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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject: Pietenpol-List Digest: 1 Msgs - 02/14/18 Reply with quote

Steve,
"Big Piet" refers to a group of 5 builders who built 5 different Piets as a group and then drew straws to see who owned which one.  ​They used Carlson aluminum struts in places, but otherwise, as far as I know, stuck to the dimensions and spruce of plans.  As I recall Barry Davis was the group's primary spokesperson. 
I am only 6 feet tall these days, and still likely shrinking, but am too wide and with unusually long legs for my height.  I bought a short fuselage already built and discovered it would not work for me.  Then I bought a long fuze project.  My Piet is 3 inches wider than plans, as originally built by "Corky," who first built Oscar's plane.  After I placed rudder pedals to accommodate my legs, I had to cut out bigger holes in the structure for my shins, and replace some of the worrisome loss of strength with added ply and spruce. 
How big is your friend and where is he?  He can sit in mine if he likes. 
Tim in central TX
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Subject: Big Piets

 I have a rather big buddy who is going to build a Piet. He is an A&P and
has decided to build a steel tube fuselage. I told him about the Big Piet
group. Can anyone tell me more about the Big Piet? What makes it big? Are
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Pietenpol-List Digest: 1 Msgs - 02/14/18 Reply with quote

Steve,

Barry Davis is the go-to guy for information, so I would contact him. I will PM you his phone number and email.

Tim,

Several years ago, I called Barry and asked him if I could drive over and see the Big Piets and he graciously agreed. As I recall they are a good bit bigger than the plans. In fact, Barry said that, in many ways, they were Piets in name only as they had lengthened and widened them. I just wanted to point out that they are definitely NOT built to plans. In fact, that had some gear issues because they had widened the fuselages but kept the same size cross tubes. So they had to go back and beef them up.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Pietenpol-List Digest: 1 Msgs - 02/14/18 Reply with quote

Terry,
Are they still around? I seem to remember that a couple of them were trashed in the tornado at Sun N Fun a few years ago.

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Steve,

Barry Davis is the go-to guy for information, so I would contact him. I will PM you his phone number and email.

Tim,

Several years ago, I called Barry and asked him if I could drive over and see the Big Piets and he graciously agreed. As I recall they are a good bit bigger than the plans. In fact, Barry said that, in many ways, they were Piets in name only as they had lengthened and widened them. I just wanted to point out that they are definitely NOT built to plans. In fact, that had some gear issues because they had widened the fuselages but kept the same size cross tubes. So they had to go back and beef them up.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: Pietenpol-List Digest: 1 Msgs - 02/14/18 Reply with quote

Ah yes... the infamous "Pietenpile" in March 2011 at Sun N Fun. Ugly.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Pietenpol-List Digest: 1 Msgs - 02/14/18 Reply with quote

Tim Willis,
I'm 6'4" so I am also removing some of the structure in the knee cap and shin area in my Piet build. How did you resolve that "worrisome loss of strength" issue? I'm very interested in how you braced the structure (or didn't) to allow for longer legs. My fuselage is 166.75" long and the regulation 24" width. Thanks,
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