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At 10:47am on February 17, 2018, Jeff Garrett said…

Yeah I'm making them. Send me an email jeffreycraiggarrett@gmail.com 

At 10:57am on December 8, 2013, Patrick Hoyt said…
Hi Dave. I just aired the tire back up, and haven't had a problem since. I keep an eye on it, and have a spare inner tube on hand.

At 6:34am on December 2, 2013, Frederick said…

Thanks for the info Dave.


At 2:53pm on May 13, 2012, GENE MAYO said…

Hello David: You posted a comment on the matronics web about the new aileron

bellcrank. I would like to send you a comment and ask you a question off line if you don't

mind. I have the new bellcrank installed. Would you please send me you e-mail address?

Thanks GENE MAYO mayo_g@comcast.net

60XLB JAB3300

At 1:00pm on April 4, 2012, Patrick Hoyt said…

Hi David - It's getting closer and closer.  I'm looking forward to the day when I'll be able to park it at Oshkosh next to yours and the others....

You mentioned you met Dick Navratil.  He's a good friend of mine.  A bunch of us local guys up here have been building a Pietenpol in his hanger.

- Pat

At 7:41am on February 7, 2012, Larry Hursh said…

Hi Dave. You have a nice looking aircraft there!   I hope mine turns out 1/2 as nice as yours is!  I'm building a CH650 from kit.  I have her up on her landing gear.  The wings are done and so is all the "upgrades".  I'm going to be using a 2700cc Corvair for my power plant.  I'm at the point of doing the first engine run.  After that, all I have left to do is the nose bowl, cowling kit, canopy (I dread this part) and installing the instruments.  Hopefully if all goes well, my wife and I will be attending OSH in the near future!  I'll see you there I'm sure!

At 5:15pm on April 21, 2011, Mike Miller said…


fyi, I posted a pic that shows my solution to the "sticking throttle problem with dual throttles"   Very similar to Mac's solution, works smooth now...



At 7:24pm on March 26, 2011, Dennis Hutchinson said…


I enjoyed meeting you at Sporty's and looking forward to seeing you again at Oshkosh. The flight home was a bit choppy, but nothing significant. Typical light airplane bounce mostly. Did get a 15 mph boost in groundspeed with that westbound breeze. Took 1.3 going home, 1.6 to arrive. There is probably about .5 hours of taxi time in that 2.9 hours.


Safe flying and see you later,

Dennis Hutchinson

At 2:11pm on March 3, 2011, Mike Miller said…


Appreciate your comments on my panel.  Was just looking at your write-up from Oct.15,2008 on Matronics re: Dual throttle and things you did to make it smoother.

Have been trying to ease up the "resistance" in the throt. controls for couple days now.

Have tried a number of the items to refer to, but still not happy with the friction.

Thanks again,


At 12:16pm on February 14, 2011, Timothy Finley said…
Thanx.  Flew it a second time and I am really going to enjoy flying it!
At 3:59pm on January 13, 2011, Joe Hopwood said…
Thanks Dave.  I was just concerned of mounting it and then finding out either the elevator or rudder did not have full travel due to me putting it in the wrong place.
At 10:29pm on September 14, 2010, Doug Dalstrom said…
Hi Dave, Yes it was me that you met at MERFI. Thanks for sharing your insights on the upgrade experience.
I looked over some of the pictures you posted on your website and they are very motivating for me to get my project back in gear again. Hope you made it back in time for the presentation you wanted to attend. If I get stuck on some of the technical issues of my upgrade I'll be in touch. Look forward to seeing you at other events around Ohio and have a safe trip next week.

Doug Dalstrom
At 5:18pm on September 9, 2010, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Dave
Thanks for commenting on my photo.
I am pretty sure that what you are talking about is the gull wing deflectors that sit between the cylinders. If so, then the answer is yes but I will be fitting mine underneath the barrels like other air cooled aero engines. This has been done by another builder and with success so part of the guessing work has been done for me and also acknowledged as a good idea from the Jab factory.

Thanks again

At 3:30pm on April 12, 2010, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
While I was in the USAF in Great Falls MT I never saw a C5 in the three years I served. We were a missile base... I could tell you what the Minuteman Mod 3 were like but I'd have to kill you afterward. I did see a C5 parked at Keesler AFB back many years ago and at first glance I thought it was a building. It's such a complicated airplane from what I have read; it rarely takes off on a mission with more than 90 - 95% of it systems functioning fully. It takes 90 man hours of maintenance for every flight hour.What a monster!

At 8:00am on April 12, 2010, Jake Reyna said…
Dave, the DAR, Jim Gilchirst showed my my Airwothiness, he was more optimistic. As I mentioned, I'm real close. What a relief. The final piece of information is Empty Weight. I was hoping for 700 pounds, now I'm thinking 730.

At 9:01am on March 16, 2010, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
Just thank God you don't live down here in LA. We are kinda food central around this neck of the woods.
At 8:47am on March 16, 2010, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
Wow! There went a nice big chunk of your useful weight allowance. Okay.... attention everybody, we're all on a diet as of right now. The savings on the grocery bill will be spent on the extra fuel burn ;-)
At 2:21pm on February 25, 2010, Andy Elliott said…
I have the dual stick set-up so I moved down the hole on the inter-stick arm by 1" = 20%. If you were going to move the holes in the elevator bellcrank, you could move them closer to the pivot by the same 20%.
At 10:22pm on November 28, 2009, Matt Archer said…
Wow you are progressing well. How tough was the center spar. This has me concerned with all the wires I have going through the hole.

At 5:18pm on November 24, 2009, Matt Archer said…
I am using nuvite. Not going too bad. I figure it will save some weight. I figure I will polish them up while waiting for the kit. I will probably pull the skins next. The center wing is going to be a lot to remove. I am checking my documentation to see what wiring I will need to deal with. Once I get it out it should not be too bad. I guess I will learn to shoot some solid rivets. I have a couple of friends that will help.


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