Corvair Cost

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Postby Brett » Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:49 am

How much do you think the Corvair will cost? In and running.
I want to see what I'm up against.
If your not going to try, then whats the point of talking about it?
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Postby Sean_Caranna » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:14 am

"Complete Zero-Timed Motors Hand Built and Tested By William Wynne Begin at $6,499" www.flycorvair.com

"This engine totally rebuilt can fly for less than $2,600" www.flycorvair.com

I expect to spend about $4k to $5k for engine, prop, mount, carb ignition, etc. all the firewall fwd stuff.
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Postby Brett » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:19 am

That's not to bad. I hope in the future I can get the price down on mine. But just doing small runs keeps the price up.
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Postby Sean_Caranna » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:22 am

The thing about the Corvair is the fact that a core engine for the rebuild can be had for around $200. Sometimes less.
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Postby Johnny luvs Biplanes » Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:51 pm

Brett
Aren't your Harley motors new? If so you will never compete on price against a Corvair.
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Postby crazyivan » Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:37 am

I talk with no expertise, except for that of a consumer in the process of deciding which aircraft/engine to build.  

The HogAir engine is ideal for a FWF package for 100hp around $10k.  It won't compete with a Corvair on cost but it will appeal to a builder that decides not to rebuild an engine due to time or capability.   A builder not only has to rebuild a Corvair, but they must fabricate some parts like an intake, exhaust and cowl.  

Personally I think I'm going with the Corvair because of the satisfaction of knowing I built the engine.  But the Hog is a close second...
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