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by Pat Weeden
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Steel Part DXF Files
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

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...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4th Quarter 2018 Newsletter Deadline
Replies: 3
Views: 2187

Re: 4th Quarter 2018 Newsletter Deadline

We're running a full month behind schedule, so the fourth quarter newsletter will go out First Class Mail this week. Here is the cover...
by Pat Weeden
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 4th Quarter 2018 Newsletter Deadline
Replies: 3
Views: 2187

4th Quarter 2018 Newsletter Deadline

Howdy All,

The copy deadline for the next BPA newsletter is upon us. (Actually, it was last week but I'm running a few days behind)

If you have articles, letters, pictures, gossip or anything else, please submit ASAP to bpa@pietenpols.org.

Thanks!
Pat
by Pat Weeden
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Searching for Aircamper
Replies: 0
Views: 2540

Searching for Aircamper

Received via e-mail at BPA headquarters today: Hello, James Watson here. I am looking for an Aircamper that was built by my father Clarke Watson. The aircraft was brought to the US some time ago. It was registered as CF-OVT and had a 65 hp Continental I would like to know what the status of the airc...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Newsletter Address Changes
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Re: Newsletter Address Changes

Hi Ray, you're membership is good through April, 2019. As always, it is printed on the back page of each newsletter. Thanks for the address update! Pat, This is Ray Krause. Unfortunately, I have moved to a new permanent address. My OLD address was 843 Jay Street, Colusa CA 95932. Please change my ad...
by Pat Weeden
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 2018 Brodhead Forums
Replies: 0
Views: 2581

2018 Brodhead Forums

We finally got around to editing the forums that were recorded at the 2018 Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion. This is no Hollywood production, but the five forums are up on YouTube and can be viewed here: http://www.pietenpols.org/presentations/ The five forums are: Building on a Shoestring by Tom Kriener ...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Beg,Borrow or Steal or even purchase a good Rib Jig?
Replies: 15
Views: 4050

Re: Beg,Borrow or Steal or even purchase a good Rib Jig?

The Brodhead Pietenpol Association has two rib jigs available to borrow. Just pay shipping from Brodhead.
by Pat Weeden
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Pietenpol Plans and Kits
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: Pietenpol Plans and Kits

Regarding Rick's comment on the old Matronics site, that archive is preserved on this site as well here:

viewforum.php?f=6
by Pat Weeden
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Piet shirts
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Re: Piet shirts

E-mail Bill Weeden with your order. He's in charge of the shirts this year. bweeden@charter.net How can I order A couple 2018 Broadhead Pietenpol shirts? One large adult & one small adult. I was planning on flying WR-1 there this year both I can leave until Friday morning and the weather is forecast...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: For two years now I can not start the construction of Pietenpol
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: For two years now I can not start the construction of Pietenpol

Below is the text of Nikolai's letter. Hello. My name is Nikolai Sovkutsan. I'm from Kyrgyzstan, I'm 34 years old. Sorry for my wrong English, if I made a mistake in the text somewhere. All my life I dream of building small wooden planes. Today I dream of building Pietenpol and a small workshop wher...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Matt Keyes
Replies: 1
Views: 1165

Re: Matt Keyes

PM'd you.
by Pat Weeden
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Brodhead Reunion Forums
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: Brodhead Reunion Forums

Update forum schedule for July 21. Forums will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 in the EAA Chapter 431 club house. Schedules are tentative and subject to change. 10:00 a.m. – Building on a Shoestring by Tom Kreiner. 11:00 a.m. – How to Carve a Propeller by Dan Hel...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: HIPEC Covering System
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Re: HIPEC Covering System

If you're coming to the Brodhead PIetenpol Reunion in July, one of the forums will be on Aircraft Covering Systems.
by Pat Weeden
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Aircamper Project
Replies: 1
Views: 2341

Re: Aircamper Project

More info and pictures of this project. I've included six photographs in this email and will send another few in a second email. The fuselage is all in one piece, the landing gear has never been attached, and 36 wing ribs are ready to be assembled into a wing. The next set of photos shows the remain...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Third Quarter BPA Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Third Quarter BPA Newsletter

The third quarter BPA newsletter was just put to bed this morning. Look for it in your mailboxes by the end of June.

Digital download will be posted next week. All current members will receive an e-mail when it is posted.
by Pat Weeden
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Corvair Aircamper Project
Replies: 0
Views: 2726

Corvair Aircamper Project

As sent in to BPA headquarters today: PIETENPOL AIRCAMPER KIT $7995.00 The Airframe Package includes: 1. Fuselage, long hull for Corvair motor, sitting on Cessna 120/140 mains. A set of Piper Cub mains is included as a spare. 2. Three Piece Wings with large ailerons. 3. Lift struts (bottom ends don’...
by Pat Weeden
Sat May 26, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Pietenpol Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Re: Pietenpol Plans

Hi Mark,

Welcome to the Pietenpol community!

You can purchase plans is directly from the Pietenpol family here:

https://www.pietenpolaircraftcompany.co ... craft-kits
by Pat Weeden
Sat May 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Transportation
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

Re: Transportation

We did have the shuttle last year, but only one person used it. I think we needed to advertise it better. The car dealer in town said they would loan another one this year and even if not, it's usually no problem finding a lift into town.
by Pat Weeden
Thu May 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Ford Aircamper at Upcoming Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 2594

Ford Aircamper at Upcoming Auction

Ford powered Aircamper is listed among the items up for auction in this listing:

https://wilsonauctioneers.com/auctions/76/

Watch the video for pictures. No other details given.
by Pat Weeden
Tue May 22, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Brodhead Reunion Forums
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Brodhead Reunion Forums

The Brodhead PIetenpol Association is putting together a forum schedule for the 2018 Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion. We are requesting topics and suggestions for presenters. All forums will take place on Saturday, July 21.

What'chyall think?
by Pat Weeden
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Whatever Happened to...
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: Whatever Happened to...

Thanks for running with this, Terry.
by Pat Weeden
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Pietenpol For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2889

Pietenpol For Sale

2010 Pietenpol Air Camper For Sale. $15,000. Comfortable 26” wide fuselage with Continental C-85 engine. Sky-tech lightweight starter. New wiring harness. Metal 71-46 propeller. Cleveland wheels and hydraulic brakes. New tires and tubes. 20-gallon fuel tank in center section. Magneto, hand-held radi...
by Pat Weeden
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Whatever Happened to...
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Whatever Happened to...

From the E-mail Inbox... Hi nice people, I am trying to find out whatever happened to my best friend's Pietenpol. His workmanship was so beautiful that it was a shame to cover it. I think he got one or two flights on the bird when he suddenly died. His widow sold the plane but that's as far as I kno...
by Pat Weeden
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Corvair Fuel Burn
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Corvair Fuel Burn

From the E-Mail Inbox...
I’m wondering off hand how many gallons per hour a corvair powered Piet will burn?

Thanks Geo.
by Pat Weeden
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 2nd Quarter 2018 BPA Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

2nd Quarter 2018 BPA Newsletter

The latest BPA newsletter was put to bed early this morning and sent to the printer. Expect mailing (bulk mail...ugh!) middle of next week.
by Pat Weeden
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Scout Project
Replies: 1
Views: 1612

Scout Project

Received via e-mail at BPA headquarters: For sale: Four spruce spars and lift and cabane struts, a pair of 26" wheels. Hubs from Ken Perkins, rim and spoked by Kenny Buchanan. One completed fuselage and tail feathers, varnished. Set of J-3 expander brakes, new, plus used master cylinders. Many usefu...
by Pat Weeden
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Mexican Air Camper in Texas - Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

Mexican Air Camper in Texas - Help

Received this message at BPA headquarters today. Who can help? I'm trying to track down an Air Camper that was built in the early 80s. It was built by my wife's grandfather. I only have the serial number ia-84-10, it was built in Mexico and sold to a pilot who lived in San Antonio Tx in 1984. There ...
by Pat Weeden
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: CNC Pietenpol Ribs & More
Replies: 9
Views: 3063

Re: CNC Pietenpol Ribs & More

The Brodhead Pietenpol Association has two wing rib jigs available for loan, free of charge. Just pay shipping.
by Pat Weeden
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Original PIetenpol Plans
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Original PIetenpol Plans

Hi All, I received the following message at BPA HQ today. Who can help?
Wanted: Need a set of Piet plans of the old original Piet. Not the plans in the 1932 Flying and Glider Manual or the improved plans but the old old plans. Please call 517-663-3083. Thank you. Kyle Bradford
by Pat Weeden
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Newsletter Address Changes
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Newsletter Address Changes

Hi All, With each BPA newsletter mailing, we get a number of them returned to us due to "Temporarily Away" status form the Post Office. Since we use bulk rate postage, the USPS does not forward to temporary addresses. This costs us $1.19 for each one returned, plus another $1.21 to mail it again Fir...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Looking for Pietenpol Information
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

Looking for Pietenpol Information

Received the following message at BPA headquarters today and received permission to post it here. My name is Arthur Harrington I live in Fremont Ca. I'm a retired union carpenter. Two months ago I found a Pietenpol for sale on trade-a-plane.com It said do not call this ad unless this plane is for yo...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Newsletter Copy Deadlines for 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 4075

Re: Newsletter Copy Deadlines for 2017

Quick reminder that the copy deadline for the next BPA newsletter is this Friday, Dec. 8. Please send any articles, photos, gossip or other junk to me by Friday evening. Thanks!
by Pat Weeden
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Marv Tomlinson Model A Parts
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Marv Tomlinson Model A Parts

Hi All, I received the following message at BPA HQ a few days ago. Can anybody help this gentleman? Several years ago my brother Marv Tomlinson from Old Time Auto Parts sold some Model A engines to your club for your Pietenpol airplanes. I am building a RC model of a Pietenpol and would like to buil...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Builders in Arizona?
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Re: Builders in Arizona?

Thanks, Terry!
by Pat Weeden
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Builders in Arizona?
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Builders in Arizona?

Hi All, I received the following e-mail today at BPA headquarters. Can anybody help? Pat I would like to see and talk to builder with a flying example of one these prior to building and the sooner the better I live in Salome, AZ 85348 it's 100 miles west of Phoenix, AZ if you know of any one with a ...
by Pat Weeden
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Newsletter Copy Deadlines for 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 4075

Re: Newsletter Copy Deadlines for 2017

The last quarter 2017 newsletter was just put to bed and is in production. About 10 days late. Look for it in your mailboxes late next week.
by Pat Weeden
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Mystery Piet from Alexandra, Minnesota
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Mystery Piet from Alexandra, Minnesota

Hi All, We received the note below at BPA headquarters. Can anybody help? The Pasche family is looking for information in regards to a Model A Ford powered Pietenpol built in the late 1930's. I used to play in it as child. We have a picture of it with Dad standing by it dated 1941. The bird was stor...
by Pat Weeden
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Hinges

From the BPA e-mail bag:
Would you be able to put me in touch with someone who sells the hinges for the horizontal and vertical stabilizers for the pietenpol?

Or, is someone selling a kit containing all necessary metal hardware?
by Pat Weeden
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Newsletter Copy Deadlines for 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 4075

Re: Newsletter Copy Deadlines for 2017

Last call for submissions to the 4th quarter 2017 BPA newsletter. I'll be working on it next week. Send me your photos, tips, articles, gossip or whatever by Friday, September 15. E-mail to: bpa@pietrenpols.org
by Pat Weeden
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Herb Rose
Replies: 5
Views: 2248

Re: Herb Rose

Good to hear. Thanks for posting.
by Pat Weeden
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Missing from Brodhead?
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Missing from Brodhead?

Hi All, We're still catching our breath after the Brodhead Pietenpol Event. Discovered last night at our monthly EAA Chapter meeting was this nice mobility scooter/walker thingy. Is anybody missing it or remember who had one? I contacted Winnipeg Bob and he said it wasn't his. Looking for the owner.
by Pat Weeden
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Newsletter Copy Deadlines for 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 4075

Re: Newsletter Copy Deadlines for 2017

Thanks, Herb!
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: GN-1 Materials List
Replies: 0
Views: 2610

GN-1 Materials List

Hi All, I received the following handwritten letter at the BPA office today. Can anybody help? To the editor BPA I started my GN-1 Aircamper several years ago. I had a friend who was helping me with the project and he passed away seven years ago. I just haven’t had the inspiration to get it finished...
by Pat Weeden
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 2017 Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion
Replies: 0
Views: 2575

2017 Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion

Hi All,

The Information Page for the 2017 Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion has been published not he EAA Chapter 431 website. Please read it if you plan to attend.

http://www.eaa431.org/2017-pietenpolhat ... formation/

See you all in July!
by Pat Weeden
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Newsletter Copy Deadlines for 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 4075

Re: Newsletter Copy Deadlines for 2017

The third quarter 2017 BPA newsletter (2017-03) is being delivered to the post office today. Hope y'all enjoy it.

(Am I allowed to say "y'all" in the Midwest?)
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: GN-1 Aircamper
Replies: 0
Views: 3384

GN-1 Aircamper

Hi All, I received the following e-mail regarding a Grega GN-1 for sale. Pat Dear Friends, My Father passed away in 2014 & had been building a GN-1 Aircamper. My Mother is 83 & we need to find a home for the pieces & parts of the aircraft that he was not able to finish, sadly. The wings are covered,...
by Pat Weeden
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Brodhead Tshirts
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Re: Brodhead Tshirts

Hi Brent,

The Piet T-Shirts are sold by a private vendor and he usually sells online as well. I'll post the link to the web store when the shirts become available.

Pat
by Pat Weeden
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: Any Piet Builders in Middle Tennessee?
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

Re: Any Piet Builders in Middle Tennessee?

Hi Mark, If you're coming up to Airventure, see if you can schedule a stop at the Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion the weekend before, July 20-22. Lots of people to meet here with common interest.
by Pat Weeden
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Pietenpol Builders Forum
Topic: 2017 West Coast Pietenpol Gathering
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

Re: 2017 West Coast Pietenpol Gathering

Anybody have pictures or a report from the West Coast Pietenpol Gathering? I'd like to include something in the next newsletter but would need by the end of this week.

Thanks!