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.
GLASAIR III SPEED MACHINE
LOOPTV flight tests the two-seat kit-built Glasiar III.
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Supermarine Aircraft Factory Tour 2011
Bill Gunn, safety director for the Texas Department of Transportation -
Aviation Division, receives an exclusive tour of the new Supermarine
Aircraft Company factory located in Cisco, Texas. At the request of our
government, CEO Michael O'Sullivan is opening this branch factory in Texas
which will bring much needed economic stimulus to the Lone Star State.
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Rolls Royce Turbine Engine For Small Planes
A 300+ hp (flat rated) turbine that weighs well under 300 pounds designed
for small general aviation aircraft. Is this what the high-end piston
market has been waiting for? Pilots may be asking, and Mooney may have an
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Aero-TV: The Lancair Factory - Where High Performance Begins
Kim Lorentzen Provides a Tour of Lancair's Redmond Facility
As composite structures began to emerge in the late 1970s, Lance Neibauer's
aviation interest quickly went from hobby to inspiration; having graduated
with a BFA in Graphic Design, Neibauer believed he could develop a sleekly
designed aircraft that optimized both performance and handling. The
resulting Lancair 200 made its aviation debut in 1984, premiering for
Oshkosh attendees the following year. Exhibiting such advancement, the
Lancair 200 is now displayed at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
Museum in Oshkosh, WI.
The Lancair team became synonymous with innovative aircraft, including the
Lancair 320/360, whose unprecedented design and beauty earned a display
place at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1993, Neibauer
launched Pacific Aviation Composites USA (later renamed 'Columbia
Aircraft'), eventually developing the type-certificated, piston
single-engine Columbia 300. In February of 2003, Neibauer announced the
sale of his kit company to Joseph Bartels. Since the sale, Bartels has led
the company forward with Neibauers legacy, developing the new Lancair
Today the company offers seven Fastbuild kits: The Lancair Legacy Fixed
Gear, Lancair Legacy, Lancair ES, Lancair ES-P, Lancair IV, Lancair IV-P,
and the Lancair Evolution. Located at the Redmond, OR airport, Lancair
International operates a 38,000 square-foot facility featuring full service
maintenance and builder assist programs; the builder assist program allows
Lancair customers to receive hands-on technical assistance and guidance
throughout their aircraft build. Currently, the program is offered for all
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Amazing turbine STOL homebuilt airplane
This is Scott Ehni's custom Zenith CH701 airplane (that he scratch-built
from plans) powered by the lightweight Garrett JFS 100-13A turboshaft engine, putting out at least 90 BHP at
a prop speed of 3,100 rpm, burning about 12 gph. The small APU will work on
almost any liquid that will burn. The best off-airport fuel choice is a mix
of diesel and unleaded regular gas as it burns a bit cleaner. Awesome
turbine jet engine sound on the experimental aircraft!
Details on this custom engine installation:
Details on the Zenith STOL CH 701 plane: http://www.zenithair.com
My Home Depot Project Airplane
Showing some of the Home Depot projects done around my home including the
beginning of a more ambitious project a real airplane. When complete the
wingspan will be approx. 18 ft. Fuselage 14 ft. Power-plant will be 20-25
HP Briggs & Stratton. I intend to build it so that it is cheap to operate
or repair. So far all materials have come from Home Depot.
BD-10 Homebuilt Supersonic Jet Aircraft (2 of 2)
Note: This is video 2 of 2, Time 9:27-19:13
It was supposed to be a supersonic homebuilt jet aircraft that could cruise
at up to M 1.14 on a single GE J85 and a range of about 1,200 miles. It
also was fully capable of exceeding a climb rate of 12,000 Feet Per Minute
(achieving 10,000 feet from take off in under 40 seconds)
Unfortunately, due to the design of the aircraft structurally, there was an
accident and Jim Bede canceled the program.
The accident related to vertical tail stabilizer failure when the test
pilot was testing Mach 1.0+ capabilities. This resulted in structural
failure and a fatal crash.
The total price of this aircraft was to be well under $1 million.
(Give me 2 days locked in a room and I could have solved those issues
Anyways, if this aircraft was fixed and made sound structurally, it would
be dominating the the market today.
Build it yourself
There is no greater joy than seeing an aeroplane you have built yourself
take to the sky.