Flying Corvairs

Dave Karren, Jensen, Utah, Pietenpol Air Camper

Total Amount of Hours flown on Corvair Power: 300 Hours
Aircraft N-Number: N58DK
Builder of Aircraft: Dave Karren, P.O. Box 71, Jensen, Utah 84035
Builder of Engine: GMC
Year Aircraft Was Built: 1983
Type of Corvair Conversion Plans: Self, with blower fan and no electric start
Engine Year: 1964
Engine Displacement: 164cid
Propeller: Ted Hendrickson 66x26
Cruise Speed: 70mph
Cruise RPM: 2,600 - 3,100
Dave Karren writes: "I use a 65 Continental carb under the engine using a Y updraft running to each bank made out of exhaust pipe. It works good. It keeps the velocity up. I tried larger, and I may have gotten more power on warmer days."
"164 engine is all that will work up here at this altitude. Cams and loads have a lot to do with it also."
"I use the blower, and hand starting."
Dave Karren first flew on Corvair power in 1968. Pictured below is Corvair-powered Pietenpol Scout N4991 that Dave built, flew, then sold about 1970.


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Orange Park, FL 32003

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