Subaru 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.
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 missed approach.
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 seconds.
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.
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 more "aircraft-like".
This airplane is so much fun! Fast, aerobatic, and econmic to fly. Here's a little slice of the Glasair life.
Glasair: Build an airplane in two weeks
Glasair's "Two Weeks To Taxi" program has been approved by the FAA. Pilots can now build their own experimental category "homebuilt" aircraft with the help of Glasair technicians inside of two weeks vacation time.
Reno Air Race 2007 - Glasair Sport Race 41
This is great footage of my friend Scott Nelson in our Glasair III. Notice how his steady hand and patient line slowly gaining on Race 40. His skills almost beat him if it weren't for his MAYDAY on the last lap! You will learn from his perfect execution of a dead stick landing....