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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.

Glasair FT Oil Drip Plate

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Submitted by Mike Palmer, Phoenix, Arizona We have a Glasair FT with 900+ hours now. We try to keep the engine compartment clean (that is, no...

Glasair RG Hydraulics

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Several RG hydraulic landing gear pumps have not been producing proper system pressures due to any number of reasons, many of which have been...

Glasair III Emergency Gear Extension System

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The Glasair III emergency gear extension system was developed to provide gear extension redundancy for complete peace of mind. It separates the emergency extension...

Glasair Fuel Tank Transfer System

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This tip was written by Paul Sponseller, Glasair I RG. I was happily flying along, intending to burn most of the fuel from my main wing...

Fitting the Glasair Cowling Before the Prop is Installed

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Constant-speed propellers and even fixed-pitch units are a significant investment, and often there is a significant lead time between ordering and delivery of the...

Changing the GlaStar Seat Back Angle

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Whenever my wife has me drive her car, I always have to adjust the seat since she’s 5’-2”. That includes adjusting the seat back...

Marking Parts

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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...

Nutplate Jig

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Submitted by Don Jessup. Don't delay—make yourself a metal template to drill all the holes you will make for nutplates. About 1" x 2" seems...

Glasair Rudder Assembly Hints

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Written by Jim Dutton When I reviewed the rudder assembly instructions, I thought there must be an easier way to install the three foam ribs,...

Beating The Draft

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Written by Fred Van Rader, Glasair II-S RG Have you cured that big draft that enters your Glasair cockpit from the cutouts in the 'B' ribs?...