Aero-TV: Doing It Diesel Style - Glasair's New Diesel Offering
Glasair Makes A Commitment To Alternative Powerplants
ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell saw and reported on a lot of
interesting things at Sun â€˜n Fun 2014, and one of these was a Glasair
with a diesel engine in front of the firewall.
Glasair Aircraft Production Manager, Benjamin Rauk, explained that Glasair
is well aware of the challenges being imposed by the need to find
alternative fuels. To face this challenge, they have chosen the Continental
Centurion 2.0s diesel engine.
Rauk said they are expecting performance numbers to be similar to the 180
H.P. Lycoming powered versions of the airplane with the big difference
being in lower fuel consumption. They are expecting the fuel burn to
decrease by 3 to 4 gallons per hour.
Rauk goes on to explain some of the difference in the installation and
operation of the diesel engine. He understands that these differences will
be new to homebuilders and Glasair will be providing complete customer
support. This video offers the chance to take a look at technology that is
moving into both factory-built and amateur-built aircraft. Industry leaders
say that diesel will be the technology of the future.
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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 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....
turbine legend "garrett edition"
this is a little vid of the garrett powered legend, fastest legend out
there with near 1100 hp and a cruise speed of OVER 350 knots (i know, as i
built the thing, and fly in it often)