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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 Vertical Stabilizer Hints

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Written by Jim Dutton When I started closing the vertical stab I decided it would be easier if I did not get in my own...

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?...

Glasair Torque Values

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We receive a number of calls asking for the torque on bolts such as the engine mount to firewall or other fasteners that go...

Glasair Aft Chord Line Board

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Submitted by Fred & Chris Van Raden, Glasair II-S RG builders After wing closing and before removing the wing from the jig, install the wing...

Taming the Tail Wheel Shimmy

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Written by Will Fox, Technical Counselor, EAA Chapter 691, Los Alamos, New Mexico Ever had a tail wheel shimmy on you? If you haven’t, consider...

Aileron and Flap Trailing Edges

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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

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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...
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...

Glasair Inverted Fuel Pickup Installation

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Written by Mike Jones The flexible flop tube is Aircraft Spruce part number 0520500 which lists for $26.85. I modified two of their AN867-2 welding...
Precise Flight Speed Brake

Precise Flight Speed Brakes in a Glasair

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This tip was submitted by Ted Beck History In 1990 while attending Oshkosh I made a deal with the people in the Precise Flight (PF) booth...