Glasair High Speed Flyby - Powered by 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.
Glasair 1RG Fly By 260 MPH - Subaru EG33 Motor
Father-In-Law's first flight in a Glasair aircraft powered by a Subaru
Alcyone SVX EG33 six cylinder 202 cubic inch engine. He had never before
experienced any "G Loads" and handled them well. Watch us make a high speed
Osprey GP-5 Reno 2010
Here is a short clip of the V-8 powered homebuilt racer 'Osprey GP-5'.
After many years the plane finally made the trip to Reno only to have the
engine let go during a qualifying run. As can be seen in this clip, Lee
Behel managed to get the plane down in one peace, the plane should be back
to try again for the 2011 races. More info can be found here
Wild West Aircraft SuperSTOL landing short
Our new Wild West Aircraft/Just Aircraft SuperSTOL playing in the desert,
as it should be! What an amazingly capable and FUN airplane! Contact us
when you are ready for your very own SuperSTOL or Highlander!
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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 III SPEED MACHINE
LOOPTV flight tests the two-seat kit-built Glasiar III.
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ONE OF A KIND US Military V 22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft
The United States Armed Forces[N 1] are the military forces of the United
States of America. They consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force,
and Coast Guard. The U.S. has a strong tradition of civilian control of
the military. The President of the United States is the military's overall
head, and helps form military policy with the U.S. Department of Defense
(DoD), a federal executive department, acting as the principal organ by
which military policy is carried out. The DoD is headed by the Secretary of
Defense, who is a civilian and Cabinet member. The Defense Secretary is
second in the military's chain of command, just below the President, and
serves as the principal assistant to the President in all DoD-related
matters. To coordinate military action with diplomacy, the President has
an advisory National Security Council headed by a National Security
Advisor. Both the President and Secretary of Defense are advised by a
seven-member Joint Chiefs of Staff, which includes the head of each of the
Defense Department's service branches as well as the chief of the National
Guard Bureau. Leadership is provided by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Commandant
of the Coast Guard is not a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, military,
tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and
short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability. It is designed to combine the
functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed
cruise performance of a turboprop
The V-22 originated from the United States Department of Defense
Joint-service Vertical take-off/landing Experimental (JVX) aircraft program
started in 1981. The team of Bell Helicopter and Boeing Helicopters was
awarded a development contract in 1983 for the tiltrotor aircraft. The Bell
Boeing team jointly produce the aircraft. The V-22 first flew in 1989,
and began flight testing and design alterations; the complexity and
difficulties of being the first tiltrotor intended for military service in
the world led to many years of development.
The United States Marine Corps began crew training for the Osprey in 2000,
and fielded it in 2007; it is supplementing and will eventually replace
their CH-46 Sea Knights. The Osprey's other operator, the U.S. Air Force,
fielded their version of the tiltrotor in 2009. Since entering service with
the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force, the Osprey has been deployed in both
combat and rescue operations over Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.
The Osprey is the world's first production tiltrotor aircraft, with one
three-bladed proprotor, turboprop
engine, and transmission nacelle mounted on each wingtip. It is classified
as a powered lift aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration. For
takeoff and landing, it typically operates as a helicopter with the
nacelles vertical and rotors horizontal. Once airborne, the nacelles rotate
forward 90° in as little as 12 seconds for horizontal flight, converting
the V-22 to a more fuel efficient, higher speed turboprop aircraft. STOL rolling-takeoff and
landing capability is achieved by having the nacelles tilted forward up to
45°. Other orientations are possible, such as the "80 Jump" takeoff
which uses nacelles at 80° to quickly achieve high altitude and speed.
Composite materials make up 43% of the V-22's airframe. The proprotors
blades also use composites. For compact storage and transport, partly
on Marine launch ships, the V-22's rotors fold in 90 seconds and its wing
rotates to align, front-to-back, with the fuselage. Due to the
requirement of folding the rotors their 38 feet diameter is 5 feet less
than optimal for vertical takeoff, resulting in high disk loading. Most
Osprey missions use fixed wing flight 75 percent or more of the time,
reducing wear and tear on the aircraft and reducing operational costs. This
fixed wing flight is higher than typical helicopter missions allowing
longer range line-of-sight communications for improved command and
The V-22's two Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines are connected by drive shafts
to a common central gearbox so that one engine can power both proprotors if
an engine failure occurs. However, if a proprotor gearbox fails that
proprotor cannot be feathered, and both engines must be stopped before an
emergency landing. The aircraft's autorotation characteristics are poor
partly because the rotors have low inertia. Boeing has stated the V-22
design loses 10% of its vertical lift over a Tiltwing design when operating
in helicopter mode because of airflow resistance due to the wings, but that
the Tiltrotor design has better short takeoff and landing performance.
The rotorwash usually prevents usage of the starboard door in hover, and
the rear ramp is used for rappelling and hoisting.
This airplane is so much fun! Fast, aerobatic, and econmic to fly. Here's a
little slice of the Glasair life.
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.
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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