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. Enjoy!
Forming the Upper Windshield Channel for the Four-Place Bearhawk
A video about the process I used to form the sheet metal channel that holds the top of the windshield in place on the Bearhawk, plans page 16.
Homemade 12 inch Sheet Metal Bending Brake
A short video highlighting my homemade bench top sheet metal brake. It's a vey useful tool and it is easy to make with basic shop tools. Plans are available at www.how-to-plans.com
Aircraft Accident, Brake Failure - Glasair Crash - Cockpit View Plane Crash
CONTAINS LANGUAGE NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS. The Glasair has no nose wheel steering... only differential braking. Rudder effectiveness degrades rapidly as the aircraft slows below 70 MPH. Full left rudder was applied throughout this incident. The airplanes brake line ruptures and the plane is pulled to the right. I wasted time pumping the left brake thinking their must be air in the line. To avoid a runway light, the right brake was tapped just as we exited the pavement. My plan was to allow the plane to slow in the grass, after passing the culvert I would use the right brake to come to a stop ... the unseen erosion gully modified that plan. This Glasair is powered with a six cylinder 202 cubic inch Subaru SVX Alcyone EG33 engine. We were in route to an air race in Tennessee when this overrun occurred. We won "Silver" in the Sport Air Race League 2011 season.