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!

LED Cockpit Lighting

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I finally managed to install some LED cockpit lighting in my Sportsman and thought that others might be interested in it as well. My...

Sportsman Cleared for Flight Testing with UL Power 520i Firewall-Forward

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The UL Power 520i engine is much lighter than the typical Lycoming installation. I moved the engine six inches forward and was still worried...

GlaStar 540 on Amphibious Floats Project

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The goal of this project was to get into (and out of!) the many high alpine lakes around Vancouver BC. While a Super Cub...

Ventral Fin for Yaw Stability

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Most components added to a plane forward of the center of lift usually have a negative effect on directional stability (other than canards perhaps)....
Cargo door mod installed on the GlaStar

Glastar Cargo Door Mod

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Production and delivery of the large size baggage door kit has been going very well. To get an idea of the scope of the retrofit,...
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GlaStar Aileron Servo Tab

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This is an old topic, however I would like to point out what I have experienced. After my first flight in N12YR (July 2012),...
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...
New Sportsman tailwheel spring.

Tailwheel Springs

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I’ve never been entirely satisfied with the way the tailwheel leaf springs are secured to the tail cone, especially when banging them off of...

Battery Backup

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Two Weeks To Taxi Sportsman have been all built using one of two Odyssey motorcycle batteries. Most taildraggers were built using the PC 680...
GlaStar enlarged cargo door modification

Large Baggage Door for the GlaStar

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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...