Monthly Archives: October 2012

New 4340 billet crankshaft installed in the Panther engine

The original Panther engine was installed with a serviced stock GM crankshaft.  This is what was on display at Oshkosh.  Since then we have disassembled the engine and installed the NEW, made in the USA, 4340 billet crankshaft with the single piece 5th bearing journal.  The 5th bearing journal is welded to the crankshaft gear and pressed onto the crankshaft.  […]

Tony Spicer’s Panther LSA Beta Build

Tony Spicer is the first Panther LSA Beta Builder!  Tony is going to start with rib forming, sheet metal bulk heads and spars.  These components are the least likely to require adjustments, considering the Panther LSA prototype has not completed the test flight program. Tony has decided to go with the 3L Corvair engine as his power plant.  Check out this link to see pictures of his progress.  Tony is a master builder, and his attention to detail and tips on the proper way to handle sheet metal show how extensive his knowledge is and what a great asset he is to have as a Beta Builder.  Thank you Tony!  Keep up the great work!