Re: N169W

One Sky Dog

If you are going Corvair use W.W.’s gold accessories. Front starter , permanent magnet alternator, gold oil pan, gold oil filter set up , WW recommended oil cooler etc.

SPA did the machine work on my block for a 3.0 L engine.

Weight will be very close to O-200 installation 

On Monday, July 11, 2022, 1:54 PM, Sandaircraft <Snoboarders@...> wrote:

Sandman was a childhood nickname.
I was going to start with a WW tray and spools, then playing with mounting and cg. Lots of options on for and aft starter, alternator, battery location and such.
Just hearing opinions from you guys that have done it

On Jul 11, 2022, at 2:42 PM, One Sky Dog via <Oneskydog@...> wrote:


This is the first Corvair mount I saw for a small firewall. This was a KR2 firewall mock-up in 2001.

I built one, tested to failure, rebuilt correcting flaws, retested. Modified an existing mount that came with an engine I purchased. Installed on my Dragonfly and have 100 hrs of flight time on it.


This mount will fail the rear horizontal tube bends up with engine loads.


Rear truss that is connected to bed properly resists bending load and transfers it to the firewall bolts.



On Monday, July 11, 2022, 11:12 AM, Sandaircraft <Snoboarders@...> wrote:

All very helpful info. I am in contact with po and hopeful we can do bos. That will be first step. I also am in good with local FSDO and a DAR. I definitely want this sorted before hand.
If all goes well id like to power with corvair, so Vern if you have any pics or drawings, any advice id love to hear it. Mostly interested in placement and mount design at this point.

On Jul 11, 2022, at 1:03 PM, Frankenbird Vern <smeshno1@...> wrote:

 I wonder..Bruce..which FSDO did your DAR work with? I presume Tulsa is where I will go through, but in my case the truth is the entire critter is not possible to be a kit!  Nothing like what they are offering from Zenith and similar. Coordinated pilots..not much trimming..they practically put themselves together. I've seen more layout work done in Production lines than the current Experimental kits being offered now.

Trapped again in OKC on Contract at the Lazy B as an M.E.
"The beatings will continue until moral improves!"   

From: <> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2022 10:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] N169W

Every FSDO has a different story. OK City is probably the most bureaucratic and the slowest. I went through SLC for my airworthiness, which in the end seemed reasonable, but my DAR was a retired Safety officer from that FSDO and had been doing EAB inspections on the side for a number of years, so he had a good rapport with the Salt Lake FSDO. Best to find someone like that who can walk you through the steps. It is well worth paying them for the help.





From: <> On Behalf Of Kidd, Robert L [US] (IS)
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2022 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] N169W


Whether or not you can re-register it, may depend on who you get hold of at OK City.  If you can’t re-register it, you can probably still get it registered as a different aircraft.


I bought a de-registered Falcon XP (N536AA).  I called OK City and was told I could re-register it.  I rounded up an FAA Bill of Sale from last registered owner, filled out appropriate forms to register, and sent it in.  I did get a call about it, and apparently they did call the last registered owner to verify.  I did have to go through the process of applying for re-issuance of Airworthiness Certificate.  A long dance with the FAA, but successfully registered it and still have it.


John Lewis (Ogden Utah EAA chapter) bought a de-registered Q2 out of Florida.  He was told he would be unable to re-register it because it had been “scrapped”.  They did allow him to apply for new registration as a new plane built from parts, and he was able to acquire the same N# for it, so he has a successfully registered aircraft that was formerly de-registered.


Ping me off line if you have specific questions about my experience.

Robert Kidd

Logan, UT


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