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.
This airplane is so much fun! Fast, aerobatic, and econmic to fly. Here's a
little slice of the Glasair life.
1977 Baja Kombi on the dyno II - The Suby EG33 Engine
This is a second video of Andrew's kombi. It shows the difference between
last years run with the Stock 2L VW motor, and the new (in progress) Subaru
EG33 (3.3L flat 6) engine. It made 168.8HP at the wheels (which matched the
factory 240HP at the flywheel using a gearbox efficiency of 70% -
accounting for Kombi gearbox, offroad CV angles, etc).
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
E6 Egg Subaru engine propeller trim balance N707SM
Michael OBrien doing a full power run on his Eggenfellner E6 engine at KDWA
for propeller trim balancing prior to 1st flight... Subaru based 6 cylinder
engine is turning a Quinti/Sensenich 4 blade hollow composite c/speed
This sube engine runs so smooth its unreal!