Dave Roloff
  • New London, WI
  • United States
Share on Facebook

Dave Roloff's Friends

  • Joe Zinkel
  • Charles L Smith
  • Andre Levesque
  • Frederick
  • Dave Gardea

Dave Roloff's Page

Profile Information

Aircraft Model
Project Status
Building From
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
I am a Manager at Pierce manufacturing. We build Fire trucks delivered around the world.

Dave Roloff's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Dave Roloff's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Dave Roloff's Blog

Any suggestions

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 9:03am 1 Comment

My 601 has now flown twice with the corvair.  The first time it flew, it did not climb very well at all.   I have the warp drive prop that I bought through WW.  It was set at 8.5 degrees, as recommended.  Static RPM was at 2900.  Once in the air you had to basically maintain full power to keep it from loosing altitude.  The manual said that a flatter pitch would get you in the air but it would not be a comfortable trip around the patch.  That is what it…

Comment Wall (7 comments)

You need to be a member of Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers to add comments!

Join Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers

At 7:50am on December 17, 2011, Frederick said…

Thks, I'll contact Tracy Buttles.

At 6:59am on July 4, 2011, Patrick Hoyt said…

Dave - for the tachometer sender, I used a Contrex.  Do a search for that at the corvair email archive and you'll get tons of info.  I had to "lie" to my tachometer by telling it that I had a different number of teeth on the ring gear counter than is actually there.  I think the technical term is "calibration".  Here's the link:  http://www.maddyhome.com/corvairsrch/index.jsp


- Pat


At 7:15am on December 6, 2010, Dave Gardea said…
Hi Dave, I have the Dynon SkyView EFIS on my panel and J-type or K-type CHT probes are compatible. I ordered 6 of the following from Aircraft Spruce: 10-01437 "J" TYPE 14MM CHT PROBE
At 7:57am on December 1, 2010, Dave Gardea said…
Hi Dave, would be great to meet another Zodiac/Covair builder! My email address is dgardea@gmail.com .. send me a note when your travel plans in March firm up and we can make arrangements to meet at Shelbyville (KGEZ) airport. I built the baffle box pretty much from looking at the pics on WW's site. Let me know if you would like my dimensions. Regards/ Dave
At 4:58pm on January 17, 2010, Taylor Ogden said…
Thanks Dave. I think I've read enough online as to how to do it, I was just looking for some first line tips...
Plane looks good! Should be fun. The corvair makes a good motor in that airframe!
At 11:58am on January 17, 2010, Taylor Ogden said…
Did you build the nose bowl? If so, any pics of the process?
At 8:13pm on January 3, 2010, Brady McCormick said…
awesome pictures!
I'm glad to see another Corvair going together!
Keep up the good work!
Have you started your upgrades yet?
I'm just now starting to get into that on a friends plane.
Happy New Year!

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.

Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits

Zenith Apparel from EAA:

Zenair Floats

Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz

Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from HomebuiltHELP.com

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit HomebuiltHelp.com for the latest DVD titles.

Aircraft Insurance:


West Coast USA:

Pro Builder Assistance:


Transition training:

Golden Eagle Aviation

Pianosa Flying Farm

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

© 2020   Created by Zenith.Aero.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service