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by JimBob
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: control stick travel
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: control stick travel

So what I’m hearing is there is enough travel “between your knees “ that you don’t have to worry about the travel in the seat cutout.
by JimBob
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: control stick travel
Replies: 11
Views: 610

control stick travel

Just finished the controls and test fit in the fuselage and I notice when the control (stick) is all the way to the left, the tube that connects the two control sticks hits the cutout in the back of the front seat. I can't really cut out the opening any because it will cut into the wood bracing. Eve...
by JimBob
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: attaching post hinge?
Replies: 3
Views: 940

attaching post hinge?

Bottom rudder hinge that attaches to the post. The countersink hole in the hinge is 100degree. Using/finding stainless mach bolts for all the other hinges has not ben a problem but since I cannot get to the backside of this one hinge, how are you'all attaching? Have not been able to source a stainle...
by JimBob
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: stabilizer turnbuckle
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Re: stabilizer turnbuckle

Understand. The only reason I'm using 1/8" is because thats what I've got. Just trying to save some $$. However, if bigger/stronger turnbuckles cost more to offset the cost of the smaller cable, then....?
by JimBob
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: stabilizer turnbuckle
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

stabilizer turnbuckle

Sorry if this has already been addressed but I have been unable to find.
Using 1/8" cable for stabilizers but unable to figure out the correct turnbuckle to use.
Here is my guess: AN393 / MS20392-17
Too expensive to guess though.
Thoughts?
Recommendations?
by JimBob
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Wanted - Landing Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Re: Wanted - Landing Gear

No, I have not looked on Craigslist but a good suggestion.
Looking forward to the manual.
Thanks
by JimBob
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Wanted - Landing Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Wanted - Landing Gear

Wanted: Split Axle Landing Gear I don't know how to weld / would like to learn but no classes anywhere near me. Don't have any equipment. I don't have a good location even if I did. The hanger is full of project=wood, sawdust, etc. Local welders won't touch since it's for an airplane (no, I won't fi...
by JimBob
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Pietenpol 90th Anniversary Poster
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

Re: Pietenpol 90th Anniversary Poster

Will these be available at Brodhead?
by JimBob
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Vi Kapler style hinges
Replies: 14
Views: 4764

Re: Vi Kapler style hinges

I'm a long way from needed but would like to go ahead and get a set. How does one go about doing?
by JimBob
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Sitka Spruce
Replies: 4
Views: 2268

Re: Sitka Spruce

I did end up biting the bullet and purchased the fuselage kit from Aircraft Spruce. I must admit, the quality of the wood I received is top notch. Packing / crating was also very well done. I was concerned that all that soft wood would get damaged in transit but this was so well protected I don't th...
by JimBob
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: plywood cut sheet ?
Replies: 0
Views: 3202

plywood cut sheet ?

Ok, so a group of us at Chapter 132 are helping me with my Piet project. Fuselage kit is from Aircraft Spruce which included two sheets of 1/8" 4' x 8' mahogany plywood. We are at the point to cut the gussets (and other various pieces) and although it appears that the gussets are simply "c...
by JimBob
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Sitka Spruce
Replies: 4
Views: 2268

Sitka Spruce

Is there a source of 1" Spruce from anyplace other than Wicks & Aircraft Spruce? Nothing against either of these companies, I'm just weighing my options. I have some very nice 3/4" x 12" but have not been able to find any 1" for the Longerons. Hoping to find something not so ...
by JimBob
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 1391

Newsletter

Wasn't sure where to post this. Just signed up for newsletter and I noticed AFTER I sent the PayPal payment that it shows the address correct but the country as United Kingdom. If you see an address show up for Indiana it is not UK but the USA. Figured someone would notice and assume but ya never kn...