4102 Nose Bowl


Product Description

This fiberglass Nosebowl was specifically designed by us in 2003 as an elegant and aerodynamic performance cowling for the Corvair engine. Although we originally designed it for our Zenair 601, the Nosebowl will fit many other diverse Corvair applications. The 4.75″ round air inlets provide plenty of cooling air for Corvair powered aircraft with cruise speeds of 85 miles per hour and up. It is designed to be used in concert with the readily available Van’s Aircraft FP-13 spinner. The Nosebowl is made in a female mold. It is vacuum bagged and made of high quality fiberglass.  Its construction and compound curve shape yield a rigid yet light in weight part.

The use of this Nosebowl allows the simple clean engine installation. Many homebuilts are sold short performance and appearance wise by an ugly cowling. Utilize one of these Nosebowls and give your homebuilt the sharp looks and performance you’ve worked for.

I’ve been frequently asked if I’ll sell this Nosebowl to people utilizing engines other than the Corvair. Please note that a Continental and a VW are far wider than the Corvair and will not fit in this Nosebowl, and the Jabbiru engine is incompatible with our air inlets. Thus, we restrict sales to Corvair engine builders only. Besides, we designed this elegant cowling to be the hallmark of Corvair powered aircraft only. The latest version of this Nosebowl is two pieces, which simplifies shipping, installation and maintenance.


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Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 37 x 13 x 13 in