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!
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.
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.
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.
Bearhawk Aircraft at the Texas STOL Round Up 2014
Austin locals Bearhawk Aircraft competed in the first annual Texas STOL
Round Up competition in Llano this April, taking first place in the Heavy
Touring class, piloted by Bearhawk scratch builder Wayne Massey.
Not only can the Riblett airfoil Bearhawks perform well at STOL speeds, but
they can go 150mph as well. That's an incredible speed performance
Forming a Profiled Rib for a Bearhawk Part 2
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