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!

GlaStar towbar storage Click Bond mount

Tow-Bar Rack

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Steve and I like to have a fairly organized baggage compartment. And what is more frustrating than trying to find your tow-bar when you...
GlaStar enlarged cargo door modification

Large Baggage Door for the GlaStar

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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...

LED Cockpit Lighting

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I finally managed to install some LED cockpit lighting in my Sportsman and thought that others might be interested in it as well. My...
Van's cowl air scoop on GlaStar

RV Air Intake Adaption for GlaStar

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Here is a pictorial report of using the cowl air scoop from Van's and adapting it to the GlaStar cowling.  

Battery Backup

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Two Weeks To Taxi Sportsman have been all built using one of two Odyssey motorcycle batteries. Most taildraggers were built using the PC 680...
Hidden oil door

Flush Oil Door

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This tip was sent by Graham Nutt. In my case I worked out the area I was going to use on my uncut cowl,...
Figure 1. Schematic Diagram, Digital TDR Fuel Transfer Controller

Fuel Transfer Controller – Lower Cost Version

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The fuel transfer controller in this article using an off-the-shelf Time Delay Relay (TDR) yields a simple, effective circuit for this critical function. But...

BRS System Available for Glastar & Sportsman

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

GlaStar 540 on Amphibious Floats Project

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The goal of this project was to get into (and out of!) the many high alpine lakes around Vancouver BC. While a Super Cub...
Martin Elshire instrument panel in his GlaStar

Martin Elshire’s Molded GlaStar Panel

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Ever wonder what a designer and installer of panels would put in his own private GlaStar? Well check this out! Martin's own panel fabrication company...