First engine run at finishing school #2


First engine run at Corvair Finishing School #2 goes to the Swann family, Bearhawk LSA builders. Their engine is a perfect 3,000 cc Corvair featuring nearly every option in the FlyCorvair / SPA-Panther catalog.  It laid down a perfect 30 minute break in run just after dinner on day one of the school.



A very proud moment after the run.



Hats off to the Swanns, now proven motor heads in homebuilding, an arena where most people settle to know next to nothing about the engine they fly behind. Conversely, they are masters of their power plant.




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.

One Response to First engine run at finishing school #2

  1. Great.
    So, now the idea is to do certain work at the colleges, then go to a “finishing” school for final adjustment and run-in?

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