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Engine Overhaul

As part of requirement to obtain my A&P certificate, I was to witness a few more engine overhauls, so I called Poplar Grove Airmotive...

T3 Tailwheel Suspension Installation on a Sportsman

It would be an understatement to say that the T3 tailwheel suspension system is proving itself to be a dramatic improvement over the factory...

Ferrying Sportsman N124MK Back to the U.S.

After having a 66-gallon Turtlepac ferry bladder installed (which allows a single stop on the southern tip of Greenland or other alternates) in the back and testing its functioning, we were fully ready, including appropriate insurance coverage and the requested permits from the UK, Denmark (for Greenland) and Canada.

Trevor Berg’s Sportsman on Floats

Here are a few postcards from Trevor Berg and his Sportsman on floats. These are some of my favourite because they are all taken on...

Wrap School

I have found that wrapping the airplane can be quite frustrating but I’m learning a lot. I've been testing 3M 1080 wrap and the Avery...

Switching from Hartzell Blended Airfoil to a Trailblazer Propeller

I changed the propeller on my Sportsman from a 74” Hartzell Blended Airfoil (HC-C2YR-1BFP/F7497) to 76” Trailblazer composite (HC-C2YR-1NX/NG8301-7X1). These are my learnings and first...

EAA: Washington Glasair Sportsman

By Dennis Willows, EAA 1228004 After more than 45 years in the same Cessna 172, it seemed time for a major change. With my teenage daughter,...

Assembling Sportsman Flaps Without Helpers

Written by Lee Ryberg I didn't have any helpers like the manual warns for bending and drilling the top skins for the flaps since they...

Windshield Installation “Bush Fix” When Clecos Run Out

At one point during the installation of our windshield it became clear that we needed an additional wingnut cleco - the windshield simply wasn't conforming to the shape of the fuselage joggle as well as expected. We had exhausted our supply of wingnut clecos, so what were we to do?

Scott Alperin’s TWTT Sportsman

Another successful Sportsman homecoming from the TWTT program. Scott Alperin writes: I completed construction of the Glasair Sportsman on November 1, 2016 in the Two...
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