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: