Flying Corvairs

Jim Ballew, Collinsville, Okla., Pietenpol

Total Amount of Hours flown on Corvair Power: About 150 Hours
Aircraft N-Number: N38B
Builder of Engine and Aircraft: Jim Ballew, Collinsville, Okla., JDAVIS2A@wmconnect.com
Year Aircraft Was Built: 1996
Type of Corvair Conversion Plans: Pietenpol and Ballew, hand prop with blower fan
Engine Year: 1964
Engine Displacement: 164cid
Propeller: Warp Drive 69" Ground Adjustable
Cruise Speed: 75mph
Cruise RPM: 2,600
Static RPM: 2,800
Corvair powered Pietenpol and Davis DA-2A builder and pilot Jim Ballew writes: "I also have a Pietenpol with a Corvair and approximately 150 hours. Basically the same conversion as the Davis but I retained the blower. I am using a 69" Warp Drive prop set for 2,800 static. I usually only cruise at 2,600rpm which gives me 75 to 80mph. I have seen 100mph at 2,950 in level flight."


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