GlaStar & Sportsman Flyer 2009 Q4

    GlaStar & Sportsman Flyer 2009 Q4
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    Superior Air Parts Returns to the Living, by Marc Cook
    Returning from the brink of extinction, Superior Air Parts is on the path to rebuilding its business and supplying the Experimental aftermarket.

    First Flight: EAA 106 Builders Group, GlaStar N106GL
    Our GlaStar, which was Kit #5127, is now the flying airplane N106GL!


    New Products: Perihelion Design Titanium Flap Ratchet Handle available again; Ted Setzer-designed towbar and spreader bars still available.

    Regional News: Columbia (CA)'s autumn fly-in was the only one spared weather demons this year. Here's a report on this great event.

    Maintenance Tips: Dennis Vanatta's simple jacking point angles might make future maintenance much easier.

    Product Test: TCW Tech's Backup Power System, by Marc Cook.
    This backup battery system can provide 4-amp-hours of backup power for radios and instruments, but that's just the start.

    Geek Squad: Build an APRS Tracker, by Marc Cook.
    Here's one way to let your wife know where you're flying. Bonus: It has an on-off switch.

    Repair Station: Glasair Aviation conducts a substantial in-situ cage repair. A photo essay describes the process.

    Sitting Pretty: Oregon Aero Vs. Glasair Vaition Factory Seats, by Marc Cook.
    After four years with the OA seats, Cook trades for the soft touch of the factory's Sportsman seats.

    Interior Modifications: Martin Baumer describes in great detail his child's seat for the GlaStar.

    Builder Tips: Creating shorter-than-standard pop rivets, by Ted Setzer.

    Maintenance Tips: Why a triplexer is not the answer for GlaStars with a Garmin 430 and SL30...and just one nav antenna, by Marc Cook.

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    Omar Filipovic is president of the Glasair Aircraft Owners Association as well as the chief tinkerer and content editor for this website. He is also the web editor for Kitplanes Magazine. Omar is building a GlaStar in Portland, Oregon.