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by Pat Weeden
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Mahogany Plywood Sheets
Replies: 0
Views: 407

Mahogany Plywood Sheets

Mahogany Plywood for sale

2 sheets: 48" x 96" 1/8" 90° mahogany plywood
7 sheets: 48" x 96" 3/32" 90° mahogany plywood
$100/sheet

Located at Brodhead Airport. Call Simon Smith at 608-289-6936 or e-mail: siksc37@gmail.com
by Pat Weeden
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Trailering a Piet
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Trailering a Piet

Joel Timblin at High Road Aviation does aircraft transport and has moved many Pietenpols by trailer in recent years. I’d highly recommend him.

http://www.highroadaviation.com/
by Pat Weeden
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Trailering a Piet
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Trailering a Piet

We just moved a Piet last month, about 300 miles across Wisconsin. Everything fit in a standard 20’ enclosed trailer, but the rear door of the trailer caught us off guard. The top of the radiator was about 3” too tall for the door. We tried letting air out of the tires but ended up removing the land...
by Pat Weeden
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: NX47173 Air Camper
Replies: 0
Views: 328

NX47173 Air Camper

Hi All,

In the latest BPA newsletter, there is a For Sale ad for NX47173, a Continental powered Air Camper by Ed Ripplinger. He sent in the ad handwritten on a scrap of paper, so I have no e-mail address. Does anyone know anything about this ship? It looks nice in this google-supplied picture.

Pat
by Pat Weeden
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 2020 Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion is Canceled
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: 2020 Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion is Canceled

All I can officially say is that Brodhead Airport is a public use airport that allows camping. Things to keep in mind for folks who normally come to Brodhead only during the Pietenpol Reunion: All runways will remain open. Anyone who camps must remain clear of all runways at all times. In particular...
by Pat Weeden
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: PHOTO CALL - 3rd Quarter Newsletter
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: PHOTO CALL - 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Any format is fine...I can convert. I work in Adobe InDesign so I have to convert everything anyway. The only thing I ask is that you send photos as separate files and not embedded in Word or some other document.

Thanks!
by Pat Weeden
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: PHOTO CALL - 3rd Quarter Newsletter
Replies: 3
Views: 435

PHOTO CALL - 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Hey all, I'm putting together the third quarter BPA newsletter this weekend, and I need PICTURES! ...and articles and letters and stories and gossip and tech tips and general filler material. I'm light this issue due to the reunion cancelation. Send me what'cha got at: bpa@pietenpols.org The front c...
by Pat Weeden
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: N34KP
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: N34KP

Fixed the pics.
by Pat Weeden
Sat May 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 2020 Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion is Canceled
Replies: 3
Views: 567

2020 Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion is Canceled

Cheeseland Chapter EAA 431 Inc. has voted to cancel the 2020 Pietenpol Reunion, Hatz Bi-Plane, and Corbin Fly-In.
by Pat Weeden
Wed May 13, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Model A Prob Hub
Replies: 0
Views: 598

Model A Prob Hub

This ad was sent to BPA via USPS:
For Sale: Model A prop hub and crush plate. Built by Vi Kapler and never used.

$175 plus postage.

Rex Bridgeman
618-525-1122
by Pat Weeden
Mon May 04, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spoked Wheels on Cub Gear
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Spoked Wheels on Cub Gear

Received via e-mail at BPA headquarters. I just bought a Pietenpol and joined the BPA.  It looks to be from original plans, NOT a Grega. It has a Model A engine and Cub gear.  I don't care for the gear and wish to  change it to an original. For now I would like to keep the landing gear and replace t...
by Pat Weeden
Sun May 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Glide Ratio
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Glide Ratio

Received at BPA headquarters via e-mail: Hello, at first, thank you for your nice homepage. My name is thomas, 25, privatpilot from germany and a big fan of the pietenpol. I think to me buying a pietenpol in future. There are a lot of questions. But for one question i'll find no answere, so i hope y...
by Pat Weeden
Sat May 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Question about Hatz & Piet gathering
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Question about Hatz & Piet gathering

Hi Tom,

We're meeting next week with the leadership of EAA Chapter 431 sponsor and BPA to figure out the best path forward. We will let everyone know through every means possible when the decision is made.

Pat
by Pat Weeden
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Experimental Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Experimental Insurance

Received via e-mail at BPA HQ:
Can you please advise who might specialize in the Insurance of an Experimental.
jocatgo@cox.net
or text 870-365-9692
by Pat Weeden
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Call For Articles
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Call For Articles

Hi All,

The next issue of the BPA newsletter will be coming out in a few weeks. This is your chance to submit photos, articles, built reports, questions, gossip, alien sightings or anything else. Please send it all to: bpa@pietenpols.org

Thanks!
–Pat
by Pat Weeden
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Looking For Damaged Pietenpol
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Looking For Damaged Pietenpol

Received via snail-mail in the BPA office today:
I'm looking to purchase a Pietenpol airplane that has been damaged. Hoping that you could possibly help me find something.

Thank you,
Mr. Todd Emmings
Glenwood, Minnesota
320-278-3726
by Pat Weeden
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Robert “Bob” Whittier Obituary
Replies: 0
Views: 842

Robert “Bob” Whittier Obituary

Received via e-mail.... Pietenpol friends : I am writing to inform you of the sad news of the passing of my father, Robert “Bob” Whittier. His obituary is attached. (linked below. ed.) I am not sure whether my father was a member of your organization, but if he was not an official member he was cer...
by Pat Weeden
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: First flight of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: First flight of 2020

I made a New Year's Day flight, but not in a Piet. Just a plain Jane Cessna over semi-frozen Brodhead, but I still flew!
by Pat Weeden
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Looking for Piets in vicinity of Great Falls, VA
Replies: 0
Views: 1166

Looking for Piets in vicinity of Great Falls, VA

E-mail received at BPA HQ: I'm contemplating the purchase of a Piet, and was in hopes that you could give me contact info on any of the Pietenpol Assn members within an hour or so of Great Falls, VA (essentially a suburb of Washington, DC). Would like a ride and ability to look one over. Please cont...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4th Quarter 2019 Newsletter is in the Mail
Replies: 0
Views: 1329

4th Quarter 2019 Newsletter is in the Mail

The latest issue of the Brodhead Pietenpol Association newsletter is in production and will hit the mail tomorrow. The digital copy has just been posted to the members area for those with access. If you're a member and need access, e-mail me at bpa@pietenpols.org. Thanks to everyone who contributed ...
by Pat Weeden
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Newsletter Photo Request
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: Newsletter Photo Request

I'm only missing one photo now. Anybody have a good shot of Pete Weston's yellow Air Camper, N438CW?
by Pat Weeden
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Re: Bill Rewey

Glad you found yours Tom, because I didn't see a GPS or radio mount in the packet I got from Bill here at BPA HQ.
by Pat Weeden
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Re: Bill Rewey

Oscar,

All of Bill stuff is on paper so I'll need to dig a bit for the radio sheet. I'll post it here once I find it.

Pat
by Pat Weeden
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Newsletter Photo Request
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Newsletter Photo Request

Hi All, I'm putting together the next BPA newsletter and seem to have a dearth of photos, especially from the July Brodhead reunion (I was too busy running around to take any pictures!). Does anyone have photos of their project or flying aircraft they would like to share? Does anyone have Brodhead p...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Fall Newsletter Deadline
Replies: 0
Views: 1390

Fall Newsletter Deadline

Hi All, I'll be working on the next BPA newsletter next week. Send in your project updates, tech tips, photos, complaints, gossip, and full blown Pietenpol thesis by September 16, please. Anything is welcome. Send to: bpa@pietenpols.org Thank you! The newsletter is written by you all and your contri...
by Pat Weeden
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Forum Schedule for Saturday, July 20
Replies: 0
Views: 1579

Forum Schedule for Saturday, July 20

A nice lineup of informational forums is scheduled for the Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion, all taking place on Saturday, July 19 in the EAA Chapter 431 clubhouse. Here’s the schedule: 10:00 a.m. – Don Brewer – Wooden structures and Adhesives 11:15 a.m. – Mike Danford, Flying the Pietenpol, From a Flight...
by Pat Weeden
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: New Weight & Balance Manual To Be Available At Brodhead
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Re: New Weight & Balance Manual To Be Available At Brodhead

The W&B Manual can be pre-ordered on the BPA website. Note that it will not ship until July 19.

http://www.pietenpols.org/store/
by Pat Weeden
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Corvair Campers with wood props
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: Corvair Campers with wood props

Hi Oscar, Asked a couple guys around here who are flying Corvairs with wood props, and here's what they have: Bernard's "Last Original" is a 66YCL30 or 66" long and 30" pitch. Tom Brown's prop is 66" long and "around 28-30" pitch". Tom emphasized that his Corvair is a Pietenpol conversion and not a ...
by Pat Weeden
Wed May 22, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Brodhead Reunion Forums
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

Brodhead Reunion Forums

Hi All,

We're looking for volunteers to present forums at the Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion on Saturday, July 20th, or ideas for forums.

Please respond here or e-mail bpa@pietenpols.org.

Thanks!
by Pat Weeden
Wed May 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Re: Bill Rewey

Hi All, I just received word from the Rewey family that due to unforeseen circumstances, the memorial that was to be held for Bill this Saturday at Sugar Ridge Airport is being rescheduled. The new date has yet to be determined but will be communicated when it's known. Please pass this information a...
by Pat Weeden
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Pietenpol 90th Anniversary Poster
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

Re: Pietenpol 90th Anniversary Poster

Yes, and we may print some bigger ones too.
JimBob wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:53 pm Will these be available at Brodhead?
by Pat Weeden
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Pietenpol 90th Anniversary Poster
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

Pietenpol 90th Anniversary Poster

12” x 14” full color, printed on heavy stock and suitable for framing. Original artwork by Bill Weeden celebrates the 90th anniversary of the first flight of Bernard Pietenpol’s first Aircamper in 1929. $7.00 post paid U.S. – $10.00 International Order here: http://www.pietenpols.org/90th-anniversar...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Spring 2019 Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

Spring 2019 Newsletter

The latest issue of the BPA newsletter is off to the printer and should start arriving in mailboxes next week.
by Pat Weeden
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Air Camper For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 3150

Air Camper For Sale

For Sale: Pietenpol Air Camper N304MD, long version, 3 pc. wing. Flown 50 hrs.. Completed in 2010, no engine, ready for yours, based in South Central VA. $2,900.00 firm. Call Mike Denton 804-894-0458 or email: kerrlakedocks@gmail.com
by Pat Weeden
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Re: Bill Rewey

Does anyone have a photo of Bill Rewey's Pietenpol, NX17WR, in flight?
by Pat Weeden
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey Memories
Replies: 0
Views: 1885

Bill Rewey Memories

I'm planning an article on Bill Rewey for the next BPA newsletter. Since he impacted so many Pietenpol builders over the years, I thought I would solicit the membership (or anybody else) to send in your memories of Bill. I would appreciate anything you might have, whether its a simple sentence, or a...
by Pat Weeden
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Re: Bill Rewey

About a year ago, Bill gave all of his "packet" stuff to the BPA. He said we could continue to sell it or use the individual articles in the newsletter. I'm inclined to do the latter and have included a few of them in recent newsletters. I'm sure this is very premature, but has anyone talked with th...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Bill Rewey
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Bill Rewey

For those who knew him, Bill Rewey of Verona, Wisconsin passed away yesterday, February 11, 2019. He was known by many as Mr. Pietenpol. More information as it becomes available. For now, here is an article from Midwest Flyer, dated 2011. https://midwestflyer.com/?p=3065 https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.f...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Prop Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Re: Prop Question

Good question, Oscar. In most cases, I post the question, then reply to the person with a direct link to the thread. They can follow along or choose to join the forum and chime in. Perhaps I should have them join and post their own questions? Pat; when we post replies to this type of inquiry, how do...
by Pat Weeden
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Prop Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Prop Question

Received via email today at BPA headquarters. Sir / Madam, I have about 40 hours on my recently finished Piet. It’s flying with an aluminum propeller I had lying around, and it’s proven way too coarsly pitched. I am going to buy a new (wood) prop, and would like as to proper length / pitch. Engine: ...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Piet Aircamper
Replies: 0
Views: 1989

Piet Aircamper

Received via snail mail at BPA HQ: Pietenpol Aircamper, A-75-8, 2300 hrs. w/logs, new Slick mags, harness, plugs, Aeronca exhaust eyebrows and instruments. Fuselage and tail feathers are x-moly. Needs wing struts and covered to finish. $10,000 OBO C-90-14F core complete w/std. cylinders $1,500. Rex ...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2019 Newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 2013

First Quarter 2019 Newsletter

Went out last week USPS bulk rate. Members can download a PDF copy in the usual place:

http://www.pietenpols.org/members-area
by Pat Weeden
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Short vs. Long Fuselage
Replies: 1
Views: 1347

Short vs. Long Fuselage

Received via e-mail at BPA HQ:
Have been trying to learn the difference between the short or long fuselage. Can you help me. Please?
Dave Birkhead email daveb27830@hotmail.com
by Pat Weeden
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Metal Fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 3159

Re: Metal Fittings

Brian Amato wrote: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:50 am Pat...I can't open any of those. What do I need?
Download the ZIP file again. I have included PDF versions of all the files.
by Pat Weeden
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Metal Fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 3159

Re: Metal Fittings

I have posted a series of DXF files that were donated a while back that apparently have all the metal parts needed for an Aircamper. No guarantee on accuracy or completeness. Go here to download: http://www.pietenpols.org/files/Piet-Parts.zip If anybody uses these drawings to have parts cut, I would...
by Pat Weeden
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Metal Fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 3159

Metal Fittings

Hi All,

Received this message today via e-mail at BPA headquarters:
Hello

I start the building of a Pietenpol en France and i am looking for a person who manufactures metal fittings by computer( CAD);

Do you Know?

Thank you for your reply

Best regards

Patrick Flamme
by Pat Weeden
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Last Call for Newsletter Articles
Replies: 0
Views: 1929

Last Call for Newsletter Articles

Hi ALl,

I will be assembling the next BPA newsletter in about two weeks. If you have an article, pictures, tech tip, project update or general gossip, please send it soon to bpa@pietenpols.org.

Thanks!
by Pat Weeden
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Nut Plates in The Empennage
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: Nut Plates in The Empennage

Terry Hand wrote: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:41 am In fairness, I have not searched the archives from this website directly. It may be just as easy. Frankly, I just don't know, but give either method a try!
The search function on this site wasn't working well until a few weeks ago. It's pretty slick now.
by Pat Weeden
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Steel Part DXF Files
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: Steel Part DXF Files

Thanks, Oscar.

I was able to view them in Adobe Illustrator, but it was just the vector art, no dimensions or other notations. If you can produce PDFs or something more universal, that would be helpful.
by Pat Weeden
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Steel Part DXF Files
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Steel Part DXF Files

Donated to BPA today was a pair of old floppy disks with a bunch of DXF files on them. The date on the disks was 1997. The guy who gave it to me said the drawings are all the steel parts needed for an Aircamper. I posted the files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4r3j6ht8yk1p4hu/AAAYc_ZbRP7k0zClvKRmpcrQa...