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Old 10-22-2017, 01:33 PM
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Subaru SVX EG-33 does it again !!!

The Ghost Run Air Race took place yesterday, 21 October 2017. Our Subaru EG-33 powered Glasair dominated all other piston aircraft. The average speed over a 155 nautical mile course was 256.91 MPH. This is the sixth S.A.R.L. air race that we have run in for the 2017 season. Our Glasair/Subaru EG-33 has taken either first or second over all other piston powered aircraft.
Man, I love this Subaru!
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:40 PM
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Re: Subaru SVX EG-33 does it again !!!

Congratulations!!!
Now that's what I call a worthy use of an EG-33.

Which model of Glasair do you pilot?
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Old 10-22-2017, 05:17 PM
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Epic! Any pictures/video/websites we can take a look at?

I'm hoping to start a Velocity XL some time in the next 5-7 years once my mortgage is cleared off, but am leaning more towards a Lycosaurus for it. The EG33 is a bit small for the big Velo but I believe a few of the smaller SE's are Subaru-powered.
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Old 10-22-2017, 05:31 PM
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Blacky, the model is a Glasair I RG. Currently I have over 650 hours of flight time on the engine. I estimate that 75% of that time is at 4800 RPM or greater. Another 3% or 4% has been at 5100 RPM, this is our race RPM. Races are 35 to 45 minutes long and the engine is run at 5100 during the entire race.
The EG-33 is a rock solid engine I wish Subaru never stopped production of the SVX and EG-33 engines.
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Old 10-22-2017, 05:56 PM
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Chris, I have about a dozen YouTube videos posted. Several years ago I had a brake line failure on landing, the plane ended up in a small ditch, this video was shot shortly after repairs were made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iTtLqF3A2I There is a quick shot of the engine at the end of that video. And this link is a quick fly-by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImsS7S6Uhog
You may be correct, a Velocity may be too heavy for the EG-33. The empty weight on my Glasair is only 1275 pounds.
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Very nice plane and videos too.
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Cool video! Am I the only one who thought of Rocky IV when watching the first video?
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Chris, I have about a dozen YouTube videos posted. Several years ago I had a brake line failure on landing, the plane ended up in a small ditch, this video was shot shortly after repairs were made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iTtLqF3A2I There is a quick shot of the engine at the end of that video. And this link is a quick fly-by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImsS7S6Uhog
You may be correct, a Velocity may be too heavy for the EG-33. The empty weight on my Glasair is only 1275 pounds.
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Wow, glad you were able to get it all back together and back in the air. Got to love experimental - incidents like that are so much easier to fix than the certified world. My club had a 172 involved in a hard landing a couple years ago - prop strike, wrinkled firewall, etc. Repair estimate was $62,000 (CAD). We ended up with a new plane.

Is your radiator door actuator airspeed controlled?

The Velocity SE's come in around that weight range and most are IO-360 powered, so an EG33 would be a perfect powerplant for them. The XL's, particularly the RG variant, come in anywhere from 1800-2000 lbs depending how tricked out the builder makes it.

What sort of fuel burn and MPG do you see in your plane?
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:13 AM
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Re: Subaru SVX EG-33 does it again !!!

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Wow, glad you were able to get it all back together and back in the air. Got to love experimental - incidents like that are so much easier to fix than the certified world. My club had a 172 involved in a hard landing a couple years ago - prop strike, wrinkled firewall, etc. Repair estimate was $62,000 (CAD). We ended up with a new plane.

Is your radiator door actuator airspeed controlled?

The Velocity SE's come in around that weight range and most are IO-360 powered, so an EG33 would be a perfect powerplant for them. The XL's, particularly the RG variant, come in anywhere from 1800-2000 lbs depending how tricked out the builder makes it.

What sort of fuel burn and MPG do you see in your plane?
Chris,
We always run an in-cockpit camera on every flight. Since you know about landing incidents I thought you may have an interest in this video of the last 60 seconds of our landing accident. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEMZMF75IDs
The radiator door is pilot controlled, we keep the water temp around 190 to 195F.
In cruse engine RPM is about 4900 with a fuel burn of about 11.5 GPM or 20 MPG.
At race power, about 5100 or 5200 RPM, we burn 15 or 16 GPM that gives 16 MPG.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:30 AM
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Great stuff! The EG-33 does get around.
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