Outstanding Value on new Alternators, (Dynamos) $125.


Mike Schwab is a Vision builder working on a 3,000cc Corvair for his plane. He and his wife attended Corvair College #23, and they are regulars at Sun n Fun. In his day job, Mike is an expert on Marine engines, and specifically knows Yanmar Diesels.

Why should you care? Because he offers a great deal through his business to any Corvair builder in need of a Dynamo.  At $125 he is less than 1/3 the price that John Deere wants for the same part. This unit directly bolts on our front alternator brackets and is flying on countless Corvair powered aircraft. The unit is also the basis of the direct drive rear alternator the Dan and I are working on.

I am fully aware that publicly revealing that smaller models of the sacred Green and Yellow divine brand of tractor comes with a Yanmar engine can result in having a Fatwa against me issued from the sacred headquarters of the divine Green tractor in Moline Illinois. When I have pointed out that dealers for Deere have massively marked up their prices, I have been attacked by rabid fans of the green brand, who actually claimed that Deere parts are better, but this is the dogma of the indoctrinated, a mantra they were taught to repeat at the mention of other brands. I have held both dynamos in my hands at the same time, and they are both made in the same place in Japan by Kokosan-Denki. The only difference is the box and the price.  (Full disclosure: I own a Case tractor, drink Dunkin Donuts coffee and drive a Chevy truck. No kidding,  the last time I was trying to buy a dynamo at the Deere lawn care dealer, a guy drove in a Range Rover with a Starbucks travel mug in hand, wearing a cardigan.  jokingly I said “One of us is in the wrong place.”  When I refused to pay $396 for the dynamo, Mr. Starbucks leaned over and whispered “It’s you.”)

Mike also has a good deal on the matching voltage regulator. You can check the parts out on the link to Mike’s site below:


Mike is headed to Corvair College#24 and has offered to bring Alternators that are ordered in advance with him. For builders not able to make it to the College, Mike is willing to ship for a modest fee. Every one interested should contact Mike directly at:


 Mikes regular Email and Vision building sites are listed below:


Hats off to Mike Schwab for making aircraft building a little more affordable. -ww

About William Wynne
I have been continuously building, testing and flying Corvair engines since 1989. Information, parts and components that we developed and tested are now flying on several hundred Corvair powered aircraft. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an A&P license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and have a proven 20 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at www.FlyCorvair.com and in more than 50 magazine articles.

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