Thoughts on gas tanks and a point.

Builders, One of the most enduringly popular stories I have written is this one from 2012: Steel tube fuselages, “Safe” planes and 250mph accidents. The surface subject is a discussion of fuselage materials, but the bigger point behind it is getting builders to think about developing their own personal risk management assessments. . Another one, focused more …

Steel tube Pietenpol fuselage with landing gear and 12 x 4.8″ tires.

Builders, Here is a look at Terry Hand’s Steel tube Piet project. The fuselage is an original short length, taken directly from the plans in the Flying and Glider manual.  We added several tubes to the right side to allow for a front door on that side. . The gear is significantly lengthened from the …