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EMG-6 / GT-500 Tow System Testing Tow release handle ver. 2
In this video we test the second-generation tow release handle on the GT-500 Tow plane.
EMG-6 / GT-500 Tow System Testing
Another video in the series Building the EMG-6. In this episode we experience a design failure in GT-500 Tow Plane during Tow Release testing.
EMG-6 Aero Tow Testing
In this video we are showing the results of our attempt to Aero tow the EMG 6 behind a Quicksilver single place Sport. On a 90°F day 40 hp and 2 pilots each weighing in over 220 pounds the rate of climb was insufficient to be able to continue the flight.
EMG-6 Aggressive Launch
Test flight number 41 During this test flight we were flying the aircraft in gusty wind conditions consistently gusting above 17 mph. The 4 launches that we conducted this day were fairly aggressive with rates of climb up to 1500 ft./m.
EMG-6 Safety Link Failure on Launch
Test flight number 44 and we experience a safety link failure on launch. During this test flight we were flying the aircraft in gusty wind conditions consistently gusting above 17 mph. The 4 launches that we conducted this day were fairly aggressive with rates of climb up to 1500 ft./m. At the end of the flight with the aircraft still on the ground you can see the wind gusting and indicating 17 mph on the airspeed indicator. The airspeed indicator does not register until 15 mph.
In this video we are correlating some of the data related to the tow rope pressures within the tow vehicle and the information on the aircraft related to tow speeds, rate of climb, altitude etc. The pressure chart in the lower left corner is a correlation with actual pull in pounds related to the pressure gauge within the tow vehicle.
EMG-6 Rope Break Ver 2 (Test Flight #4)
The Quicksilver EMG-6 test flight #4. The rope breaks on launch. In this video we look at the video sequences as the aircraft goes through a normal launch but experiences a failure of the tow line at 200 feet above the ground.
EMG-6 Tow Release Testing
EMG-6 Tow Release Initial Test. Raw footage.