Vi Kapler style hinges

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taildrags
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Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by taildrags » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:30 am

Pieters;

I've got a new batch of tail hinge castings coming from the foundry. Looks like they misunderstood the order and are sending me double the quantity that I usually get. Even with a reject rate of about 2% of the parts, I will have enough castings for over 100 Air Campers! Even if I sold one set a month, which is like 3x what I usually sell, I'll have a large enough supply for about 10 years. My guess is that the world will be very different in 10 years, and if I live that long I'll be 77 years old and the Air Camper design will be 100 years old! I think this may be the last batch of hinge castings I'll be ordering ;o)

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by E.Woodson » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:59 am

Are these sold "foundry fresh" or milled and ready to use? Too hot down here right now to spend too much time on the grinder...might have to pay my kids to get em cleaned up :D
Training is good, but it's no substitute for experience...
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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by taildrags » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:06 pm

They are shipped out pretty much as they come out of the molds. Sometimes the sprues are knocked off, but not always.

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by Brian Amato » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:24 am

How much are they? I'd like a set.
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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by taildrags » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:06 pm

Brian-??!! You're still out there! Are you still offering your aluminum Piet plates for sale? I still show them on my website along with the brass ones that I sell.

I'll contact you off-line about a set of hinges; thanks.

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by Brian Amato » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:48 am

Yup...I still sell the data plates. I've had to raise the price a bit over the years.
The outfit that prints them for me keeps raising their prices every year so I have to.
Anyone can go to the ebay site:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pietenpol-home ... w9NxTsZbQr
They really dress up your Piet.
Brian

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by JimBob » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:52 pm

I'm a long way from needed but would like to go ahead and get a set. How does one go about doing?

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by taildrags » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:07 pm

JimBob- just email me at taildrags@hotmail.com and I'll get you more info.

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by Brian Amato » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:30 am

Oscar....got my hinges yesterday and they look great. Thanks so much.
Brian

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by Isp3898 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:53 am

I would also like to get a set of hinges. How do I get them?
Thanks

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by taildrags » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:25 am

Rick; email me at taildrags@hotmail.com for more info. They are $35 for a set of nine pairs of hinges, as-cast, ready for the builder to finish.

Oscar Zuniga
Medford, OR

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by Mike Wissing » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:00 am

Oscar, I'm in Bend and fly to Medford a lot. I'm busy with a Piet build and would love to speak to you.
Could you please post your website URL?

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by Terry Hand » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:41 am

Mike,

In case Oscar does not log in for a few days, here is his website -

http://www.flysquirrel.net/rogueairparts.html
Semper Fi,

Terry Hand
Athens GA

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by taildrags » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:56 pm

Mike; my other website is http://www.flysquirrel.net .

I'm doing a lot of work on VA facilities all over the West coast lately so I've been out more than usual the last few months, but with summer approaching, I hope to get back into my routine of at least spending Saturday afternoons at the hangar and in the air.

I check my email pretty much continuously, so email is the best way to reach me, either in or out of the country. Also, text my mobile phone (in the country) or WhatsApp (out of the country).

Oscar Zuniga
Medford, OR
Air Camper NX41CC, A75 power

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Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

Post by taildrags » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:56 pm

Oops... yeah, what Terry said ;o)

-Oscar

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