New stories in process.


We are less than a week from the Deland FL Sport Aviation Expo, and less than two weeks from Corvair College #43 in Barnwell SC, last event of the 2018 season. (Sign up closed last Monday, it was open since June 3rd) Although the public events are winding down, there are still 77 days left in 2018, and there is plenty of building still to accomplish.


I spend some time out in my hangar or shop nearly every day. Like everyone else, I have productive days and some not so much. I have days of long productive runs of traditional parts, and other days were I spend the hours working on some R&D, running a builders engine, or just repairing tools, cleaning and organizing. If you are a new builder, and have periods where you have to seek motivation, don’t take it as a sign you weren’t meant for homebuilding.  Just like anyone else, experienced or not, we all need someone to recharge our batteries. Shop stories of building provide this for me, and over the next 77 days I’m going to shoot to put out an average of a short story a day on this, just to keep everyone productive through the end of the year.


I have a lot of material to publish here. I have a lot of stuff still from Oshkosh 2018, and there will be plenty of stories from CC #43. In with these are regular updates that come in from builders, shop notes, tech stories, and an occasional ‘thought for the day’.  I encourage builders to use the comment section for thoughts and questions. Keep in mind that the Comments section on the “Corvair College” Facebook page (its open to the public, you don’t have to have a FB account to read it.) has a lot more activity on it than the blog does. The Corvair College FB page carries all of these stories, but it also has occasional input from other builders or the Moderator Shelley Tumino. Check it out if you like.



Most popular story of 2018, The JAG-2 now flying. ( The name is an abbreviation of “Jim and Ginger” ) When the plane took its first flight in October, the story generated nearly 5,000 reads in 48 hours. This blog has a dozen stories about the project and the Corvair engines. The total reads on these stories just in 2018 is over 20K. We already have plans to have the plane, in my 2019 booth at Oshkosh. For an in depth look at the origins of the design and Jim and Ginger’s work at Corvair Colleges, follow this link: JAG-2 Corvair Twin, running on film





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.

2 Responses to New stories in process.

  1. Patrick Panzera says:

    Will you be exhibiting at Deland?

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