First Flight of Millin Velocity N114MV
Inaugural flight of our Velocity XL/FG. The aircraft took 12 years to
complete. I am a slow builder.
Many, many thanks to my good friends that helped me along the way. It has
been an incredible journey.
Eggenfellner Subaru First Start
First start of my Eggenfellner Subaru E-6 engine. This is a converted
automobile engine for aircraft use and is capable of producing 200 hp.
Instead of burning just expensive aviation fuel, I will be able to use the
cheaper 92 Octane auto fuel, or as necessary, aviation gas. Repairs and
maintenance of this engine will also be cheaper then a typical aircraft
engine. Being water cooled, it will have far less vibration and will be
quieter then the typical air cooled aircraft engine. It will eventually be
attached to my RV-8A that I am currently building.
Subaru SVX abused by TOWTRUCK
Lots of ICE around here still & it ruined the day for the driver of this 92
Subaru SVX. Bad enough he slid into the ditch to avoid another car, but
watching the towtruck guy drag it 30' along the ditch then finally
literally jerk it out was far worse. Notice the long trail of mud in the
ditch. I guess these cars are rather rare, especially the AWD model which
this one is. Very nice car, he drove it away, slightly wounded.
Experimental Homebuilt Velocity XLRG powered with T58-8F
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.
Velocity Landing SMO Rwy21
This is an experimental aircraft, Velocity. Like its name, it is very fast
airplane. We landed Santa Monica Airport / KSMO, Rwy21 during sunset.
Jed's Trip in a Velocity XL at Big South Fork Airpark
A short video of my recent flight in Velocity Aircraft's Velocity XL kit
plane. We took it up for a spin at Big South Fork Airpark in Oneida,
Tennessee, and had a great time.
The Velocity XL has the largest cabin of all 4 seat kit aircraft. With
47.5" shoulder to shoulder, the XL is, in fact, larger than most general
aviation aircraft including most twins. With recommended engine capacity
of 260 to 310 HP, expect a cruise speed of 200 knots (230 mph)... from what
must be one of the world's most spacious and practical single engine
aircraft! The "XL" stands for Xtra Large...and this plane is extra wide by
5.5" and extra long by 10". In addition, the pilot/co-pilot height is
increased by 1" and the rear seat height increased by 2". Extra fuel (up to
93 gal) to feed an extra large engine 260 and 310 horse power.