ZODIAC CH 650
on the Net
photos are from William Wynne, "The
introduction of the ZODIAC XL model, there has been growing
interest in the Corvair engine installation, and we feel privileged
that William Wynne has decided to build his own Zodiac as a
test-bed for the Corvair installation in the aircraft.
here to view a video of a Corvair-powered ZODIAC XL.
Corvair engine is a 164 cubic inch (2,700cc), horizontally-opposed,
six-cylinder, air-cooled powerplant. GM produced 1.7 million Corvair automobiles between 1960 and 1969. Corvair engines have
been powering experimental aircraft since 1960.
the website for complete details about the Corvair engine and
installation in the Zodiac XL: www.flycorvair.com
"The Corvair Craze: Yep, Corvairs
can fly. And quite well, too," by Rick Lindstrom, pages 21 -
Corvair engine, the ZODIAC XL fits neatly into the Light-Sport
Aircraft category and still provides a respectable 570-pound
above resources are provided for informational purposes only. Alternative engines affect performance, specifications and flight
characteristics of the aircraft. Also, the weight and balance of the
aircraft may be adversely affected by alternative engines, and the original
fuel system may not be adequate or suitable for some engines. Most
alternative engines will require a custom engine mount and engine cowl.
Zenith Aircraft Company does not manufacture or directly support engines installed in the ZODIAC kit