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 to 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.
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
Oceans White With Foam - God Bless America
Take a ride among the clouds, set to the music "God Bless America". This
Glasair is powered with an experimental Subaru SVX EG-33 automible engine.
To avoid IFR traffic, we always get a "block airspace clearance" from the
controller prior to cloud dancing.
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