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!

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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GlaStar Aileron Servo Tab

This is an old topic, however I would like to point out what I have experienced. After my first flight in N12YR (July 2012),...
A GlaStar fuselage undergoing load testing at Glasair

GlaStar Cargo Door Update

Recently I have received several inquiries about the engineering of the aft baggage door for the GlaStar. I have responded that there will not...
GlaStar enlarged cargo door modification

Large Baggage Door for the GlaStar

If you ever thought about installing a larger cargo door for your GlaStar, now is your chance to do it. When the Glasair factory was...

BRS System Available for Glastar & Sportsman

Through the efforts of GAOA member Chris Bowles, an engineered package system using off the shelf BRS components in a soft pack is available...
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