Justin Peters: 855 miles to a custom mount and a 3.0L test run.


Last night at midnight I waited outside our airpark entrance for a truck trailer, plane and a builder at the end of a full day drive. Out of the dark, it was Justin Peters, he just logged 855 miles driving down from Ohio. He come on a mission of productivity, as he intends to fly a very special bird on Corvair power this season.



Above, A very tired Justin pulls in at midnight. It was 55 degrees warmer here than Ohio. His plane came down for a custom one of a kind mount in a 8X16 enclosed trailer.



Above, Justin came very close to finishing his 3.0L Corvair at the last Barnwell College. I liked his attitude and suggested a combo visit where we could knock out his mount and test run his engine. This weekend is that plan coming together.  Justin’s engine is a 3,000cc Corvair with all the catalog parts that SPA and myself offer. In the above photo, Justin, Vern and Kitty work on setting the motor up for a run later today.



Above, the bird: This is a Stolp Starlet, a very rare traditional homebuilt. It is a very stylish parasol with a tapered and swept elliptical wing. It was designed by Lou Stolp in the early 1970s. He is the same person who designed the Starduster series of biplanes. Any ‘normal’ businessman would not assist in such a project, it doesn’t make sense. But I’m not a businessman, I’m a homebuilder who has a business for homebuilders. I understand why a 37 year old guy from Ohio might choose such a plane to express his ideas in flying. Supporting such builders has always been, and will remain, a pillar of my work.


Justin will take this plane to the flight line this season for one reason: He has a plan, and he has put it in gear. If you have dreams of progress, they become reality only through a plan. If you need assistance, parts, support, encouragement and expertise, Call SPA at 904-626-7777 or myself at 904-806-8143. You can put it off if you like, but remember, time waits for no one.




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 www.FlyCorvair.com and in more than 50 magazine articles.

7 Responses to Justin Peters: 855 miles to a custom mount and a 3.0L test run.

  1. Patrick Panzera says:

    Beautiful plane!!!

  2. David says:

    William you are a very difficult fellow to get on the phone but that’s OK because reading your web site give me the encouragement I need everyday. This story is an example of that encouragement. Thanks for all you do!!!

    • Many people call one of the old numbers that have not been turned on in 4 years like 529-0006 or 451-3676. The only number I use is 904-806-8143. There is one of me, and many builders, I have weeks where I literally don’t have 30 spare minutes for a fun call. If you have something you want to cover, TEXT me the quick subject, your name, and the time window I can call you back. This works best.

  3. David says:

    totally understand aint bitching

  4. Joe Gibson says:

    So who else in the homebuilding community does this sort of thing? Bringing fellow homebuilders to his home and shop, helping build motor mounts, and treating them like family rather than just another customer?
    Hats off to you, William. You’re a rare, unique, individual. The very FIRST time I spoke with you, you offered all of the above and you didn’t know me from Adam.
    One in a million, and thats a shame. Integrity, compassion, intelligence, and honesty. Rare qualities in this day and age.
    From another Jersey, ‘old’ Springsteen guy.

  5. tim hansen says:

    Another great project, and story of a plan resulting in progress. I met Justin at Barnwell, he’s a good dude and his positive attitude and steady effort is a great example for others to follow when building their engine. Not to mention a welcome member of the Buckeye contingent. Keep up the good work guys, and to echo Dan Glaze’s advice to me when I was coming home to Ohio with my completed engine, “drive slow on your way home, it’s still Winter in Ohio.”

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