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.
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
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
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Symphony 160 For Sale
Price $82,000 USD
German Manufactured 2001 OMF- Symphony 160. Serial Number 0018.
This aircraft is in Excellent Condition with Complete Logbooks and No
Cruise 128 KTAS at 8500Ft
Professionally Maintained Since New.
This Is The Certified Version of the Popular Glastar.
Sensenich Climb and MT Cruise Props
Bendix King KX125 TSO Nav/Com
Bendix King KT76A TSO Transponder
Vision Micro Systems VM1000 Engine Management System
Vision Micro Systems EC 100 Electronic Checklist and Caution System
True Airspeed Indicator
PS Engineering PM1000 II 2 Place Intercom System
Artex 406 ELT
Wingtip Nav and Strobe Lights
Alternate Static source
Bucket Seats with 4 Point Belt/Shoulder Harness
Ground External Power
Spacious Cargo Compartment with Baggage Door
Verhees Delta, a FAST, tiny homebuilt airplane
It is small, only 50 HP but ...has cruise speed of 220 km/h. Its single
retracting wheel gives the idea it is tricky on the ground, but it is not.
Also stable in the air.
Uses 13 liters/h at cruise speed. Has tank of 50 liters. So ...ideal to
EVO vs SVX
Used to have an SVX so I was interested to see what it ran.
Pretty much what I thought it would?
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.