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  • Bloomington, Illinois
  • Flying since 1967, built a Model A Pietenpol in 1979 and then the Acro Sport II in 1986.


  • Posted in thread: Do Die Springs loose strength over time? on 09-21-2017 at 02:28 AM
    Thanks, Dennis. That is the same length as mine and yours are almost new. Perhaps I should just
    continue to use the ones I have.

  • Posted in thread: Do Die Springs loose strength over time? on 09-19-2017 at 06:40 PM
    Thanks, DennisYou are correct in that I added some spacers to tighten up the gear. I did this
    when I first started flying the Acro Sport II back in 1986. When I first built the plane I
    weighed it with...

  • Posted in thread: Do Die Springs loose strength over time? on 09-19-2017 at 03:51 PM
    I built the die spring landing gear for my Acro Sport II back in the mid 1980s and the airplane
    now has over 750 hours and several thousand of landings. I used the die springs available from
    Aircraft ...

  • Posted in thread: A message from Beej - to all. Please read. on 09-18-2017 at 03:02 PM
    Sent some $ via PayPal. Hope this helps. Steve

  • Posted in thread: 2017 Eclipse on 08-21-2017 at 11:42 PM
    We were just South East of St. Louis at Columbia, IL. We got to see the total eclipse for
    somewhere just over 2 minutes. Using the special glasses to see the eclipse form was neat, but
    when it got to ...

  • Posted in thread: Product Liabiliy Insurance, am I missing something? on 01-06-2017 at 02:52 PM
    "Yeah, I ended up talking to State Farm (who does most of my insurance) and they said, flat
    out, "We don't cover anything to do with airplanes or aviation." I'm sure that's a cost-savings
    decision, no...

  • Posted in thread: Medical reform PBR2 status on 09-29-2016 at 02:54 AM
    According to the EAA website, the details of implementing the new medical reform are somewhat
    complicated. The way I read them, if your current medical expires before the FAA releases all
    the new deta...

  • Posted in thread: Red Stewart Field Airshow & Fly-in this weekend - Sept 3-4 on 09-02-2016 at 01:15 AM
    I plan to drive over to Dayton this weekend and plan to attend the Red Stewart flyin. This is a
    great small airport that still teaches in both Cubs and Champs . They also do gliders and rent
    both a Ci...

  • Posted in thread: cracking at longeron and Cabane on 05-08-2016 at 06:18 PM
    Bushing Stock is listed in the Aircraft Spruce Catalog. "Bushing Stock 1015/1020 Steel". It is
    available in several different OD/ID sizes.Hope this helps.

  • Posted in thread: V-8 Engines on 01-05-2016 at 03:26 AM
    I know this is off topic for Aerobatic Biplanes, but one of the most successful Auto engines
    used in airplanes is the Model A Ford. The Pietenpol was a very simple airplane with a very
    simple automobi...