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!

Auto-Timer parts

Fuel Transfer Pump Auto-Timer Group Purchase

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...
Split wing fold hatch provides exit for recovery chute.

Ballistic Recovery Chute Installation in the GlaStar

For several years in the early 90’s I looked at all the available kit planes trying to decide on the perfect one for me...
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

There have been numerous threads on the Glasair Owners Forum related to engine cooling and dealing with high oil temperatures and high cylinder head...

Straps, Flaps & More

Here are a few things I've done on my GlaStar that others might find interesting. Brake Actuator Support Straps As one applies the brakes in a...
A GlaStar fuselage undergoing load testing at Glasair

GlaStar Cargo Door Update

Recently I have received several inquiries about the engineering of the aft baggage door for the GlaStar. I have responded that there will not...
GlaStar towbar storage Click Bond mount

Tow-Bar Rack

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

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...

Build Your Own Auxiliary Fuel Tanks

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...
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...

BRS System Available for GlaStar & Sportsman

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