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 seconds.
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 missed approach.
Glasair Subaru First Test Start
http://www.GlasairProject.com: I had been building my Glasair I for about 8 1/2 years. I designed this Subaru engine installation. This is the first test start of the engine. Visit GlasairProject.com
Glasair III Fly-"Bye"
The camera ship is a Vans RV6, and the opening shot is of the EFIS in the RV. Take note that the airspeed on the EFIS is in knots.
Glasair Sportsman: 360 vs. 390
If you're building a Glasair Sportsman, you have the choice of a 180-HP IO-360 or the beefier IO-390. Which engine is best? It depends? In this video, Kitplanes Magazine editor Marc Cook analyzes the pros and cons.
Reno Air Race 2007 - Glasair Sport Race 41
This is great footage of my friend Scott Nelson in our Glasair III. Notice how his steady hand and patient line slowly gaining on Race 40. His skills almost beat him if it weren't for his MAYDAY on the last lap! You will learn from his perfect execution of a dead stick landing....
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.
For Sale Glasair 1 FT
$56,428 Fast 205 mph, 1995 low time, 2 seats, economical, above 20 miles per gallon. 160 hp Lycoming, KX155 Nav/Com, Auto Pilot, Apollo GPS, one Lightspeed Electronic Ignition, one magneto ignition, IFR equiped. Hartzell Constant Speed Prop. 60 gal fuel