Corvair planes and projects on You Tube

Friends,

Here is a sampling of videos of Corvair powered aircraft, projects, and events on you tube. I combed through the files to find them for builders because I have found that the search engine on you tube stinks, and the order that it returns entries makes no sense. For example, the first video has 33,000 views, yet it is about the 100th video listed on the search “corvair powered planes”, behind lots of things that have nothing to do with aircraft and have less than 200 views. To save builders the time, here are a few sorted links. Fair warning: don’t bother to read the comments, many of them will leave you wondering what percentage of people are mentally ill.  One video has us running a 3100 outside when it is 28F. There is a comment about how the engine was “smoking and overheating” because you can see people’s breath after the engine stops. Like wise, the first landing of the 701 has 41,000 views in this version, 100,000 in another. They are not corvair fans, it people who have never seen a stol plane land thinking it is crashing. I was there, the Zenith gear soaked up the landing, just as it was designed to. Don’t spend too much time watching, try to get some productive hours in the shop this weekend. Watching flying airplanes is motivational, but it’s not a substitute for making progress on your own.

Phil Maxson, 601XL, flying,the yee-haw heard around the world:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mph4cd8R_zI

Tom Brown’s Pietenpol taking off, airplane has 1,500 hours on it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rVZR7N9zcg

Rich Vetterli’s first flight 601XL, set to Copeland’s “Fanfair for the common man.” Flight at Livermore location of CC#13 and CC#18:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lod20DIknA

Jim and Rhonda Wesemans 3100 cc Celebrity biplane, flying:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8lF_gGuMuo

Andy Elliott’s 500 hour 3100 cc 601XL, over desert in flight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpG-ToOO2so

Corvair powered Pietenpol, in Australia, good air to air:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew_k6d7tTAw

Corvair College WA state, w/Brady. 3100 running on 750:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_1ov0DAbe8&feature=plcp

Jeff Moore’s corvair powered Merlin on floats, beautiful in flight footage in Newfoundland:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNOsPee0SWM&feature=g-vrec

Hangar Gang Wagabond flying on 2700:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7XhuWmqcPw

Davis DA-2 with Corvair, flying:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhoABoyKorE

Mike’s   California cassutt, seen by many people at Corvair College #13, ground running before covering:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zhqf9K56kA

A Corvair powered RV-3 with a turbo, flying 177 mph:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgmcQF_ZrfY&feature=relmfu

Louis Kantor’s 601XL running for the first time in our front yard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=626uwVbc0gM

The same aircraft on its first take off, July 2009.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSadGnsvmFc

Blaine Schwartz’s 2850 first start and run Corvair College #22, to power his Zenith 750:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4HwntCo2-I

A good overview of Corvair College #17 in Florida:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfa85e3ibI4&playnext=1&list=PL1D40A102EC2A194D&feature=results_video

Dave Harm’s 601XL cockpit view of flight. This aircraft has been at Oshkosh and the Zenith open house several times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMQ9eG0HXsU

Four 3100s taking off in a row from Corvair College#16 in South Carolina, Langford, Weseman, Smith and Horton:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK23b-BWptE

Ron Monsen, current owner of “Son of Cleanex”, flying around Chicago waterfront:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kyQC5mIhcg

Corvair College #20 video, good chance to see many builders speaking who you have only read about before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBcGpXHoxE4&feature=relmfu

701 first flight, in Edgewater, at the old hangar. Gus Warren at controls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXaLC8h0WIk

Darren Barnfield’s VP-2 running down under, (this aircraft is now flying):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPCwVpjNb2c

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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