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Jun 17, 2018, 11:04 AM
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Just finished 1/4 scale Pietenpol


Just finished my 1/4 scale, 1933 Pietenpol Aircamper. It started as a vintage, House of Balsa "in the bones" project that I got from my good friend Billy. I saw a lot of potential in it, so I decided to take on the challenge of finishing it. I covered it in Ceconite, pinked & stitched it all (with Poly Brush), and filled the weave with water based Polyurethane. I then finished it all off with Rustoleum rattle cans. I've got a OS Max .91 four stroke hiding under that balsa 4 banger! The air for cooling flows through the "fake" oil cooler mounted on the front of the "engine" & out through the empty rear of it. Here's some pics:

In case you were wondering where I came up with those cool little "spark plugs"...........there just wood dowels, turned down on my lathe, painted white, striped, laying a brush down against the white while turning in my lathe, all in with a drilled out lock nut, finished off with a miniature brass stud & nut. Pretty convincing, huh? Building the "woody" 4 banger was actually more fun than the plane!
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Jun 18, 2018, 12:31 PM
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I love your Piet! Fantastic building and great looking Spark Plugs!!
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Jun 19, 2018, 09:36 AM
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Thanks Joe. You know...........the "fun-ist" part of that whole build.........was the making of those spark plugs!
Last edited by stevster; Jun 19, 2018 at 11:54 AM.
Jun 20, 2018, 09:01 AM
Just a Balsa Building CL flyer
Amazing Work Steve! Submit it to a magazine for their cover...
Jun 20, 2018, 11:21 AM
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Pietenpol Engine and Brass Radiator


I did build a Pietenpol Engine, and Radiator , was fun!
Joe
Jun 20, 2018, 05:31 PM
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Joe - NICE!! That brass radiator is sweet! Is it a working motor or a mock up?
Jun 20, 2018, 06:00 PM
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Absolutely beautiful! Outstanding craftsmanship.
Jun 20, 2018, 07:03 PM
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Thank you Guys! Hi Paul-ie its a Mock up !
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Jun 21, 2018, 04:09 PM
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Hi, Joe

That engine needs a new home! Very nice!

Nice brass work on that radiator too!

Steve
Last edited by stevster; Jun 22, 2018 at 08:35 AM.
Jul 17, 2018, 09:21 AM
Hoarding??? What's that???
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Nice job on the Pietenpol
Jul 18, 2018, 08:37 AM
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Thanks Gordon.

Now it's time to work on the one I sold you!


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