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!

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 fuel system

Modified GlaStar Fuel Vent System

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My tank vent system is different than S-H plans. There are 5-port manifolds bolted to each wing root rib just forward of the aft spar. The outboard port of each main tank comes around the aft spar and forward to the manifold.
GlaStar seatpans with high-density foam

Ken Wickland’s Cockpit Modifications

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Ken Wickland is a craftsman. All you have to do is to look at his tool chest to know that his workmanship will be...
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.
Removable control stick

Removable Control Stick

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Here is some information on how to make your stick look like the above photo. Place your stick into its socket on the control boss and slide it into the […]
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GlaStar seat pan inspection cutouts

Seat Pan Inspection Access Cutouts

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This modification was submitted by Jim Rose. These are my GlaStar seat pans with the inspection plates added. I found this necessary as I wanted to...
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...
Van's cowl air scoop on GlaStar

RV Air Intake Adaption for GlaStar

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Here is a pictorial report of using the cowl air scoop from Van's and adapting it to the GlaStar cowling.  
Glastar baggage door latch mechanism

EZ-Open Baggage Door Latch for the GlaStar

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Roy Kokenge came up with this ez-open baggage door latch for his GlaStar. It eliminates the need for two locks on the baggage door. The catches,...