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 wing strut attach point cover

Paul Sather’s Neat GlaStar Innovations

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Paul Sather has some neat innovations in his GlaStar.
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

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More power. Everyone wants it, but how do you get a real performance increase without tearing your engine apart? Power Flow Systems, Inc. has...
The EAA Young Eagles GlaStar. Photo: Paul Hansen

Aileron Balancing Servo Tabs

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The aileron servo helps reduce stick forces in roll. BILL OF MATERIALS 1 12"x12" .032 aluminum sheet 88 3/32" pop rivets 24 1-1/4" aluminum extruded hinge...
Glastar cutaway instrument panel

Glen Culver’s GlaStar Cutaway Instrument Panel

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Here's a cutaway panel that Glen Culver developed so you have better visibility through the huge GlaStar windshield.
Setzman N11YM

Setzman N11YM Maiden Flight

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I conduct most of the Phase 1 initial flights on Sportsman aircraft that are born out of the TWTT program. Even though I am...
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...
A GlaStar fuselage undergoing load testing at Glasair

GlaStar Cargo Door Update

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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 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...
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Cowl Piano Hinge

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A piano hinge for the cowl provides a sleek look with no visible fasteners on the outside. It takes a bit more work to...

Upgrading to an LED Landing Light

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I replaced my burned-out Sylvania halogen 65MR16/FL40 bulb (65 W, 40º flood lamp) with the T6 3-LED Lamp. This bulb ($27 USD) is bright at...