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!
Dan Shilling Bearhawk
Dan takes us on a tour of his project
Bearhawk Factory Tour
Mexican Airplane Factory
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.