Wednesday, August 5, 2009

EAA AirVenture 09: Pietenpol Air Camper celebrates 80 years

Photo courtesy of Gilles Auliard (Pietenpol Air Camper)
The Pietenpol Air Camper was designed by Bernard Pietenpol in 1929. This aircraft is built to be a simple aircraft. To build this aircraft it requires basic woodworking and tools. But it also requires fabricate some metal fittings to attach wooden parts together and welding too. A 1933 Air Camper was located near Pioneer Airport that was owned by the founder and designer Bernard Pietenpol. If you want to see other Pietenpol Air Campers they are located south of Homebuilders Headquarters. Rewey had two forums about Pietenpol Aircraft; one was at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at the Honda Generator Pavilion 9 and the other one was Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at the Aviation Learning Stage 1.

Pietenpol Air Camper Specifications
Engine: Ford Model A
Empty Weight: 610 pounds
Maxium Weight: 995 pounds
Maxium Takeoff: 1,080 pounds
Wingspan: 135 feet
Length: 17 feet 8 inches
Height: 6 feet 6 inches
Maxiumum Speed: 86 knots

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