Hangar back in action

Builders,

A few photos from working in the hangar today. Compare these shots with the ones of the hangar flooded 48 hours ago.

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Above the distributor machine test running an E/P-X ignition. I finished 8 of these today and took them down to SPA/Panther for 4 shipping, and the rest for stock. Notice no water on the floor.

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Two part quiz; how big was the spider that was here, and what happened to him?

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Above, the main hangar, without “excessive humidity “.

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-ww.

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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 www.FlyCorvair.com and in more than 50 magazine articles.

9 Responses to Hangar back in action

  1. Mike Schwab says:

    What size shot caught the spider?

  2. Dan Branstrom says:

    1. Big. 2. Shotgun pellets.
    How did you know it was a “he”?

  3. Joe Goldman says:

    Thanks for getting the ring gear out for your front starter I finally went with.

  4. parker wood says:

    410 ??? Not 223
    WOODE
    Zuehl Field TEXAS

    • Correct guess Woode. The spider was the biggest one I have seen in about 10 years, the stuff of 1950’s horror movies where it should have been attacking a model bus about 12″ long. Has the .223 been handy it would have been used. his body was the size of a half dollar, leg spread was about 4″. Outside I would have left him alone, but i didn’t want to work in the shop and jump out of my skin every time an extension cord or air hose brushed my leg in the next 3 months. I was speaking on the phone with Terry Hand, when I saw it. The marks are from a .410 out of a pistol at 6 or 7 feet, using number 6 shot. so you could say he died of ‘natural causes’ in my hangar. Woode, send me an email with your mailing address when you have a chance.

      • Dave Hoehn says:

        William, if it is spiders that make your skin crawl, don’t spend too much time in Az in the summer. Your spider would have been a small tarantula here. A big one will have a leg spread of 6″ to 8″ with a body that is 2″ to 3″ in dia. They aren’t too bad because they move slowly. There is another spider here that is 4″~5″ long that moves fast across the floor, and at first glance looks like a huge scorpion until you notice that it doesn’t have a tail and stinger. Even though I see one of these critters fairly often, and I have never seen a scorpion anywhere near that size, I still jump every time.

  5. jaksno says:

    Hope you had your bullet proof goggles and hockey shin guards on….

  6. Sten Backhans says:

    4 inch, 20 Gauge?

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