My Corvair-Powered Merlin

A short sunset flight in my Corvair-powered Merlin on Full Lotus floats. Only music is the sound of the engine :-) Also includes some footage of my new hanger door system. I installed the engine and fabricated the cowling over the winter. Very pleased so far - the noise and vibration levels are much better than my 2-stroke Rotax.

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Full Lotus floats on snow
Full Lotus floats are perfect for winter flying. There was about 1-2 ft. of powder down. The airplane floats easily over the snow.

Corvair powered Wagabond airplane
Dave "The Bear" Vargesko's Corvair powered Wagabond N707SV is shown in flight. He built both engine and airframe from plans. Dave works in William Wynne's shop, aka

Corvair car engine powered STOL airplane
This is a corvair auto conversion in the Zenair STOL CH 701 kit airplane from Zenith Aircraft Co., built and flown with the help of of edgewater, florida.

High Speed Pass Corvair College 19
Two corvair powered KR2S taxiing, taking off, and making a high speed pass at Corvair College 19 in Barnwell, SC on November 14th, 2010. You may want to TURN UP THE VOLUME. You will likely be glad you did!