My aircraft will be a bit different than the stock Cruiser, it is actually a hybrid of the Personal Cruiser fuselage with the wings and tail of its big brother, the two seat Vision. This will move the fuel supply to wing tanks while moving the main gear to the fuselage. The wing will be resized to meet LSA stall speed requirements as well. The forward fuselage will be kept at 29" width all the way to the firewall to allow for more foot room and more room for the mounting of components on either side of the firewall.
The 3.0L Corvair engine features an Airflow Performance fuel injection system as well as dual alternators for redundancy. It utilizes the complete Gold system array of parts offered by FlyCorvair.com as well as a Weseman 5th bearing. The cowling is an adaption of the cowl design used on the Zenith CH650 which allows for a complete inspection of engine condition during preflight via a large panel along each side that is hinged at the top.
In the cockpit there will a sidestick for the flight controls as well as instruments sufficient for night and limited IFR flight if the regulations ever allow for such operations without a recent 3rd class medical.
One of the bigger external differences from the baseline is a radically different cockpit transparency. My aircraft features a sliding canopy that was loosely patterned on the P-51. The transparency is the rear portion of and RV-8 canopy and the canopy frame is also patterned off the RV-8 frame.
All of these features combine to give the aircraft a unique appearance along with unique features tailored to my requirements and personality. Cookie cutter aircraft are OK but really if you go to any big airshow and you will see a long line of RV's that are only distinctive in their paint, that is just not me.