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 Lights From Baja Designs

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These lights were on sale a few weeks ago so I took the plunge and bought a pair in SPOT pattern - these are intended...
GlaStar training wheel

Demo GlaStar Tailwheel

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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...
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...

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...
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

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

Air Induction Injection Filter

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Tom Lempicke submitted this tip about the GlaStar's air induction filter for a fuel-injected engine. One of the things we are up against in putting...

Revised GlaStar Upper Door Latch

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This modification was sent by Paul Hansen. This drawing shows the original aft upper door latch drawing from the manual plus the revised latch I...
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.
Jacking adapter drawing

GlaStar Jacking Adapter

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Here is my jacking adapter for my GlaStar. As you can see, it requires that the cut-outs for the other landing gear legs be...
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...