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by builderwannabe
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Cabanes
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Cabanes

Thanks for the replies. i think i will extend a couple inches and install a flop, assuming that is the part of the trailing edge that hinges up.

Sean
by builderwannabe
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Cabanes
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Cabanes

Anybody lengthened or know of anybody who lengthened the cabanes for ease of entry/exit? Now that I have finished my ribs I am working on the center section. Getting in and out of the fuselage was easy without the center section attached but with a mock-up of the center section getting in and out ha...
by builderwannabe
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wing Rib Jig
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Wing Rib Jig

Oscar, thanks again for the reply. I am onto rib #5 today. I spent a few hours on the first rib getting the truss members exact and then used them as the templates to mark future truss members before cutting. I then use a shooting board marked with the exact angle i want for each cut. This has worke...
by builderwannabe
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wing Rib Jig
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Wing Rib Jig

Oscar, thanks for the reply and the drawing this helps a lot. If there are lots of variations I will just use the full size template I purchased with the plans. I like to keep things simple.


Sean
by builderwannabe
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wing Rib Jig
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Wing Rib Jig

Before asking my question, I would just like to thank the group here for the help that has been provided in the past. I do not want to think what I would have sitting in my basement without that help. I am embarking on the next phase of my build which will be the wing ribs, and like the previous end...
by builderwannabe
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spar thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Spar thickness

Thanks for the pics Rick, it really helps me to see how others have solved things.
by builderwannabe
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spar thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Spar thickness

Rick, unable to see pics, could be on my end though, the older i get the less i know(and wanna know) about electronics and computers, explains my choice in experimental aircraft.

Sean
by builderwannabe
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Long Fuselage dimension
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Long Fuselage dimension

Looking forward to see the replies John. I have the Hstab attached but have not even looked at the Tdeck so now I am aware I might have some figurin to do.
by builderwannabe
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spar thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Spar thickness

Thanks Rick, I need some motivation to get back to the basement and do some more work on the plane and getting some hours on the airframe will do it.
by builderwannabe
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spar thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Spar thickness

Copy all, thanks. I am a hand tool wood worker so in my mind i was seeing myself doing lots of hand planing to get the ribs onto the spars.
by builderwannabe
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spar thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Spar thickness

Taildrags, thanks for the reply, i don’t have a degree in aero so really cannot run any numbers to tell what the minimum thickness would need to be. That being said my “spidey sense” indicated that it should be fine but its always good to run ones ideas across someone else to make sure they are not ...
by builderwannabe
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spar thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Spar thickness

All, I know I will get a lot of varied responses on this one. I ordered some wood to build the wings and have been informed that the wood that has been found for the spars is just a shade(1/32-1/16th of an inch) under 1 inch thick. I am away from home for work but am pretty sure i remember the plans...
by builderwannabe
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: epoxy failure
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: epoxy failure

Thanks for all the input, I don’t feel as bad as I did but only somewhat. It’s a good lesson for the rest of the build.

Sean
by builderwannabe
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: epoxy failure
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: epoxy failure

correct crossmember but i have not done anything with the controls yet so there are no bolts through the floor.
by builderwannabe
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: epoxy failure
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

epoxy failure

Has anyone ever had T88 epoxy fail? I ask because yesterday when i stepped into my pietenpol for the first time to sit down i heard a pop and crackle. Upon closer inspection after getting out it appears that a section of about 3 inches of the floor came unglued from the cross strut that is holding u...
by builderwannabe
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4130 vs 1020
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: 4130 vs 1020

Tom and EAB4, thanks for the reply and info, sounds like i best buy a TIG welder or learn to gas weld.

Sean
by builderwannabe
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4130 vs 1020
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

4130 vs 1020

Gents, more seemingly simple questions here. The plans seem to call for a lot of 1020 steel for the metal parts of the plane(i.e. landing gear, cables, fittings,...) but it appears that now folks are using 4130. While I understand that material science has progressed a lot since the 1930s, is there ...
by builderwannabe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Steam Bending Longerons
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Steam Bending Longerons

Gents, thanks for the info, it helps to bounce ideas off of others, I’ll start slathering on the T-88 tomorrow.
Sean
by builderwannabe
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Steam Bending Longerons
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Steam Bending Longerons

All, I have started building the fuselage and originally planned(because I assumed it was obvious) to steam bend the longerons. I could not find anything in the book that came with the plans about steam bending the longerons just the cap strips. After I built the fuselage side jig I found that the b...
by builderwannabe
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: washington dc pietenpols
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: washington dc pietenpols

Greg, thanks for the reply, I have since ordered my plans and started on the fuselage sides, how is your project coming along?

Sean
by builderwannabe
Mon May 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: washington dc pietenpols
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

washington dc pietenpols

Hello All I have narrowed down the homebuilt aircraft i would like to build to two candidates and the pietenpol air camper is one of them. That being said before making a decision I would like to get up close and personal with one and hopefully get a flight and see how it rides. Are there any owners...