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  Topic: Pietenpol-List Digest: 6 Msgs - 06/19/18
taildrags

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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:01 pm   Subject: Re: Pietenpol-List Digest: 6 Msgs - 06/19/18
...and Homer has quite a nice airport! 6700' runway, 150' wide. Plenty for an Air Camper ;o)
  Topic: Sitka Spruce ?
taildrags

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:52 pm   Subject: Re: Sitka Spruce ?
There are lots of other alternatives for the experimenter. Hemlock has very nearly the same bending strength and weight as Sitka spruce and may be available in your region. Douglas fir has been ment ...
  Topic: Sitka Spruce ?
taildrags

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:20 pm   Subject: Re: Sitka Spruce ?
You might try Edensaw Woods in Port Townsend, WA. Other builders have gotten spruce from them.
  Topic: Turnbuckles ain’t cheap
taildrags

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:11 pm   Subject: Re: Turnbuckles ain’t cheap
Also, I can add my two cents to the question about the cable tension on the drag/anti-drag wires. I acquired 41CC shortly after the test time was flown off in 2004 and during every inspection from No ...
  Topic: Pietenpol-List: Turnbuckles ain’t cheap
taildrags

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:02 pm   Subject: Re: Pietenpol-List: Turnbuckles ain’t cheap
Jack; by "wide crimpers", what are you referring to? The conventional nicopress tool makes three crimps close to each other in the single ferrule, all in one pass. The hardware store crimp ...
  Topic: Model A on Wright model B
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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:09 am   Subject: Re: Model A on Wright model B
Love that exhaust setup! I guess since the engine is behind the pilot and out in the breeze, a perforated log header is all that's needed.
  Topic: Center Section
taildrags

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:01 pm   Subject: Center Section
Dan; that is really beautiful work! Or, as they say in the south, "mighty purty!" You might think about making a modification to the backside of the flop bulkhead while you're still workin ...
  Topic: Jenny style landing gear
taildrags

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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: Jenny style landing gear
There have been some very helpful discussions here about what length bungee cord to use, how many wraps, how to attach, what diameter, and how to stretch the bungee in tension before securing the loos ...
  Topic: Ragwing Ultra-Piet
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Replies: 68
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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:12 pm   Subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet
Chris; go back up this thread to Dan Oliver's post on Thursday March 1 where there is a sketch of the UltraPiet shown. It indicates a hinged door on the starboard side. By the way, unless I'm mistak ...
  Topic: Fabric glue
taildrags

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:20 am   Subject: Re: Fabric glue
As I understand it, one benefit of using the green stuff rather than clear is that you can see where it's been applied and with what degree of coverage, like the pink Poly-Brush.
  Topic: Ragwing Ultra-Piet
taildrags

Replies: 68
Views: 8368

PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:38 pm   Subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet
wingnut: not trying to dampen your enthusiasm one bit! Right now everything is safe and sound in your shop and you have all the time in the world to look at things from all angles. Carry on, but ver ...
  Topic: Ragwing Ultra-Piet
taildrags

Replies: 68
Views: 8368

PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:21 am   Subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet
cdlwingnut- what is the fuel capacity of your tank? I'm assuming that it's less than the Part 103 maximum allowable 5 gallons, but can't tell from the photo what the capacity is. And I guess I don't ...
  Topic: Tailwheel steering
taildrags

Replies: 4
Views: 671

PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:15 pm   Subject: Re: Tailwheel steering
Some years ago I changed out the worn-out Scott tailwheel on my airplane for a Matco. It's a nice tailwheel but the free-castoring operation of the two is quite different and the Matco has taken some ...
  Topic: Pietenpol-List Digest: 1 Msgs - 02/14/18
taildrags

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:28 am   Subject: Re: Pietenpol-List Digest: 1 Msgs - 02/14/18
Ah yes... the infamous "Pietenpile" in March 2011 at Sun N Fun. Ugly.
  Topic: piet
taildrags

Replies: 40
Views: 2161

PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:19 am   Subject: Re: piet
Steve; sorry... your question is too broad. The interchangeable parts can be everything down to the exhaust holddown studs to the rocker box covers but that's probably not what you want to know. Mos ...
  Topic: piet
taildrags

Replies: 40
Views: 2161

PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:32 pm   Subject: Re: piet
Steve; the change in the small Continentals came when the A series went to the C series. The A series engines are all 171 cu.in. (bore 3.875", stroke 3.625") and got different horsepower ra ...
  Topic: piet
taildrags

Replies: 40
Views: 2161

PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:33 am   Subject: Re: piet
Aircraft Spruce lists the same part number for all of these engines...
  Topic: piet
taildrags

Replies: 40
Views: 2161

PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:47 pm   Subject: Re: piet
Jack (Phillips)- sorry about my oversight in not mentioning the engine stoppage as being the cause of the crash of John's Subaru-powered Piet. It was not intentional... I'm no big champion of the Sub ...
  Topic: piet
taildrags

Replies: 40
Views: 2161

PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:13 am   Subject: Re: piet
I don't know the exact cause of the engine stoppage that caused John's Subaru-powered Piet to crash, but I have this information from Greg Bacon:

"John simply told me the engine quit and he la ...
  Topic: piet
taildrags

Replies: 40
Views: 2161

PostForum: Pietenpol-List   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:11 pm   Subject: Re: piet
Unless my memory is too cloudy to recall the details, my Dad's old Navy Bluejackets' Manual had knots and splices described in it, and he taught me the 5-tuck splice but in rope and with cord whipping ...
 
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