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Panther Builder Update – 168 Days from Kit Pickup to Engine Run

We have a trio of builders in Titusville, FL, Ed Brennan, Bob Rychel and Les Boatright, who sent a note over about their initial engine test run. They are using a Lycoming O-235 and recently started her up. They hope to have the airplane at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase this November 2-4 2017. More …

Ben Krotje’s Panther SN007 First Flight! Second Jabiru Powered Panther is a Success!

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 Gets His Panther LS Pink Slip! 3 comments

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! …

Tony Spicer’s Jabiru Powered Panther LS – First Engine Run

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! …

Texas Builders Getting Ready For Corvair College

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, …

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