tops 500,000 page reads


Sometime late tonight, we will go over half a million page reads on this site. Coincidentally, this is the 500th story to appear here in 30 months of writing. These are not giant numbers for a website, not even for an aviation one, but it is enough to say that the Corvair has a very strong following of builders and flyers.  It isn’t for everyone, and the numbers of people who choose to buy things will always grossly outnumber those who choose to build them.


Your life isn’t a democracy and the majority doesn’t rule there. I present the information so each builder can evaluate his options and select the building path that make sense for him as an individual.  Every builder receives countless pieces of advice, 1) Telling him what the majority would do, 2) What the speaker would do,  3) What he should do. This advice is only valid if the goal is to: 1) do what everyone else is doing, 2) try to be someone else, 3) let other people decide what you should do.


If the goal was to do something that works for you and achieves your personal goals, then you must evaluate and decide for yourself. At it’s very root, Homebuilding and flying are immensely satisfying because they are an unbroken chain of decisions of consequence that the individual gets to make…..a rare occurrence in modern ‘civilization.’




Recent weeks have seen a lot of stories on Philosophy and perspective. If you would like to review many stories on technical subjects, click on this link below, it leads to an index of 200 stories from this site, the majority on technical topics:


200 Stories of aircraft building




Below is a sample of the data logging from the control page on this site. The home page lists 344K reads, because if a builder shows up and reads the top story on the home page 8 times in a month, that is listed as 8 page reads on the home page. The other numbers reflect an individual searching out and reading the particular story.  You can click on any of the colored titles to read the full story:







Home page / Archives

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Getting Started Reference page

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Planes flying on Corvair Power

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3,000cc Engine Running

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Zenith 750 / Corvair reference page, October 2013

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Getting Started in 2013, part #1, Crankshaft process options.

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Corvair Powered Davis DA-2, w/EFI

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Steel tube fuselages, “Safe” planes and 250mph accidents

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Complete Engines for Sale

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Zenith 601/650 – Corvair reference page November 2013

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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 and in more than 50 magazine articles.

2 Responses to tops 500,000 page reads

  1. Dan Branstrom says:

    This is just one more milepost in the progress of the Corvair movement. I certainly have learned a lot from you and your websites not only about Corvairs, but also philosophy, people, and places. Thank you for all the work you’ve done.

  2. Jeff Moores says:

    Ditto to Dan’s comment!!


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