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 Elshire instrument panel in his GlaStar

Martin Elshire’s Molded GlaStar Panel

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...
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

More power. Everyone wants it, but how do you get a real performance increase without tearing your engine apart? Power Flow Systems, Inc. has...

Tires for Alaska

With the big trip to Alaska almost upon us it is time to think seriously about getting our planes ready to tackle the untamed...
aileron servo tab

Aileron Servo Tabs and Aileron Trim

Aileron Servo Tabs I have designed and built some servo tabs that can be added to the ailerons after the fact to reduce the aileron...
New glass installed. Note the 12" spun aluminum wheels and bead locks.

The “SuperStar”

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.
GlaStar training wheel

Demo GlaStar Tailwheel

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...

New Larger Instrument Panel for the GlaStar or Sportsman

Fibertech Composites has come out with a new a panel that will handle just about any combination of instruments. No need to settle for...
Flap Gap Seal Sportsman N11YM_02

Flap Gap Seals Reduce Stall Speed

One of my goals is to obtain as low of a stall speed as reasonably possible. Enlarging the wing and flap area and reducing...
Figure 1. Schematic Diagram, Digital TDR Fuel Transfer Controller

Fuel Transfer Controller – Lower Cost Version

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...
GlaStar baggage floor supporting flange

James Siebel’s Flat Baggage Floor

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