GLASAIR III SPEED MACHINE
LOOPTV flight tests the two-seat kit-built Glasiar III.
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The First FLS Microjet Test Flights (BD-5J)
My other FLS Microjet videos:
1) http://youtu.be/V1_y_KXK8Qo Short clip of a low pass.
2) http://youtu.be/3UJCm1Pw7PY A side view looking aft.
3) http://youtu.be/LwoRJdOLiwE Cam attached to the belly.
4) http://youtu.be/wFJ79BtG12k Formation Flight.
5) http://youtu.be/gjyxKmibPb4 Short clip from of flying from the
I'm striving to gain a sponsor and perform in airshows across the country
while serving as an A-10 pilot in the ANG. More information and pictures
can be found on my website http://www.flsmicrojet.com. Up to date
information can also be found on Facebook at
The FLS Microjet is a small but high performance jet-powered aircraft built
from an amateur homebuilder kit. The design was originally developed in
the 1970's by Jim Bede of Bede Aircraft, Inc. and designated as the BD-5.
The FLS Microjet is an updated version of the BD-5J with today's technology
This video highlights the first few test flights of the FLS Microjet that
took place in January 2011. Working with BD-Micro Technologies, Inc, I was
privileged to be the test pilot and first customer of the FLS Microjet.
If your interested in purchasing an FLS Microjet kit, please refer to
BD-Micro Technologies for more information at http://www.bd-micro.com
Glasair Sportsman: 360 vs. 390
If you're building a Glasair Sportsman, you have the choice of a 180-HP
IO-360 or the beefier IO-390. Which engine is best? It depends? In this
video, Kitplanes Magazine editor Marc Cook analyzes the pros and cons.
Landing a taildragger Smaragd/Peregrine
Describes 3-point and main wheel landing of a rather fast low wing
ultralight/lsa. Not perfect but giving a rough idea of what's happening.
This is far away from being typical as the aircraft is a taildragger but it
doesn't show the beasty stuff of a typical taildragger. This video is just
the reaction to the question why someone converts a rock solid nose wheel
aircraft into a taildragger. Well, as you can see there are no
disadvantages with the conversion but a taildragger just looks that little
Aero-TV: Glasair Aviation -Thoughts On The Evolution Of Sport Aviation
A Look At The Changes Taking Place In The Sport Aviation Industry
The future of sport aviation is in flux... the old ways of sport flying are
rapidly disappearing and a new reality is coming about. With that in mind,
ANN's Tom Patton took a few moments to ask one of the veterans of the sport
aviation market, Glasair's Scott Taylor, about what he sees as he works in
this ever-evolving industry.
The generation that used to build every single piece of an aircraft, from
plans, rather than a kit has all but disappeared and today's SportPlane
builder/buyer is a far more discerning and picky individual. Take the
Glasair Sportsman 2 + 2 as a case in point... the machine is surviving
because of an aggressive marketing program by the manufacturer that not
only emphasizes the ability of the aircraft , but has packaged a fast-build
program (a legal one!) to offer the more immediate gratification that
today's customer's demand. And it is innovative thinking like the 'Two Week
To Taxi' program that has made the company successful while dozens of
others have all but disappeared.
The Sportsman 2+2 gives its pilots reason to brag about 155-161 mph cruise
speeds (180-200 hp), and a Vso of only 48 mph... making the S2+2 an easy
STOL performer needing as little as 375 feet for takeoff and 260 feet for
landing. Climb rates range from 1950 fpm (solo) to 1000 fpm (gross). At 65%
power and standard tanks, the S2+2 will get you 886 sm down the road. It
has 1000 pounds of useful load, and a small bench seat behind the two front
seats (good for an adult or two small kids... or an amazing load of crap,
uh, gear). Even if you fill both seats and gas it all the way up, there's
still 300 pounds of useful load left. And its THAT kind of capability that
is much in demand by today's SportPlane buyer...
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