Corvair Fly-in, Shelbyville IL, June 19-21

Builders:

June 19-21 2020, we are having a gathering of Corvair powered planes at the Shelby County airport, (2HO) in central Illinois.  It is specifically timed to be a part of the Regional Corvair car convention which will be taking place in Springfield. This will not only be an excellent opportunity for builders and flyers to get together in a real grass roots setting, it will also be a great opportunity to get to meet a lot of Corvair car people. I am scheduled to be the guest speaker at their Saturday night banquet, where the theme is the technology and flight connections to Corvairs. The hosts are working to have the Corvairs of several famous Americans from Aviation and Space present at the show, and our fly-in is one of the satellite events that the cars will be driving out to.  This is an excellent opportunity to have a good time 5 weeks before Oshkosh, in a far more relaxed setting. 

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We will have many more updates on this event, and a video about it. It will be a regular FlyCorvair event, which means we will have fun, but also a good chance to learn. Im going to encourage people with core engines for sale to bring them, builders with cores to inspect to bring them also, and we will have instruction based on the New – M.O.P. Manual, a required technical document. Put in on your calendar now, it is the kind of classic aviation setting I love, and a fun and productive event.  Don’t miss it. 

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Sources of Information, a new video.

Builders,

Here is the latest video, “Sources of Information”. The content covered the main paths we use to share our experience with builders. The presentation of the video can be credited to Phil Maxson who set up my green screen studio here at my place in Florida, and Ken Pavlou who does all the editing from his place in Connecticut. Now if I can only find the right level of coffee which will allow me to speak smoothly  without the appearance of being intermittently electrocuted.

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Another post on information resources that builders should read, a bit dated but still useful:

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Outlook 2016 – The Corvair ‘Information Network’ now in gear.

Waiting for a Unicorn – New Video.

Builders,

Ken just finished editing this video:

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Copperstate Fly in Feb. 6-9, Buckeye AZ.

Builders,

If you are looking for a setting in the south west to learn more about Corvairs and the people who select them for their homebuilts, head to the 2020 Copperstate Fly in this coming weekend. Larry Nelson will be on hand with his Corvair powered Zenith 601HDS- TD giving forums. He has a supply of my manuals and information. He is a good friend, and acts as my representative at west coast events I can’t make it to.

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Here is a link to the air show site: https://www.copperstate.org

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Larry will be giving forums on both Corvairs and oil analysis. You can read about his work here: Corvair Oil Analysis

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Above is a video we made about using Larrys Oil analysis expertise on Corvair engines. It’s educational and well worth watching. Larry also has his own YouTube Channel about flying his Zenith:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBq7_57uE-KRsGhOFgFV0Bg

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Yes, Larry is the Zenith builder who paid me for his engine parts in ammunition. I wrote this story about it: Acceptable methods of payment for Corvair parts , and it went viral in 2015, being the most read story I wrote that year.  Truth be told, shooting is just one facet of Larry’s life, he is a solid family man first, an aviator, a very skilled technical man working at the Yuma Proving Grounds, our nations premier mechanical test facility. He is a friendly and intelligent person, and I rarely exit a conversation with him without having learned something new.

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Above, Larry with his bird.  For a look at his plane read this: STOL Bowl #4201-B, flying in video.

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