Strut drilling jig

Tips for Installing and Drilling the GlaStar Wing Struts

Trim the fuselage cutouts for spars a little more than you think you need to. Pin and bolt the spars to the cage; slide...

GlaStar Elevator Stop Plate Installation Tips

DON'T do it like the manual says! The drawings show the stop plate mounted below the elevator bellcrank with the spacer pack modified to...
GlaStar wing jig

GlaStar and Sportsman Wing Jig Tips

Building the wing jig: I made my jig so that both wings could be built back to back. I made mirror images of the...
GlaStar fuselage assembly jig

GlaStar Fuselage Assembly Tips

Step 27: If your kit includes the upper shell attach fittings pre-made with all holes predrilled, as mine did, when doing the final installation,...
glastar kit fuselage

General Tips for GlaStar Fuselage Construction

Bicycle hooks: Don't use bicycle hooks to hold up the fuselage cage! When you put some weight on them, they will straighten out and...
GlaStar horizontal stabilizer spars and ribs

Horizontal Stabilizer Building Tips for the GlaStar and Sportsman

Building a horizontal stabilizer jig: We got the full kit Jan 2nd (1996). Got it home without incident. There was a key part on...

GlaStar Development Report

Steady progress continues with the GlaStar Developmental tasks in spite of an "Indian Summer" in the Pacific Northwest. We all managed to get a...

Common Questions and Answers About the GlaStar

Q. Why metal wings from a company with so much experience with composites? A. The design objective's drove this decision, primarily the low-cost objective, composite's...
GlaStar prototype

GlaStar Development Report

Assembly of the prototype GlaStar is proceeding smoothly and meeting our design goals and expectations. Each day we are more convinced that is going...
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