Mark Baenen
  • Spring Green, WI
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Pulled Out Corvair Head Stud

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Baenen Oct 16. 4 Replies

Ever have that horrible sinking feeling in your stomach when you keep torquing a head stud and the torque never goes up? I have! I did a test run last month after I got my engine installed in the…Continue

Engine Test Stand - Southern Wisconsin - Free

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Baenen Jun 2. 1 Reply

Anybody want to use or have my homemade engine test stand? I built it last fall for the break-in run of my Corvair. Made out of very stout oak 6"x6" timbers and oak 2x4's. Very heavy but fits nicely…Continue

For Sale Cowling and Plenum Kit for Zenith / Corvair ( Spyder ) Combo Azalea Aviation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Baenen May 9. 2 Replies

I purchased these from Azalea Aviation for my CH750 / Corvair conversion. I really like the look of the cowlings and the plenum idea but ultimately I have decided to go another direction.Please look…Continue

Tags: Spyder, Cowling, Plenum, Clapp, Bill

 

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Set The Wings!!!!

Thank you to the Kratochwill boys! Tom and Tyler from Merrimac came down this last weekend and helped me set my wings. Great help! With everything set, I powdercoated all the steel fittings and my dad and I did the install on Monday. Filled up the gas tanks and taxied that afternoon. A little anticlimactic that afternoon as we were beat. BEAT! The brakes could not hold…See More
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Pulled Out Corvair Head Stud

Ever have that horrible sinking feeling in your stomach when you keep torquing a head stud and the torque never goes up? I have! I did a test run last month after I got my engine installed in the fusilage. Then I adjusted my carb, retorqued all the head studs, set the lifters with the engine running, reset the timing and changed the break-in oil / filter. On retorquing the head, the upper left stud on the number one cylinder pulled out - OH CRAP.I looked at an extra case that I have and found…See More
Sep 24
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2nd Annual Engine Starting Party!

Last year on Labor Day I did the first run of my WW Corvair conversion engine on the engine test stand. We had a big crayfish boil and the engine started and ran beautifully - purred like a cat! This year we had a seafood boil again and started the engine again - this time in the fuselage. If I had the seats and brakes installed I could have driven it around town. It ran beautifully! (After I readjusted the timing and and got the whole procedure down)Thank you to the support of all my friends…See More
Sep 6
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Sep 6
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Engine Test Stand - Southern Wisconsin - Free

Anybody want to use or have my homemade engine test stand? I built it last fall for the break-in run of my Corvair. Made out of very stout oak 6"x6" timbers and oak 2x4's. Very heavy but fits nicely in the back of a small trailer.Plenty of clearance with a 66" warp drive prop. 15 deg. angle for Zenith firewall but could be changed. The same as pictured in my profile pic.See More
Jun 2
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"BIG NOTE TO SELF: Been using a Zinc Chromate primer on everything, especially inside and contact surfaces. Next time - Cortec and DTM paint!"
Jun 1
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"Had a great time hosting EAA Chapter 1317 last week. I really wanted good critiques of my building and progress. Only positive comments!"
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"Rear fuselage together"
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Dec 6, 2017
Richard Kurlinski left a comment for Mark Baenen
"Good luck on your build!  Let me know if you have interest in seeing what I've done so far. Rich"
Nov 8, 2017
Mark Baenen is now a member of Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers
Sep 15, 2017

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 750
Project Status
Less than half
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Engine installed (or plan to install)
Corvair
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
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At 12:50pm on November 8, 2017, Richard Kurlinski said…

Good luck on your build!  Let me know if you have interest in seeing what I've done so far.

Rich

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Set The Wings!!!!

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Thank you to the Kratochwill boys! Tom and Tyler from Merrimac came down this last weekend and helped me set my wings. Great help! With everything set, I powdercoated all the steel fittings and my dad and I did the install on Monday. Filled up the gas tanks and taxied that afternoon. A little anticlimactic that afternoon as we were beat. BEAT! The…

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2nd Annual Engine Starting Party!

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 11:14am 0 Comments

Last year on Labor Day I did the first run of my WW Corvair conversion engine on the engine test stand. We had a big crayfish boil and the engine started and ran beautifully - purred like a cat! 

This year we had a seafood boil again and started the engine again - this time in the fuselage. If I had the seats and brakes installed I could have driven it around town. It ran beautifully! (After I readjusted the timing and and got the whole procedure down)

Thank you to the support…

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