Mods

Builders are awesome tinkerers and inventors, and they come up with improvements to the original design. Luckily they aren’t’ shy about sharing information!

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...
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...
Steve Brault's Sportsman landing at Arlington Municipal. Photo by Terry Green/Hawg Wild Photography.

Cylinder Head and Oil Temperature Management on a Glasair Sportsman

There have been numerous threads on the Glasair Owners Forum related to engine cooling and dealing with high oil temperatures and high cylinder head...
Safari-cargo-net-

Safari Cargo Net

I became interested in a net at the back of the seats, separating the cargo area, when I saw Alan Negrin’s Sportsman last September. I...
Glasair Sportsman in Alaska

Extended Heavy-Duty Landing Gear

My wife Chris and I are based in Seattle and spend 4-6 weeks each summer exploring Alaska with our young daughter and a Sportsman...

T3 Tailwheel Suspension Installation on a Sportsman

It would be an understatement to say that the T3 tailwheel suspension system is proving itself to be a dramatic improvement over the factory...

LED Lights From Baja Designs

These lights were on sale a few weeks ago so I took the plunge and bought a pair in SPOT pattern - these are intended...

Upgrading to an LED Landing Light

I replaced my burned-out Sylvania halogen 65MR16/FL40 bulb (65 W, 40º flood lamp) with the T6 3-LED Lamp. This bulb ($27 USD) is bright at...

LED Cockpit Lighting

I finally managed to install some LED cockpit lighting in my Sportsman and thought that others might be interested in it as well. My...