Pietenpol Aircamper Project

A simple homebuilt aircraft designed by Bernard H. Pietenpol.

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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by Sailor » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:37 pm

Hallo Jurie,

Jy is heeltemaal reg die enjin is nou in my Pietenpol, loop nog steeds soos n horlosie. Baie gelukkig met die kopie. :) :)
Sukkel net partykeer om te start veral as dit n bietjie koud is.
Het jy dalk nog die handboek van die enjin waarvan jy my vertel het? Sal baie bly wees as ek dit by jou kan oorneem.

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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by jurik » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:49 pm

Hi Louwtjie

Goed om van jou te hoor. Wanneer hy koud is:
1. Maggs = off
2. Throttle = half
3. Crank 8 blades
En dan start sonder probleeme.

Ek het nog die handboek en jy is welkom om hom te vat. Bel my.

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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by Sailor » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:27 pm

Jurie,
Baie dankie ek gee jou n lui oor die naweek as dit reg is met jou.
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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by oldtimer » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:57 pm

I am considering the option to build the Three Piece Wing for the Pietenpol and would like to hear some advice from anybody with experience on this.

Mine is for the single piece wing so, If anybody have drawings on the Three Piece I would appreciate a copy, at a reasonable cost, to study before making my final decision on which to build.
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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by Sailor » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:22 pm

Johan,
I think your best bet will be is to order a set of plans for the Pietenpol. Have a look on their website - not to expensive. I also made you a Photocopy
of the 1932 Flying and glider Manual. You can collect it from me at Rhino or i can drop it at Kitty Hawk just let me know.

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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by oldtimer » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:55 pm

Louwtjie,

Ek het hierdie naweek 'n lekker laaang 5 dag naweek wat more middag begin.

Ek sal jou bel en seker maak wanneer jy weer by die hangar is dan kom tel ek dit op.

Byvoorbaat dankie vir jou moeite, waardeer dit opreg.
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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by oldtimer » Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:07 pm

Update!!!

Eventually I got to the point where all outstanding weekend commitments (ie. promises to the wife) were taken care of and I could start spending time with the Pietenpol.

I collected most of the metal fittings from the hangar to have them painted.

The empennage is coming along very nicely with the fresh coat of varnish added.

I sanded all of the ribs for the main wing yesterday and brought them home for the varnish coat.

My Corvair engine is now more than a dream as four were sourced in the USA via Philip from Bundu aviation and are being sent to the RSA by container, along with new gasket sets. I believe all four have already been allocated. The initial payment was also made so the transaction is secure. This means no more speculating on what type engine to fit in the Pietenpol.

Wollie, thanks for the surprise visit yesterday at the hangar, it was really good to see you again.
I contacted Stef Papendorf from Buffelspoort about the three peice main wing and he offered me a copy of his plans, although I have decided to stick with what I have and build the single piece.

Jurie, excellent photo's taken at the rally at Kitty Hawk yesterday!!
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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by Luscombe47 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:37 pm

Hallo Oldtimer, ek hoop jy geniet jou Piet terdee - dit is groot genot. Ek stem saam dat 65 perde bietjie min is maar nie onmoontlik nie - jy moet net versigtig wees en onthou die outjie se vlerk laat hom vlieg, nie sy enjin nie. (Die wat my wil slaan oor die stelling, gaan gerus voort wat julle is ook reg). Ek maak die stelling @ die agtergrond dat ek ZS VIX opgebring het van Pietermaritzburg af Ermelo (5700 ft) toe (dink dit was 97 of 98, nie seker) Ons het ure se pret met haar gehad met pax sonder enige probleme maar altyd na temp. ens. gekyk. Sien dit asb. teen die agtergrond dat ek op Ermelo met 'n 65 perdekrag Champ leer vlieg het....Ek steun egter dat 'n paar perde meer gaaf sal wees veral as jy iemand wil saamneem en dit is warm. Moet erken toe ek na die Piet met 'n 90 perdekrag Luscombe begin vlieg het, het dit vir my soos 'n "learjet" gevoel !! Die belangrikste is 65 perde of meer, wees versigtig en GENIET JOU PIET :D :D
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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by JasonF » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:34 pm

oldtimer wrote:Should look something like this, once complete, one day!
We have just done the Anual Inspection on VIX... Beautifull Exsample of the Piet....

Feel free to check out our website, and let me know if you need any assistance with fabrick, covering materials, advice etc...

www.skyworxaviation.co.za you'll want to speak to Kevin Hopper, for all the info etc...

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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by oldtimer » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:54 am

Jason,

I had a look at your website and will defenitely take up the offer of advice, specifically when it comes to the covering stage.

I would like to visit you and see first hand how it is done, what equipment is used, etc. if you will allow me in your workshop.

I was offered the opportunity earlier on by someone else but I am still too far from covering the Piet to take action now.

Thanks for the offer and letting me know of your services.
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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by flysouth » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:02 pm

Finally managed to find those old pics of Pietenpols

http://www.flysouth.co.za/gallery_pietenpol/
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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by oldtimer » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:53 pm

Thanks for the great pictures, this motivates me even more to complete mine.

One thing I still need to do is to get the build number transfered from Ryan Beckley's name to mine as my Piet is the one he was building. Any advice out there?

Where do one get the leather "helmet" or whatever it is called that some guys use in the open cockpits. Similar to the old WWII type headgear with the headset attached.
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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by oldtimer » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:25 pm

Toyota 2C Turbo Diesel Pietenpol Aircamper A La Coenie Otto of Oudshoorn, hope he doesn't mind!!

As Coenie told me a while ago when he sent me the photo's he believes he should have used the 3C Turbo instead as it is slightly lacking in power.

The fundi's out there should be able to say what HP the two engines deliver as I don't have the foggiest idea!

I keep getting a DNS error on Microlighters when trying to load the pictures.
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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by oldtimer » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:08 pm

As promised here follows an update on the progress.

The main undercarriage, tail wheel and the fixed portion of the empennage was mounted.

I will need to replace the coil spring in the tail wheel assembly as the current spring is compressed very near it's limits with only the aircraft own weight on it.

The wheels were fitted with second hand tyres just to have something for it to stand on temporarily (Thanks Gerrie!!)

I will fit the wheels this weekend and hopefully the empennage control surfaces.

All main wing ribs received the final coat of varnish and is ready for fitting to the main spars during the next two weeks.

All of the metal fittings and parts will also receive a coat of paint during the next two to three weeks.

A lot of people are showing interest in my project and I really appreciate each and every person who walks into my hangar and discuss the progress.

Following is a couple of photo's to show the progress and general status of the build.
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Re: Pietenpol Aircamper Project

Unread post by Arie de Wet » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:24 pm

Stunning!!!. Enjoy the build =D> =D> =D>

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