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!

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...
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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...