Monday, August 2, 2010

CPotD #136 (Corvair Airborn)

Today’s CPotD opens up a whole new realm of Corvair-dom - experimental aviation. One of the recognized authorities in applying the ‘vair’s flat-6 to flying is William Wynne. His website is filled with interesting information.

I found today’s image on Flickr and the caption indicated it was destined to be installed in a plane. Even without the caption, one feature on this engine that gives away its future use is the plate at the bottom right. It allows the installation of a starter without a bellhousing. The prop will be driven directly off the crankshaft so no transmission or differential is necessary, thus no bellhousing.

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