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How to & Builder Tips

Ever wonder how to make a certain part with fiberglass or sheet metal? Or fix an oil leak? These tips can guide you and reduce the amount of head-scratching.


Building a Workbench & Wing Jig

Here are a few tips on building a suitable workbench and wing jig for the GlaStar and Sportsman submitted by our members. Workbench from the wing...
GlaStar wing in its jig

GlaStar Wing Assembly Tips

Positioning the leading edge wing skins: In positioning the leading edge wing skins, I found it easier to start by clamping one edge in...
O-360, fixed pitch, Van's induction system and baffling. Photo: Martin Baumer

GlaStar Baffling Tips

Baffling: I used the Vans's RV-6 intake, carb air box, and baffling. I find them to work well and efficiently. I did have a...

Installing the Navaid AP-1 Wing Leveler in the GlaStar

Submitted by Al Sibley, GlaStar I have finally arrived at what I consider an acceptable design for the installation of the Navaid AP-1 wing leveler servo...
Glastar left wing in jig

GlaStar Wing Trailing Edges

Here's a little summary on what I’ve learned recently about trailing edges for the amusement of anybody who still needs to do theirs. I’m...

Nutplate Installation

Dimpling nut plates: It can be difficult to dimple the nut plates. One of our A&Ps came up with a trick for not dimpling the...
GlaStar Rudder

GlaStar Rudder Installation Tips

Marking the rudder spar rivet line: When I set the rivet line on the spar, I ran a taut string under the top and...

Cool Tools

A while back I was asked how I was getting so much done on my plane in a short period of time. Naturally I...

Trimming Doors

I installed one of my doors today and I found a method that helped mark the door for trimming. I’m not sure if someone...

The Dave Hulse GlaStar Strut Jig

To borrow this jig, contact Dave Hulse via the members' forum.