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
GLASAIR III SPEED MACHINE
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Four Miles a Minute - Subaru EG33 SVX Glasair 1RG - Low Fly By
A friend caught our Glasair on this high speed low fly-by with his cell
phone camera. Not the best quality, but the Subaru SVX EG33 engine sounds
great. This experimental aircraft is a Glasair and is powered by an aero
conversion 202 cubic inch six cylinder EG33 engine from a Subaru Alcyone
SVX automobile. See the high speed missed approach.
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
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 Low Level, High Speed (260kts). Taken with a small digital camera.
Will get a HD camera for the next attempt.
Emergency Landing During Flight To Niagara Falls - Pilot Peter Besenyei
Besenyei was required to make an emergency landing near St Thomas Airport
in Ontario during a photo shoot and the damage could not be repaired in
time for the Windsor race. Thanks to his skilled piloting, the Hungarian
pilot, who got a season-high fourth place in San Diego, walked away with
only a few bruises and was not otherwise injured. I was doing a flight with
Nigel to take some pictures and during the final run I had a technical
problem, Besenyei said. I lost oil pressure, which in the end caused the
engine to fail, and I had to make a forced landing outside the field. The
plane is damaged but I can repair it. The most important thing is that
there was no injury. Im 100 percent okay and thats the most important
thing. Besenyei will join the championship again at the next race which
takes place in Budapest, Hungary.
Here's a great article about the emergency landing written by Red Bull Air
Race pilot Nigel Lamb: http://tinyurl.com/kk3kwj
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