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Alternative Engines
Volume 4


 

CONTACT! Magazine and Fiesta Publishing have offered three 8-1/2x11 soft cover books in the past, each unique, authoritative references dealing with automobile engine conversions for use in Experimental aircraft, unrivaled in scope and detail of content. Each volume of "ALTERNATIVE ENGINES" (known as "the black book", the "silver book" and the "gold book") are compilations of past CONTACT! Magazine articles, documentation of individual experiences in preparing, installing and flying automobile engine conversions. The three volumes also contain important information and solutions for cooling, ignition redundancy and the selection of components.

We are pleased to announce the publication of yet a fourth in the series, "ALTERNATIVE ENGINES VOLUME 4".

Nearly 350 glossy pages of black and white content,  (or full color- your choice) compiled from past issues of CONTACT! Magazine as published by Patrick Panzera, the current editor and publisher of CONTACT! Magazine.

Each volume explores the trials and tribulations as documented by the builder or designer in unparalleled detail. Decades of experience are available at your fingertips, written in a manner that is educational, informative, and entertaining.

Projected mailing date is Sep 30, 2013

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Article Title and Description

Page Number

Issue Number

Introduction

 

 

The State of Automobile Conversions. By Patrick Panzera

8

 

Engine Specification Lie Detector. By Patrick Panzera

12

 

Mick Myal, by William Wynne

14

106

Remembering Mick Myal

16

106

We Say Goodbye to John Moyle, by William Wynne

17

106

Our Founder Checks in. Commemorating our 100th issue, by Mick Myal.

18

100

A tribute to CONTACT! Magazine artist, Jim Ewen. By Thom Sherwood.

19

100

Chevrolet, General Motors

 

 

An update from John Harlow on his Lancair ES - Chevrolet Corvette LT -1 V-8 Engine

21

78

Flying Behind an LS-1 Chevy in the "JUNK YARD DAWG" by Roger P. Flower

22

78

David Roe Checks in. Hummel Bird "Diva" builder follows up on his flutter repot.

23

78

Steve Lantz's LS6 powered Republic Seabee. Two life-long friends work together to build a show winning experimental Republic Seabee from scrap. Powered by a 405 HP LS-6 Corvette engine conversion by Brian Robinson. By Pat Panzera

24

81

Epilogue: A short note from Brian Robinson

34

81

Revised 51 Percent Rule Good News for Builders, Kit Makers. Patrick Panzera reports on the new 51 percent rule.

35

99

Ken Miller’s 4.3L Chevrolet V-6 Powered RV-6A. Stan Pitts updates us with this success story, detailing the complete disassembly and rebuild of the engine and PSRU, finding very little that needs replacing.

38

100

Chevy Powered Wheeler Express. Bud Warren of Geared Drives introduces us to his geared redrive. Mick Myal with Bud’s daughter Phyllis Ridings-Murawski, they bring us this article.

41

89

Continental and Lycoming

 

 

From VW to Subaru to O-200. An update by Justin Mace on his Dragonfly’s newest engine.

51

74

The Bandit: ”Mo” Bang for less Bucks. By Rob Ray How one builder set out to find an alternative to his certified O-320 installation in his RV-4, and found his answer in an airboat shop.

53

82

End of an Era: Exemption 7162 Expires. Owners of experimental aircraft could once be compensated for renting their aircraft to others who sought experimental aircraft-specific flight training can no longer be compensated.

55

91

EASA Supplemental Type Certificate for Light Speed Engineering’s PLASMA CDI on a Lycoming O-360

55

91

Corvair

 

 

Aluminum Cylinders for Corvair and VW Engines. Pramod Kotwal of Nitron Inc. announces his new product line.

57

88

The Corvair Conversion. An engine intro by William Wynne.

60

75

The Corvair Phenomena by Oscar Zuniga.

62

75

The 3100cc “Big Boy” by Mark Langford .

 65

75

A case for the Rinker Redrive by David Poirier, with David Stroud and Erik Meisterman.

68

75

Direct Drive Huggins Front Bearing Conversion by Wayne Burtney.

70

75

A pictorial view of Pat Panzera’s Corvair engine

72

75

The Outlaw Sonex. Del Magsam's outlaw Corvair powered Sonex by John Moyle.

74

75

UltraVair, 1/3 Corvair for ultralights, by Fletcher Burns

77

75

Article Title and Description

Page Number

Issue Number

Introduction

 

 

The State of Automobile Conversions. By Patrick Panzera

8

 

Engine Specification Lie Detector. By Patrick Panzera

12

 

Mick Myal, by William Wynne

14

106

Remembering Mick Myal

16

106

We Say Goodbye to John Moyle, by William Wynne

17

106

Our Founder Checks in. Commemorating our 100th issue, by Mick Myal.

18

100

A tribute to CONTACT! Magazine artist, Jim Ewen. By Thom Sherwood.

19

100

Chevrolet, General Motors

 

 

An update from John Harlow on his Lancair ES - Chevrolet Corvette LT -1 V-8 Engine

21

78

Flying Behind an LS-1 Chevy in the "JUNK YARD DAWG" by Roger P. Flower

22

78

David Roe Checks in. Hummel Bird "Diva" builder follows up on his flutter repot.

23

78

Steve Lantz's LS6 powered Republic Seabee. Two life-long friends work together to build a show winning experimental Republic Seabee from scrap. Powered by a 405 HP LS-6 Corvette engine conversion by Brian Robinson. By Pat Panzera

24

81

Epilogue: A short note from Brian Robinson

34

81

Revised 51 Percent Rule Good News for Builders, Kit Makers. Patrick Panzera reports on the new 51 percent rule.

35

99

Ken Miller’s 4.3L Chevrolet V-6 Powered RV-6A. Stan Pitts updates us with this success story, detailing the complete disassembly and rebuild of the engine and PSRU, finding very little that needs replacing.

38

100

Chevy Powered Wheeler Express. Bud Warren of Geared Drives introduces us to his geared redrive. Mick Myal with Bud’s daughter Phyllis Ridings-Murawski, they bring us this article.

41

89

Continental and Lycoming

 

 

From VW to Subaru to O-200. An update by Justin Mace on his Dragonfly’s newest engine.

51

74

The Bandit: ”Mo” Bang for less Bucks. By Rob Ray How one builder set out to find an alternative to his certified O-320 installation in his RV-4, and found his answer in an airboat shop.

53

82

End of an Era: Exemption 7162 Expires. Owners of experimental aircraft could once be compensated for renting their aircraft to others who sought experimental aircraft-specific flight training can no longer be compensated.

55

91

EASA Supplemental Type Certificate for Light Speed Engineering’s PLASMA CDI on a Lycoming O-360

55

91

Corvair

 

 

Aluminum Cylinders for Corvair and VW Engines. Pramod Kotwal of Nitron Inc. announces his new product line.

57

88

The Corvair Conversion. An engine intro by William Wynne.

60

75

The Corvair Phenomena by Oscar Zuniga.

62

75

The 3100cc “Big Boy” by Mark Langford .

 65

75

A case for the Rinker Redrive by David Poirier, with David Stroud and Erik Meisterman.

68

75

Direct Drive Huggins Front Bearing Conversion by Wayne Burtney.

70

75

A pictorial view of Pat Panzera’s Corvair engine

72

75

The Outlaw Sonex. Del Magsam's outlaw Corvair powered Sonex by John Moyle.

74

75

UltraVair, 1/3 Corvair for ultralights, by Fletcher Burns

77

75

Article Title and Description

Page Number

Issue Number

Introduction

 

 

The State of Automobile Conversions. By Patrick Panzera

8

 

Engine Specification Lie Detector. By Patrick Panzera

12

 

Mick Myal, by William Wynne

14

106

Remembering Mick Myal

16

106

We Say Goodbye to John Moyle, by William Wynne

17

106

Our Founder Checks in. Commemorating our 100th issue, by Mick Myal.

18

100

A tribute to CONTACT! Magazine artist, Jim Ewen. By Thom Sherwood.

19

100

Chevrolet, General Motors

 

 

An update from John Harlow on his Lancair ES - Chevrolet Corvette LT -1 V-8 Engine

21

78

Flying Behind an LS-1 Chevy in the "JUNK YARD DAWG" by Roger P. Flower

22

78

David Roe Checks in. Hummel Bird "Diva" builder follows up on his flutter repot.

23

78

Steve Lantz's LS6 powered Republic Seabee. Two life-long friends work together to build a show winning experimental Republic Seabee from scrap. Powered by a 405 HP LS-6 Corvette engine conversion by Brian Robinson. By Pat Panzera

24

81

Epilogue: A short note from Brian Robinson

34

81

Revised 51 Percent Rule Good News for Builders, Kit Makers. Patrick Panzera reports on the new 51 percent rule.

35

99

Ken Miller’s 4.3L Chevrolet V-6 Powered RV-6A. Stan Pitts updates us with this success story, detailing the complete disassembly and rebuild of the engine and PSRU, finding very little that needs replacing.

38

100

Chevy Powered Wheeler Express. Bud Warren of Geared Drives introduces us to his geared redrive. Mick Myal with Bud’s daughter Phyllis Ridings-Murawski, they bring us this article.

41

89

Continental and Lycoming

 

 

From VW to Subaru to O-200. An update by Justin Mace on his Dragonfly’s newest engine.

51

74

The Bandit: ”Mo” Bang for less Bucks. By Rob Ray How one builder set out to find an alternative to his certified O-320 installation in his RV-4, and found his answer in an airboat shop.

53

82

End of an Era: Exemption 7162 Expires. Owners of experimental aircraft could once be compensated for renting their aircraft to others who sought experimental aircraft-specific flight training can no longer be compensated.

55

91

EASA Supplemental Type Certificate for Light Speed Engineering’s PLASMA CDI on a Lycoming O-360

55

91

Corvair

 

 

Aluminum Cylinders for Corvair and VW Engines. Pramod Kotwal of Nitron Inc. announces his new product line.

57

88

The Corvair Conversion. An engine intro by William Wynne.

60

75

The Corvair Phenomena by Oscar Zuniga.

62

75

The 3100cc “Big Boy” by Mark Langford .

 65

75

A case for the Rinker Redrive by David Poirier, with David Stroud and Erik Meisterman.

68

75

Direct Drive Huggins Front Bearing Conversion by Wayne Burtney.

70

75

A pictorial view of Pat Panzera’s Corvair engine

72

75

The Outlaw Sonex. Del Magsam's outlaw Corvair powered Sonex by John Moyle.

74

75

UltraVair, 1/3 Corvair for ultralights, by Fletcher Burns

77

75

Article Title and Description

Page Number

Issue Number

Introduction

 

 

The State of Automobile Conversions. By Patrick Panzera

8

 

Engine Specification Lie Detector. By Patrick Panzera

12

 

Mick Myal, by William Wynne

14

106

Remembering Mick Myal

16

106

We Say Goodbye to John Moyle, by William Wynne

17

106

Our Founder Checks in. Commemorating our 100th issue, by Mick Myal.

18

100

A tribute to CONTACT! Magazine artist, Jim Ewen. By Thom Sherwood.

19

100

Chevrolet, General Motors

 

 

An update from John Harlow on his Lancair ES - Chevrolet Corvette LT -1 V-8 Engine

21

78

Flying Behind an LS-1 Chevy in the "JUNK YARD DAWG" by Roger P. Flower

22

78

David Roe Checks in. Hummel Bird "Diva" builder follows up on his flutter repot.

23

78

Steve Lantz's LS6 powered Republic Seabee. Two life-long friends work together to build a show winning experimental Republic Seabee from scrap. Powered by a 405 HP LS-6 Corvette engine conversion by Brian Robinson. By Pat Panzera

24

81

Epilogue: A short note from Brian Robinson

34

81

Revised 51 Percent Rule Good News for Builders, Kit Makers. Patrick Panzera reports on the new 51 percent rule.

35

99

Ken Miller’s 4.3L Chevrolet V-6 Powered RV-6A. Stan Pitts updates us with this success story, detailing the complete disassembly and rebuild of the engine and PSRU, finding very little that needs replacing.

38

100

Chevy Powered Wheeler Express. Bud Warren of Geared Drives introduces us to his geared redrive. Mick Myal with Bud’s daughter Phyllis Ridings-Murawski, they bring us this article.

41

89

Continental and Lycoming

 

 

From VW to Subaru to O-200. An update by Justin Mace on his Dragonfly’s newest engine.

51

74

The Bandit: ”Mo” Bang for less Bucks. By Rob Ray How one builder set out to find an alternative to his certified O-320 installation in his RV-4, and found his answer in an airboat shop.

53

82

End of an Era: Exemption 7162 Expires. Owners of experimental aircraft could once be compensated for renting their aircraft to others who sought experimental aircraft-specific flight training can no longer be compensated.

55

91

EASA Supplemental Type Certificate for Light Speed Engineering’s PLASMA CDI on a Lycoming O-360

55

91

Corvair

 

 

Aluminum Cylinders for Corvair and VW Engines. Pramod Kotwal of Nitron Inc. announces his new product line.

57

88

The Corvair Conversion. An engine intro by William Wynne.

60

75

The Corvair Phenomena by Oscar Zuniga.

62

75

The 3100cc “Big Boy” by Mark Langford .

 65

75

A case for the Rinker Redrive by David Poirier, with David Stroud and Erik Meisterman.

68

75

Direct Drive Huggins Front Bearing Conversion by Wayne Burtney.

70

75

A pictorial view of Pat Panzera’s Corvair engine

72

75

The Outlaw Sonex. Del Magsam's outlaw Corvair powered Sonex by John Moyle.

74

75

UltraVair, 1/3 Corvair for ultralights, by Fletcher Burns

77

75

 

Article Title and Description

Page Number

Issue Number

Introduction

 

 

The State of Automobile Conversions. By Patrick Panzera

8

 

Engine Specification Lie Detector. By Patrick Panzera

12

 

Mick Myal, by William Wynne

14

106

Remembering Mick Myal

16

106

We Say Goodbye to John Moyle, by William Wynne

17

106

Our Founder Checks in. Commemorating our 100th issue, by Mick Myal.

18

100

A tribute to CONTACT! Magazine artist, Jim Ewen. By Thom Sherwood.

19

100

Chevrolet, General Motors

 

 

An update from John Harlow on his Lancair ES - Chevrolet Corvette LT -1 V-8 Engine

21

78

Flying Behind an LS-1 Chevy in the "JUNK YARD DAWG" by Roger P. Flower

22

78

David Roe Checks in. Hummel Bird "Diva" builder follows up on his flutter repot.

23

78

Steve Lantz's LS6 powered Republic Seabee. Two life-long friends work together to build a show winning experimental Republic Seabee from scrap. Powered by a 405 HP LS-6 Corvette engine conversion by Brian Robinson. By Pat Panzera

24

81

Epilogue: A short note from Brian Robinson

34

81

Revised 51 Percent Rule Good News for Builders, Kit Makers. Patrick Panzera reports on the new 51 percent rule.

35

99

Ken Miller’s 4.3L Chevrolet V-6 Powered RV-6A. Stan Pitts updates us with this success story, detailing the complete disassembly and rebuild of the engine and PSRU, finding very little that needs replacing.

38

100

Chevy Powered Wheeler Express. Bud Warren of Geared Drives introduces us to his geared redrive. Mick Myal with Bud’s daughter Phyllis Ridings-Murawski, they bring us this article.

41

89

Continental and Lycoming

 

 

From VW to Subaru to O-200. An update by Justin Mace on his Dragonfly’s newest engine.

51

74

The Bandit: ”Mo” Bang for less Bucks. By Rob Ray How one builder set out to find an alternative to his certified O-320 installation in his RV-4, and found his answer in an airboat shop.

53

82

End of an Era: Exemption 7162 Expires. Owners of experimental aircraft could once be compensated for renting their aircraft to others who sought experimental aircraft-specific flight training can no longer be compensated.

55

91

EASA Supplemental Type Certificate for Light Speed Engineering’s PLASMA CDI on a Lycoming O-360

55

91

Corvair

 

 

Aluminum Cylinders for Corvair and VW Engines. Pramod Kotwal of Nitron Inc. announces his new product line.

57

88

The Corvair Conversion. An engine intro by William Wynne.

60

75

The Corvair Phenomena by Oscar Zuniga.

62

75

The 3100cc “Big Boy” by Mark Langford .

 65

75

A case for the Rinker Redrive by David Poirier, with David Stroud and Erik Meisterman.

68

75

Direct Drive Huggins Front Bearing Conversion by Wayne Burtney.

70

75

A pictorial view of Pat Panzera’s Corvair engine

72

75

The Outlaw Sonex. Del Magsam's outlaw Corvair powered Sonex by John Moyle.

74

75

UltraVair, 1/3 Corvair for ultralights, by Fletcher Burns

77

75

Article Title and Description

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Corvair (continued)

 

 

Corvair Specialty Suppliers by John Moyle. Where to find those specialty parts.

80

75

Mike Sharkey’s VW based PSRU.

81

75

Misc. Corvair information by Pat Panzera.

85

75

2700cc Corvair Engine “Condition Inspection”. Mark Langford chronicles his trails, tribulations and success with his use of the Corvair engine in his remarkable KR2S.

87

85

What the heck is nitriding? Pat Panzera gives a description of this surface hardening process.

92

85

Mark Jones' Corvair Powered KR-2S and the fifth bearing he chose to go with. Mark Jones solves his crank issues with a fifth bearing created by Dan Weseman

93

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What's a "Front Cover"?— When converting a Corvair engine for aviation, it’s necessary to convert the bellhousing to become what’s commonly referred to as the front cover. Patrick Panzera gives a step-by-step on how to go about creating the part.

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95

Corvair Powered CH601XL-N1777W. Corvair guru William Wynne gives an update with on his efforts with the Corvair engine conversion, as it relates to his 601 and the Personal Cruiser.

96

88

 Why Wait for LSA? Written before the rule was final, this article offers an alternate solution.

100

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Dan Weseman's Fifth Bearing. Dan Weseman reports on his development and the manufacturing of his cure for the Corvair crankshaft issues.

101

95

Roy Szarafinski’s Evolution of a Corvair 5th Bearing.— Anthony J. Liberatore visited Roy’s Garage and reports on Roy’s answer to the Corvair crank issue.

104

95

Ford

 

 

Jim Moye's Ford V-6 STOL, By Dom Brindisi and Jim Kale

109

78

3.8 liter Ford V6 powered all metal RV6. By Ted Nickel.

112

72

Mazda

 

 

The Miller-Cycle engine; Mazda's best kept secret? By Pat Panzera

121

78

Switch On! Letters to the Editor

125

78 

Mazda's "next generation" Remises engine for the new RX8.

126

72

274 Horsepower All Aluminum 2.3 Liters? Direct-Injection Turbocharged MAZDASPEED6 Engine. Mazda is offering 274 horsepower from a turbocharged, direct injection, gasoline engine. This 4-cylinder engine seems like a good candidate for conversion to aviation. By Pat Panzera

130

82

An update from George Graham on his 13b powered canard pusher from issue #62

132

78

Rotary Progress and Update. Ed Anderson gives us an update on his 13B installation powering his RV-6A that we reported on in earlier copies of CONTACT! Magazine, issues #49, #50, #51, and #61.

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87

A new offering from a new supplier, Propelled Engineering. Art and Cheryl Reudko along with Ted Alexander are embarking on a new endeavor of bringing the convenience of a FWF package to the RV community first, and others as demand dictates. By Earnest Kerr

139

87

X is for Experimental; A Rotary Odyssey. A long anticipated article from rotary engine guru Tracy Crook that brings us up to date with his trials and tribulations of taming his record-breaking RV-4.

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87

What is Inconel? In the previous article, Tracy Crook mentions the metallic material, “Inconel.” This sidebar explains just what that is.

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87

One-off, single rotor conversion for an Avid. A work in progress is described, detailing building a single rotor engine from a mix of available OEM parts and a few custom parts, gets the weight down and power up while hopefully not sacrificing reliability. By Richard Sohn

158

87

Bill and Linda Eslick’s rotary powered RV-6. By Bill Eslick

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87

 

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Mazda (continued)

 

 

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. Considering a rotary engine for your experimental aircraft? This article does its best to bring you up to speed by detailing what has worked and what may not work while the author describes his Cozy Mark IV. By John Slade

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87

Duckt is now ductless! Perry Mick picks up where he left off in this follow-up article from Issue 60 (Volume 3), on his adventure into his ducted fan experiment, carried out with the use of his sleek Long-EZ. By Perry Mick

168

87

Subaru

 

 

John Thompson's EA-81 powered Kitfox IV-1200. John Thompson’s story of converting a Subaru EA-81and fitting it to the nose of his beautiful Kitfox. By John P Moyle

171

80

Rayne Owens’ EG33 Subaru powered Velocity 173 FG. By Wayne Owens

176

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Gary Walsh's Prop Problems. One man’s woes with his NSI cockpit controllable propeller and the resulting airworthiness directive. By Gary Wolf, President, RAA Canada

182

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Tim Sullivan’s Subaru Powered Super Zodiac CH 601 HDS. With superb help from Stratus Subaru, Tim Sullivan completes his plane even before obtaining his PPL. By Patrick Panzera

185

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Tim Sullivan Stratus Subaru Engine. Tim details his rebuild and installation of his engine, including cooling issues. By Patrick Panzera

192

84

Ken Millard’s EG33 Powered Comp MONSTER. Mick Myal spotted this beauty at AirVenture 2006 and reports on the installation of this 4-place, all composite kitplane with a hefty Subaru engine. By Mick Myal

199

86

Turbo Diesel Boxer: A World's First. Subaru has developed a “first” with their turbo diesel engine based on their opposed four plat form and should be delivered in vehicles in 2008.

204

86

VW

 

 

Switch On! Patrick Panzera discusses advances with the Revmaster R-3000

207

104.5

AeroVee 2002. VW conversion. An in-depth look at John Monnett's VW engine kit. By John Moyle

208

73

Aero Carb. An introduction to this simple throttle body carburetor, by John Moyle

214

73

Revmaster R-2300 Conversion. The fine people at Revmaster Aviation have done it again, increasing the bore and stroke of their renown R-2100 to up the horsepower safely. By Patrick Panzera

216

101

Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin alerts the operators of airplanes powered by Volkswagen air-cooled engines of an airworthiness concern where the engine loses power due to the loss of cylinder head fastener torque.

224

91

Doug Reid's Hummel Bird and the super compact and lightweight, VW based Aeromorph engine. By Pat Panzera.

225

76

David Roe's highly modified Hummel Bird AKA "Diva", by Pat Panzera.

235

76

What did I do to deserve flutter? By David Roe.

240

76

A tribute to Morry Hummel, by Tammy Sperling.

241

76

Revmaster R-3000 Engine. 10 years in the making, this new engine is about to hit the market and take the 100hp engine genre by storm. By John P Moyle

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Meet Joe Horvath. A brief sidebar on Joe Horvath and his background with the VW engine. By John P Moyle

252

80

Revflow: Innovations and improvements. Descriptions and details of the inner-workings of the Revflow variable-jet, injector carburetor. By Joe Horvath

253

80

A tribute to R.S. Hoover (the other Bob Hoover) By Bruce King

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Jabiru, HKS, BMW, Hexadyne, AeroTwin. APU, Rotamax, BMW, Harley Davidson

 

 

Light Plane Power with Racing Car Heritage. HKS Engine. By Michael Friend

257

79

Eric Scheppers 6 cylinder Jabiru powered Sonex. By John P Moyle

260

73

Jack Lockamy's VW Type IV Sonex. By John P Moyle

263

73

BMW 1100RS Motorcycle Engine. Kuba Konstancin of Poland, reports on his direct experience with converting and flying behind this elegant motorcycle engine.

266

80

The Hexadyne P60. Associate Editor John Moyle outdoes himself once again, with a thorough look into the little, yet powerful four-stroke engine, deter- mined to replace the two-strokes in its class By John P. Moyle

270

81

An introductory forum on the Hexadyne P60, as presented by Cy Williams, at the 2005 COPPERSTATE Fly-In. We transcribed the engine forum at the recent COPPERSTATE Fly- In, and offer it as a precursor to the following in-depth article. By Cy Williams

279

81

Under-Promising, Over-Delivering: The AeroTwin AT972T. As promised in issue #83 and in typical CONTACT! Magazine fashion, we spare no detail with presenting a new engine. By Tim Kern

281

85

The PC-60 Military Surplus Engine. Converting an APU surplus engine for aviation, for a fraction of the price of its certified counterpart. By Dirk D. Kretschman

292

86

April Surprise by Sonex Ltd. is no joke! The Sonex on floats. By John P Moyle.

296

77

Mike Lecka’s 2004 Harley Davidson. An engine conversion for pusher applications, including info on the University of Utah's Harley powered Wright Flyer. By Patrick Panzera

297

74

Paul Lipps

 

 

How fast are you really going? A whimsical look at the effect of stagnation temperature rise as speed increases and how that may be misleading you into believing you are going faster than you really are. By Paul Lipps

301

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The ELIPPSE TM Propeller, by Paul Lipps

302

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Paul Lipps' Lancair 235, by Paul Lipps

308

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How fast are you really going? Revisited. By Paul Lipps

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Paul Lipps Checks In and gives us some stats on the performance with a recently installed Elippse prop on an RV-6

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Elippse Propeller Test. Paul Lipps answers the question, “Just how much difference can you expect realistically expect from a spinner?” By Paul Lipps

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Paul’s Updates. “My Plane Since Issue #77; Belleville Washers For Prop Retention: Reno Successes: Vari-Prop.” By Paul Lipps

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Some Short Thoughts About Supercharging. Paul Lipps asks and answers some simple questions about forced induction.

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Air Slowdown And The Propeller.— Written shortly before his passing, Paul Lipps dispels the concern for air slowing down before reaching the propeller, in both tractor and pusher aircraft.

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The Vari-Prop by Pitch Control Systems, L.L.C. We couldn’t be more pleased to announce the union between the fine people at Vari-Prop and Paul Lipps, the creator of the Elippse Propeller. We now have a commercially available version of the Elippse prop, and best of all, it’s constant-speed. By John P. Moyle and Patrick Panzera

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Propeller Blades: Number, Pitch and Planform. Paul Lipps expounds in great detail in an effort to describe his propeller design theories in a simple manner.

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Air And Its Majestic Roll In Producing Lift! From the fertile mind of Paul Lipps, we are given a different prospective to help visualize how wings keep aircraft aloft.

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Meet Patrick Panzera

As an EAA member and supporter, as well as the editor and publisher of CONTACT! Magazine, Patrick Panzera is a father of two and grandfather of two who has been happily married to his wife, Veronica, since the age of 20. He met and wed the love of his life while he was serving a single tour in the U.S. Navy. A California native, Pat was formally introduced to aviation at the age of 14 while working as a lineboy at the El Mirage gliderport. Aviation was in his blood from birth, but didn’t take his first flight until he was 14 or 15. Still, Pat managed to solo before he was 16 in a Schweitzer 2-33 sailplane trainer. It wasn’t long before he transitioned into a Schweitzer 1-26 single-place, where he was content to remain a student pilot (lazy teenager, claimed to fear the written and practical).

As with far too many of us who began flying at a young age, Pat's passion had to take a back seat once he got married and started a family. But about the time his kids were young teens and his architectural business was well established, he was again in a position to slip the surly bonds, this time with a propeller affixed to the business end of the craft involved. He initially decided to finish up his glider rating, but after visiting the local soaring club and running the numbers for the club buy-in, the rental cost of the ship, the price of the tow, and the instructor fees, the cost per hour exceeded that of powered flight. "When I was a kid, I didn’t realize how expensive soaring could be, because I received a 40 percent employee discount on the cost of the tow, plus the ship and instructor were free." 

Pat's then new plan was to get a power rating and add on the -G soon thereafter, but since he started flying power and realized that an airplane was not just a toy but a tool (allowing him to travel efficiently for his business), he didn't return to soaring as planned. Instead, he added an instrument rating rather than the -G. However, at the time of this writing, Pat did in fact has returned to soaring and is a check-ride away from that -G. 

No sooner did Pat begin his powered flight training, he realized that he needed his own plane, but wanted to build it himself. He knew a little bit about EAA and had plenty of friends who built planes, and with professional cabinet- and furniture-building experience under his belt - not to mention a strong mechanical aptitude and some fiberglass tutelage from the A&P at El Mirage -  Pat figured building a plane would be right up his alley.

After taking that introductory powered lesson, six months elapsed before he had his private pilot’s license. On the day he got his ticket, he found himself at the local EAA chapter’s (1138) first meeting, where he became a charter member. Shortly after that, he found and purchased a partially completed Dragonfly project and began working like crazy to finish it. Not content with the VW engine specified for the two-place, tandem-wing, all-composite experimental, he decided to install a six-cylinder Corvair engine. 

With precious little information or Corvair experience to draw upon, Pat ended up pioneering the installation for a Dragonfly and a Quickie Q-2. Neither airplane ever flew because no sooner did he get engrossed with the Corvair than the golden opportunity to become the editor of CONTACT! fell into his lap (and his daughter started having children...a wonderful distraction!). 

Although the magazine’s duties have taken all of Pat's “spare” time, which has left his personal projects to stagnate he's okay with that, as his ultimate goal was to become totally engrossed in aviation any way he could. 

With help from his friends and the magazine’s loyal supporters, Pat has successfully grown CONTACT! over the years. Every year, it has taken his to all the country’s major fly-ins and many more local events, where he has developed deep friendships with many of you.


 


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