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!

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...
Aircraft Spruce rudder pedals in GlaStar

Cast Rudder Pedals

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This tip was sent by Chris Lowery. I never did like the cheap riveted metal plates SHAI had us make as rudder pedals, and nor...
Carbon-fiber elevator rib reinforcement

Carbon Fiber Elevator Rib Reinforcements

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This tip was sent by Michael Harfst. An extra note for anyone considering a stiffener for the elevator end rib. I have the fiberglass tips...
Glastar wing strut attach point cover

Paul Sather’s Neat GlaStar Innovations

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Paul Sather has some neat innovations in his GlaStar.
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,...

Tires for Alaska

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With the big trip to Alaska almost upon us it is time to think seriously about getting our planes ready to tackle...
chart box under instrument panel

Chart and Storage Box Under the Instrument Panel

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Al Sibley provided this mod for a storage compartment hat sits under the instrument panel on the center tunnel. Others might have already done something...
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.
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...
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...