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by cantdrawatall
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Rib cuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: Rib cuts

The advantage of the bevel cuts in the rib in my opinion would be the solid placement of the bracing stock, ensuring that the ends are consistently positioned for each rib. Simply having the stock squared off would leave a little wiggle rood at the ends. I imagine a well setup Jig would also allow t...
by cantdrawatall
Mon May 20, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: washington dc pietenpols
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: washington dc pietenpols

Hello Sean,

I am up in the Baltimore Area, but I am only just starting on my airplane. Literally putting together the jig for the ribs, so I don't have anything for you to see unfortunately.

I don't mind keeping in touch if you choose to build the air camper.

by cantdrawatall
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bending Strips for Ribs
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Bending Strips for Ribs

Hello Everyone, I'm getting ready to start prepping the wood to the ribs, and I was wondering about the top cap for the ribs. I've seen some things about putting them in boiling water, or steam and then bending them over a form. What rigs have builders used for the boiling/steaming and for how long ...
by cantdrawatall
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Landing Gear Location
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

Re: Landing Gear Location

There is an excellent series of articles by William Wynne about landing gear, axle placement, and CG that are a must-read on the subject before you build the landing gear
WHere might I be able to find these articles? In the older issues of the newsletter?
by cantdrawatall
Wed May 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Where are the Piet Folks Based...?
Replies: 27
Views: 10433

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

I've just started my ribs but I'm looking forward to building a Chesapeake Piet.

Glen Burnie, MD
by cantdrawatall
Thu May 10, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Piets near Maryland
Replies: 0
Views: 2376

Piets near Maryland

Hello everyone! I've been lurking for a while and going to be starting my Piet build in the upcoming year, so decided I should come out into the open. I notice a lot of Piets in the Mid West and West Coast and the South, but are any of you in Maryland or in nearby States. I'd like to lay my eyes on ...