The Pietenpol Air Camper is a two-seat, open cockpit, plans-built aircraft designed by Bernard H. Pietenpol and first flown in 1928. The Pietenpol Air Camper was designed to be built from simple materials, wood, and varnished fabric for the wings and powered by a converted automobile engine, and using as few tools as possible so that it was accessible for the average person to build and fly. Home builders wishing to construct the Pietenpol Air Camper also needed to fabricate some metal fittings and do some welding. The Pietenpol Air Camper was featured on the cover of Modern Mechanics magazine in 1932.
Arranged and described (2014) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Pietenpol, Bernard H.
James McFadden, Gift, 2013, NASM.2014.0017
0.03 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
The Pietenpol Air Camper is a two-seat, open cockpit, plans-built aircraft designed by Bernard H. Pietenpol and first flown in 1928. This collection consists of fifteen drawings relating to the Pietenpol Air Camper.
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This collection consists of fifteen drawings relating to the Pietenpol Air Camper. The drawings are black and white reproductions and measure 24 x 18 inches. There are a set of eight drawings for building the aircraft and supplementary drawings showing various fittings; details; the Ford Model A engine conversion; and a three piece wing supplement which applies to the Pietenpol Sky Scout as well.
Pietenpol Air Camper Drawings, NASM.2014.0017, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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