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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.

Fuel Drains Tip

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This builder tip was submitted by Barry Bieber, Glasair II-S RG You know the rounded ends of the elevator and stabilizer shearwebs—the sections you cut off per...

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...

Glasair I Retractable Gear

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The Technical Support Department has noted a significant increase in builder questions related to the Glasair I kit . Although this design has been...

Fillers and Sanding Material

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Q: How about some comments on fillers? Qcell takes forever to cure enough so it can be sanded. A: If you want to use qcell...
Flop tube through header tank wall

Glasair Header Tank Flop Tube Installation Tips

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The following illustrations show how to install a flop tube into the header tank. Note that it is mounted on the side to facilitate...
eyedropper for resin promoter

Properly Promoting Resin

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The resin that we currently use in both the Glasair and the GlaStar is Dow Derakane 411-45. This resin is shipped from Stoddard-Hamilton in...

Aileron Fabrication and Counterweight Installation

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Submitted by Charles Lutin While building my Glasair Super II, I have been highly impressed at the strength and quality of the construction produced by...

Fillers

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Every Glasair and GlaStar kit contains plastic bags of the white powders (guaranteed to raise the suspicions of any DEA agent!) that we know...

Cool Tools

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

White Powders of Fiberglass Construction

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Every Glasair and GlaStar kit contains plastic bags of the white powders (guaranteed to raise the suspicions of any DEA agent!) that we know...