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!
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.
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.
Bearhawk LSA with Oratex6000 covering in Oshkosh, Interview
... in the happy chaos of EAA Oshkosh 2014 we ran out of battery power
before we ran out of things to say...
That EAA-operated Ford Trimotor is sure neat and sounds great...
Sorry that our microphone setup was kinda on the too cheap side of things,
with the German Accent too loud and the good guy from Texas not loud
4130 Tubing - Welding Rod Test - Conclusion
My thoughts on the process. The welding rod may be important,, but it's
the ability and practice that makes a strong joint. TIG or gas, all welding
rods I used worked just fine. Practice, practice and more practice!!!
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