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Dale H. Jorgensen, Algoma, Wisc., VP-2

Total Amount of Hours on Corvair Power as of April 1, 2003: 130
N-number: N6973
Builder of Aircraft: Dale H. Jorgensen, N8621 Wolf River Dr., Algoma, WI 54201 djorgensen@greenbaynet.com
Builder of Engine: Dale H. Jorgensen
Year Aircraft was Built: 1975
Type of Conversion: Self, Wynne
Engine Year: 1965
"I have since moved the carburetor to the front of the firewall - out of the airbox - and gained 200rpm. It runs at 3,000rpm for a speed of 120mph - the redline of a VP-2," Dale writes. "The red can at the right side is an oil separator for the crankcase."

"My Corvair engine is still running great. Your new Manual is great!!! This VP-2 gets used. My flying friends love to fly the Corvair."

Engine Displacement: 164cid
Propeller Diameter, Pitch: Warp Drive 3-blade 66x13
Cruise RPM/Speed: 3,000/120MPH IAS
Throttle back RPM/Speed: 2,250/95MPH IAS
Static RPM: 2,500
"My four airplanes. They are Smith Minnie Biplane (I own only a share of the Smith), VP-2, L2-M Taylorcraft, Piper Colt. They all get used," Dale writes.

"This picture was taken from the Smith Minnie Plane. The VP-2 can keep up with it!!," Dale writes. "That is the orange wheel pant of the Smith."
"Flying the Corvair sounds like a mini P-51," Dale writes. "That is the orange wheel pant of the Smith."

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William Wynne, The Corvair Authority
5000-18 HWY 17 #247
Orange Park, FL 32003


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