What do you see in the picture below? Most people, sadly including a majority of people experimental aviation, would see the contents of the back of my pickup as “Dirty greasy metal stuff.”
While technically it is several 1964-69 complete Corvair engine cores and about 10 cylinder heads, in reality it is the raw material with half a dozen real traditional homebuilders will use, not just to provide themselves with an outstanding American made aircraft engine, but it also to transform themselves from what ever understanding they have of flight engines today, to a much higher (and therefore safer) level of understand later this year. The exact same material people without imagination locked in consumerism see as dirty metal is the same material builders will use to greatly expand their understanding, craftsmanship, skills and pride. Its your life, take your pick who you wish to spend it surrounded by.
Would you like to advance your own understanding this year?
The Weseman’s and myself are hosting the “Saturday Corvair Club”. One Saturday, every other moth or so, we will advance the progress of a half dozen builders a large increment. First Saturday, we will break down core engines and examine them closely. Don’t have a core engine yet? No problem, that is why I went out and picked up the ones in the picture above, they are available.
After breaking them down and evaluating the parts, we will meet again in 8 weeks to reassemble bottom ends with the cranks having been reconditioned by SPA (or any engine can be assembled around an SPA Billet crank) and builders can have studied the assemble in our manuals or DVDs. They can come well prepared to learn.
We will continue the process on 8 week intervals to allow builders working on a budget to stay with the program, but also to allow these builders to fully study each step so none of their learning is rushed. Our goal is to get each builder’s engine up and running on the test stand before Oshkosh this year. If an individual needs a bit longer, we can adjust and we will be glad to run their engine at a fall college.
This is just another way we adjust our engine program to meet the situations of individual builders rather than typical engine companies which just sell engines one way and offer little or no training nor hands on opportunity to learn.
interested in getting in on the Saturday Corvair Club? Need a Corvair motor core? Contact Rachel at SPA, 904 626 7777, and she will get you started. We will be happy to have you, and you will have made the decision that 2018 will be your year of progress in aviation.
7 Replies to “Saturday Corvair Club.”
Are you doing a Texas Corvair College this year? I, for one, was hoping to get my bottom end closed at the event and then learn more about the next phase.
I’ll have more on this in the next 24 hours. Again, please try to sign comments with your name, so I know whom I’m speaking with. Thanks.
I am in.
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Another awesome Wyne/win opportunity! One day…
but it must be impossible to find a corvair engine…
I have follow the SPA manual and videos to build my corvair engine. I am at the point in the manual to test run the engine. I am going to take a cruise out of Jacksonville FL. on February 24. I like to know if I can bring my engine down with me, can I get a test run? Thank you Larry.