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Pietenpol Air Camper B4A - Specifications

N12937 was built by B. H. Pietenpol and the first of the “improved” models that used a split axle landing gear. It’s primary construction material is wood with metal fittings, covered with fabric and finished with dope. The following specifications are form 1933 Pietenpol sales materials.

Seating

2-Place Tandem - Open Cockpit

Color

Orange/Black

Wing Span

29 ft.

Empty Weight

610 lbs.

Gross Weight

1000 lbs.

Powerplant

Model A Ford (Fuel & Oil systems adapted for an airplane)

Maximum Speed

90 mph

Cruise Speed

70 mph

Landing Speed

40 mph

ORIGINAL AIR CAMPER PLANS SPECIFICATIONS

Engine:

Ford Model A (Over 30 types of engines have been adapted by builders)

Length Overall:

17 ft. 8 in.

Height Overall:

6 ft. 6 in.

Wing Span:

29 ft.

Wing Chord:

5 ft.

Wing Area

135 sq. ft.

Gross Weight:

995 lbs.

Empty Weight:

610 lbs.

Useful Load:

385 lbs.

Payload w/10 gal. fuel:

325 lbs.

With Pietenpol wood propeller:

 

Maximum Speed:

100 mph

Cruise Speed:

90 mph

Climb Light Load:

Over 500 ft. first minute

Climb Full Load:

Over 200 ft. first minute

Landing Speed

40 mph

Fuel Capacity:

10 –18 gal.

Oil Capacity:

N/A

Service Ceiling

N/A

Cruising Range:

N/A

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