Maintenance

Each one of our experimental aircraft is unique, but they share many systems which need maintenance. It has to be done regularly to keep the aircraft airworthy, and it must be done correctly. Builders and owners share knowledge and tips for saving money in the process.

EarthX Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries

I recently became aware of a great battery alternative for Glasair owners. Here is the statement from their website. About EarthX “EarthX, Inc. is a US...

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...

Auxiliary Airbox Retention

Installations affected Engine installations typically installed in Van’s aircraft. These are only updraft sump installations with FM-100 or FM-200, FM-200A fuel controls, using Vans filtered...

How I Lost 18 lb in One Day… Using the Earthx ETX680 Diet

My GlaStar has a Superior O-360 engine, Whirlwind GA200 propeller, heavy instrument panel, and leather interior so I stayed on the safe side and...

Aux Fuel Pump

One of my aux tank pumps stopped working, so I decided to remove it and take it apart. New pumps are not expensive but...

Service Bulletin 72 for Sportsman and GlaStar Aircraft

Subject: Autopilots Cable Clamps Applicability: All Sportsman and GlaStar Aircraft Date: 7-11-14 Discussion: There have been several reports of slipping autopilot cables using the clamp system that is...

Engine Oil Analysis

When I purchased my GlaStar in February 2013 I had arranged over the phone for a pre-purchase inspection, then upon satisfactory findings, I flew...

Magnetic Engine Protection

I went through some expensive engine difficulties after having rebuilt an IO-360 engine for my Sportsman. The lifters and camshaft lobes showed signs of...

Service Bulletin for Dynon Heated Pitot Tubes

Applicability and Affected Equipment This bulletin affects the Dynon Avionics Heated AOA/Pitot Probe (p/n 100667-000). Description Dynon Avionics has received reports from pilots who have experienced degraded...

Sportsman Service Bulletin 71

Glasair Aviation has issued a service bulletin requiring inspection of the jam nuts in the horizontal stabilizer. Russ Beers reports that he purchased a 2...
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