Fun day at the Air Park

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Fun day at the Air Park
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Chady on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 05:24 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 05:34 pm:

Great picture! Too bad the airplane doesn't have a Model T engine in it. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 05:44 pm:

Very Cool!
Thanks
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Chady on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:14 pm:

Another angle


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Chady on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:15 pm:

Notice I cropped the engine out of this shot. He told me when I was there the engine wasn't correct.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Longbranch,WA on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:17 pm:

Should be a Model A engine - the Scout (single seat) utilized a T engine !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Eckensviller - Thunder Bay, ON on Friday, December 01, 2017 - 12:59 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C-west central, MN on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 05:37 pm:

Very nice pics!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:31 am:

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.













Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gilbert V. I. Fitzhugh on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 08:25 am:

Is that a real photo of seven Ford-powered Pietenpols in formation? WOW! How did someone arrange that?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 09:17 am:

Hi Gil,

Yes indeed, no Photoshop there! That picture was taken this year (2017) at the annual Pietenpol Gathering at Brodhead, Wisconsin.










Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gilbert V. I. Fitzhugh on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 06:05 pm:

I haven't flown for over 20 years, but that could inspire me to resume.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Longbranch,WA on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 06:49 pm:

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 !!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Lynn on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 09:42 pm:

Great photos. So how does the engine in the last photo get oil without the mag to spin it around?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 10:15 pm:

Hi Mark,

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.












Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 10:52 pm:

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3IzMrSHjPg


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