The UK Pietenpol Club

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Club for flyers, builders and enthusiasts of Bernard Pietenpol's wonderful Air Camper...

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Technical

Welcome to the Technical Page.

 

This page is intended to give Owners & Builders the opportunity to share ideas with other Club Members, to act as a forum for the solution of problems and offer general advice on building and operating the Air Camper.

 

Additionally, this page gives details and drawing sets for the Standard Modifications available that have been developed, and in conjunction with LAA Engineering, agreed and implemented on various existing aircraft. If you wish to have access to the Club Modification Drawings and Data Set, then you must be a Technical Member of the UK Pietenpol Club. For more information, please refer to the 'Membership' section on our Homepage.

 

TABLE 1: LAA MANDATORY MODIFICATIONS

 

Modifications made MANDATORY by LAA Engineering. These must be read in conjunction with LAA Engineering TADS Type 47. (See www.LAA.UK.COM)

 

TABLE 2: PROTOTYPE MODIFICATIONS

 

Standard Type Modifications (or REPEATS) agreed with LAA Engineering covering the most common types of Mod requested by Builders to incorporate into their Project. It is also intended to clarify some areas of uncertainty in the original 047 Series Drawing Sets purchased. Remember, these Mods are still subject to LAA Engineering final acceptance procedures such as your normal Log Book entry, a ‘Repeat Mod Implementation Slip’ and so on. They will still attract a fee currently £22.50(Jan 2014). Full details can be found at http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/2010/Engineeringfees-2010.html

 

However, if you wish to implement your own unique Modification, you should apply to LAA Engineering in the normal way.

 

MOST IMPORTANT : WHEN DOWNLOADING DRAWING SETS, ENSURE THAT A COMPLETE SET IS RUN OFF, OTHERWISE IMPORTANT DATA COULD BE MISSED. ALL DRAWINGS CLEARLY SHOW THE FULL NUMBER OF PAGES THAT COMPLETE THE SET. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR MOD 10595 - PULLEYS & CABLE RUNS.

 

Also shown are some other Builders mods that may be of interest along with a number of Engineering Concessions.

 

 

 

Note: For historic reasons, some drawings may not be available for you to download. Should you require copies of these,or have any other query, please contact Peter Wright

 

Pietenpol TADs

"Don't, for goodness sake, build these any heavier than specified, for the ship as it stands leans very much to the heavy, rugged type, and would fly better, though not be so good for cross country, if it were lighter all through. I thought it better to err on the side of ruggedness"

 

Bernard Pietenpol, 1932