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by Tools
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wooden repair
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Wooden repair

You need the epoxy if you’re using a covering system that is MEK based so it doesn’t dissolve the varnish.

Using Stewart glue and latex, regular varnish is fine... which I also think is true if you’re using dope.

Using poly fiber, use epoxy.

Check the instructions for what you’re using.

Mike
by Tools
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Photo update from my airplane factory
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Photo update from my airplane factory

Small shops very effective. I’ve made parts out of a footlocker on a carrier. Built entire control line stunters in hotel rooms. Done ALL manners of mechanical things on a kitchen table. When you don’t have much room to lose things, nothing spare to lose anyway, no big power tools to ruin something ...
by Tools
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: First flight of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: First flight of 2020

Thanks! It was a relatively short flight filled with anticipation... my most recent flight was a month or more ago and I was basically forced down due to a rough running engine. No real problem, very near a friends field. Making a long story short I’m nearly certain at this point it was merely carb ...
by Tools
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: First flight of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: First flight of 2020

Got lucky in GA, needed a jacket, but great flying weather otherwise! A New Year’s Day flight has been on the list of things to do for some time!

Tools
by Tools
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: epoxy failure
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: epoxy failure

Another consideration is too much clamping pressure, which can displace too much epoxy, the more common way of not having enough.

Tools
by Tools
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Steam Bending Longerons
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Steam Bending Longerons

To further put your mind at ease... Years ago I broke my lower longerons right there in the curve. I scarfed new longerons on right there using the normal 15:1 taper, but without scarf plates and dry bent them right back into place. The joints are readily visible and easy to inspect. Despite the ten...
by Tools
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 17632

Re: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale

Oh ya, please look! Let me know, summer is a burning!!

Thanks,

Tools, 423 883 0721
by Tools
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 17632

Re: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale

Hehe,

I didn't notice that. Not a glowing endorsement of my ability to sell something.... Which is cool.

Tried to go flying in 2rn yesterday, but found a hole in the exhaust. Anyone recognize the exhaust stacks? Are they Aeronca? Need some new ones.

Tools
by Tools
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 17632

Re: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale

Hmmm, yes, I would like details. Thanks, Mike, n0kkj@yahoo.com
by Tools
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 17632

Re: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale

Sorry not responsive, just a lot going on... NX2RN is still for sale but here's the deal, I love the plane and don't really need to sell it. I just don't really need to keep it either. I'm asking $10,000. it's in annual, flies regularly, and has no real issues. To be a show stopper it needs recovere...
by Tools
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: replacing bungees (need advice)
Replies: 11
Views: 2488

Re: replacing bungees (need advice)

Hey mark, Can't be too much different than doing the straight axle bungee. First, wrap a bungee without tension and see how the length compares the tensioned one. Should demonstrate about 10 percent stretch. Just a warm fuzzy sort of thing to know. Just pull as you go, two pairs of hands. Once done,...
by Tools
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: You like odd machines don't you? A new Piet owner
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: You like odd machines don't you? A new Piet owner

Give me a shout. I live just south of Chattanooga. Mike danford, 423 320 8787.
by Tools
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: New member, intro
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: New member, intro

If it's been said once... If at all possible, get to Brodhead. It's the third week of July, in southern Wisconsin. Lots of piets. Almost guaranteed a ride. Definitely sit in some planes for size. Take lots of nerdy reference photos. Seeing the various options in person really helps ya decide how to ...
by Tools
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Purchase of training aircraft OT
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Re: Purchase of training aircraft OT

Seems I replied to a similar question somewhere... Anyway... Here's my quick take. First credentials. I'm a late bloomer somewhat unorthodox CFI. I got mine using military credentials, primarily for the purpose of teaching my son to fly our Piet. My first light civil student was my 18 yr old son, in...
by Tools
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Any Piet Builders in Middle Tennessee?
Replies: 5
Views: 1748

Re: Any Piet Builders in Middle Tennessee?

HI! I'm down near Chattanooga if you ever get this way. While not an active builder, I do have a Piet here in the yard that flies regularly. Also have a decently equipped shop if you need any help,with about any part of the process. Of course the Piet is available for inspection, rides, what ever. M...
by Tools
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Where are the Piet Folks Based...?
Replies: 27
Views: 8992

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

Hey swainer,

I'm located just south of Chatt, nearest to GA77, next closest 9a5. Have a a65 powered Piet. Give me a shout, 423 580 1383, Mike Danford.

Can probably help with a few things. And always good to get together with other Piet folks.

Cheers,

Tools
by Tools
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion Shuttle Service
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Re: Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion Shuttle Service

I've walked into town enough to definitively say yes!

Tools
by Tools
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Southeast Piet Fly-in
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Southeast Piet Fly-in

Well, if it hasn't sold by then, I'll bring a Piet. If it has, I'll come in a c-120!

Tools
by Tools
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 17632

Re: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale

Mine too!

Sorry we couldn't make it down, weather shortened our trip. Are you going to be around for sun and fun? Planning on bringing a squadron from up here. Folks are getting cabin fever pretty bad!

Mike
by Tools
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 17632

Re: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale

Attempt two...

Asking $10,000. Located south of Chattanooga TN in Chickamauga GA. Call 523-580-2383.

Thanks!

Tools
by Tools
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 17632

Re: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale

Oh, details!

Asking $10,000. Located just south of Chattanooga TN, in Chickamauga GA. Call 423-580-1383. Thanks!

Tools, who maybe thought you could tell by the snow...
by Tools
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: PIetenpol Air Camper for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 17632

PIetenpol Air Camper for sale

Hate to be the first in this category. Too many planes, and besides, might get me back to building one! Short wood fuse. Cabanes an inch or two longer. Cutout for rear cockpit access. Dual controls, no instruments in front. Wood gear, Harley wheels. Cont a65, mid time, great runner. Slick mags with ...