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Old 12-31-2011, 09:46 AM
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Default 80" Pietenpol Air Camper

I just got the MAN plans for a Pietenpol Air Camper 80" ws, originally designed for a .91 four stroke engine. I am planning to convert it to a 60-90 size electric. I believe it will be a good conversion, but am afraid it will end up tail heavy. Did anyone tried this yet? Thanks.
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IM BUILDING AN S2 (SEWELL) KIT ALSO 80IN, IT'S AN OLD KIT I BOUGHT ON R/C UNIVERSE. ITS ABOUT ALL FRAMED UP, THEY RECOMMENDED A 2STROKE 40. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT WOULD FLY IT IM ALREADY AT 5LB WITHOUT ENGINE OR COVERING. IM PLANNING ON USING A 70 4STROKE REMEMBER THE FULL SCALE ONLY HAD 27 HP. IF NOT ENOUGH POWER I'LL GET A 90. MY PLANS ALSO STATE IT WILL BE TAIL HEAVY BUT WITH ENGINE IT'S FAIRLY CLOSE TO BEING BALANCED AT THE MAIN SPAR, I DON'T THINK IT WILL TAKE MUCH NOSE WGT.
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5 lb is still fine for a .40 2S or .70 4S. Have pictures?
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:21 PM
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Check also this tread. It's a Sewell kit also and ended up with 11 lb.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_93...tm.htm#9398823

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the cowl I modified along with the wing attachment
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This version is quite different from the MAN plans. The wing on my plans are in three parts (center with the fuse cabane) and with no dihedral. The cowl also is all wood.
I found on Ebay another smaller, 1/6 scale 61" ws, plans and templates, supposed to be delivered today!
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I've just decided to build up my own Pietenpol Aircamper 80" but want to change from conventional motorization to e-motorization, what I prefer. So I'm on my way to re-draw some parts (i.e. the cowling area should be re-designed) using CAD as a beginner - wow, it needs a lot of time to do it properly. When I'll have made some progress, I'll post again.

By the way, my name is Joe and I'm living in Europe. Remembering some business travels to the USA it's nice to read what colleagues are doing there.
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I'm on may way step-by-step, only a few parts of the fuselage must be done (others / most are), then the ribs a.s.o. As a first step after drawing is finished once I will ask a CNC-moulding professional to do this step as a service. Afterwards I'll build-up the model. Think the drawings will need some further weeks, then I'll post again.
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