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.
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
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
Bearhawk Float Install
A video of Rob Taylor's AvIpro Bearhawk project float installation.
This a an overview of a float installation on an experimental aircraft.
This depicts one owners efforts and serves only as a brief description of
the of the installation process. If you are smart enough to build an
airplane, then you know that installing floats is a complex project that
shouldn't be taken lightly. None of the details shown on this video have
been endorsed by the designer Bob Barrows or AviPro aircraft.
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.
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.
A Dominator tandem gyrocopter being demonstrated at a microlight open day
at Hamilton New Zealand. The owner and pilot is Grant Simpson . He told me
a single seater is even better for manoeuvering. It has a turbocharged Sub4 engine and an Autoflight gear
reduction gearbox. These were made by Neil Hintz at Autoflight in New
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!!!
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
Finish Welding My Bearhawk Fuselage
I'm done with finish welding my fuselage and here's the outcome. I mention
the settings I used for the TIG torch and other items that made it work,
This video is only for sharing information about the progress of my project
with others and may cause cancer in lab rats living in California. Do not
let kids two and under try TIG welding 4130 in a bath tub. Use the info at
your own risk!