks Oscar. After a long chat with Sensenich tech support I've learned a lot about propellers! Great people and very helpful. He said he was not surprised at my 2000 rpm static as A65's seldom reach more than that? I'm ready to install the wings now and perform W & B then on to some taxi time to s...
by RonTurner
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: prop question
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: prop question

Thanks. Much appreciated! Preparing to put the wings on now. Weight and balance might dictate which prop to use? Metal is 10lbs. heavier.
by RonTurner
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: prop question
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

prop question

Open question: I'm currently restoring WR-1. I have the engine running now after going though everything. It's a A65-8-F from a 46 Taylorcraft with a Sensenich 74 X 43 aluminum prop. Static RPM is barely 2000 indicated. Seems that 72 x 42 is the most widely used Piet prop. Sensenich recommended prop...
by RonTurner
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 2nd Quarter 2018 BPA Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Re: 2nd Quarter 2018 BPA Newsletter

Thanks Pat for all you do!! It truly is much appreciated.
by RonTurner
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: carb heat box
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: carb heat box

Oscar, From my home in east central Indiana it is 300 miles to Brodhead ( approximately 5 hours ) so a relatively short trip. I live at our clubs airport and am currently the club president. ( Nulltown Wingnuts ). there is a 2600 ft grass runway out my back door. We have hangers for 18 aircraft and ...
by RonTurner
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: carb heat box
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: carb heat box

Thanks so much!!!! Give me an address and I will gladly send you the money! Currently rebuilding the carb and she will be ready to run. Probably best to send it to my shop. Team Automotive 420 East 5th. Street Connersville IN. 47331. And your address is? Hopefully we can meet at Broadhead this year?...
by RonTurner
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: carb heat box
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: carb heat box

This is her back in the day. its in pretty good shape for the years.

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by RonTurner
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: carb heat box
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: carb heat box

Actually I'm just trying to get the old girl back in the air right now. it is the first Piet Bill Rewey built back in 71.Its been stored in a hanger for 21 years and its mostly original. I've been in touch with Bill several times about her restoration and he seems very excited to see it. Trying to f...
by RonTurner
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: carb heat box
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: carb heat box

Thanks I would appreciate that. Restoring WR-1. it has a heat box but as no means of attaching an air filter.
by RonTurner
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: carb heat box
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

carb heat box

Looking for a good used carb heat box with air filter for my A65 Piet. (765)541-2219. Thanks
by RonTurner
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: WR-1
Replies: 0
Views: 1697

WR-1

Hello my name is Ron Turner from east central Indiana. Just wanted to inform BPA that I recently purchased and am restoring Pietenpol # WR-1 ( Bill Rewey's first Piet.) from a hanger in Michigan where it had been in storage for over 20 years. I've contacted Bill to let him know and he seemed glad to...