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.

GlaStar Wing Folding

For a taildragger, folding the wing is an accident waiting to happen. Mess up and you will damage the airplane like I did. I...

Wiring the Wings

Our Sportsman wings had been built in the CAC so the wiring was already in place, tied up in a huge coil. Before attaching the...

Creature Comfort

Winter Flying For those of us living in the northern climates, it’s worth paying attention to being warm in your aircraft. In southern Wisconsin, our...

Sportsman Control Stick Installation

Q&A Q (Dennis Vanatta): Installing the sticks is one of those things which it seems needs to be right the first time, since there’s no...

DIY Upholstery

For those of you thinking of tackling your own upholstery here is a little short lesson on what worked for me. Let me caveat...

GlaStar Hauler

I am in the process of relocating to New Mexico from Arizona and since my project is on its landing gear, moving the airframe...
Zach Chase window installation videos

New Window Installation Videos by Zach Chase

Zach Chase of Fibertech Composites has been the go-to man when it comes to assembling the Glastar and Sportsman airplanes. His one day of...

Effective Low-cost Solutions

Omar and I were sharing how nice it is to find low cost solutions that are effective and I mentioned a few things I...

Sportsman Transfer Pump Filters

I installed fuel filters between my tip tanks and Facet transfer pumps after one pump failed due to FOD. Facet specifies a 74 micron filter...

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...
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