Benjamin Krotje’s Panther SN007 took its first flight this week. Ben’s Panther N776RA is powered by the Jabiru 3300. They worked directly with Jabiru NA for the firewall forward configuration and, as you can see, it looks great. Ben’s lovely wife Katie, who is a CFI and also a Panther Plans owner, sent us a few […]
Paul Salter received his pink slip yesterday for his Panther LS – powered by a Corvair 3.0L. Congratulations Paul! All of your hard work is paying off and the plane looks amazing!
We have recently launched our “Engine in a Box” product offering for the Corvair at Oshkosh 2016 and you can come see what it is like to build one first hand at the Zenith Aircraft open house this weekend. Dan Weseman and William Wynne are headed up there now and will be there assembling an […]
See Tony Spicer’s Jabiru powered Panther LS fire up on the first blade. Congratulations Tony! She is looking great! Here is a photo of Tony’s Panther with the cowling on. What a slick looking cowl!
Out of the total 77 or so Panther builders, we have a half dozen in Texas and some of them are planning using a Corvair as their powerplant. Here is a photo of Brian Sowell’s Panther Corvair 3.0L engine – with SPA’s 5th bearing housing just being installed. Here are some photos of his cylinders, […]
SPA welcomes it’s 70th Panther builder, Mr. Skip Haneline from Nebraska City, Nebraska! Welcome to the Panther Family, Skip! We look forward to updates on your build progress. Builders have been successful building and flying their Panther aircraft. This is an exciting time for us and we are happy to share some builders progress photos […]
The first customer built Panther LS to receive his pink slip from the FAA is Stephen Pedano! Congratulations Stephen! We know it has been a long road with us and we appreciate your patience, always positive attitude and your tenacity. What a great job you have done, sir! Stephen is a local Haller Airpark resident and builder […]
Most people think of an engine build school as a classroom setting, with manuals, name tags, a projector and death by power-point presentations. Take a look at this short video I put together about what a Corvair College is like. Hopefully you will see what the fuss is all about, why people sign up […]
Corvair College #35 in Barnwell, SC was a great time last weekend! The Corvair College is coordinated by William Wynne and his lovely wife Grace Ellen, with FlyCorvair.com, Shelley Tomino, and P.F. Beck and his great crew at the Barnwell, SC airport. Our family drove up in the motorhome and pulled the Panther trailer behind […]
The Corvair 3.3L Stroker Engine has come to life! We test ran the prototype engine on Monday the 14th of July, 2015 and it ran and sounded great! We are now headed to EAA Airventure 2015 and will be displaying the engine on Paul Salter’s airframe (display only…see below for more detail). The background: Dan […]
The last few weeks have been challenging, intense, and all around crazy. We are an intense bunch, except for Travis – our amazing welder, who is the even keeled, reliable and steady workaholic of the bunch. Don’t get me wrong – we all are workaholics, but Travis is Mr. Rock Steady. Dan is always going from […]
We thought potential builders might like to see what an update from Dan looks like. Here is a recent email that went out to our builders on what we are doing, how things are going and what comes next. Plus a few photos…. Fiberglass Last week the plugs for the canopy skirt (for the production […]