Here is one spot where we have collected a number of different stories on Fuel injection for Corvair aircraft onto a single reference page. Like the other reference pages, it is a central starting point on the topic, and easy to keep updated or make additions to. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, read on, there is a significant amount of information here.
If I were to pick a single topic that new builders are interested in, but know little about the applications of, It would be Fuel Injection. This is a topic dominated by misconceptions and myths. Here is a quick check: Do you think that a port fuel injection engine or one with a carb on a long intake manifold makes more power? Would you be surprised to learn that the evaporative cooling effect of the carbs fuel delivery can give it a significant advantage? It does, and to learn this and many other points on reliability, read on. Unlike much of the info on the net from armchair experts, the information below is straight from experience and testing…in aviation settings, not in cars.
The information below is in the following order:
1) Links to stories I have written on FlyCorvair,net
2) A full print of my Group numbering system #3700 EFI notes.
3) A reality check story from 2008 on EFI failures
4) Notes on Internet ‘experts’ you should beware of
5) A 385 mph EFI plane and some final thoughts.
Above, a rear view of the Panther engine. Mounted on the intake is a Precision Mechanical fuel injection system. Initially, these was the planned fuel system for the Panther, but after careful evaluation, Dan Weseman opted to go with a very simple MA3-SPA carb. All of the aerobatic flights on video on the Panther site are done with a one barrel aircraft carb, not injection.
1) Links to stories I have written on FlyCorvair.net:
Click on the titles in color to read the full stories:
One Reply to “Fuel Injection – Corvair flight engines reference page”
Thank you for putting my feet back on the ground about EFI. I forgot that in flight you can’t pull over and pop the hood when an electrical gremlin bites your fuel system. I especially appreciated your comment about the internet:
“The internet is an odd storage device. I holds more old trash better than any landfill on earth, and it keeps it fresh, even long after the project was abandoned.”
This sounds much like Haynes Engineering which you referred to regarding his EFI expertise. As an engineer keeping simple yet functional makes a great deal of sense. The Lord has blessed you with an abundance of sense (I almost referred to as common which it no longer is) and a quick whit.