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At 9:12pm on November 7, 2018, Clint L Gosch said…

Hello!  Message recieved! 

At 9:00pm on February 17, 2015, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Brian

Finally received my heads from Falcon.  Ordered some parts from Clarks and Summit and will go down to Corvair Ranch when the weather improves.  Maybe I'll get the engine completed after all.  Question- What are the chrome rings on your nosebowl inlets and what spinner are you using?

Thanks and keep in touch- Fred

At 8:37am on February 8, 2015, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Brian

Looking at your nosebowl- mine from DW had inlet holes cut out.  And what chrome rings did you use on the air inlets?


At 4:30pm on January 17, 2015, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Brian Its been awhile- looks like you are about ready to fly.  I did get rest of my order from WW after I said I would file charges.  Ordered nose bowl from Dan W. but flanges are a poor fit at prop opening- going to take a lot of prep work to make it look good.  Did you have problems with nose bowl?  Almost a year waiting on cyl heads.  Thinking about selling corvair and using Lycoming.

Keep in touch- Fred

At 7:24pm on September 29, 2014, Dave Gardea said…

Hi Brian,

I was looking at your pics this evening. Nice job getting the wings mounted .. major accomplishment! Your project if looking great!

From the head end on I was trying to judge what your clearance is from the bottom of the firewall to the lip of the ventral cowl? I did not initially have enough outflow there and ran hot the first couple times up. I ended up dropping the ventral cowl with some additional aluminum side pieces riveted on the side cowling. This gave me about three inches of clearance from the firewall to the lower lip of the ventral cowl. Just something to check. If I recall you want about 50% more on the outflow than the inlets to the cowl volume-wise to the produce a nice cooling downdraft thru the heads. You may already have this .. if not, something maybe to check.

It would be cool to fly down to your field one day from Shelbyville to visit your project. Where are you based? My email is if you have time to shot me an email offline.



At 10:57am on July 27, 2014, Brian A Manlove said…
Successfully resurrected canopy!
At 5:51pm on July 6, 2014, Dave Gardea said…

It was good to meet you at Columbus this morning. Please feel free to shoot me an email at if I can be of any help. Regards, Dave

At 1:17pm on July 6, 2014, Larry Winger said…

It was good to run into you at the Columbus airport today.  When Dave Gardea and I flew in for breakfast, we were so surprised to see a 601XL on the line.  Best of luck as you move toward the finish line in your own CH 650.

At 7:00pm on May 4, 2014, Frederick Schutt said…

Brian- what part do you need to fabricate? Some members will say i am picking on WW in classifieds. My email is

Will discuss my WW order there


At 7:04pm on September 26, 2013, Larry Ward said…

What happened to the "Y" part of your control stick?

At 5:58pm on October 22, 2012, Andy Elliott said…

You can see where it is in the attached photo.

At 10:36pm on October 21, 2012, Andy Elliott said…

I have had no problems with the landing light where it is.  Mine is a rectangular HID driving light, with the light restrictor plate removed, and it works very well. The power supply is attached to the outer stub spar and is accessible through the (removeable on my plane) front half of the wing tip fairing.  It's on the passenger side because (1) the weight out there helps minimize the left-wing-low problem for solo flight and (2) because it interferes less with night vision, IMHO.  I was careful angle it during installation so the beam crosses the centerline about 300 ft in front of the plane, which seems to be about right for landing.


At 11:24am on September 5, 2012, Vincent Demers said…

I was thinking the same thing!!  Polished aluminum underneath and a mix of polished aluminum and color on the more visible surfaces.  I just want to make sure I don't get the sun refelected in my face...  I printed out a bunch of the 3 views in .PDF (the one used for the paint scheme contest) and gave them to my wife and a few friends.  I told them that if i end up using one of the schematics, the winner gets a (I don't know what yet, but something).  LOL  We never know!

At 8:56am on September 5, 2012, Vincent Demers said…

Hey Brian!!

It looksvery nice!  Only one comment tough...  From what I heard while researching different kind of paints, yellow and red are THE heavyiest colors because you need a lot to cover.  I was told to try to stick to light colors but I'm only sharing what I heard.  I know weight is a major factor for me but not for everyone.

At 12:39pm on August 30, 2012, Lee DeLano said…

Just a note about the elevator trim - make sure the wiring and indicators are moving in the direction you want them to go.  I had to change mine a couple of times until it was intuitive to me - others might not like my scheme.

Good luck, Lee

At 5:35pm on August 11, 2012, Don Walker said…
Thanks for the info Brian. I'm building from plans and kit; the fuselage kit is in my shop waiting until I finish the tail from plans. Building from plans takes WAY too long - should have bought the entire kit years ago and I'd be flying by now :-)

The note on the plans re: the elevator cutout doesn't make sense to me. The bottom skin is shorter than the top so the same dimension on top and bottom wouldn't work. I'll cut pilot holes with my step drill and cut - very - carefully.

I'll let you know how it goes.
At 1:30pm on August 11, 2012, Don Walker said…
Hi Brian: I've been watching your posts with a lot of interest as I've just about finished the horizontal stabilizer on my 601XL. I've taken quite a few pics, but usually forget to post my progress. I'm surprised there isn't more guidance in the construction manual on cutting the large V in the elevator skin. Was that difficult?
At 1:33am on November 3, 2011, Phill Barnes said…

Hi Brian

What an extraordinary last name. I wont give you any flack about it as I am sure you have plenty of friends to do that job.

Welcome to the Zodiac bunch. Hope to see some pics soon.


Phill Barnes

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