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  1. Bill Clapp

    Saberwing Updates from Azalea Aviation

    It has been a very busy year with much happening in Azalea Aviation world. Between the shows, flying, building planes, builder support and such...it is tough to get time to make website updates and let all you good folk know what is going on. To date... Five Saberwing aircraft have been...
  2. Bill Clapp

    UPDATE to the SABERWING Line....

    Hello folks...Happy Holidays to all of you. It has been a while since I have posted any updates or info. Lots has happened in the last year here at Azalea Aviation. The Saberwing line is starting to do well. Our Prototype Saberwing has been flying for FOUR years now. It has logged over 400...
  3. Bill Clapp

    Corvair/Zenith/Sonex FLY-IN 15J

    We are hosting a Corvair/Zenith/SOnex fly-in September 8-9 at 15J - Cook County Airport in Adel GA. We are open to anybody interested in Corvairs or these aircraft to stop in and visit. Details are on our website azaleaaviation.com. If you have any questions about this event please holler!
  4. Bill Clapp

    First Customer Built Saberwing takes to the Skies!

    We at Azalea Aviation want to congratulate Larry Bothof in his successful first flights of his Saberwing. Larry purchased Saberwing Kit #003 a year and a half ago and spent 750 hours in building and finishing the airplane. It was signed off June 24th and first flew July 2. The goal is to...
  5. Bill Clapp

    Spyder Corvair Engine Workshop

    We are hosting another Spyder Engine Workshop Marck 9-11th at Cook County Airport (15J) We will assemble one of our 100HP engines here and running it by Saturday afternoon. 50$ attendance fee is required. Come prepared for fun and learning. A fly-in BBQ is scheduled for Saturday the 11th...
  6. Bill Clapp

    Merry Christmas!

    Somebody told me that it is good thing that we can say "Merry Christmas" now....well ....PC and politics never stopped me before so I will say it here... MERRY CHRISTMAS! We wish you all a good time with family and friends, and if you are alone, find somewhere to serve others! Remember the...
  7. Bill Clapp

    Turbocharging my Corvair Saberwing

    Yesterday we did our first flight test with the Turbo Spyder 120 engine on our Saberwing. Preliminary numbers are we are developing 30" of MAP at 3200 RPM at 3/4 throttle. Rajay 300 series turbo. No wastegate. 8.5:1 compression ratio on 3.0 L Corvair. Uneventful flight test up to 4000...
  8. Bill Clapp

    Happy Pilot Father's Day! - Thanks DAD!

    A dedication to a pilot father... or to Bill Clapp from Bill Clapp.... It has been 46 years that I have been involved in aviation in one sort or another. When I was born I had the privilege to be born into a pilot's family. Dad had been flying since he was a teenager. As a young...
  9. Bill Clapp

    Todd of Todd's Canopies passes..

    Just heard from a friend that Todd Silver of Todd's Canopies in FL. died today. He was piloting a Mooney a couple days ago in TN and crashed, killing his mother, son and injuring his daughter. He survived but succumbed to his injuries today. Please be in prayer for his daughter, family and...
  10. Bill Clapp

    Southern BBQ !

    To any who are interested, we are having our May BBQ Event at our facility at 15J - Cook County Airport, Adel GA this Saturday. We are planning to hold a BBQ or eat in at least once a month for those who wish to fly-in or drive by. No charge, donations accepted but good attitudes required...
  11. Bill Clapp

    Back From Sun n Fun 2016 ! Tell your story!

    Azalea Aviation LLC at Sun n Fun 2016.... WOW! It has been a very busy and tiring week in Lakeland Fl. We had almost perfect weather other than a bit of wind a little rain one night. Kyoung (my wife and GM) and I drove the truck pulling our Airstream (1960 Caravel) to park in the...
  12. Bill Clapp

    SPYDER ENGINE WORKSHOP SUCCESS

    I would like to that all those that came to our second Spyder Engine Workshop this past week. We had 25 attendees and had a great time going through an entire engine build and run-up. We also took time to diagnose an engine that had multiple issues and develop a plan for repair. Great...
  13. Bill Clapp

    Stress analysis?

    Anybody out there that can do some computer stress analysis? I have most of a design up in Solid works but need someone well versed in computing stresses. Would like to compare actual vs digital.... Contact me 22-834-8996 Thanks Bill
  14. Bill Clapp

    Saberwing Kit Airplane Build....

    Hi Folks, I would like to let you know about something new we have posted on our website AzaleaAviation.com. It is a series we are doing that takes you through an entire airplane build of our Saberwing Kit. http://www.azaleaaviation.com/SaberwingBuild.htm It is a daily progress...
  15. Bill Clapp

    Corvair Coffee Maker....

    Before our Spyder Engine Workshop started Dave and I spent a couple days working on our new project....a Corvair powered coffee maker...makes high test coffee! I hope the picture will post... It is fully functional...percs coffee on thr left side and a warmer on the right. Open the valve...
  16. Bill Clapp

    Steve Bennett passed away...

    Sad to hear that Steve passed away this week. What an amazing man that gave so much to experiemental aviation. He will be missed. Linda, we are praying for you and your family in this time of sorrow. I appreciated all he did for me as an individual and the parts he sold me that kept me...
  17. Bill Clapp

    SPYDER ENGINE WORKSHOP - Corvair Conversions

    Azalea Aviation is announcing that we will be having our first public SPYDER ENGINE WORKSHOP this November 12-14. It will be a time for people to get together to discuss and learn about our Corvair conversion engine and process. The classroom sessions are only open to 25 people this time and...
  18. Bill Clapp

    For Sale Glasair parts...

    I have two Glasairs...one a taildragger - both are cut off behind the cabin. I have some parts from each - like pedal assemblies, langing gear, seat assemblies and more that I will let go cheap!.....let me know! 229-834-8996 Bill Clapp
  19. Bill Clapp

    For Sale W8/10 Tailwind For Sale

    I have a W8/10 Tailwind for sale - Corvair powered...pics are in my album and on my website - azaleaaviation.com Asking 26,000.00 Call 229-834-8996 Bill Clapp
  20. Bill Clapp

    NEW CORVAIR ENGINE GROUP !!

    I have just started a new group called CORVAIR FLIGHT ENGINES in the community/Groups Area. Anybody is welcome to this group. I would like it to stay focused on corvair related information/questions/ideas/experiences and such. Tell us what you are building, what you want to build, what...
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