Running Zenith 750, Coenraad Van Der Merwe, CA


Below is a picture of the latest running corvair, mounted on the front of A Zenith 750 built in the bay area of northern CA by Coenraad Van Der Merwe. The engine is a 2700 cc  Gen #1 Dan bearing power plant with all of our Gold system parts and all of our Zenith installation components.


Above, Coenraad at the controls. In spite of a busy personal schedule, he has made great progress building his engine and airframe. Although they are not on in the picture, the wings have been completed. For the first start, Coenraad called in our West Coast man Woody Harris, who flew his own Corvair powered Zenith 601XL to supervise. It all worked out great, Woody said he had done a very good job on the airframe and engine.  I am looking forward to seeing this aircraft on the flight line by the end of this season. Hats Off to Coenraad, the newest Corvair builder to reach the running engine milestone.-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 30 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at and in more than 50 magazine articles.

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