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

Ballistic Recovery Chute Installation in the GlaStar

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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...
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...
GlaStar strut to fuselage fairing, top view

Jeff Liot’s GlaStar Mods

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Jeff Liot has done outstanding work on his GlaStar. Here's a bunch of mods that he's done. You can contact Jeff at liot@shaw.ca.
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...
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,...
Glasair Sportsman in Alaska

Extended Heavy-Duty Landing Gear

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My wife Chris and I are based in Seattle and spend 4-6 weeks each summer exploring Alaska with our young daughter and a Sportsman...
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...
Cowl-piano-hinge

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...