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!

New glass installed. Note the 12" spun aluminum wheels and bead locks.

The “SuperStar”

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Recently, I worked with a friend from San Diego after he purchased a GlaStar that had briefly flown. He wanted the GlaStar to undergo a complete make-over plus some upgrades.
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Cowl Piano Hinge

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A piano hinge for the cowl provides a sleek look with no visible fasteners on the outside. It takes a bit more work to...
Flap Gap Seal Sportsman N11YM_02

Flap Gap Seals Reduce Stall Speed

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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