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GlaStar Aileron Rigging

One of the biggest challenges for GlaStar builders arises in the "home stretch" of the project. This challenge is affectionately referred to around our...

GlaStar 540 on Amphibious Floats Project

The goal of this project was to get into (and out of!) the many high alpine lakes around Vancouver BC. While a Super Cub...

The GlaStar: An Instructor’s Perspective

By Michael Crowell, reprinted with permission from INFLIGHT Magazine Mike is a CFII, Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor, an FAA Safety Counselor, and a check...
Cooling ramps improve airflow

Cooling Ramps

These are cowling inlet ramps that help significantly with keeping cylinder head temperatures down during extended climbs in hot weather. They can be ordered...
Confirm clearance before cutting the GlaStar cabin air inlet opening.

GlaStar Cabin Air Inlet Position Tip

I don't remember the dimension called for but they need to be a whole 1" lower than called for in the instructions. I ended...

New Jump-Starts Slash GlaStar Build Time by 50%

The brand-new Jump-Start wing option and an upgrade to the already popular Jump-Start fuselage option have kept GlaStar® interest and sales high in the...
GlaStar horizontal stabilizer spars and ribs

Horizontal Stabilizer Building Tips for the GlaStar and Sportsman

Building a horizontal stabilizer jig: We got the full kit Jan 2nd (1996). Got it home without incident. There was a key part on...

PMag Pirep

I've had a Lightspeed EI (LSE) on my right side and a Slick impulse mag on the left. Both have performed with no issues...

Same Wheelpants, Bigger Wheels?

Since I'm due soon for another set of tires I was wondering if the 380-150x5, (basically a 6.00x5), would fit into my wheel pants...

Spins in a GlaStar

I did my required spin training for the instructor's rating in the second, demo GlaStar. (Learned to fly in a Luscombe, didn't enjoy spinning...