Is anybody fliying behind an Aeromax light duty engine?  Any outstanding things, good or bad? How many hours?   How was woprking with Bill Clapp?     Thanks

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Comment by Ralph Sonnicksen on November 20, 2011 at 7:54am

Thanks everybody.  You confirmed what I had heard.

Comment by Rich Whittington on November 20, 2011 at 7:33am

Ralph it's a good think Aeromax is out of business and probably a good thing Bill Clapp has temporarily left the country. I purchased an engine from him as I was building my 601 and due to degrading performance I pulled the engine in July to find it had two different kinds of pistons installed with significantly different weights, the heads were a mess and obviously done by someone who did not know what they are doing, incorrect cam, etc. As you might suspect I'm a little upset over this mainly because he knowingly misrepresented the engine and risked the lives of my family.

Stick with a William Wynne engine. This can mean getting the engine from William, building your own with William's parts, manuals and attending one or more Corvair Colleges or getting the engine from Roy's Garage http://www.roysgarage.com/new/Welcome.html. Due to time constraints this summer I chose on William's recommendation to have Roy Szarafinski rebuild my engine and upgrade it to a 3 liter with his 5th bearing. Roy's a great guy and is one of the few on William's All Star's list meaning he has 100% confidence in Roy's product which doesn't come easily.

I just attended my first Corvair College in Barnwell, SC Nov 11th through the 13th and if you are building an engine I would highly recommend going because you will have many experts including William Wynne, Roy Szarafinski and others who will help you with any phase of the project you're at.

Comment by dan glaze on November 19, 2011 at 7:24pm

hi Ralph, im building a 750 and going to install a William Wynne corvair engine that i built under his supervision at his college's, the last college sported around 6 corvair powered aircraft i think you will be impressed with a corvair engine, check out his web page,   Dan Glaze

Comment by Dave Gardea on November 19, 2011 at 3:39pm

Hello Ralph, Aeromax is no longer in business .. and this is probably a good thing as they took folks' money and delivered poor quality parts. If you're interested in the Corvair conversion, I strongly recommend you visit WIlliam Wynne's site at flycorvair.com. //Dave

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