Today finished with 26 flight hours since last Saturday mornings first flight. Everything is going well, I have my own prop on it, much and many thanks to Roy S. for loaning me his so I could keep moving forward. Expanding the flight envelope now and chasing clouds and following rivers to help determine the airplanes capabilities.
Speeds are improving as I adjust the feathers and reduce the drag. Having done a little redesign work with the metal nose bowl and a little different on the exit, temps were my major concern. I am happy to report the temps are looking good.
This project would never have been possible for me without all the help provided by the WW Corvair movement. I am a firm believer of letting others be the pioneers (and them getting all the arrows) and learning from and purchasing the products they develop. The Corvair Colleges provide hands on training that you won't find anywhere else and the Corvair Movement has many winners associated with it.
So if you need some motivation, keep at it, touch your project every day and make little daily successes for achieving your dream of flying your own airplane. My project got sidetracked several times but I managed to get back at it and kept making forward progress daily. Use the expertise of others and don't be shy about asking questions.
Poking holes in the sky with my Chevy and making CorvTrails (Corvair Contrails)
Flying in phase 1 testing
CH 601 XLB