Pietenpol Power: 100 hp Corvair vs 65 hp Lycoming
October 17, 2012 Leave a comment
Bob Lester flew his Pietenpol, newly converted to Corvair power, over to our airstrip this morning. I wanted to get a look at it, and run a weight and balance with the same electronic scales that I used to do the calculations last year when the plane still had its original Lycoming 65 hp engine installed. The information is interesting because it is data that dispels misconceptions that many people have about aircraft performance.