Paul Salter’s Panther; Outstanding Homebuilt Aircraft of SnF 2017.
Paul Salter’s 3,000 cc Corvair powered SPA Panther was awarded the title “Outstanding Home Built Aircraft” at Sun n Fun 2017. It is a well deserved reward, going to a guy who is respected by all who know him.
To see photos and videos of Paul, his Panther, and projects:
Paul’s Panther on display at the SPA booth in Lakeland.
Before SnF, three Panther’s in front of Paul’s hangar. L-R – Paul’s, Steve Pedano’s and Bob Wooley’s.
Who has the hardest working Corvair? Look at the belly of Paul’s plane and see the oil streaks; This was a result of intentional inverted spin maneuvers. Paul’s plane has a Ellison EFS-3A carb, and it does not quit when inverted. Although it doesn’t have an inverted oil system, it will not run out of pressure during brief inverted flight. The oil is a few ounces trapped in the breather pipe expelled when the plane is rolled upright. The test was done by Bob Wooley. Read more : Understanding Flying Corvairs Pt. #2, Hardest working engine.
Paul’s cowl with oil access door open. SPA/Panther Cowls and FlyCorvair KR-2 cowls are all fiberglass, all other models we work with are composite nose bowls with metal cowlings
9 Replies to “Paul Salter’s Panther; Outstanding Homebuilt Aircraft of SnF 2017.”
Congrats Paul, Not only does he build super sharp planes but he is a super nice guy as well!!
could not have happened to a nicer guy!! congrats Paul, dan-o
Congratulations Paul!!! A very well deserved award to a beautiful aircraft and talented builder!
Please pass along the following to Paul –
Awesome job, Paul! Beautiful airplane and a great builder. You are a great example to the rest of us builders.
Congratulations Paul on a well deserved award.
Congrats, Paul! Well done!
I saw Paul’s Panther at CC@39 and the award is well deserved, beautiful work.
Congratulation Paul – Outstanding indeed. Glad to see your work recognized.
Congratulations Paul. I’m not surprised, after seeing your plane at CC#39. It’s beautiful.