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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...

GlaStar Boost Pump Installation

The old hands at aircraft building in my area impressed upon me that it was necessary to mount a boost pump, if using one,...
The Power Flow system (left) has a much larger final exhaust pipe and a smaller heater muff compared to the standard system (right).

Perking up the Performance of a Glasair Sportsman

More power. Everyone wants it, but how do you get a real performance increase without tearing your engine apart? Power Flow Systems, Inc. has...
Tom Flemming's GlaStar on landing. (Photo: Dave Prizio)

Tail-Low Wheel Landings

I have written several times about the long-standing debate over three-point versus wheel landings in tailwheel equipped airplanes. Of course the debate has been...
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