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Clifford Kumm, Spring Valley, Minn., Pietenpol

First Year Flown on Corvair Power: 1980
Total Amount of Hours flown on Corvair Power: 250 Hours
N-number: N1179A
Builder of Aircraft and Engine: Clifford Kumm, RR1 Box 176, Spring Valley, MN 55975
Years Aircraft Was Built: 1980
Type of Corvair Conversion Plans: Pietenpol, hand prop with a blower fan
Engine Year: 1964
Engine Displacement: 164cid 110hp
Propeller: Schaus, 64x28
Cruise Speed: Indicates 80, but no faster than others
Static RPM: 2,500
Clifford Kumm writes: "It took me 13 years to complete in 1980. My engine came out of a junkyard. It's a very smooth engine, very easy to start. I was to Brodhead twice with it. It was featured on the 1993 Brodhead calendar. My little airplane is going to end up in the local historical museum. This is Pietenpol country. His shop is only 7 miles, so I guess they want an example for display. The only famous man from this area. I am 78."


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Orange Park, FL 32003

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