Hopefully getting this photo sizing thing figured out so I can share some more photos of my T. I like to get it out and take photos with other items of the era and recreate old photos with T's in them.
This one was shot at the local airport during a fly-in / drive-in breakfast. The gentleman with the plane had it parked off to the side and didn't want any other planes next to it, so I gingerly asked if I could drive up next to it for the photo op. He obviously said yes, and as I was taking some photos, he mentioned that this was a shot he'd been hoping to take for a long time himself. The two vehicles together drew quite the crowd.
Great picture! Too bad the airplane doesn't have a Model T engine in it.
Notice I cropped the engine out of this shot. He told me when I was there the engine wasn't correct.
Should be a Model A engine - the Scout (single seat) utilized a T engine !
Nice pics. Somewhere I have pictures of a friend's Model T fuel truck (a bitsa in the extreme, you guys would either love it or hate it) next to his Ford-powered Pietenpol.
Very nice pics!
I have been enamoured with Pietenpols (the Aircamper and the Sky Scout) since my adolescence. For a time I thought that I might built one. That has not happened and at this stage of life it probably won't. These days I sometimes look at Pietenpol "porn", a few examples I will share below.
The plane depicted above has "Brodhead" on the fuselage. An annual Pietenpol Fly In takes place in Brodhead, much like the annual Model T Homecoming in Richmond.
Is that a real photo of seven Ford-powered Pietenpols in formation? WOW! How did someone arrange that?
Yes indeed, no Photoshop there! That picture was taken this year (2017) at the annual Pietenpol Gathering at Brodhead, Wisconsin.
I haven't flown for over 20 years, but that could inspire me to resume.
Absolutely great photos of all those Pietenpols !
I actually purchased a working set of plans from Bernard's son must be 30 years ago now - planned on building a Scout but still haven't persuaded my wife that a well built Model T engine would keep me up there just fine !!!
Great photos. So how does the engine in the last photo get oil without the mag to spin it around?
The Air Camper (two seater) uses the Model A engine, which has an oil pump. The Sky Scout (single seat) was designed to be powered by the Model T engine, but many folks who built one now use the Model A engine instead.
For those of you who wish to hear what a Model A engine sounds like when converted to aircraft use, you can click on this link: Enjoy.