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 supporting flange

James Siebel’s Flat Baggage Floor

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James Siebel added a floor to his baggage compartment that allows him to sleep back there (allegedly). This is what it looks like.
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...
Gravity fuel flow schematic

Orville’s Gravity Fuel System

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Fuel system problems are the leading cause of experimental airplane accidents. All fuel systems should be carefully evaluated and thoroughly tested prior to flight....
aileron servo tab

Aileron Servo Tabs and Aileron Trim

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Aileron Servo Tabs I have designed and built some servo tabs that can be added to the ailerons after the fact to reduce the aileron...
Horizontal stabilizer counterweight fix

Elevator Counter-weight Rib Fix

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The metal area around the heads of the three bolts that hold the balance weight to the long balance support rib, is cracking around...

Proportional Servo Elevator Trim Control For the Glastar

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I have been interested in making some changes to the MAC8A Elevator Trim Servo since I first got Glastar kit #5540. I thought the...
GlaStar flap

Electric Flaps for the GlaStar

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Conversion from manual to electric electrically operated flaps on GlaStar N99RN IMPORTANT NOTE: The following article has been prepared for informational use only as it describes the...

Straps, Flaps & More

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Here are a few things I've done on my GlaStar that others might find interesting. Brake Actuator Support Straps As one applies the brakes in a...
Lempicke header tank

Tom Lempicke’s Aluminum Fuel Header Tank for the GlaStar

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This tip was submitted by Tom Lempicke. Modifications to the fuel system can lead to serious consequences, so be sure you know exactly what...