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How-to and Builder Tips

No need to reinvent the wheel every time. Tips and hints for builders and owners constructing and maintaining aircraft.

Marking Parts

The purpose of marking parts is to be able to find it and place it in an assembly where it's supposed to go. Using...
Automatic center-punch

Locating and Center-Punching Holes

You may have the best tools, but it's knowing how to use them that makes you a craftsman - in this case our members...

Picking Up/Unloading Your Kit

Use of boat trailer for crate pickup: Living approximately 70 miles from the closest Consolidated Freight yard, the cost of a rental truck or...
Keeping fiberglass parts in a hot attic comes with the risk of warping.

Fiberglass Parts Warping in Hot Storage

Glenn Culver sent this tip. I've had a problem with warped GlaStar doors after storing them in a hot location. If I were to do it...
glastar kit delivered in driveway

New Builder?

So you just bought an airplane kit. Congratulations! That big crate is on it's way. Yikes! Now what? You'll be glad to know you're not alone. There...
Glasair III engine installation

Glasair III Engine Alignment, Cowling, and Spinner Installation

Stoddard-Hamilton instructs the builder to match and blend the lines of the cowl to the fuselage then shim the engine motor mounts to center...

Glasair Elevator Internal Arm Counterweight

This builder hint was John Schroeder. The procedures were used on a Glasair Super IIS FT Background In step 2N7, the process starts by cutting the lead sheet...

Cool Tools

A while back I was asked how I was getting so much done on my plane in a short period of time. Naturally I...

Aileron and Flap Trailing Edges

This tip was submitted by Barry Bieber, Glasair II-S RG The flap and aileron panels are rather flexible and it's easy to get unwanted low areas along...

Rear Wing-Attach Bolt

This builder tip was submitted by Barry Bieber, Glasair II-S RG Here's the method I used to trim in the area around the rear wing-attach...