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Author Topic: Dumas Pietenpol - another project  (Read 2785 times)

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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2020, 07:50:14 PM »
That's not why I'm president.
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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2020, 07:52:07 PM »
Motor installed; customized and painted cowl tack-glued on; dummy engine glued onto removal front-fuselage-top.

The wing is currently being covered.

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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2020, 09:06:11 PM »
Looks amazing Michael

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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2020, 05:44:45 PM »
Wing is done, rear flying surfaces hinged and installed, pushrods and horns installed, wheels installed, dummy engine glued on, and the whole assembled. Speed control and receiver loose inside for now.

I still need to make a battery tray and a hatch (on the bottom.

Total weight approx. 173 grams / 6.2 ounces, without the  battery.

Unfortunately, the motor isn't turning properly (timing issue? fast, then slow, and screeches). I don't know how to fix that.

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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2020, 05:45:59 PM »
Details still to do:

Pilot, windscreens, and decals.
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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2020, 12:30:18 PM »
Finished. I'm not doing decals.

Windshields done, pilot carved, painted and installed (his face is really ugly, so his name is Captain Pike), and weights in the nose for balance.

Total weight 230 grams - 8 ounces, ready to fly with battery.

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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2020, 12:39:38 PM »
Michael,

Neat!

I love the radiator.  It serves as a radiator, windshield, instrument rating test hood and dive brake.  The Swiss Army knife of airplane accessories. ;)

Both of us are going to be looking for a wind-free day.

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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2020, 12:45:41 PM »
Beautiful, I love the detail.

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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2020, 12:58:28 PM »
Michael,

Neat!

I love the radiator.  It serves as a radiator, windshield, instrument rating test hood and dive brake.  The Swiss Army knife of airplane accessories. ;)

Both of us are going to be looking for a wind-free day.    Stay away from the beans.  ;D

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Definitely a Master Build!  Well done...

 

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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2020, 12:10:14 AM »
Finished. I'm not doing decals.

Windshields done, pilot carved, painted and installed (his face is really ugly, so his name is Captain Pike), and weights in the nose for balance.

Total weight 230 grams - 8 ounces, ready to fly with battery.


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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2020, 07:08:08 AM »
Captain Pike from Star Trek (1960s TV show) was disfigured after an accident.

Just a coincidence.  ;D
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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2020, 08:23:36 AM »
WE ARE BORG, RESISTANCE IS FUTILE, YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED.
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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2022, 08:06:19 AM »
Michael, I am very grateful to have found this forum and your Pietenpol posts and pictures.  This is my first RC project, having only built rubber band powered airplanes for a Science Olympiad event called Wright Stuff.  I began this project because I want to build a real Pietenpol and thought building a scale model might help me see what I'm facing.

Your pictures are a godsend and make interpreting the plan so much easier!  You can see in the attached photo that I am taking full advantage of them!  I look forward to completing this project and getting the Piet airborne.  Thanks again for your post and I look forward to other tips I'll be able to pickup from the forum.

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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2022, 08:56:50 AM »
This is a great build topic that will help you with your project.

The Forum Build section is a great resource containing a lot of great stuff, both current and past.  Using the 'search' feature has help me find many useful tips on builds and repairs that are both helpful and motivating... 

Mike L - Enjoy the build and I hope you will put its progress on the club Forum to encourage others to give model aircraft construction a try as well.  All the best with your future project(s).

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Re: Dumas Pietenpol - another project
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2022, 09:15:32 AM »
Thanks for your reply and the helpful information.  I suspect I will be using the "search" function often and staying up to the wee hours as I sort through ideas by accomplished builders.  I will certainly post pictures of my progress going forward.  Thanks again for the comments and I am off to the races!