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
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.
For Sale Glasair 1 FT
$56,428 Fast 205 mph, 1995 low time, 2 seats, economical, above 20 miles
per gallon. 160 hp Lycoming, KX155 Nav/Com, Auto Pilot, Apollo GPS, one
Lightspeed Electronic Ignition, one magneto ignition, IFR equiped. Hartzell
Constant Speed Prop. 60 gal fuel
1987 Subaru Coupe Mid-mounted EG33 Supercharged
Built by Suberdave
The Dyno Station at
1987 GL Coupe
Engine: 1994 SVX EG33
Custom Made Intake Manifold
Supercharger: Eaton M90
ECU: Link G4 Extreme
Injectors: STi Sidefeed
Radiator: WRX (front mounted)
Transmission: 2005 WRX
Clutch: Exedy Stage II
(good to 400WTQ)
This airplane is so much fun! Fast, aerobatic, and econmic to fly. Here's a
little slice of the Glasair life.
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
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.