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nas3 not for corvair anymore

William Wynne has produced a great new reference page for Corvair flight engine carbs moving forward. While the Stromberg NAS3 used to be desirable for use on Corvair powered planes (and still may be fine for certain older installations), rebuild problems and parts issues have caused recommendations to change. Manage your risk. Read this: 2020 […]

There is really only one way to get finished: Make a plan and execute. Turn the TV off, go to the shop. Learn, build, fly: Thought for the Day: Your 2020 Aviation Ambitions

Good friends come to help out. There’s a necessary spirit of this in homebuilding in general. I think some people have paid into the system and it’s time they reap some of that back. This is a good example of that principle well applied: New Hangar Roof — The great fortune of good friends

There are reasons that William Wynne strongly recommends trying to find a rotating core. I’ve had a rotating core in the past. And I disassembled it. It was quite usable in all the ways: From the crankshaft to the cylinders and to all the other ancillary stuff. But I wound up giving it away. With […]

john's salvage seguin

I I headed out to John’s Salvage just south of Seguin Texas in search of a useable Corvair engine that I could rebuild into an experimental aircraft engine. I had called John, and he’d said that he had about 30 Corvairs left that still had engines. However he added that all the engines that you’d […]