The first plane was introduced in the 1932 Flying and Glider manuals and it was intended to carry a Ford Model A engine.
In 1933 a new plane was introduced, known as the Improved Aircamper, also for the Model A, but commonly the Continental A-65 was also used. At the same time an option was made for a steel tubed fuselage.
In the mid 1960's a new fuselage was introduced to carry the Corvair engine and a couple of others they were playing with. This new fuselage is approximately 12" longer than original. To further complicate things, a man named Grega drew a plan which he called the Grega Aircamper which is by outside appearance, the same. The differences are that he used J-3 parts and fittings to make the plane easier to build. So there are total 5 fuselages out there, with different weight and balance problems.
Though the Ford Model A engine is similar in weight to the R-2800 depending on the fuselage and c/g considerations for both engines there needs to be some additional considerations in regard to:
Rotec factory provides assistance and a free design service with any order
in regards to a mounting frame and layout. The work is done in collaboration
checking on and for a desired outcome.
19th March 2005 Dick Writes:
engine arrived while I was out of town a couple of weeks ago. I went to
the hangar and did a first test installation today. It's a real beauty.
Click on each thumbnail to view full size... You won't be disappointed!
16th Feb 2006: Great
Nov 2006 Dick adds:
Fiber made a special batch of Poly Tone finish for me. It is a clear finish
with a wood type stain added and UV filter.
Dick will be joining Rotec at Osh 2007
Booth 400 North Aircraft Display (map to find us)
Absolutely Superb! ... Looking forward to the next set of pics ...