Pietenpol Air Camper Build Log

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  1. Oct 2, 2019 #1

    ejcheli

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    Well the decision has been made, I think its time to build a Pietenpol. The plan is to go with a welded steel fuselage and modified Corvair engine for power. Seen a lot of great examples out there and they seem to fly extremely well and have a long track record of success.

    Eric
     
  2. Oct 7, 2019 #2

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    Plans have been ordered, benches cleared off, probably going to start with the ribs this winter. I have a great many other things to do which require my time and money but I figure if I get a process going in the evenings of cutting spruce, soaking spars, and gluing parts in jigs, I might have a stack of ribs by next spring. :cool:
     
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    While I was busy making CAD models for the Pietenpol, I decided to 3D Print one at 1/20th scale to sit on my desk for motivation!
     

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    This showed up today! Next week I should receive all the plans from the Pietenpol company.
     

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