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Cowl Piano Hinge

A piano hinge for the cowl provides a sleek look with no visible fasteners on the outside. It takes a bit more work to...

Are You a Safe Pilot?

Do you consider yourself a safe pilot? Why? When you make a flight in your GlaStar, Sportsman or other aircraft, what kinds of pre-flight...
Wing rotating jig

Wing Rotating Stand

These are some easily made (and cheap) wing stands I made to support my wings before and during painting. I used 90mm x 35mm...
Oil Cooler N11YM

Thoughts on Cooling

Oil cooler I did something a bit different with the oil cooler. Since we typically take the oil cooler air from behind cylinder #3 and...
Gap sealing tape

Scotch Electrical Tape for Sealing Gaps

I change the gear every float season so for sealing the gap between the gear leg and the fuselage I used a general purpose...
Muffler shroud

Easy Muffler Shroud

This is an easy way to make a mold for a muffler shroud layup. I pegged a board which I clamped to the table of...
Flap Gap Seal Sportsman N11YM_02

Flap Gap Seals Reduce Stall Speed

One of my goals is to obtain as low of a stall speed as reasonably possible. Enlarging the wing and flap area and reducing...
Setzman N11YM

Setzman N11YM Maiden Flight

I conduct most of the Phase 1 initial flights on Sportsman aircraft that are born out of the TWTT program. Even though I am...
Right rudder, right rudder, right rudder...

Transition Training Challenges

Pilots who haven't started transition training into the Glastar or Sportsman should be prepared to encounter a few challenges that are quite common for...

Water Seal

Water leaks and noise have been things I’ve wanted to solve for a long time. Once my Sportsman was painted, I taped some simple...
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