Flying Corvairs

Gary Coppen, Jacksonville, Fla., Skycoupe

First Year Flown on Corvair Power: 2002
Total Amount of Hours on Corvair Power: 120
N-number: N7230K
Builder of Engine: William Wynne
Year Aircraft was Built: 1963
Type of Conversion: Wynne
Engine Year: 1965
Engine Displacement: 164cid, 60-over
Propeller Diameter and Make: 66" Warp Drive two-blade
Cruise Speed: 100mph
Cruise RPM: 2,650
Static RPM: 2,650
Gary Coppen, Jacksonville, Fla., writes: "After trouble with my Subaru EJ-22, I wanted simplicity, and that's what drew me to the Corvair. I couldn't be happier."
The aircraft was previously powered by a C-85, and then an EJ-22 Subaru with a Ross redrive. One of the greatest points of interest is the fact that the Corvair installation is 120lbs. lighter than the Subaru. This is verified by electronic aircraft scales. Liquid cooled engines are never as light as you're led to believe, and the Corvair motor is a lot lighter than most people think.


William Wynne, The Corvair Authority
5000-18 HWY 17 #247
Orange Park, FL 32003

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