Landing a taildragger Smaragd/Peregrine
Describes 3-point and main wheel landing of a rather fast low wing
ultralight/lsa. Not perfect but giving a rough idea of what's happening.
This is far away from being typical as the aircraft is a taildragger but it
doesn't show the beasty stuff of a typical taildragger. This video is just
the reaction to the question why someone converts a rock solid nose wheel
aircraft into a taildragger. Well, as you can see there are no
disadvantages with the conversion but a taildragger just looks that little
Aero-TV: Glasair Aviation -Thoughts On The Evolution Of Sport Aviation
A Look At The Changes Taking Place In The Sport Aviation Industry
The future of sport aviation is in flux... the old ways of sport flying are
rapidly disappearing and a new reality is coming about. With that in mind,
ANN's Tom Patton took a few moments to ask one of the veterans of the sport
aviation market, Glasair's Scott Taylor, about what he sees as he works in
this ever-evolving industry.
The generation that used to build every single piece of an aircraft, from
plans, rather than a kit has all but disappeared and today's SportPlane
builder/buyer is a far more discerning and picky individual. Take the
Glasair Sportsman 2 + 2 as a case in point... the machine is surviving
because of an aggressive marketing program by the manufacturer that not
only emphasizes the ability of the aircraft , but has packaged a fast-build
program (a legal one!) to offer the more immediate gratification that
today's customer's demand. And it is innovative thinking like the 'Two Week
To Taxi' program that has made the company successful while dozens of
others have all but disappeared.
The Sportsman 2+2 gives its pilots reason to brag about 155-161 mph cruise
speeds (180-200 hp), and a Vso of only 48 mph... making the S2+2 an easy
STOL performer needing as little as 375 feet for takeoff and 260 feet for
landing. Climb rates range from 1950 fpm (solo) to 1000 fpm (gross). At 65%
power and standard tanks, the S2+2 will get you 886 sm down the road. It
has 1000 pounds of useful load, and a small bench seat behind the two front
seats (good for an adult or two small kids... or an amazing load of crap,
uh, gear). Even if you fill both seats and gas it all the way up, there's
still 300 pounds of useful load left. And its THAT kind of capability that
is much in demand by today's SportPlane buyer...
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Sonex EFI-TURBO first flight
First flight since october 2009. Totally rebuildt engine, todds canopy,
kevlar cowling, custom yellow perl paint, new instrument panel and wiring.
Test flight with mock`up turbo only. The
real deal will take the mock`ups place within short time :)
Glasair: Build an airplane in two weeks
Glasair's "Two Weeks To Taxi" program has been approved by the FAA. Pilots
can now build their own experimental category "homebuilt" aircraft with the
help of Glasair technicians inside of two weeks vacation time.
Wood Aircraft Construction
Snippet from HomebuiltHELP's DVD: Wood Aircraft Construction. This video
discusses the aspects of constructing homebuilt experimental aircraft from
wood. The DVD is available from HomebuiltHELP.com