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  •  Zodiacs with Alternate Powerplants (3+ / 0-)

    According to this blog, there are 70 or more Zodiacs flying in the U.S. using 100-120 hp Corvair-based engines, which are lighter than a four-cylinder Lycoming or Continental and about one-third the price and complexity of a Rotax.

    "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson

    by midnight lurker on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 07:18:30 PM PDT

    •  There does seem to be a great deal of.. (1+ / 0-)
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      development work going into the Zenith/Corvair combination, but SOME are deciding not to 'share' their work, so to speak....their decision, I suppose.

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 07:51:59 PM PDT

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    •  Corvair Resurrectis? (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

      So somebody found something good to do with the Corvair after all?  I suspect that trying to adapt Chevrolet's Vega engine to anything other than paperweight will be difficult though, especially for flying.  No one could carry around that much motor oil needed to keep a Vega engine lubricated.

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 10:11:14 PM PDT

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