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

EAA AirVenture 09: T-28 Trojan's 60th Anniversary

Photo courtesy of Google (North American T-28B Trojan)
This year marks the 60th year of the North American T-28 Trojan. EAA celebrates North American T-28 Trojan's 60th anniversary for an aircraft that succeeded as an advanced military trainer. The United States Navy uses this beautiful aircraft as a trainer for pilots who wanted to be in the Navy. T-28 Trojan's first flight was September 24, 1949. Their are about 372 T-28 variants that fly currently according to the Federal Aviation Administration . On Wednesday, July 29, 2009 EAA honored the T-28 Trojans that was presented by Bob Hoover, Ed Gunter, and Jack Drummond.

T-28B Trojan Specifications
Engine: 1,425-hp Wright Cyclone R-1820-86
Empty Weight: 6,424 pounds
Maximum Takeoff: 8,500 pounds
Wingspan: 40 feet, 1 inch
Length: 33 feet
Height: 12 feet
Maximum Speed: 343 mph
Service Ceiling: 35,500 feet
Range: 1,060 nm