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by Pat Weeden
Wed Apr 10, 2024 4:20 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: N825GR
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: N825GR

Welcome our of the lurker bushes! And congratulations on the first flight. Real nice looking Air Camper!

Can you send some pictures to the BPA newsletter, please? I'd like to do a short article on your build. Contact me at bpa@pietenpols.org.

Thanks!
by Pat Weeden
Sun Mar 03, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: West coast Piet
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: West coast Piet

The site owner took it down due to increased hosting costs. We're in the process of moving the entire site over to pietenpols.org. Stay tuned.
by Pat Weeden
Thu Feb 15, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: BPA Newsletter - Call for Articles
Replies: 0
Views: 285

BPA Newsletter - Call for Articles

Hello everyone, The next issue of the Brodhead Pietenpol Association newsletter is a bit behind schedule due to a slight lack of content. We rely heavily on member input for a broad range of articles and experiences, and the well is a bit dry at the moment. So, I am asking for articles from you all....
by Pat Weeden
Tue Feb 13, 2024 5:49 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Ford A Cylinder Head ID
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Ford A Cylinder Head ID

Message received via e-mail at BPA headquarters today. Can anybody help ID the Ford head?
I have this cylinder head that I am trying to identify, I am hoping you may be able to help. From some research, it appears it may have been used on the Model A engines used to power the Pietenpol airplanes.
by Pat Weeden
Sun Feb 04, 2024 2:38 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Air Camper 1138D For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1654

Re: Air Camper 1138D For Sale

Yes, it is still for sale. You can contact the owner at the e-mail address in the ad.
by Pat Weeden
Thu Nov 16, 2023 11:18 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Gussets
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Gussets

Message received at Pietenpol HQ today.... Hi, I'm trying to get some information about Pietenpole gussets. Do the gussets in the Pietenpole aircamper plans need to be a specific measurement or can they be as close to the pictures on the plans as possible? I can't find any information on the plans a...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Aug 23, 2023 6:11 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Air Camper 1138D For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1654

Air Camper 1138D For Sale

FOR SALE: Pietenpol Air Camper, A65, tail skid, 290 TT, built by Dennis Hall in 2000, flies regularly. Metal or wood prop included. Located at Brodhead Airport (C37) $16,000 with fresh inspection. Contact mike@brodheadaviation.com
by Pat Weeden
Tue Aug 15, 2023 4:16 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Air Camper N4312
Replies: 0
Views: 1046

Air Camper N4312

Hi All, This message was received at BPA headquarters today. Hello, My name is Cody Moore and I am looking at buying a Pietenpol Aircamper out of Missouri as my first plane. I believe the tail number is N4312 and owned by a Mr Roger Deuschle of Warrensburg Missouri. I was wondering if anyone here wa...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Jul 11, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Low Wing Pietenpol
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Low Wing Pietenpol

Hello,

Bernard Pietenpol did not die in an airplane crash. He died in old age in 1984.
BlueRidge wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:46 pm Hello,

Sadly, Bernard apparently died in an airplane crash, testing a new low wing design.

Has anyone built a replica of this design, or a low wing version of the Piet?
by Pat Weeden
Mon May 01, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Air Camper Plans for Sale - $175
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Air Camper Plans for Sale - $175

I'll put an ad in the BPA newsletter coming out this week.
by Pat Weeden
Mon Mar 20, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Web site problems
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Web site problems

Thanks for the heads up, guys. I'm currently troubleshooting. Appears to be related to a recent upgrade of php versions.

Ugh....
by Pat Weeden
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:29 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Looking for old copies of newsletter..
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Looking for old copies of newsletter..

Hi Bob,

E-mail me at bpa@pietenpols.org and we can troubleshoot why you can't download the PDF files.

Pat Weeden
by Pat Weeden
Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Winter 2023 Newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

Winter 2023 Newsletter

Hello All,

We're spooling up to print the next BPA newsletter, and we could use an article or two. If you have anything to submit, please send to bpa@pietenpols.org soon.

Always looking for tech tips, build reports, technical questions, historical articles, gossip, etc.

Thanks!
Pat Weeden
by Pat Weeden
Tue Oct 18, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Pietenpols in Western Mass.
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

Pietenpols in Western Mass.

Received today at BOA headquarters:
I’m interested in building a Pietenpol. Is there someone who can tell me if there’s any Piets in the New England area so that I can see the plane. Or how I can find one in my area.

Don, western Massachusetts
413-695-2105
by Pat Weeden
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 1st Quarter 2022 Newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 1953

1st Quarter 2022 Newsletter

Hey everyone,

I'm still short of material for the first BPA newsletter of the year. We depend on the membership for articles, photos, stories, gossip, and all the rest that makes up a community newsletter. Send me what'cha got at bpa@pietenpols.org.

Thanks!
by Pat Weeden
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Looking for N34278
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Looking for N34278

E-mail received at BPA headquarters this week:
N34278 - Info needed. Built by Jon Teichen, 10/1/69, Inver Grove Hts, MN. Alex Whitmore owned it w/ a Model A engine. Seen at Paul's Valley fly-In, 1983.
by Pat Weeden
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4th Quarter 2021 BPA Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: 4th Quarter 2021 BPA Newsletter

Brennan wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:59 pm I have a write up about my fuel tank as well as brakes if that’s a point of interest!
That sounds great! Thank you.
by Pat Weeden
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4th Quarter 2021 BPA Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: 4th Quarter 2021 BPA Newsletter

PoconoJohn wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:42 pm By what date do you need it?

John C
Last week. :D

Any time in the next few days would be great, but no hard deadline.
by Pat Weeden
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4th Quarter 2021 BPA Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

4th Quarter 2021 BPA Newsletter

Hey Everyone,

I'm working on the next BPA newsletter and need your stuff. Articles, project updates, flying reports, pictures, diagrams, gossip, plans for world dominance...anything goes...almost.

Send what you have to: bpa@pietenpols.org

Thanks!
by Pat Weeden
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Aluminum cylinder head for Model A
Replies: 1
Views: 1864

Aluminum cylinder head for Model A

Here's a message received at BPA headquarters. Any leads would be helpful. Good morning. I own a 1929 Model A Ford Special Coupe and recently discovered that the cylinder head is made of aluminum. A fellow Model A Ford Club member suggested that the head may have come from your organization, or that...
by Pat Weeden
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Looking for a 1936 Pietenpol Scout last known location Canora Sask. 1965
Replies: 0
Views: 2770

Looking for a 1936 Pietenpol Scout last known location Canora Sask. 1965

The message below was received at BPA headquarters yesterday. Anybody have any info? Good afternoon. We recently restored a 1956 Apache Piper that belonged to Robert and Tommy Wong of Central Airways at the Centre Island airport in Toronto. The airplane will be used as a static display for the child...
by Pat Weeden
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Newsletter - Lift Strut Detach
Replies: 6
Views: 3158

Re: Newsletter - Lift Strut Detach

I believe Don's is a 3-piece wing.

I showed that article to an A&P friend and he said, "That happens more than you'd think. "I did it once on a Grumman F3F."
by Pat Weeden
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: PBS tv program
Replies: 1
Views: 2801

Re: PBS tv program

Yes, you saw a Pietenpol!. We wrote an article about that episode in the second quarter newsletter last year.
by Pat Weeden
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2021 Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

Re: First Quarter 2021 Newsletter

Richard Roller wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:46 pm I emailed an article last night.
Got it. Thank you!
by Pat Weeden
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2021 Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

Re: First Quarter 2021 Newsletter

I should say the newsletter is “scheduled” to mail the week of Jan. 4.

There is absolutely time to submit stuff. My hard deadline is 12/30.
by Pat Weeden
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: First Quarter 2021 Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

First Quarter 2021 Newsletter

The next BPA newsletter will be mailed out the first of January, and I'm always looking for material. Please send in your build reports, flight reports, hangar flying reports, TPS reports, pictures, questions, tech articles, feature length movie scripts, etc. We can't do it without you. Thanks, and ...
by Pat Weeden
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: Ken Perkins Piet
Replies: 14
Views: 15819

Re: Ken Perkins Piet

Hootis wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:47 pm I cant get these pics to load, are they still available?
There are a lot of pictures, so it may take a few minutes, but they should load.
by Pat Weeden
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Photo Section
Topic: N325TM
Replies: 4
Views: 4495

Re: N325TM

Nice! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
by Pat Weeden
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 3094

Re: New member

Hi Ted,

Thanks for joining.

We welcome discussion on the Grega design here, no worries.

The Brodhead Pietenpol Association advocates for the original Pietenpol Air Camper design only though.

Pat Weeden
by Pat Weeden
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Lift Strut attach to Spar
Replies: 5
Views: 4886

Re: Lift Strut attach to Spar

Varmint wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:08 pm OH that is great. Is there a link to this article somewhere or a place it can be purchased?
Back issues of the BPA newsletters are $5 each. If you're a member already, I can send it to you for free.

E-mail me at bpa@pietenpols.org

Pat Weeden
BPA newsletter editor guy
by Pat Weeden
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Model A Auction at OHTM
Replies: 0
Views: 4879

Model A Auction at OHTM

Owls Head Transportation Museum is going to auction 12 Model A Ford engines October 12. The museum is in the great State of Maine. Look for the cars and collectibles link on the website. For more information, contact an auction team member by email at auction@ohtm.org or by phone at (207) 594-4418. ...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Mahogany Plywood Sheets
Replies: 0
Views: 5121

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: 6295

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: 6295

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: 4522

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: 4308

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: 3954

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: 3954

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: 27
Views: 15052

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: 4308

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: 5190

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: 3488

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: 8
Views: 6089

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: 3163

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: 3608

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: 4567

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: 3036

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: 4706

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: 5015

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!