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SPA Corvair Assembly Manual

Read chapter 2 of Aircraft Electrical and am zeroing in on how I want to connect my Ray Allen servo motor electric trim tab controller to the lead wires that go out to to the central part of the elevator. Think I’ve found the right crimp tool MS designator. Reviewed SPA Corvair Engine Manual on […]

Painted Cylinder

  Painted 3.0L Corvair cylinders: Fabricated cylinder painting blocks from 4″ PVC drain pipe (ala Billy Kerchner). Cut two sections about six to eight long, then squared up on the oscillating belt sander which was grand. During day painted all 3 right hand side cylinders. Acquired some cylinder hold down hardware at HD and engine […]

Trim Tab

Morning Trim tab hole cleaned up. Tested fitting of the servo control arm with the hinge piece that attaches to the trim tab. Made sure it moved 40 degrees down and 20 degrees up. Started cleaning cylinders. Noticed that machining for 3.0L had reduced bottom cylinder step to ~ 1mm in some locations around the […]

500pm Drilled out trim tab hole in elevator. Filed into shape. (1 hr) 1000pm Correspondence with Eva McGuire “The Corvair Lady” to update and improve “A Micro History of Corvair Flight Engines”

700am Refined and renamed story on home page and retitled to “A Micro History of Corvair Flight Engines”. Need a way to do bibliography stuff at bottom of page. Lunch Brief talk with William Wynne clarifying Corvair / CH 750 development and connotations about the idea that Corvair engine mold technology was due to German […]

11:30am Today I ordered the last parts of the CH 750 kit (wings, fuel, fuselage, control, nav lights, dual stick, bubble doors). Slated for an August pickup at the factory. Requested a CH 750 STOL demo flight. That day is perfect, a Thursday, if raining maybe I can do a Friday morning ride. Definitely a […]