Sunday Gold Race 2013
The final Gold race of 2013 saw a nice mix of fast planes ranging from the
small giant killer Yak-11 'Czech Mate', all the way up to the beast called
'Dreadnought' the mighty super Sea Fury powered by the 28 cylinder R-4360.
Steve Hinton flying Voodoo had the pole position while Matt Jackson flying
Strega had to start on the outside of the formation in seventh position, on
the start Matt wasted no time passing the other 5 racers but Steve in
Voodoo was so far in front the only way Matt could've caught him is if
Voodoo broke. This is the first win for Bob Button and team Voodoo, Bob and
his wife have been campaigning Voodoo for 17 years with many ups and downs
and nothing could've been better than winning Reno on the events 50th
'The Descent' Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Glasair 1RG Fly By 260 MPH - Subaru EG33 Motor
Father-In-Law's first flight in a Glasair aircraft powered by a Subaru
Alcyone SVX EG33 six cylinder 202 cubic inch engine. He had never before
experienced any "G Loads" and handled them well. Watch us make a high speed
Aircraft Brake Failure Accident - Glasair Runway Excursion Overrun - Cockpit View
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
Poor Man's Wind Tunnel - P-51 Type Scoop tuft testing on a Glasair
Unexpected airflow during tuft testing and development of a P-51 type scoop
on a Glasair. The incoming shaft of air remains in a tight straight
group, holding the same size and shape as the scoop inlet until impacting
the radiator face. Watch the air flow tumble and actually go backwards.
Air enters the scoop at 175 MPH.
The engine for this aircraft is a Subaru six cylinder EG33 from a SVX
Aircraft Emergency And Landing in a Glasair - the impossible turn ???
My Glasair engine is a Subaru SVX EG-33. Six bearings in the planetary
speed reduction unit failed during departure. I declared an in-flight
emergency and immediately returned for landing. Total flight time was 63
I failed to plug the camera mike in so you don't hear the engine monitor
blaring out alarms or chatter between other pilots and myself.
Departure was made with 10 degrees of flaps and remained there until
landing with 25 degrees. The buzzer during much of the flight is the "gear
up" with "flaps extended" warning horn ... the stall horn never sounded.
Speed did drop but the flight never reached critically low speed. Power
was intentionally reduced to keep gearbox temps down. I fly patrol flights
at 500 ft or less, often 6 toï»¿ 7 hrs a day. So I do have low level
maneuvering experience. Some may call this the impossible turn but power
was available during the entire flight.
Reno Unlimited Gold 2012
This is the final gold race of 2012, more info on the Reno air races can be
Tuft Tests on Ted Setzer's Glasair Sportsman, a.k.a the "Setzman"
The video clip shows the right wing and flap as it enters a stall at the 35
degree position. Prior to the stall you can observe that some of the tufts
on the flap are "active". They aren't stalled, but are immediately behind
the flap tracks and flap pushrod in disturbed airflow. This is a bit
misleading. We should have done a better job of positioning them in clean
sections of the flap coves. You can also observe the inboard tufts on the
wing stall first and if you look closely at the outboard section of the
wing, you can see the tufts behind the delta wing vortex generator are
still trailing nicely indicating the wing is still flying out there. When
the airflow stays attached outboard, it means that you retain aileron
control as well.
When practicing stalls, one can feel when the air reattaches to the wing.
It is good to practice stalls in the GlaStar and Sportsman (with adequate
altitude) and find out what kind of rudder and aileron effectiveness you
have when the stall occurs.
Unlimited Air Racer 'Voodoo' Heat 3A with mayday landing.
This was the second heat race for the Gold racers during the Reno National
Championship Air Races.
Voodoo with Will Whiteside at the controls was third from the poll and
quickly jumped into second behind Strega at the start of the race, just
before going around pylon 4 on lap 4 Voodoo's engine broke a valve, Will
used his speed and turned it into altitude so he could position himself for
a mayday landing on runway 14.
For more info on Voodoo air racing, checkout
Voodoo trim tab accident 1998 http://www.warbird.com/voodoo.html