Pietenpol Air Camper (oz7828)


Pietenpol Air Camper (oz7828) by R Jess Krieser 1965 - plan thumbnail

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Pietenpol Air Camper. Scale model for radio control. For .35 - .40 power.

Quote: "Our RC Pietenpol has been scaled accurately to 2-1/8 inches equals one foot. A few concessions to scale were made in the interests of practicality, but these have been minimized. The stringer extending along the side of the fuselage was eliminated, as it would have complicated construction and covering of the model; the engine and radiator details were omitted as we didn't want to have a built-in headwind. The axle on the landing gear was left off, and the wing was given five degrees of dihedral, while the prototype had none. Tail areas were kept to scale, but a streamline section was put in the stabilizer instead of the flat plate of the prototype. I also added a tail wheel for ground handling ease, but most present-day Pietenpols are sporting tail wheels, so this is still somewhat to scale.

The model is based on the plans of the Pietenpol Air Camper by James Triggs, published in Air Progress a few years ago. While in Seattle this past summer I had an opportunity to spend some time with Pete Bowers, who is an outstanding authority on antique aircraft, one of the pioneers of the Antique Aircraft Association, and Early Planes Editor of Air Progress. I discussed the Pietenpol project with Pete, and he told me that, while the Triggs drawings were fairly good, there were some inaccuracies in them. So you flying scale 'purists' who may detect some deviations from true scale can charge them off to this fact..."

Hi Steve - Here is Jess Krieser's Pietenpol from Grid Leaks magazine issue 04-65.

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Pietenpol Air Camper (oz7828) by R Jess Krieser 1965 - model pic

  • (oz7828)
    Pietenpol Air Camper
    by R Jess Krieser
    from Grid Leaks
    April 1965 
    60in span
    Scale IC R/C Parasol Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 23/06/2016
    Filesize: 1091KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow
    Downloads: 1963

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