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by danoliver
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: New member introduction

Those little sonexes sure look like a lot of fun.
Maybe not as much fun as a Pietenpol but it sounds like your working on that.
Welcome aboard!
by danoliver
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wing Rib Jig
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Wing Rib Jig

Wow! I've never heard of a shooting board before, looks like the perfect tool for the job.
by danoliver
Tue May 26, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Confessions of an Aircraft Builder
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Confessions of an Aircraft Builder

A list of weight I have added or will add to my airplane. It adds up fast!
by danoliver
Tue May 12, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Drag and Anti-Drag Cable Stretching
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Drag and Anti-Drag Cable Stretching

Man, that's a tough one. I can't image only one set of cables would stretch while the others didn't.
How well sealed are the ends of your spars? Could one expand more than the other due to moisture?
by danoliver
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Couch surfing
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Couch surfing

For those out there stuck at home. You might often find yourself wasting your days away endlessly surfing the interwebs. Or should I say deticating important time towards homebuilt aviation research. Either way, share some of your favorite links here so we can all get the best of what the worl wide ...
by danoliver
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Control Horns
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Control Horns

I made my horns symmetrical (not yet flying). I figured the error was just because the plan's templates were hand drawn. I re-drew the horns on manila folders and cut them out for patterns. Worked pretty good.
As far as the brace fittings I used .090 for the fin and .100 for the h-stab.
by danoliver
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Photo update from my airplane factory
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Photo update from my airplane factory

Beautiful work.
Hope you have a plan to get it out!
by danoliver
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Southwestern Ohio Regional Fly In
Replies: 0
Views: 1265

Southwestern Ohio Regional Fly In

Our EAA chapter's annual event is coming up. Hope to see you there.
by danoliver
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Floor
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Floor

How come no matter how many clamps you got, it ain’t never enough?
by danoliver
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Routing Willy Nilly
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Routing Willy Nilly

In the end I chickened out. Routing the entire fuselage seemed like a lot of work and a lot of risk for very little gain. I only routed the 3 major pieces that strengthen the door frame, similar to routing a spar. Incase anyone is curious my port fuselage side weighs 11.4 pounds while the starboard ...
by danoliver
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Cheap Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 1843

Re: Cheap Wheels

Fellas, thanks for your concern. Criticism is always welcome, especially when it's safety related. I guess I misrepresented my intentions. I do plan on going with the 6" wide hubs hacked from 4130 steel, I'm just hoping to adjust the spoke hole locations to accommodate the standard length spokes. Th...
by danoliver
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Cheap Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 1843

Cheap Wheels

Hey just passing this on. I just bought a set of 21" rims and spokes from BMI Karts in Versailles, OH. https://www.bmikarts.com/ The rims are $20 ea. and a set of spokes is $30. The guy said they bought some huge quantity of these things from a bankruptcy and now they're just trying to get them off ...
by danoliver
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Steel Fuselage Progress
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

Re: Steel Fuselage Progress

Very cool!
What made you go with the steel? I was on the fence for a while but decided in my case wood would be cheaper and faster.
by danoliver
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Instrument Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 2734

Instrument Panel

I’m sort of in between steps on my project so I decided to waste a little time laying out my instrument panel. I’m a very low time student pilot learning in a champ so I don’t know much about the best arrangement but it kinda made sense in my mind to center the flight instruments, put all the engine...
by danoliver
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Horns and fittings
Replies: 2
Views: 1224

Re: Horns and fittings

Free for the cost of shipping.
I mistakenly made my upper motor mount fittings to the dimensions on drawing 6 wich doesn’t appear to provide enough clearance for the Continental mount.
I believe they should work for anyone planing on using a Model A.
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by danoliver
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 3755

Re: Bill Rewey

I did not know Bill but have certainly benefited from his writings and his his service to our nation. Thank you Bill.
by danoliver
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Builders in Oklahoma?
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Builders in Oklahoma?

Sorry Mark I'm nowhere near Oklahoma, but welcome to the group and congratulations on your graduation.
by danoliver
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Routing Willy Nilly
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Routing Willy Nilly

I'll be starting my fuselage here as soon as glue worthy weather hits Cincinnati. I plan to ad the passenger door per Keri Ann Price's plans. One thing I noticed on her drawings is that she includes instructions for routing lots of places in the struts, braces, and longerons throughout the fuselage ...
by danoliver
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: forming control horns
Replies: 8
Views: 2094

Re: forming control horns

by danoliver
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: 1/8" Plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: 1/8" Plywood

Right on.
by danoliver
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: 1/8" Plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: 1/8" Plywood

Might be wise to give it the old boil test just to be sure.
by danoliver
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Fueslage Modifications For Diffrent Engines.
Replies: 15
Views: 3785

Re: Fueslage Modifications For Diffrent Engines.

I’ve just now noticed a mistake. The measurement from the firewall to to seat back on the steel fuselage should be 6’2-1/2”. Just goes to show that you should question everything you see on the internet!
by danoliver
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Fueslage Modifications For Diffrent Engines.
Replies: 15
Views: 3785

Re: Fueslage Modifications For Diffrent Engines.

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a while ago I drew up this comparison of fuselages. Might be of interest.
by danoliver
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Ribs: full length and aileron ribs
Replies: 23
Views: 4588

Re: Ribs: full length and aileron ribs

I interpreted the 3 piece wing drawing to say that the fabric should be attached to the 2" wide plywood strips that conform around the rib and that the sides of the butt ribs were gusseted normally. I've never covered an airplane (this being my first build) but it seems like 2" of plywood should be ...
by danoliver
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: General Inquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Re: General Inquiry

I too am in the building trades and have found the knowledge and tools aquired over the years quite helpful for building an Air Camper. I actually started at the end so to speak by building the empennage first. Similar to starting with the ribs it is a cheap way to dip your toes in. Good luck man. A...
by danoliver
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wing leading edge
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: Wing leading edge

I used a table saw to cut the basic shape. I think four or five angles? Then after gluing the leading edge plywood in place I just sanded it. And sanded it. And then sanded a little more. No power tools mind you, just a nice flat 18" long sanding block. You might be suprised to know that your eye is...
by danoliver
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Tail Feathers Confusion
Replies: 16
Views: 4881

Re: Tail Feathers Confusion

I too was very recently in your spot. My advise is to follow your interpretation of the plans and move on. In a year you'll look back and see your minor mistakes. There will be those that are acceptable and those that will need to be corrected. You'll be surprised how fixable an unfinished wooden ai...
by danoliver
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Ribs: full length and aileron ribs
Replies: 23
Views: 4588

Re: Ribs: full length and aileron ribs

I just finished up builing my port wing and the very last thing I did, and I mean very last, was to cut loose the aileron. Fittings, cables, hinges, you name it, all set. Worked out good.
by danoliver
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Wing Final Assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Re: Wing Final Assembly

Nice! I'm liking those simplified wingtips.
by danoliver
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: W & B articles
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: W & B articles

You can download the W&B article from jhofmann's 2011 post on the Matronics List.
http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.p ... ht+balance
by danoliver
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Cabane Strut Fittings
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Cabane Strut Fittings

Thanks for your response Bill. You gave me the confidence to go ahead with the welded three piece fittings and the caution to re-examine my technique. I did a lot of re-reading of books and discussions and re-watching of videos. I also did a good deal of experimenting. One thing I noticed is that th...
by danoliver
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Cabane Strut Fittings
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Cabane Strut Fittings

In every picture I’ve seen on line of cabane strut fittings they are made of two overlapping bent brackets tacked together (Like the red construction paper cut-outs in this photograph). Am I a fool for making mine of three welded pieces per my interpretation of Vi Kapler’s ‘75 drawing? 28AA468A-4137...
by danoliver
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Centre section flop
Replies: 18
Views: 6176

Re: Centre section flop

I'm fixin to build my center section and flop as well (American spelling). I was thinking about incorperating magnetic latches like on cabinet doors. Maybe one up top to keep it flopped and one in the hinge joint to hold it down. Might even be able to install under the fabric. Any thoughts?
by danoliver
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Where are the Piet Folks Based...?
Replies: 27
Views: 10387

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

Cincinnati
by danoliver
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Rack O' Ribs
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

Rack O' Ribs

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by danoliver
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Trailing edge, Rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Re: Trailing edge, Rudder

Check out Chris Tracy's site, West Coast Piet. Lots of photos of some amazing work.
by danoliver
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Tail Feathers
Replies: 1
Views: 1757

Tail Feathers

It's been seventeen months to the day since I first dipped my toe into the Pietenpol pond by ordering the fin and rudder kits from Aircraft Spruce. I can finally now say that I've got my tail behind me. Lines layed and jigs made. Spruce routed, cut, shaped, sanded. Gussets glued. Two coats of varnis...
by danoliver
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Trailing edge, Rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Re: Trailing edge, Rudder

Stephen,
I was stuck on the same thing. I found that I had to taper a lot of pieces to get them to match up.
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by danoliver
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Empennage Hinges
Replies: 7
Views: 4743

Re: Empennage Hinges

They are 0.58 ounces per set. Not counting any hardware.
by danoliver
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Empennage Hinges
Replies: 7
Views: 4743

Empennage Hinges

I really struggled with making the the empennage hinges per the plans. So I thougt I'd share the method (right or wrong) that finally worked for me. One of my biggest problems was trying to weld such tiny pieces successfully. To solve this issue I just made them bigger. Well not actually bigger. I m...