Video on Shelbyville June Fly-in

Builders,

Here is the Video announcement of our June Shelbyville IL. fly-in:

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This goes with the previous written story.  Make your plans now, it will be fun.

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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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Headed to Zenith Gathering at Edgewater FL.

Builders,

Wings and Wheels is hosting a gather of Zenith builders at their Edgewater FL, facility, at Massy Air ranch, about 15 miles south of Daytona beach. Phil Maxson and I will be down there to meet builders from noon to 6 pm today.  A crew from the Zenith Factory will be on hand, as will many other suppliers for the Zenith Community.  Weather looks very nice for the first time in a week, and it should be a great day.

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Above the link, the image above is Phil Maxson pouring the oil in his plane here in my hangar. Phils Corvair Powered Zenith has been flying for 14 years, and he has been a great resource to other builders. He will be with me today at the Edgewater airport (Massey Air Ranch.) The event is at the Wings and Wheels hanger D on airpark road. It is on the south west corner of the field.

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If you are in central Florida, and you are just thinking about building a plane, I highly encourage you to stop by.  If you are one of our regular builders, it will be grat to see you, and if you have a Corvair part you would like me to inspect, please bring it. I can also pick up any core part to bring back to our shops for rework.

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Looking forward to meeting many builders there.

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Thought for the Day Video: Homebuilt Travels.

Builders,

Here is your weekly “Thought For the Day” video:

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We put a “Thought for the Day” video out every Friday at 10am EST.  If you have not yet done so, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. If you click the bell shaped icon on the YouTube video, they will send you a notification every time we put a new video up.

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“They are both moving books, but you will find that almost no one with an opinion has even read the book of their champion, far less read both. Instead they were all too willing to simply listen to media, (who in most cases never read the books either)  and simply parrot the opinions and pathetically shallow commentary of their media branch which offers them warm fuzzy validation.  They hold opinions, based solely on opinions.” -from Thought for the Day: Opinions based solely on Opinions

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