Glasair High Speed Flyby - Glasair Aircraft with a Subaru EG33 engine
This Glasair aircraft fly by is powered with an experimental 202 cubic inch Subaru EG33 automoble engine conversion from a Subaru Alcyone SVX sports car. This Glasair airplane has a Marcotte gear reduction unit. Watch and listen as our Glasair 1RG makes a high speed, low fly-by missed approach. This home built aircraft raced in several of the 2011 Sport Air Race League, We were undefeated in its SARL race class. This Subaru SVX powered Glasair won silver in the overall experimental group.
Aero-TV: Doing It Diesel Style - Glasair's New Diesel Offering
Glasair Makes A Commitment To Alternative Powerplants
ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell saw and reported on a lot of
interesting things at Sun ‘n Fun 2014, and one of these was a Glasair
with a diesel engine in front of the firewall.
Glasair Aircraft Production Manager, Benjamin Rauk, explained that Glasair
is well aware of the challenges being imposed by the need to find
alternative fuels. To face this challenge, they have chosen the Continental
Centurion 2.0s diesel engine.
Rauk said they are expecting performance numbers to be similar to the 180
H.P. Lycoming powered versions of the airplane with the big difference
being in lower fuel consumption. They are expecting the fuel burn to
decrease by 3 to 4 gallons per hour.
Rauk goes on to explain some of the difference in the installation and
operation of the diesel engine. He understands that these differences will
be new to homebuilders and Glasair will be providing complete customer
support. This video offers the chance to take a look at technology that is
moving into both factory-built and amateur-built aircraft. Industry leaders
say that diesel will be the technology of the future.
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Glasair Aviation's Mikael Via introduces the new turbocharged, carbon-fiber-bodied Sportsman TC at
Glasair Subaru First Test Start
http://www.GlasairProject.com: I had been building my Glasair I for about 8
1/2 years. I designed this Subaru engine installation. This is the first
test start of the engine. Visit GlasairProject.com
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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GLASAIR III SPEED MACHINE
LOOPTV flight tests the two-seat kit-built Glasiar III.
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Subaru EG33 SVX Glasair 1RG - Low Fly By - Four Miles a Minute -
A friend caught our Glasair on this high speed low fly-by with his cell
phone camera. Not the best quality, but the Subaru SVX EG33 engine sounds
great. This experimental aircraft is a Glasair and is powered by an aero
conversion 202 cubic inch six cylinder EG33 engine from a Subaru Alcyone
SVX automobile. See the high speed missed approach.
Mark Higgins Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man TT Record Attempt
See Mark Higgins and his Subaru WRX STI setting an all-time course record
for the historic Isle of Man TT Mountain Course. Highlighting the speed
and drama surrounding rally driver Mark Higgins' lap that averaged 115.356
MPH. After the run, Higgins talks through the "moment" at Brey Hill when he
momentarily loses, and then regains, control of the WRX STI at more than
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Aircraft Emergency And Landing in a Glasair - the impossible turn ???
My Glasair engine is a Subaru SVX EG-33. Six bearings in the planetary
speed reduction unit failed during departure. I declared an in-flight
emergency and immediately returned for landing. Total flight time was 63
I failed to plug the camera mike in so you don't hear the engine monitor
blaring out alarms or chatter between other pilots and myself.
Departure was made with 10 degrees of flaps and remained there until
landing with 25 degrees. The buzzer during much of the flight is the "gear
up" with "flaps extended" warning horn ... the stall horn never sounded.
Speed did drop but the flight never reached critically low speed. Power
was intentionally reduced to keep gearbox temps down. I fly patrol flights
at 500 ft or less, often 6 to 7 hrs a day. So I do have low level
maneuvering experience. Some may call this the impossible turn but power
was available during the entire flight.
Geared Drives Chevrolet Powered Airplane!
Low Fly-by at CXO in Conroe, TX. This is our Wheeler Express, experimental
aircraft with 405 HP Chevrolet V8 and Geared Drives PSRU-no belts or
chains! Sounds great, huh? More information available at
EVO vs SVX
Used to have an SVX so I was interested to see what it ran.
Pretty much what I thought it would?