Saturday Night,Oshkosh 2019.

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Show nearly over; midnight at air center, USAF vet Ron the Drummer and a C-5A.

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Oshkosh Friday, 2019

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Photo contest; name as many of these Corvair people as you know in the comments ❤️🙂

Oshkosh 2019

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Back; Shad Bell , Kamal Mustafa, Kamal Jr., Front Randy Bush, aka ‘pot roast’ and Tim Hansen .

Oshkosh – Brodhead 2019 schedule – on video

Builders:

Here is my official schedule for Oshkosh and Brodhead:

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https://youtu.be/8_Yf2rGm16E

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If you would like to stay up to date and informed, please take a moment to subscribe to my Youtube channel.

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SPECIAL NOTES:

When attending my nephew’s wedding in Boston a few days ago, I lost my cell phone for the first time ever. Since I really am a technology troglodyte, I didn’t have everything fully backed up. If you have a text in to me, please resend it; when texting, please identify who you are as 1/3 of my contacts got wiped out. My number is the same, it will just take a bit to get fully back up to speed.

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If you look at the youtube channel, Ken has also made some videos out of rejected clips, and put them under the ‘humor’ category. Yes, 50,000 volts will light a cigarette.

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Thank You,

wewjr.

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Use the Correct Battery – Video

Builders;

We have a new video covering the correct battery for operation in a Corvair powered plane:

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https://youtu.be/15uaEZWtHyc

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The Primary thing builders must understand is NOT to use a Lithium Ion battery in their plane. We had a builder have a forced landing over this. Those batteries are light, and they have their fans, but I have spent a lot of time listening to the builder with the issue, and I am convinced that the internal circuitry represents an unacceptable risk on a Corvair powered plane. I am not alone in this, Dan Weseman has long said the same thing, and Builders like Ken Pavlou have removed their Lithium batteries after studying the issue.

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If you like video information, please take a moment to subscribe to the youtube channel.

Thanks,

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Pietenpol Weight and Balance manual – Video

Builders:

Here is a video introducing our new Pietenpol Weight and Balance Manual:

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https://youtu.be/5ukNBFOU7rM

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Im going to be at Brodhead, the Pietenpol Gathering, just before Oshkosh. The BPA newsletter people will be offing copies of this manual to builders. I elected to do this as a contribution to the Piet newsletter and the Brodhead events. I will also have copies at Oshkosh, and after we return it is be a normal catalog item.

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If you like this kind of information, please take a minute to subscribe to the youtube channel.

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thanks,

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The humorous  part of my work: 

Pietenpol builders have a pretty active Facebook group, it isn’t very technical, but it is a way for that building community to share news. This said, it can have many of the same issues as other groups on the web.  When this new manual was first mentioned there, one guy made a comment that he felt I ‘withheld’ Pietenpol info from non-Corvair builders. A few days later another guy was saying that the manual was too long and no one needed such information. Kind of a contradiction, seems I can’t really be guilty of both at the same time.

I actually spoke to the guy who made the first comment on the phone for 30 minutes last week and everything is fine, just a poor choice of words. Second guy probably just likes attention. I’m guilty of this also but I try to earn it with something useful like this manual, not sarcastic comments about other peoples projects. As a builder, none of this matters to you, its all dumb drama. In a week we will be among friends having a good time up north, and I will be glad to speak with anyone in person about their Pietenpol’s W&B so they can build and fly a better plane. 

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