2-Place Corvair Personal Cruiser?

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2-Place Corvair Personal Cruiser?

Postby Sean_Caranna » Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:35 pm

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Are there any plans to make a 2-Place Corvair Personal Cruiser?

I think the CPC will be a great aircraft but I just can't commit to a single seat aircraft.

Perhaps splitting the fuselage panel and adding in 10 to 12 inches along with a longer spar and wider bulkheads, firewall, etc. It’s just speculation that that might work. I'd really have to know more about the design and start crunching #s.

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Postby kerrjf » Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:36 pm

I think the two place version would be the Vision--see www.visionaircraft.com

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Postby Sean_Caranna » Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:37 am

Is a Corvair engine a good engine for a vision? I thought they were running around 160 HP.
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Postby Johnny luvs Biplanes » Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:55 pm

Their site lists suitability from a starting point of 100hp (Subaru) so a Corvair would just work.
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Postby Scott » Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:29 pm

If the Vision was built light, a Corvair would work. Light - meaning the use of carbon and lighter occupants. If a redrive was used then the Covair could put out more than the 100hp that most builders shoot for when using the Corvair in the common direct drive set-up.

Don't expect to put two 200 pounders in and get off the gound with 100hp in a reasonable length runway.
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Postby mikey127 » Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:01 pm

Scott wrote:If the Vision was built light, a Corvair would work. Light - meaning the use of carbon and lighter occupants. If a redrive was used then the Covair could put out more than the 100hp that most builders shoot for when using the Corvair in the common direct drive set-up.

Don't expect to put two 200 pounders in and get off the gound with 100hp in a reasonable length runway.


But is it not possible to get 120-130hp out of the corvair?? Also the use of a redrive or a rear drive system like great plaines sells would help, would it not?

I'm really interested in building a vision, but a little hesitant because there are so few of them around. Also I've never used composites to build anything.

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Postby Scott » Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:30 pm

Check with the Corvair Authority on how feasable it is to get 120-130 hp from the Corvair engine. Some builders had added big bore cylinders and upto 3100cc.

There are plenty on Vision builders around the U.S. and a handfull in Austrailia. It would be a good idea if you have never built anything from composite materials to attend an EAA workshop or visit a Vision builder, or invest $29 in the T.U.B. video by Steve Rahm. Contact Steve Rahm at visionaircraft.com for a builder closest to you.
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