Bearhawk First Flight
Bearhawk N10YB "Louisiana Crude" first flight took place the evening of
5/16/2010 at Blue Bird Hill (5F5). It was followed by HUGE Bearhawk GRIN
Franks Bearhawk Engine Test Run
LS1 firewall forward engine package with Geared Drives spur gear PSRU built
for Frank's Bearhawk airframe. Test run after 5 minutes at idle produced
145 degrees, 15 minutes 150 degrees, 20 minutes 160 degrees. When brought
up to 2000 RPM the engine cooled back down to 155 degrees! We have the
right cooling combination and we can make auto engines run as cool as you
would like in this configuration.
EP2 - Bearhawks in the Dust
In this second episode of the BackcountryPilot video series, we head out
into the Nevada desert sidecountry with BCP members Blackrock, Maverick,
and Cow Dog in their beautiful 235hp Bearhawks. We visit the site of Kevin
Quinn's High Desert fly-in, as well as a few other unspecified locations,
and we spoof famous and beloved Ohio filmmaker/aviator Greg Swingle.
Caution for the tiny ears who may be watching: The term "cowshit" is used
gratuitously. Only expose children to this soundtrack if you want them to
repeat this word.
Caution for the elderly ears: Loud rock music is overdubbed at times. Have
your mute button and nitroglycerin ready.
Caution for those easily susceptible to motion sickness: First person
flying scenes may cause vomiting and/or erection.
4130 Tubing - Welding Rod Test Part 1
A completely unscientific comparison of four different alloys of welding
rod tested to failure. ER70S-6 was done on the last test. Now I will use
RG45, then RG60 and finally ER70S-2. All welding will be gas. I might try a
TIG version later. This video is of the initial setup.
Saying Goodbye to my Bearhawk
This is the last time I saw my homebuilt Bearhawk N57EN (Miss'ippi Mudbug)
.This is the first time I have ever seen it fly with someone else at the
controls. I sold it and here it is flying off into the clouds as Lee Taylor
starts on his journey to deliver it to it's new owner in Canada. One last
low pass over the runway and then off into the clouds. Sad day for me.
Flight in Dan Shilling's Bearhawk September 2011
This is a short video of my flight with Dan Shilling this past fall in his
Subaru-powered Bearhawk. Dan is the builder and owner of this experimental
aircraft. It was a gorgeous fall day in Alaska. We departed Soldotna
Airport (SXQ) and went around the local area, landing at Kasilof airstriip
(5KS). I apologize for the quality of the video, I was using my PHD camera
in video mode. It was fun!
Forming a Profiled Rib for a Bearhawk Part 1
These videos describe the process I used in creating profiled ribs for the
horizontal and vertical stabilizers for my Bearhawk aircraft project.
I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor
Full Construction Video with all the pictures
This 10 minute video file contains all the pictures I took during the
construction of My RANS Coyote II S6-S. It actually took two years and 800
hours of building time, plus another 6 months or so to complete all the
paperwork needed to fly. Once finished it flies beautifully. In here you
will be able to see the techniques used in building this aircraft and
hopefully it might encourage you to undertake such a project. Have fun.