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Planes Worth Modeling — Pietenpol Air Camper

Quoted from a Pietenpol Hangar display, EAA Museum/Pioneer Airport. Oshkosh, WI:

Bernard H. Pietenpol followed his dreams of moody from a ’20s by his flitting in 1984. His dreams were of planes powered by automobile engines that scarcely everybody could means to build and operate. He initial flew Gnome, afterwards Ford Model-T powered planes but success. When a Model-A was introduced, Bernie had a powerplant he needed. The Pietenpol Air Camper would lift dual people and strech speeds of 70mph behind a 4-cylinder, water-cooled Ford automobile engine.”

The photos shown here are of a reproduction that was formed during a Ole Rhinebeck Aerodrome for years and was partial of a weekend airshow. It is embellished in a strange colors as Bernard’s initial prototype.

Born in a Great Depression years, a princely Pietenpol Air Camper is maybe a many famous of all early homebuilt designs. Pietenpol’s famous parasol met a needs of a orange and was designed to get off a ground, putt along solemnly so a commander and newcomer could suffer a internal view and afterwards lapse safely (and in one piece) behind to earth.

Bernie used construction-grade lumber and many inexpensive, over-abundance WW we aircraft equipment and hardware to keep a Air Camper as affordable as possible. Pietenpol designed his possess under-cambered airfoil (similar to a USA-27 airfoil) for a Air Camper, and to this day, it is still a elite airfoil for those building modem-day examples of a Air Camper. Bernard Pietenpol published his skeleton for a aircraft in Modern Mechanics repository and wrote several articles for it as good as for Popular Aviation magazine.

Click here for 3-view Drawing: Pietenpol Aircamper Note: be certain to name “Scale to Fit” when we imitation out a PDF drawings.

Plans for a strange 2-seater parasol are still accessible from:

PIETENPOL FLYING FIELD – CHERRY GROVE MN.
Attn: Andrew C. Pietenpol
7203 IMPERIAL AVE S.
COTTAGE GROVE, MN 55016

Home Number (6 5 1) 459-3209 Email: Andrew.Pietenpol@Gmail.com
Email: BHP.AND.SONS.AIR.CAMPER.AIRCRAFT@GMAIL.com


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