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At 9:42am on December 25, 2020, James W. Fisher said…


Your name came up regarding Franklin 235 in a Cruzer.  I have the firewall forward now and thinking about the Cruzer too.  Interested in any comments you may provide.

Jim Fisher, Knoxville IA.

At 8:15pm on December 16, 2017, David Banahan said…

Glad you sent the request.  DB

At 6:41pm on June 5, 2017, Lawrence Michael Wilson said…
No business, just something to due that I enjoy
At 7:20am on August 9, 2016, Dale Courtney said…

Awesome, do not hesitate to ask if you come into any issues with the wings.

At 10:52am on May 3, 2016, Ed said…

Hey Bryan!  I think so - not that many cruzer builders I know of, and none of the corvair builders here in CA i talked to at CC #37 are going Zenith.  

you got pm

At 6:16am on September 1, 2015, ulis temos said…
You can email me at
At 1:38pm on April 10, 2015, Phillip Owens said…

Brian,  You asked me about the strut fairing on the CH-801 that I built, the fairings came with the kit, offhand I don't recall if they were an add on or came with the standard kit, but they did come from Zenith.

Phil Owens

At 6:14am on February 13, 2015, David Brown said…
Hey Bryan,
I haven't started building.  The Cruzer is on my short list of projects.  I hope to get an up-close look at the plane at Sun-n-Fun this April and decide one way or the other.
At 5:27pm on January 22, 2015, Tracy Buttles said…
I felt it needed a fuel pump , min fuel and high angle the flow was not very good and I thought the little electric boost pump would be good insurance. As for performace,it was not bad for a heavier engine. I have flow a lot of rotax and was really surprised by how good it could perform I think. A lot has to do with the whirlwind prop . You don't feel the steep climb out that you would with a rotax but it's not bad
I think the corvair is heavier than the 0-200 and you might have trouble keeping the thing cool , the STOL only flys at about 80-85 MPH
At 2:31pm on January 22, 2015, Tracy Buttles said…
Hey Bryan. Did you want info on the eaa STOL?
At 4:01pm on November 24, 2014, Tim Garrett said…
Hey, Bryan, I "posted" your rudder picture into the "Rudders!" photo album. The site doesn't differentiate re-posting with the original posting.

Check out the photo album. There's a bunch of rudders there!
At 2:53pm on October 24, 2014, Lee Engel said…

Hello Bryan    I needed 250 silver,250 copper and 100 black clecos for my kit built 750.  for your info.    Lee

At 7:40pm on September 25, 2014, Clint L Gosch said…

Hi Bryan, Glad to see yet another plans only builder! Welcome and good luck! I look forward to seeing some completed parts pictures soon!

At 8:53pm on September 11, 2014, Timothy D. McCall said…

Hi Bryan

Although I have only taxied so far the corvair has worked out ok.  Had a couple issues mostly because of having no experience with the Aerocarb I am using, there is quite a learning curve associated with it. I have contacted the FAA MIDO office locally and will be getting an airworthiness inspection with the next 2 to 3 weeks if it goes as planned.  First flight will come very shortly after. 

I wish you successful building.  Stay at it.  Do something every day to advance the project. 


At 6:56pm on September 9, 2014, Juan G MArquez said…
Thanks for your request I hope we ca share some information,Im in the process of building a cruzer with corvair engine. Previously build an ultralight.
At 12:13pm on September 9, 2014, Robert C. Heiser said…

My first pneumatic riveter I got on ebay, it has since broken.  I now have a red one purchased at Angelo Bolt in San Angelo, TX.  The nose piece I dished with a dremel tool and a round grinding bit.  Some of the nose pieces are too hard to grind.  Found my hand riveter used the same hose pieces.

Found a corvair engine on barnstormers 80% converted.  Headed to Mexico, MO later this week for Corvair College and Zenith open house.

At 9:41am on September 9, 2014, Steve Kurash said…

I have an original (unsplit) nosebowl from William Wynne that I will be using on my Corvair powered Cruizer. Remainder of cowling will be the standard, tried and true, aluminum construction used on most all Corvair powered Zeniths.

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