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by E.Woodson
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Where to start...

Buzz- I concur, I started about two years ago and have finished the ribs, all tail surfaces and am working on the center section of a three piece wing. I have two corvairs I've pulled apart for a motor. All of this done on a small workbench in a small shed (see Pic). Ribs first is a great way to tes...
by E.Woodson
Tue May 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Control Surface Rigging
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Control Surface Rigging

I find it interesting that the LAA refers the Bingelis books as references for their inspectors, there's some comfort in that. "Refer to Bingelis’s books ‘Firewall Forward’, ‘The Sportplane Builder’ and ‘Sportplane Construction Techniques’ for examples of standard aviation practises. If in doubt, co...
by E.Woodson
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Instrument Panel
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Instrument Panel

Looks great Dan, solid plan. As you gain hours as a student make mental notes on how you personally scan and what is most comfortable and natural for you and arrange the instruments to conform to you vise you having to conform to the aircraft. I really like your layout... also bold move actually sho...
by E.Woodson
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Docspietshop
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Docspietshop

I tried to order a set from Doc about a year ago and just never heard anything. I ended up ordering through the Pietenpol family site. Very helpful. I emailed him once or twice with questions and received prompt helpful responses.
by E.Woodson
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: offset vertical fin
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: offset vertical fin

So that's the leading edge displaced 5/8 to the left correct? Have you ever felt that was not quite the right setting or that you wish you could adjust it (not in flight)? How is it in flight? Kinda spoilt about having a nice trimmed out aircraft.
by E.Woodson
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: offset vertical fin
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: offset vertical fin

Has anybody explored the idea of using the stacked washer idea for the front attachment point to allow lateral adjustment and... here we go... for the rear attach point instead of the two brackets on the outside of the vert stab as shown in the plans, as far back as possible, drive a single vertical...
by E.Woodson
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Tail Wheel weight consideration?
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Tail Wheel weight consideration?

Thanks, not sure which I'll end up using... a ways to go yet. Gary has been a great resource and love the look of his plane. I've been busy cleaning up some beautiful cast tail hinges. They worked out perfectly, thanks Oscar!
by E.Woodson
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Tail Wheel weight consideration?
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Tail Wheel weight consideration?

I recently picked up a nice antique Scot 3-24B that was priced right and cleaned up really nice. My big concern with installing it on my Piet is the is the weight. 5lbs 6 oz seems a lot to hoist up on that moment arm. Any thoughts are welcome. I'm still pretty new to the homebuilding world and not t...
by E.Woodson
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Metal Fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Metal Fittings

I was looking to learn autocad so I could draw, view and edit the drawings of the steel parts myself. I chose Solidworks. I was able to view, draw, edit, create... Solidworks on your own is VERY expensive, but as an EAA member you can download it FOR FREE!!! In the immortal words "works great lasts ...
by E.Woodson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Tail Feathers Confusion
Replies: 16
Views: 3497

Re: Tail Feathers Confusion

Concur, thanks!!
by E.Woodson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Tail Feathers Confusion
Replies: 16
Views: 3497

Re: Tail Feathers Confusion

After pondering, smoking a pipe (tobacco), and mulling it over a nice neat bourbon, I realized the rest of the entire main beam trailing edge has that same narrowish edge, just because there is a gusset plate beneath this portion it shouldn't be any issue. I guess I was concerned with the fabric vib...
by E.Woodson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Tail Feathers Confusion
Replies: 16
Views: 3497

Re: Tail Feathers Confusion

OK, I'm pretty happy with my horizontal stabilizer....all except for the "main beam" or trailing edge. I am left with the 1/16th" lip where the gusset rests inside the main beam rabbet. I didn't want to run the gusset all the way to the trailing edge by removing the rabbet because I didn't want the ...
by E.Woodson
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Vi Kapler style hinges
Replies: 14
Views: 2499

Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Are these sold "foundry fresh" or milled and ready to use? Too hot down here right now to spend too much time on the grinder...might have to pay my kids to get em cleaned up :D
by E.Woodson
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Beg,Borrow or Steal or even purchase a good Rib Jig?
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

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 ...
by E.Woodson
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Beg,Borrow or Steal or even purchase a good Rib Jig?
Replies: 15
Views: 2561

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

Happy to say that as of Yesterday I have one available!!!!! Just finished my last rib (plus a few spares). I enjoyed taking the time to build it and make it to my specs. I find it more civil to curse at myself for any frustrations with the jig than cursing another guy who built it. :lol: But borrowi...
by E.Woodson
Wed May 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Where are the Piet Folks Based...?
Replies: 27
Views: 8448

Re: Where are the Piet Folks Based...?

I've been building for a little while now but slow and steady....
I'm in South Central LA....Louisiana that is, just across the lake from New Orleans in Madisonville.
Erik "Woody" Woodson
by E.Woodson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Wanted "Vi Kapler style" tail hinges
Replies: 0
Views: 1498

Wanted "Vi Kapler style" tail hinges

Does anybody have an extra finished set (all 9 pairs) laying around they could sell? Oscar sounds pretty busy and only offers the rough cast for sale now. Thanks!
by E.Woodson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Corvair Cores for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: Corvair Cores for Sale

Still have the cores? Can you send the engine serial numbers along?
Interested