#4201-C Pietenpol Motor mounts, now on the shelf, ready for shipping.

Builders: These motor mounts are a good example of advancements in our 2016 operations.  Over many years, I developed and hand made several dozen of these mounts. They are on many well known Corvair powered Pietenpols, and the design allows the plane to be flown with larger pilots without having aft CG issues common to …

Thought for the day: Calculated Risk

Below is an excerpt form my story: Steel tube fuselages, “Safe” planes and 250mph accidents . ———————————————- . “In the 1960s America generated a number of people willing to take calculated risks to achieve something. To me, Don Garlits and Neil Armstrong had more in common than most people noticed. Advanced education gave Armstrong a different path …

Pietenpol lift struts; $65, a free education, and fun with friends..

Builders, . Below a story in pictures of making a set of steel lift struts for Terry Hand’s Pietenpol. In this previous story: Pietenpol Project – Terry Hand, we had an overview and mentioned he was measuring it for lift struts. Terry lives in Atlanta and drove down for welding assistance in my shop yesterday. He has …