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!

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...

Sportsman Cleared for Flight Testing with UL Power 520i Firewall-Forward

The UL Power 520i engine is much lighter than the typical Lycoming installation. I moved the engine six inches forward and was still worried...

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...

Ventral Fin for Yaw Stability

Most components added to a plane forward of the center of lift usually have a negative effect on directional stability (other than canards perhaps)....
Cargo door mod installed on the GlaStar

Glastar Cargo Door Mod

Production and delivery of the large size baggage door kit has been going well, but it is a limited production run of 25 kits....
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