New Video, #2400-L Starter Kit review.

Builders,

Here is the lates short video. It covers all the sub components in a 2400-L starter kit.

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https://youtu.be/xlsYI8Bo_L0

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Oil Pan Installation kit, #2202-A, on Video.

Builders,

Here is a quick video on part #2202-A, oil pan installation kit.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_dai0lONcI

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STOL Bowl #4201-B, flying in video

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Zenith 601-HDS / 2,700cc Corvair builder/flyer Larry Nelson, of Yuma AZ is the first builder to send back confirmation of flying my new ‘STOL Bowl’ .

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To see the video, click on this link:

https://youtu.be/wimVby1WTpQ

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Above, Larry with his bird. Even though it was intended for STOL planes, the new nose bowl really has no measurable drag penalty on faster aircraft, and it will provide significantly enhanced cooling on any Corvair powered plane. Larry’s home base is 10 miles from Mexico, in one of the hottest places in the US. He selected to replace his original standard bowl with a STOL bowl to improve his cooling in advance of really hot summer weather where the average daytime high is 105F. The exchange was direct and only took a few hours. the gray color shown is the smooth gel coat the part is shipped in. Painting is an option.

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When watching the video, Larry speaks of oil temps now of 220F- keep in mind that with Corvairs flying on my Gold oil filter housing #2601, I’m intentionally measuring the temp. before the cooler.  The oil we use will not have a problem at sustained temperatures near 300F, but I consider anything over 260F before the cooler excessive to the engine.  Oil is only half the story, as Larry also saw a very significant reduction on CHT’s particularly in a hard climb.

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If Larry’s name sounds familiar, it is because he is also our selected oil analysis expert. Check out this story: Corvair Oil Analysis. This program will shortly be the subject of another video.  Larry is also remembered as the guy who paid for  the parts in his engine with ammunition: Acceptable methods of payment for Corvair parts. Quite a character.

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Video on Gold Sandwich Adaptor, #2802

Builders,

Here is a look at how a gold sandwich adaptor is installed:

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https://youtu.be/29FgTo3Am0s

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To better understand the full heavy duty oil cooling system, get a look at this story:

Notes on Group 2800 Heavy Duty Gold Oil Systems.

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Video on welding stainless.

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Here is a quick short video, an introduction to welding Stainless Steel:

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https://youtu.be/crD838omvoM

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2,000 mile Zenith 601-XL adventure

Builders,

If you are building, and you are finding it a little hard to picture exactly what your plane will be capable of when it is done, he is a story that you will find enlightening and motivating at the same time.  It is a very well written and illustrated travel log of  Ken Pavlou’s recent trip from Connecticut to Florida and back in his Zenith 601XL

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There is an enduring misconception that you must have a $100K aircraft powered by a 180HP or more Lycoming to travel around the country. The people who expended the funds to buy such aircraft are heavily invested in perpetuating such myths, mostly because when a builder with <$40% of that in his plane has a great adventure traveling,  it makes the expenditure people feel less special.  The truth be told, simple, affordable aircraft like a Corvair powered Zenith 601/650 , when operated by a prepared pilot with respect for weather, are more than capable of consistently making long trips and having great adventures around our country.

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There will always be people who myopically look at aircraft speed, but for reasonable people, consider this: Ken’s outbound flight from Central Connecticut to north Florida was less than 8 hours flying time. To shave 90 minutes off this, to make it 6.5 hours, he would have to find, and then feed, an aircraft capable of cruising 35-40 mph faster.  If someone’s sole focus of building is to have a faster airplane so they can spend less time in it, perhaps they should honestly ask themselves how much they like the fundamental act of flying itself.

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Above Ken’s view as he was about to cross the Delaware Bay on the return flight.

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Read Ken’s complete story here:

https://kenpavlou.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/2002-mile-round-trip-to-florida/?fbclid=IwAR0XOOQNRPfSNc_tq0Av7rTT1edoGZdK-I291FKV8aYVOhEXN0BFQ4ZQqwQ

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To look at a previous adventure of Ken’s in 2014, look at this story:

1,500 mile Corvair College flight in a 601XL

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If you have not yet met Ken, get a very entertain read here:

Ken “Adonis” Pavlou advises aviators: “Life is short, Live Large”

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Distributor Clamp #3302 – video

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Today’s Video: https://youtu.be/JTLxBBtYQu0

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