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by aviken
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: building confidence
Replies: 0
Views: 1733

building confidence

I decided to type a little update on the Jeepenpol, (Jeep powered Pietenpol) for those not knowing. I recently flew to my nearest airport, a 20 mile flight to fuel up and start a fuel burn test. I have now flown 1 hour since that flight so I can top off the tank and see how much fuel I burned. I hav...
by aviken
Thu May 04, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spring landing gear
Replies: 11
Views: 2979

Re: Spring landing gear

I built the spring gear on the Jeepepol, I got most of the information to build my off the William Wynne website. He had built one for a customers Pietenpol that they were re-powering with a corvair, and the old bungee system kinda splayed out with the extra weight. He has a very interesting and inf...
by aviken
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Control cable slack
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Re: Control cable slack

Hi George . on the cable slack problem , it think everyone has witnessed that on planes built to the plans as I did. I know that some folks add a small spring attatched to the top cable behind the pilot seat between there and the bell crank . It is just to take up the slack as the cable is moved. I ...
by aviken
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: The Jeep powered pietenpol, (Jeepenpol)
Replies: 0
Views: 2178

The Jeep powered pietenpol, (Jeepenpol)

A couple pictures of the 134L flathead Jeep of ww2 fame powered piet. I short 1933 plans piet, pretty standard following plans fairly closely .
Just received my airworthiness cert. and hope to someday make the pilgramidge to Brodhead, maybe this year?
by aviken
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: The Jeepenpol is ready for another test flight
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

The Jeepenpol is ready for another test flight

I have spent the last few days making more modifications to the Jeepenpol. I finished my new propeller and did a job I have been avoiding all winter and that was to turn a new prop hub out of a large chunk of aluminum on my lathe. I have been testing and using a hub I made out of three pieces of ste...
by aviken
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Ramblings of an idiot
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: Ramblings of an idiot

Thanks Clay and taildrags. I am starting a new propeller now and I agree that truly believe the propeller is the key.
by aviken
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Ramblings of an idiot
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: Ramblings of an idiot

Thanks for the nice words. To answer your questions, The engine is turning almost 2200 in flight full power. The propeller is just over 63 inches long with a 32 pitch. The propeller is quite broad , I used a Hamilton standard 2D30 blade as a pattern , sized down of course. I believe there is quite a...
by aviken
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Ramblings of an idiot
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Ramblings of an idiot

I have been planning to call my DAR and bite the bullet and see if I can get this thing certified, classified, simonized , circiumsized, ect. I have been doing some experimentation on the basic set up and it seems I will still have to do some more. My horsepower at this time is too weak to make the ...
by aviken
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Where are the Piet Folks Based...?
Replies: 27
Views: 8451

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

Hey Robert , I live across the state from you near Jonesboro. I too waited a long time to build, I just turned 61 and just finished my pietenpol this past Sept, It took me almost 3 years and that is probably a little quicker than most . I am a crop-duster and farmer by trade so I have a lot of free ...