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.
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.
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 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.