Pat and Mary Hoyt’s 601XL, on the cover.

Builders:

Pat and Mary Hoyt made the cover of EAA experimenter, the association’s on-line homebuilding magazine. Below is the cover. Sebastien Heintz wrote up a link to the story on Zenith Builders and flyers, the factory’s very well supported and organized discussion group that serves several thousand of their builders.

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Cover Story: Pat Hoyt and his Corvair-powered Zenith

Pat Hoyt and his Corvair-powered Zenith on the cover of this month’s EAA Experimenter magazine. Here is the link to the whole article:
http://experimenter.epubxp.com/i/449720

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This is the second Corvair powered plane to make the cover in a year (the Panther was on it a few months ago), 1/6 of the covers is a pretty good showing for the Corvair movement. These stories along with the film on Colleges the EAA staff made are good evidence that Headquarters does have a good take on grass roots flying for rank and file members. The story above contains a link to the full 25 minute film made at Corvair College #27.

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For more reading on Pat and Mary Hoyt:

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Patrick Hoyt, new Zenith 601XL, now flying, N-63PZ

 

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Above, The five Corvair powered Zeniths that flew into Corvair College #30, all parked for a photo in front of the Mexico terminal. Pat and Mary’s plane in in the upper corner. The engine installation on these planes are clones of the one we developed in our own 601XL more than 10 years ago. Since then, we wrote the installation manual for it, produced hundreds of installation parts like mounts, intakes and exhausts, and have taught 800 people at colleges how to clone our engines. The five planes above are a sample of the success of cloning a proven engine set up.