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!

Carbon-fiber elevator rib reinforcement

Carbon Fiber Elevator Rib Reinforcements

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This tip was sent by Michael Harfst. An extra note for anyone considering a stiffener for the elevator end rib. I have the fiberglass tips...
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 baggage floor

Bruce McGregor’s GlaStar Baggage Compartment Floor

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A flat floor in the baggage area has several advantages. Much more room is available underneath for placement of electrical wires and components (such...
Horizontal stabilizer counterweight fix

Elevator Counter-weight Rib Fix

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The metal area around the heads of the three bolts that hold the balance weight to the long balance support rib, is cracking around...
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...
Gravity fuel flow schematic

Orville’s Gravity Fuel System

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Fuel system problems are the leading cause of experimental airplane accidents. All fuel systems should be carefully evaluated and thoroughly tested prior to flight....
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...

Build Your Own Auxiliary Fuel Tanks

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Soon after purchasing my GlaStar, N757C, from her original owner and builder I contacted Glasair Aviation and inquired about the price of factory-built auxiliary...
glastar fuel system

Modified GlaStar Fuel Vent System

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My tank vent system is different than S-H plans. There are 5-port manifolds bolted to each wing root rib just forward of the aft spar. The outboard port of each main tank comes around the aft spar and forward to the manifold.