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by Pappy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: prop for corvair diameter & pitch
Replies: 1
Views: 727

prop for corvair diameter & pitch

Hi all what is the recommended diameter and pitch prop for a corvair engine? I am thinking of getting a ground adjustable cause the pitch will be somewhat dependent on the HP out put of my engine. What should I see for full throttle run up RPM with the proper pitch prop? what is the cruise RPM with ...
by Pappy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: wing inspection holes and covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: wing inspection holes and covers

First off use a clevis on all your cables, guys short cut on the bay cross cables in the wings and the thimbles stretch or flatten out and the cables loosen up. I put an inspection hole on each out board strut connection to check the bolts on the spars, little tricky but worth it. and my new piet ha...
by Pappy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Rudder and elevator hinges
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: Rudder and elevator hinges

Hi this was my solution to hinges, I cut from a piece of 2 x 2 tubing. made a jig for the drill press both ends and the screw holes are drilled the same distance from the corner.

when you put the hinges on off set the last set in the opposite direction
by Pappy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Mikuni carburator
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Mikuni carburator

I'm considering using a Mikuni Carburetor on a corvair engine. my experience is carburetors with slides do not ice up, which eliminates the need to carb heat which would certainly minimize some building. does anyone have any input on this?