In Your Shop: Evaluate and Decide



Your life isn’t a democracy and the majority shouldn’t rule there, nor should you ever be anyones servant. If a man is to be in charge of his own life, he must be a dictator when it comes to decisions of consequence.


I present information on aircraft building and operation, the reasoning behind it, and often accompany it with the perspective of experience. Each builder can evaluate his options and select the building path that make sense for him as an individual.


Every builder receives countless pieces of unsolicited advice;

 1) Telling him what the majority would do,

 2) What the speaker would do,

 3) What he should do.

This advice is only valid if the goal is to: 1) do what everyone else is doing, 2) try to be someone else, 3) let other people decide what you should do.


If the goal was to do something that works for you and achieves your personal goals, then you must evaluate and decide for yourself, but a wise builder makes a plan that can withstand the logical evaluation of experienced builders.


At it’s very root, Homebuilding and flying are immensely satisfying because they are an unbroken chain of decisions of consequence that the individual gets to make…..a rare occurrence in modern ‘civilization.’


Above, 2004 at Oshkosh: Next to our personal Corvair powered Zenith N-1777W, I explain our dual ignition arrangement two executives from Falcon insurance, The EAA’s provider. To offer real support, an alternative engine provider must be an effective advocate for his builders on many fronts, including meeting the requirements of underwriters. Just being an engine guru is not nearly enough. 



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.

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