Oshkosh and Brodhead 2022

Builders;

I’m headed to both Oshkosh and Brodhead. People commonly ask about this, but I have missed just one (2001) out of the last 27 years.

My display booth is 614 in the “North Aircraft Display “ which is the area where Zenith, Rans and Sonex are. This is the same location as it was in 2019 and 2021 (Oshkosh was canceled in 2020)

Parts for sale: I bring manuals to distribute, but I do not have parts to deliver to your hand. Wisconsin has very aggressive Tax laws and enforcement, and it is almost always less expensive to pay the shipping on a part than it is to pay the required sales tax to Wisconsin.

Builders come to the booth, learn about the parts ( I have display examples of nearly every catalog part) , and if they like, order it on line, right from my tent. Your part will be shipped directly from Florida, and in many cases it will beat you back home. We did this last year and it was a big success. I liked it because I didn’t have to be concerned about damaging anything while transporting it, It kept us in compliance with state regulations. The builders liked it when they understood it was financially to their advantage, and they didn’t have to be concerned about getting anything home if they had flown in.

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Above, Brian Walstrom and John Schmidt outside by booth last year. If you are looking for the booth, just look for the big sign above the trailer.

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Arrow points to the North Aircraft Display, the yellow part. This is the central location for all the experimental aircraft manufacturers. My booth number is 614

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Red circle in my display booth. The red line at the top is the location of the runway.

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Brodhead, the Pietenpol gathering:

I will be at Brodhead on Saturday. I am giving a forum at 3PM.

I have several topics to cover. The discussion will be about factors that effect all Pietenpol builders, not just our Corvair guys.

Here is an example: The “Primary Quality” concept, is it being reinforced or squandered in a particular plane? The Primary quality of a Lycoming is reliability . If a builder puts an O-235 in his plane because it is reliable, does he reinforce this choice by following all of the service bulletins or does squander the he shrug off these things because he believes that he has reliability to squander?

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I would like to have the discussion recorded. If there is a builder who has that capability, and is willing to tackle this, It will be much appreciated.

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If you have a core engine you would like inspected, bring it with you, I will be conducting parking lot inspection tours at both Oshkosh and Brodhead. If you have parts you are planning on buying later in the year, like a 2,850 kit, these shows are a good place to drop of core parts like cylinders and rods which I will take back to Florida. This saves on shipping. If you have spare 1965-69 cylinders with perfect fins, I can use them also, be glad to buy them or credit them to your next purchase.

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Hope to see as many of you as possible over the week.

William

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