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!

Martin Baumer's GlaStar rear seat

Martin Baumer’s Glastar Rear Seats

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Having room for a rear seat that could fit two children or one smaller adult was one reason we chose the Glastar. My wife...
Auto-Timer parts

Fuel Transfer Pump Auto-Timer Group Purchase

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It’s been a while since we made a group purchase and the gang had started suffering from withdrawal symptoms, but luckily Rocky Morrison stepped...
GlaStar baggage floor supporting flange

James Siebel’s Flat Baggage Floor

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James Siebel added a floor to his baggage compartment that allows him to sleep back there (allegedly). This is what it looks like.

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...
GlaStar training wheel

Demo GlaStar Tailwheel

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So, what do you put on the tail of a demo GlaStar? That's easy, Stoddard-Hamilton put on a little tailwheel so it doesn't drag...
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...
Sportsman cargo net

Cargo Net for Sportsman

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This tip was submitted by Heidi Tillinghast. Materials 1.5" nylon webbing #18 needle #69 Nylon bonded thread 1.5" Webbing clips All of this is available in...
sportsman nosewheel lift

Sportsman Nosewheel Lift

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My trip to Alaska spurred me to look for ways to increase the prop-to-ground clearance of my Sportsman. Since increasing the size of the...
Glastar floor panel

GlaStar Folding Baggage Compartment Floor

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I followed instructions in the builder’s manual to demarcate the fore and aft baggage areas for loading restrictions. The aft baggage area has a flat...
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...